The Gettysburg And Vicksburg: Turning Points Of The Civil War

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The Gettysburg and Vicksburg were the turning points in the civil war because during these wars, the Confederate Army lost most men and also lost control over their last fort around the Mississippi River which caused the confederate states to be completely divided into two. Vicksburg liberated the Mississippi, ended the war in the West, and enabled Grant to go to the rescue of the Army of the Cumberland in Chattanooga. Gettysburg ended Lee 's hopes of invading the North, and rendered his army incapable of effective action for many months. In strictly military terms, the Union was bound to win after this. But there was always the chance that Lincoln might have been voted out in the 1864 election, and that could have meant a compromise peace,
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