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 Posted: Mon Sep 22nd, 2008 08:53 pm
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It's interesting that so far we've made a point for symbolic value for BOTH Vicksburg and Gettysburg. There's also been a good point made, and expanded upon, that politically and economically Vicksburg was significant. So. . .

What WAS Gettysburg's significance, other than morale and symbolism? Out of the two, one coming on the heels of the other, Gettysburg far outranks Vicksburg in popular cultural reknown (haven't seen any movie in the works entitled simply Vicksburg have you?). Obviously, as the first real must-win victory for the Union army, and a reminder to Lee that maybe his men weren't as unstoppable as he thought, there's a sort of romantic view of that battle. But really, is there more to it?

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