Unformatted text preview: confederates were confident and over pampered and believed that the north would fail without southern commerce and if by chance they could then the Brits would break the blockade in order to resume trade. 3. Never consciously employed iii. Troops funneled up to Richmond and Kentucky iv. First to violate Kentucky’s neutrality and should have built forts on the Kentucky side of the Tennessee River but had already started on the other side. Meanwhile, Rebel troops were maintaining the long (300 mile) KY line. v. Grant took Henry, cut off davis’ supply lines, the rebs move to Donaldson, grant takes Donaldson, the union just moves down the Cumberland river and the takes Nashville etc. vi. New Orleans fell early April 1862 vii. 2/3 southern trade shut off, blockade secure, control of space by union b. The key: McClellan’s Peninsula Campaign in the spring of 1862 c. What went wrong?...
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