The End Of The Civil War

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April 02, 1865, one of the most strategic Southern Generals, General Robert E. Lee surrendered his 28,000 Confederate Soldiers to Union General Ulysses S. Grant. At the Battle of Appomattox in northern Virginia, General Lee gave up the Confederate’s capital of Richmond. (Farmer, 2016) This has been marked throughout history as the end of the Civil War. The war was over before it ever began. Not to make this sound all one sided, meaning that the Union had all the advantages. The Confederate Army had many of their own advantages. The South was made up of 750,000 square miles, which held most of the Army’s War Colleges. Southern gentleman made for better Soldiers as a results of them being all farmers, hunters, and generally avid outdoorsmen. (Farmer, 2016) These advantages were nothing compared to the upper hand the Union used to outlast the South. In additional, most of the country’s industrial supplies were produced above the North and South’s dividing line (Farmer, 2016). The northern United States has a much more abundant supply of iron ore than the South. Due to this geographic feature that aided the Union, 94 percent of the pig iron was manufactured in the Union’s upper half of the country. Industries in Union States boomingly pushed out 97 percent of the countries firearms. The Union produced 3,200 firearms to every 100 produced by the Confederate States. A solid reason that the North had the Civil War won before the first bloodshed began. Both of

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