Why Did The South Win The Civil War

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In every war, there is a winner and there is a loser. The final result of the war is a mix of successes by one side and failures by the other side. The Civil War follows the same trend as the South failed to withstand the Northern attacks. The South never had to conquer Washington or win the war, in reality, they only had to not lose. If the South could last long enough for the North to get tired of fighting, they would win the war. The Civil War could be interpreted as a race against time, could the Confederacy hold off long enough. However, the South was not capable off against the Union forces. Despite most battles being close, the Union Army was still able to outnumber the Confederate Army. The Confederate Army lacked in numbers and committed …show more content…
The conditions in the South in 1864 and early 1865 were unbearable. Railroads lines were being cut off left and right. With the West already taken by the Union and the blockade along the coast, the remaining Confederate states were being deeply punished. Southerners were aware of what the war would bring. Southerners remained hopeful throughout the war. Kate Stone’s reaction to the taking of Vicksburg demonstrated the resilient spirit of Southerners, “The loss of Vicksburg has stunned the whole country. It is a grievous blow, and there is great discouragement at least on this of the Mississippi River. But the reaction will come. The people will rally to strike a more deadly blow, to fight till the last armed for expires, to conquer or die”. The taking of Vicksburg was on July 4, 1863, and by early 1865, the Union Army conquered Richmond. With Richmond captured, Jefferson Davis on the run, and Sherman marching up the coast, the end was near. Major Confederate cities are being captured or torched. Georgia and South Carolina laid in ruins after Sherman’s march. Most rail lines in Virginia were cut off, and Phillip Sheridan burned the Shenandoah Valley. Mobile Bay, the last Confederate harbor, was seized by David Farragut. Kate Stone described from Tyler, Texas the conditions east of the Mississippi, “All our coast cities are conquered: gallant old Charleston, Wilmington and Mobile have

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