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 Posted: Sun Nov 27th, 2011 11:05 am
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Without the Fall of Vicksburg Grant would not have been given command of the Division of the Mississippi and eventually brought back east. And Sherman would not have been able to take Atlanta as the Western Theater wouldn't have changed enough. Vicksburg falls then the Army of the Cumberland looses at Chickamauga which lead to Rosecrans falling back to Chattanooga. Grant and his Division of the Mississippi to support Chattanooga against Bragg and his Army of Tennessee. Grant is then put in overall command a Sherman, now commanding the Division of the Mississippi, then is able to begin moving on Atlanta. Sherman then captures Atlanta which help's Lincoln get re-elected.

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