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March 26, 2008 Keeping It Simple: An overview of Confederate Defeat I. The South was divided over the war - war of 22 states in the north 4 of which recognized slavery against 11 southern states a. 450,000 southerners fought for the union i. 200K whites from border slave states ii. 100Kwhites from the CSA iii. 150K former slaves b. Zeb Vance: “The great popular heart never has been in this war”
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Unformatted text preview: c. The result: CSA turns to black troops in March 1865 i. Must promise freedom to all former slaves and their family II. The failure of Confederate strategy a. The illusion of King Cotton and British intervention b. Its underestimation and disregard of Union naval power c. Lack of any coherent vision for winning the war on land...
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