Tag: American Civil War

American Civil War 11 Min Read

What were the South’s two main military strategies at the beginning of the war?

When the Civil War began, leaders in both the North and the South thought that it would be a short war, but the two sides had very different military strategies regarding how to bring about a quick end to the conflict. When it came to strategy, the South had to…

American Civil War 8 Min Read

The Anaconda Plan

Following the attack on Fort Sumter and the secession by the Confederacy the Union devised a strategy to limit the length of the war. Lincoln had no desire for further bloodshed and thus wanted a plan that would limit the amount of life lost during the Civil War. The strategy…