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Civil War: Military Strategy of the North from 1861 to the end of 1862

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Discuss the military strategy of the North from 1861 to the end of 1862. How successful was this strategy?

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The North used diverse forms of successful military strategies from 1861 to the end of 1862. One example was their naval strategies. The North began the war with over 40 active warships against none for the South. The Union plunged its Navy into the Confederacy exploiting one of their most important military advantages. Union steam-driven ships penetrated the South's river systems from all directions. For instance, the South had stripped New Orleans's defenses in the ...

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The solution uses the naval strategies used by the North as an example and explains how the North intertwined their military strategies with political ones. Three helpful books are referenced by the Expert.

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