Civil War stories
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At the start of the Civil War, Winfield Scott devised what he called the Anaconda Plan in which all Southern ports were to be blockaded and Union troops used the Mississippi River as a highway to split the Confederacy.
The defeats at Franklin and Nashville proved to be the death knell for the Confederate Army of Tennessee and the tenure of John Bell Hood as its commander. Once the second largest army in the Confederacy, the Army of Tennessee, or what was left of it, was now on the run.
The year 1864 had been terrible for the Confederacy as their fortunes continued to diminish. The year had been one of defeats, lost ground and the depletion of an already small fighting force. While 1864 was bad, 1865 promised to be even worse as more soldiers, wearing blue and gray, continued to...