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    The Union Blockade

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    The Union Blockade With the fall of Fort Sumter on the 13th of April, 1861, America entered the most costly and grueling war it has ever experienced. The Union's original military strategy was designed by the aging General Winfield Scott, who recognized that naval strategy could play a crucial role and that instead of being able to strike down the Confederacy with a quick lethal blow, it was more likely to be a long and grinding war. In his Anaconda plan, he proposed a naval blockade of the

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    The H.L Hunley Submarine

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    about submarines because it was considered illegal in both the confederate and union states. BUT, the confederates soon broke this law when they built the H.L Hunley. Eventually the Hunley made history. It was February 17 1864 and the Union had a blockade issued there. The union ships were blocking cargo ships from entering Confederate trading ports. Since this was issued, they needed a way to get rid of the blockade because with the lack of supplies, they were going to be starved of ammunition

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    Battle of Port Royal

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    In terms of war-making resources, the Union marginally outnumbered the Confederacy; the Union had more soldiers, bank capital, manufacturing output, iron, coal, fire arm production, warships, and naval officers. The Civil War thus looked as if it would be a joke because the many predicted that the war would only last one month due to the marginal differences in resources. However, after the First Battle at Bull Run, it was quickly discovered that the Confederacy would not submit so easily. In fact

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    the muskets these bullets did a lot more damage to bone. .(Judy,2012) (Falton, 2001). Naval Mines And Torpedoes were also used. Mines were developed by the confederates. Mines were used first and later on torpedoes were used, and they sank over 40 Union ships. They were successful and this led to the creation of land mines and grenades that were used in other wars after the Civil War ended.(Marten,2012) Railroads were used, and the Civil War was the first war to use them. The North had over 20,000

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    as they fought against the powerful Union army for what they perceived as a necessary institution of slavery. Historians have debated over the effectiveness of the blockade and if it was important in creating the failures faced by the Confederate States of America. This debate has generated the contested question of “Did the Union blockade succeed in the American Civil War?” The blockade, whether considered a success or an absolute failure on the part of the Union, holds grand significance in the history

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    The Anaconda Plan

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    states of the Confederacy could be brought back into the Union. General Winfield Scott, commanding general of the Union army, proposed a plan of battle that became known as the Anaconda Plan. General Winfield Scott, commanding general of the Union Army From the Collections of The Mariners' Museum General Scott, a native Virginian, believed that the majority of Southerners desired a complete union with the United States. In order to restore the Union with as little bloodshed as possible, he favored a

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    islands. The real question is was a land invasion necessary? 2. We had to use the atomic bomb in order to defeat Japan. False. There were a few options available to the United States at the time. The USSR was supposed to enter the Japanese war, blockade and (aerial sorties) bombing was an option ... ... middle of paper ... ... "[M]y own opinion was that the time now and the method now to deal with Russia was to keep our mouths shut and let our actions speak for words. The Russians will understand

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    the beginning of the CIVIL WAR blockade running was done by the south, in the capes of Chesapeake to the mouth of the Rio grande river. The goal of blockade running was to get supplies to the southern troops that were starving and low on ammunition. The only problem was that the north would block off rivers, streams, and waterways to prevent the south from proceeding any farther. The north would also block off ports to prevent the south from off loading goods. A blockade runner was a small, fast , steam

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    the United States, Great Britain, and France occupied the western zone of Germany while the Soviet Union occupied the east. In 1948, Britain, France, and the U.S. combined their territories to make one nation. Stalin then discovered a loophole. He closed all highway and rail routes into West Berlin. This meant no food or fuel could reach that part of the city. In an attempt to break the blockade, American and British officials started the Berlin airlift. For 327 days, planes carrying food and supplies

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    The Importance of the Blockade Runners in the Civil War Blockade runners enabled the Confederacy to survive for as long as it did. Supplies brought into the South through the blockade included 60 percent of the weapons used by the Confederate armies and most of the ingredients needed to manufacture ammunition. In the last six months of 1864, through the ports of Wilmington and Charleston alone came 500,000

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