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 Posted: Tue Sep 23rd, 2008 12:36 am
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What WAS Gettysburg's significance, other than morale and symbolism?
Another might have been to get Lee the heck off Union Territory.

" Here is the Red River, which will supply the Confederacy with cattle and corn to feed their armies. There are the Arkansas and White Rivers, which can supply cattle and hogs by the thousand. From Vicksburg these supplies can be distributed by rail all over the Confederacy.


I'll note that the urgent explanation was made in early '62. The Red was likely still operating, and possibly the Arkansas. Maybe Memphis hadn't been taken yet. The situation was considerably different in the middle of '63.

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