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The Union's "Grand Strategy"

Stats: The Union's "Grand Strategy"
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Union Statistics:
2.9 million men served
1.5 million enlisted - 3 years duration

630,000 casualties
360,000 killed in action or died of disease
Confederate Statistics:
1.2 million men served
800,000 enslited – 3 years duration

340,000 casualties
250,000 killed in action or died of disease

The Union grand strategy for defeating the rebellious states: As envisioned by General George McClellan, it called for three simultaneous overland assaults , combined with a blockade of southern ports and naval thrusts up and down the Mississippi.

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