Prompt: With the promotion of Grant to general in chief in the East, Lincoln had found his general. Though at first unsuccessful against Lee, Grant changed the pattern of warfare by following up bloody assaults with more bloody assaults, eventually laying siege to a bedraggled and exhausted southern army at Petersburg. At the same time, General Sherman was marching through the South, taking the war home to the southern people. These Union military successes assured Lincoln’s reelection in 1864, and in April 1865, led to a Confederate surrender.
Using your knowledge of history, compare the political and economic advantages and disadvantages of the North and South during the Civil War.
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