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Civil War –Act One. Southern Ascendancy. Northern Action. Lincoln deals with immediate problems: Sending troops into Maryland (A Slave State) to secure Baltimore. Martial Law declared, habeas corpus is suspended. As a result Missouri and Kentucky stay in the Union. The Anaconda Plan.

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Civil war act one

Civil War –Act One

Southern Ascendancy


Northern action

Northern Action

  • Lincoln deals with immediate problems:

    • Sending troops into Maryland (A Slave State) to secure Baltimore.

    • Martial Law declared, habeas corpus is suspended.

  • As a result Missouri and Kentucky stay in the Union.


The anaconda plan

The Anaconda Plan

  • Developed by General Winfield Scott

    • Naval Blockade of Southern ports (shut down industry and starve them).

    • Divide South into three sections and conquer them one by one.

      • Richmond, Virginia

      • Appalachian Mountains

      • The Mississippi


Manassas bull run

Manassas – Bull Run

  • July 28, 1861 – Union attempt to take Richmond Virginia.

  • Union soldiers and population were overconfident, citizens followed the army out to the battle, thinking it would be a “fun” outing.

  • Union attack falls apart, Confederate counter-attack led by Stonewall Jackson routs Union Soldiers, who flee back to Washington DC in a very unorganized fashion.


Northern doubts

Northern Doubts

  • Most of the qualified military leadership defected to the Confederacy at the beginning of the war. – Robert E. Lee.

  • The Union Generals that were left, were incompetent and well past their prime.

  • Early defeats left Washington DC almost defenceless.


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