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Taking Contorl of The Mississippi
Although Gettysburg was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War, Vicksburg delivered the fatal blow. With the Union taking control of the Mississippi, the South was strangling to death. Grant was utilizing The Anaconda plan developed by General Winfield Scott, the original commanding general of the Union. The plan called for the partitioning off of southern resources and southern economy through means of blockade. This plan would slowly strangle the southern war effort. Grants victory at Vicksburg split the confederacy in two, and ended Confederate control of the Mississippi.
- Taking Contorl of The Mississippi
- Louis Prang, Thure de Thulstrup
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