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 Posted: Sun Sep 21st, 2008 11:21 pm
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I agree that Gettysburg got more press than Vicksburg, and that that's generally the way the western theater is viewed today. I really liked the list of goods you posted, because it was really a visual support of why Vicksburg was more significant. I'd venture to say that Gettysburg's significance comes mostly on a morale level, for both the Union troops and the people of the North. That's not a bad thing--in fact, was a positive thing for the AoP--but you can't eat it or trade with it. I, too, am a huge Gettysburg fan, but I think Vicksburg was way more significant where it counted, both for the Union and the Confederates.

Everybody must be taking it easy this weekend, because it's been pretty quiet around this board! I'm resisting the urge to say something really controversial just to wake everybody up (sorry, though, can't think of anything at the moment)!:D


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