Al state that the total value of manufactured goods

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Millett and et. al. state that, “The total value of manufactured goods in Virginia, Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi was less than $85 million, but New York’s alone was almost $380 million” (p. 144). A final example of the Union’s greater resources was the existence of a more sophisticated railroad system. Railroads in the North were better built and better maintained. Less than one year into the war, the Union seized control of the railroads and appointed a director to oversee and coordinate railroad activity. This action provided a vital strategic avenue to move troops and supplies.In addition to government efficiency and resource availability, the Union also had superior military planning. At the beginning of the Civil War, the Army was headed by the renowned Lieutenant General Winfield Scott. Scott developed a war plan to subdue the South by, "enveloping them all (nearly) at once by a cordon of posts on the Mississippi to its mouth from its junction with the Ohio, and by blockading ships of war on the sea-board" (Whyte, 2012, p. 397). This plan would become known as the Anaconda Plan. Although the plan was deemed too slow for the likes of Lincoln and many others, ultimately a variation of this strategy sealed 3
WHY THE UNION DEFEATED THE CONFEDERACYthe fate of the Confederacy. Cooperation between the Navy and the Army permitted the Union to move supplies readily while also blockading a much smaller and less equipped Confederate navy. Likewise, supply coordination was superior for the Union. This was largely due to

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