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 Posted: Mon Aug 13th, 2007 05:33 pm
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David White

Joined: Tue Sep 6th, 2005
Location: Texas USA
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It's Champion Hill and the land should be still owned by the family as it was held by them last time I heard.  What's decisive about it is that the Vicksburg garrison was forced back into the entrenchments of Vicksburg from which there would be no escape.

Easterners always get offended but nothing decisive happened at Gettysburg other than to get a lot good men killed.  A better case is made for Ft. Donelson, Brown's Ferry, Atlanta, Champion Hill, Vicksburg, Franklin, Nashville and a host of other Western Battles.  Bagging Lee was the only way to get a decisive victory in the east or him generating a victory that politically demoralized the north, otherwise all decisiveness happened in the west.

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