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 Posted: Tue Oct 7th, 2008 04:25 pm
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Sherman's "total war" did not touch enough of the Confederacy to cause widespread starvation. It did, however, severely crimp the diet of the AoNV -- and that was more due to the destruction of railroads than destruction of the food supply.

A factor that might have been more crippling to the Confederacy was the value of its money. Non-farmers had to buy their bread and meat with increasingly worthless money.

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