What Are the Vital Factors That Led to a Union Victory in the Civil War?
There is however several reasons that the North would emerge victorious from this bloody war that pit brother against brother. Some of the main contributing factors are superior industrial capabilities, more efficient logistical support, greater naval power, and a largely lopsided population in favor of the Union. Also one of the advantages the Union had was that of an experienced government, an advantage that very well might have been one of the greatest contributing factors to their success.
It is of course a conviction whose widest implications were known only to Lincoln himself.
On May 10, 1865, Union cavalrymen captured Confederate President Jefferson Davis, and the last land battle of the Civil War took place two days later near Brownsville, Texas. A federal victory was secured and the Union was made whole again.
Andrew Cunningham McLaughlin, A History of the American Nation (New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1908), 467.
Samuel Eagle Forman, First Lessons in American History (New York: The Century Co., 1916), 286.
John Lewis Gaddis, George F. Kennan: An American Life (New York: Penguin Books, 2011), 261.