Winfield Scott, supporting the North, had thought of this Anaconda plan to defeat the confederacy during the Civil War. The main purpose of this plan was to block South's use of ports during the time period of the Civil War. #AnacondaPlan
Union forces started a blockade of Southern ports in order to stop the exporting of cotton and prevent the imports of materials to help the South. The idea of blockading was formed after the attack on Fort Sumter. This was all a small part of the Anaconda Plan.
The Anaconda Plan was a strategy created by Northern General-in-Chief Winfield Scott to take the seceding southern states under control. The plan consisted of blocking of southern ports and cutting the South in two by invading the Mississippi River. The Anaconda Plan greatly helped the North win the Civil War, making it one of America's most famous war strategies.
Civil War print - General Winfield Scott - The Anaconda Plan