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Grant knew that he had twice the troop strength available to him then Lee had. No more prisoner exchanges and no more Mister Nice Guy. Wear them out, wear them down and a victory for the Union was a sure bet.

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In military terms a war of attrition is one where assaulting forces are so constant and over powering, that the enemy no longer has the forces to carry on the war or the battle. US Grant believed that in order to reduce the enemy, a war of exhaustion was the way to proceed.

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A situation where there is no room for negotiation, and the two sides simply slug it out until one of them runs out of men and supplies.

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Situation where each side in a war tries to wear down the other by constant attacks?

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Why was war of attrition important?

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