Final Essay Examination: HIS335 – US Civil War
Answer to Question 1
The most important factors that led to the defeat of the Confederacy in the Civil War were: a) the Emancipation proclamation of 1862, b) General Sherman’s 1864 March to the Sea, and ) low morale arising from poor economic planning by the South.
One of the most important factors that led to the defeat of the Confederacy in the US civil war was the Emancipation Proclamation of 1862. The Southern states comprised of a substantial African-American slave population. It was expected that these slaves would be used as soldiers to fight the North on behalf