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Why did the confederate army fail in the civil war?
April 22, 2013 9:56PM
Because Grant had ended the system of prisoner-exchange, so the Confederates were bound to run out of men first.
Also, when Sherman was crossing Georgia, news reached Lee's army in Virginia, which contained many Georgian regiments. Those soldiers felt they were needed at home, and deserted in large numbers.