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Ruined it.

The blockade stopped them from exporting their cotton. Nearly all the battles were on Southern soil, causing endless damage. Later, Sheridan and Sherman went out of their way to wreck farms and railroads, aiming to destroy the Southern economy.

Eventually the Confederate dollar became a joke-currency.

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