Throughout the American Civil War there were several important battles. Each with its own significance towards the outcome of the Civil War. Although the Battle of Gettysburg was known as the changing of the Civil War, it was not as important as the Battle of Vicksburg. “It was also very probably the most important part of the Confederacy at the time” (Lepa pg. 16). The Battle of Gettysburg was not located along the supply route between the two southern regions. It was an attempted invasion into northern states. Both battles ended around the same time but because it was General Lee that lost it was a bigger story. While Lincoln and the Union celebrated both victories, the one in Vicksburg was the actual game changer. The battle or siege of Vicksburg was the biggest one of all for several reasons. By researching sources and learning why it happened you learn its importance. The question to be answered is why the Battle of Vicksburg was significant to the outcome of the Civil War. First we need to know what was going on before the battle, a summary of the war up in till the battle of Vicksburg. Then explain what happened during the battle and the importance of it.
Shortly after Abraham Lincoln is elected the southern states began to succeed from the Union and forming the Confederate States of America. The first battle was a Confederate siege and victory at Fort Sumter in 1861. After years of bloody battles the Civil War begin to swing towards a Union victory. It seemed the lack of supplies and technology was catching up with the Confederate Army. After several surprising victories due in part from the military intelligence of Robert E Lee the Confederates started to loose big battles. Starting with the battle of Antietam, which...
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...ar and how Vicksburg’s fall effected it. After all of the researching I found the answer. Without supplies an army can’t function and the Confederates relied on one location for that. The battle of Vicksburg was the most important battle in the Civil War because it cut off the supply route between the two divisions of the Confederates. If Robert E. Lee’s army actually did win the battle of Gettysburg but lost Vicksburg, the outcome of the war would have been the same. A Union victory over the Confederate Army. The Union would most likely still win if it was the other way around but it would have lasted longer. We will never know this for sure but a Gettysburg loss was better than a Vicksburg loss. Most people who do not research into this are taught that Gettysburg was more important. It was important but not nearly as important as the Battle of Vicksburg.
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