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During the Civil War, railroads played a pivotal role in deciding the fate of North and South. Not only were they vital to the economies of our divided nation, but they were also a key means of logistical support for the armies. In that regard, the North had the advantage, both because of the extent of their infrastructure and, because most battles were fought in the South, significant southern infrastructure was damaged or destroyed during the war.