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 Posted: Sat Aug 4th, 2007 03:16 am
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Just my own personal thinking on the matter, but I prefer to link the double victories of Vicksburg and Gettysburg as a kind of double-whammy that buffered Northern hopes for a decisive victory and early end to the war.

While each victory was definitely important by itself, together they gave the North a force multiplier of nearly simultaneous demoralizing defeats for the South. Even better, each victory took place in a different major theater of the war...a one-two punch from which the South would not fully recover.

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