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 The Armies in Florida began to build up their strength for another attack but with their mettle blunted, decided to wait until the New Year to hit Florida from all sides with a great military strike. It was hoped that a three prong attack at where Spanish defences were weakest would give the Americans a gap they could surge through. For the Spanish, this was a blessing from above as Toledo had been terrified that his Army would have been unable to withstand any more attacks without breaking. He used the lull in fighting to realign his forces by mixing the veteran units with the new reinforcements and enforcing a strict training regime on all units. Defences were built once more and equipment made for the upcoming battles. The Armies in Florida began to build up their strength for another attack but with their mettle blunted, decided to wait until the New Year to hit Florida from all sides with a great military strike. It was hoped that a three prong attack at where Spanish defences were weakest would give the Americans a gap they could surge through. For the Spanish, this was a blessing from above as Toledo had been terrified that his Army would have been unable to withstand any more attacks without breaking. He used the lull in fighting to realign his forces by mixing the veteran units with the new reinforcements and enforcing a strict training regime on all units. Defences were built once more and equipment made for the upcoming battles.
  
-Historians would later comment on how the winter cease-fire between America and Spain was a tragic mistake on behalf of the Americans. Incompetent leadership, along with gross overestimation of Spanish strength had led the Americans into a series of mistakes that had cost it a lot of prestige. The New England phrase “As useful as a Whitey attack.” Stems from the seemingly useless assaults made by the American troops against the weaker Spanish (The nickname ‘Whitey’ coming from the White House. It developed during this period and flourished before falling out of favour after the Texan War).+Historians would later comment on how the winter cease-fire between America and Spain was a tragic mistake on behalf of the Americans. Incompetent leadership, along with gross overestimation of Spanish strength had led the Americans into a series of mistakes that had cost it a lot of prestige. The New England phrase “As useful as a Whitey attack.” Stems from the seemingly useless assaults made by the American troops against the weaker Spanish (The nickname ‘Whitey’ coming from the White House. It developed during this period and flourished before falling out of favour after the New Jersey ​War).
  
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