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 Posted: Tue Mar 23rd, 2010 10:13 pm
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Haven't changed my mind since the first post: Vicksburg was not a major loss to the supply of the Eastern Confederacy, but it was a major morale loss the Confederacy (and a gain to the Union morale).  And, as someone mentioned (Hank?), it opened a two-front war that the Confederacy was ill-prepared to meet. While Lee was pinned in place winning (and losing) battles in the defense of Richmond, the real breadbasket of the Confederacy was being gobbled up -- Kentucky and Tennessee; then Mississippi and Georgia. Then South Carolina and North Carolina.

I'm ambivalent as to the "turning point" -- there were so many (and most of them were in the west.)

Ole

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