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Gettysburg and Vicksburg

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Transcript of Gettysburg and Vicksburg

The Pickett’s Charge was retaliated by the Union with artillery and and musket fire, at great loss to the Confederates because the South were on low ground. The South inadvertently gave the Union an advantage
What factors hindered the South?
The factors that enabled the north to win was the chance encounter and the south was winning until the north pushed them back to Virginia

What factors enabled the North to win?
On the third day, on cemetery ridge. The North had the high ground, instead of the South. This gave the North a big advantage. The South tried to take the high ground back. Pickett was given permission by someone higher in rank to go towards cemetery ridge. Generals had expected the Union soldiers to be out of ammunition but, they were not. Many confederate soldiers were killed.


What were the most noteworthy features of the battle?


GETTYSBURG : George Meade was the Union's Commander and General Lee was the Confederates Commander

Who were the commanders on each side?
What were each side’s objectives going into the battle?
Gettysburg and Vicksburg
How did the result of this battle contribute to the overall victory of the Union in the Civil War?
Gettysburg was the turning point of the Civil War and helped the North protect its territory and defeat the South. At Vicksburg, the South surrendered after a siege by the Union, effectively losing one of many battles which further strengthened the North.
How might the course of the war have been different if the Confederates had won this battle?
the south were pushing upwards north so if they had not met the northern troops they might have taken a northern town or state and then the north would have gone on the defensive and lost.

What were each side’s objectives going into the battle?
North:
The Union wanted to capture Vicksburg because, capturing it would give them full control over the Mississippi river, by which they could transport goods.
The Confederacy wanted to keep their last stronghold of the Mississippi river.They knew that the North could gain great power if they successfully took over this last section.


Who were the commanders on each side?

VICKSBURG: during the battle at Vicksburg the commanders were Ulysses grant for the union , and general Johnston for the confederacy.




What were the most noteworthy features of the battle?

This battle was very important for both the Union and the Confederacy. Vicksburg was the last remaining stronghold on the Mississippi river.



What factors enabled the North to win?

The North had been attacking the city for a while and they decided it wasn't working so they decided to lay siege to the city.

What factors hindered the South?
The South wanted to keep control of part of the river, and not let the North have the power.


How did the result of this battle contribute to the overall victory of the Union in the Civil War?

The North gained a lot of power by having control over the Mississippi river.


How night the course of the war have been different if the Confederates had won this battle?

this divided the south and that made it harder to move troops and supplies so if they had lost the south might have won the war because the could have moved supplies faster.


North:
The North was basically trying to defend all of their territory.
South: Robert E. Lee decided to have a second invasion of the North ,because it would take pressure off of Virginia’s grain growers. Additionally, he expected that, any Confederate Victories in the North would put political pressure on Lincoln’s administration to create a settlement to ending the War. The Confederacy also predicted that this successful invasion of the North would help gain long-hoped for military support from France or England.
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