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Discuss the military strategy and intended outcomes of the Union Army from 1861 to the end of 1862. How successful was this strategy? 150). “In focusing attention on the blockade and the Mississippi, Scott highlighted two essential elements of northern strategy. However, his plan contained a fundamental weakness: The anaconda dealt death slowly, and the public and prominent politicians wanted a rattlesnake-quick strike at Richmond” (Millett et. al., 2012, pp. 150). “To Scott’s concepts regarding the blockade and the Mississippi and to the desire for war-ending climactic battles, Lincoln added an astute perception” (Millett et. al., 2012, pp. 151). “In the winter of 1861–1862 the Army of the Potomac’s commander developed a plan that called for a single army of 273,000 men and 600 artillery pieces to operate as a juggernaut that would flatten the South in one campaign” (Millett et. al., 2012, pp. 151). “Four key tasks dominated northern strategy after the war’s first year. Control of the Mississippi would deprive the Confederacy of valuable supplies” (Millett et. al., 2012, pp. 152). “An offensive through middle and east