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What were important decisions of the civil war?

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May 13, 2012 7:09PM

Lincoln (illegally) jailing pro-Southern leaders in Maryland, to keep that state from falling into the hands of the Confederates.

Davis refusing to export cotton at the beginning, to try (unsuccessfully) to make other countries feel the loss, and give support to the Confederates.

Davis appointing Robert E. Lee as commander of the Army of Northern Virginia, bringing the Confederates close to victory.

Lincoln issuing the Emancipation Proclamation, which kept Britain and France from supporting rhe South.

Lincoln appointing Grant as General-in-Chief, which put the Union on course to win the war.

Davis sacking Joe Johnston as commander of the Army of Tennessee, and replacing him with Hood, which led to disaster.