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  •  Gettysburg was a deliberate distraction (1+ / 0-)
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    and a failed attempt to pull Union forces away from Vicksburg.

    Once the Confederacy lost Vicksburg, it was irrevocably doomed. Even winning at Gettysburg would have made no difference.

    But Gettysburg gets all the attention and all the drama, and Vicksburg is largely forgotten.

    If it's
    Not your body,
    Then it's
    Not your choice
    And it's
    None of your damn business!

    by TheOtherMaven on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 07:15:32 PM PDT

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    •  Vicksburg... (0+ / 0-)

      Was the most impactful military action of the war.  Grant's genius and determination there cements his place as the greatest commander of that war.

      And possibly in all U.S. history.

      "I don't give them Hell. I just tell the truth about them and they think it's Hell."

      by Notthemayor on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 01:41:21 AM PDT

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