Confederate guerrilla attacks and partisan raids were increasing as the Federal military was growing stronger and the conventional Confederate war effort was weakening. The Federal naval blockade was relentlessly squeezing the southern coastline and wreaking havoc on the Confederate economy.
In Washington, President Abraham Lincoln faced opposition from Radical Republicans, Peace Democrats, and even members of his own cabinet. Federals advanced on Meridian, and a major battle took place in Florida. A raid on Richmond was planned, and Federals plotted to escape from a notorious prison camp. Confederates turned to increasingly desperate measures to stem the Federal momentum.
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