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Union generals US Grant and Sherman, with President Lincoln's support did not wage "total war". In fact the term did not even exist. What military historians say is that the Union tried to destroy civilian farm goods that could be used to supply the Confederate armies. Also, in the Eastern Theater the Union waged a war against Southern armies. In the Western Theater, the Union fought over territory.And, the best military term used to describe US Grant's strategy is called a "war of exhaustion", meaning they chased down Confederate troops and denied them supplies, "exhausting" the Southern armies.

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