Why did the south lose the civil war?
food shortages and riots had been spreading across the south
while the north was growing with big industries
The north had overwhelming superiority in manpower and
manufacturing capacity. The south was able to utilize their
superior generalship and knowledge of local terrain to prolong the
war as long as it did. Even without Grant's tenacity in command,
the north would probably have won eventually, given enough time,
due to the factors mentioned previously. The Anaconda Plan strategy
remained essentially unchanged since Scott devised it in the first
days of the war.