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|I read somewhere, I think it was in one of the Civil War magazines or perhaps a blog, that Gettysburg wasn't the actual "turning point" of the war. The writer, a historian, said the Battle of Champion Hill, May 16, 1863, was the actual turning point. I have puzzled over this so many times. The writer didn't say why. So I have tried to find out, but cannot point to a factor that would make Champion Hill be a more conclusive "turning point" than Gettysburg, Vicksburg, or other battles that might compete for attention.
If anybody here knows why Champion Hill would stand above Gettysburg for this distinction, I'd appreciate knowing what it is.