I will use my war powers to free the slaves and rebel against the Confederacy!
We need a plan of attack if we're are gonna have a chance against the south
Whoa.. I would of never thought of that!
I have this crazy idea... why don't we just suffocate them of resources by surrounding them?
William T. Sherman
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th US President, who opposed the expansion of slavery. By the end of the war, he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth in 1865.
The Union had two military leaders who led them named Ulysses Grant and William T. Sherman.
A military strategy they used to quickly isolate the south and suffocate them of their resources was called the Anaconda Plan. It was suggested by Winfield Scott to be a blockade to them and surround the south on land and on water.
The North has money on South so they can supply the people out fighting (War Efforts) Ex: Food, Clothes, Weaponry.
Larger population than the South. Easier to create an army and support war efforts
Not as many farms as the south so they can't produce food as much to give to the Union soldiers.