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CIVIL WAR: ANACONDA PLAN. Scotts Great Snake or the Anaconda Plan: General Winfield Scotts plan to blockade the Confederacy and conduct a major offensive down the Mississippi River. Lithograph cartoon, Cincinnati, 1861

CIVIL WAR: ANACONDA PLAN. Scotts Great Snake or the Anaconda Plan: General Winfield Scotts plan to blockade the Confederacy and conduct a major offensive down the Mississippi River. Lithograph cartoon, Cincinnati, 1861


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CIVIL WAR: ANACONDA PLAN. Scotts Great Snake or the Anaconda Plan: General Winfield Scotts plan to blockade the Confederacy and conduct a major offensive down the Mississippi River. Lithograph cartoon, Cincinnati, 1861

CIVIL WAR: ANACONDA PLAN.
Scotts Great Snake or the Anaconda Plan: General Winfield Scotts plan to blockade the Confederacy and conduct a major offensive down the Mississippi River. Lithograph cartoon, Cincinnati, 1861

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This lithograph cartoon, titled "CIVIL WAR: ANACONDA PLAN" takes us back to the year 1861 in Cincinnati. The artwork vividly depicts General Winfield Scott's ingenious strategy known as the Anaconda Plan during the American Civil War. In this print, we witness a visual representation of Scott's Great Snake slithering its way through the heart of America. The Anaconda Plan aimed to suffocate and strangle the Confederacy by blockading their ports and conducting a major offensive down the mighty Mississippi River. This lithograph beautifully captures both the magnitude and complexity of Scott's plan, showcasing a detailed map with naval vessels patrolling along its winding course. The artist skillfully portrays General Winfield Scott as a central figure overseeing his grand design from atop an imposing rampart. The Union army is depicted as an unstoppable force marching alongside this great serpent-like formation, symbolizing their determination to restore unity within America. As we delve into this historical masterpiece, it becomes evident that every element has been meticulously crafted to convey not only the strategic brilliance behind Scott's plan but also its immense significance in shaping the outcome of one of America's bloodiest conflicts –the Civil War. This remarkable lithograph serves as a powerful reminder of how art can encapsulate history and transport us back in time. It stands as a testament to human ingenuity and resilience during times of turmoil while honoring those who fought for their beliefs on both sides of this monumental struggle.

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