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What strategies did each side use throughout the civil war?
Jefferson Davis was the President of the Confederate States ofAmerica throughout the war. He was first named the provisionalConfederate president, then he was elected by the C…onfederateCongress to a six year term as president.
The Union had several main strategies: 1. Push hard to take the Confederate capital at Richmond, Virginia. 2. Blockade trade from the southern ports. Cut off a…ll exports of cotton and tobacco and imports of war goods. 3. Take control of the Mississippi River. 4. Use the Mississippi River as a supply line for an invasion of the deep south. 5. Keep Maryland, Kentucky, and Missouri in the Union. After 3 years of war, they had accomplished goals #2 - 5. They had made almost no progress toward Richmond. However, the invasion of the deep south (Sherman's March to the Sea) was proving more successful than hoped for, giving the possibility of encircling the leading southern cities. An additional pair of strategies: 6. Field larger and better equipped armies. Wear the South down with superior forces. 7. Use immigration to fill draft quotas and keep manpower flowing into the army. The Union strategy, devised by Winfield Scott, became known as the Anaconda Plan. It called for the blockade of all Southern seaports, and the capture of the river ports on the Mississippi River to slowly choke off the South's ability to reinforce and resupply its armies in the field. After 1863, Grant and Sherman modified the strategy to include Total War, the devastation of agricultural, transportation, and industrial centers within the South, to hasten the crippling effect of the Anaconda Plan.
The Union forces went in a full frontal assault against a well prepared Confederate army that was fortified and not exposed. The result was a disaster for the Union army. …There is a link below for more information. The Army of Northern Virginia also suffered losses, but US Grant's brutal assaults were highly criticized in Northern newspapers. Grant had the Army of the Potomac led by General George Meade as the general in charge, but Meade took the lead and the orders from the General in Chief Grant. Problems for the Confederates involved their attempt to keep casualties to a minimum as unlike the North, lost troops were not easily replaced.
Northern Strategy Take over the Mississippi River so as to cut off the South from its territories. They also wanted to blockade all of the Southern seaports so that they cou…ldn't continue to trade with anyone. Southern Strategy The South planned to just keep on fighting until they wore down the North enough to give up. They also wanted to take over Washington D.C
Strategies of the Civil War Northern Strategy Take over the Mississippi River so as to cut off the South from its territories. They also wanted to blockade all of the Southe…rn seaports so that they couldn't continue to trade with anyone. Southern Strategy The South planned to just keep on fighting until they wore down the North enough to give up. They also wanted to take over Washington D.C.
Northern strategies to end the South's rebellion were to: 1. gain control of the Mississippi river, this they did but did not decide the outcome of the war; 2. b…lockade the passage of trade goods, supplies, and arms to and from the Confederacy. Historians do not believe it affected the outcome of the war as the blockades were not effective due to many factors, such as sailing under the cover of darkness; 3. Capture the Southern capital of Richmond, this was done late in the war, when the war was already won , for all practical purposes; and 4. Use the strategy and tactics of "exhaustion" making the use of whatever armies the South had left to force a surrender.
Ulysses s grant and Robert e lee
Divide and conquer. The Mississippi and Ohio River valleys were the first major goals. Then they followed the rail lines and rivers of the south and carved it into smaller a…nd smaller pieces. Then they cornered Lee in Virginia, and were too scared of him to attack him directly. finally, they basically starved out his army and forced a confrontation. Once it was army v army, Lee stood little chance...
The Union's side of strategy was the anaconda plan. The plan was to blockade the Southern ports and not let them receive or ship any goods. This will weaken them and then they… will invade the South. The Confederates plan for winning the war was to protect the southern lands from the Union and make the war last so long the Union would get tired of fighting. But in the end The Union won the War
Parliament sought to hold the the Eastern counties, the King to hold Oxford and the West.
There were a number of Union operations and strategies employed by the Union to end the Confederate rebellion. Some were more effective than others. For example the blocka…ding many Southern ports was not that effective due to the inability to catch privateer ships under the cover of darkness and the South's use of torpedoes to sink Union ships. The Union made repeated attempts to defeat Robert E Lee's Army of North Virginia In the western theater taking control of the Mississippi River and blocking supply routes. The Union destroyed much of the Souths infrastructure in rail roads and farming land. Union strategies revolved around the idea of placing pressure on various parts of the South at the same time. These coordinated efforts and naval-army expeditions were also part of Union operations.
The strategy of the North was outlined by General Winfield Scott at the very beginning of the hostilities. His scheme, which was eventually used after several Union reversals,… is known to history as the Anaconda plan. Economic strangulation of the states in rebellion by Naval blockade and the denial of river transportation by combined naval and land forces, tied with Land campaigns along all major railroads of the Confederacy by the Union Army. The plan found it's masters in Grant and Sherman of the US Army and Faragaut and Porter of the US Navy.
In US Civil War
The Union Army had more people in the start of the Civil War, also they has rail roads The Confederacy had better generals and was better at fighting Hoped this helped ;)
In US Civil War
To defat the other side. To find Generals that were able to win battles. To gain military control of the East Coast, and of the mid-west.
The Revolutionary War was fought both on land and at sea. Warfare on the battle field was more organized. The combatants would line up, facing each other, and then someone… would yell charge and the combatants would march toward each other or fire at will.
I don't know if this is right or wrong but this is what my teacher said to me, That the military strategy each side develop is that they defend there their own home and te…rritory. I don't care if this answer is wrong, I tried my best anyway. - Jennifer
Answer Blue for Union Grey for Confederates