The battle over the Mississippi

Why the Mississippi River?

- The river is a very important resource to the South

- If the Union takes the river then the CSA will be cut in half

- Part of the Anaconda Plan was to take the river

- The river provides trade routes for the South

What was the Significance?

- The Union gained control of the Mississippi River

- Union cuts the CSA in half

- It was hard for the Eastern part and the Western part of the CSA to communicate and transfer supplies

-Inspired Sherman's March

-Also inspired Sheridian's Shenandoah campaign, (Valley Campaign), that ended the civil war