US Civil War
Mississippi River

What role did the capture of the Mississippi River have on the outcome of the Civil War?

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2007-01-12 21:59:01

River transportation was one of the most efficient available.

The Confederacy used it to transport goods between the eastern and

western portions of their states. The Union taking control of New

Orleans and Memphis split the Confederacy and prevented it from

leveraging the resources to be found in the western states.

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