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Scott’s Great Snake

Scott’s Great Snake

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This cartoon map illustrates Gen. Winfield Scott's plan to crush the Confederacy, economically, during the Civil War. It is sometimes called the "Anaconda Plan." This map somewhat humorously depicts Winfield Scott’s “Anaconda Plan” which resulted in an overall blockade (beginning in 1862) of southern ports and not only targeted the major points of entry for slave/slave trade but also crippled cotton exports.

Reference: Elliott, , J. B. . "Scott's great snake. Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1861 by J.B. Elliott of Cincinnati.." Library of Congress. Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, n.d. Web. 22 May 2013. <//memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/h?ammem/gmd:@field(NUMBER @band(g3701s cw0011000))>.

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