Thursday, July 4, 2013

A Particularly Bad Two Days for the Confederacy

These last two days, 150 years ago in the year 1863 proved to be especially bad for what was hoped to be a new nation in North America.  For them it was a War for Southern Independence, just as the American colonies had declared a new nation eighty-nine years earlier in 1776.  And, the Confederacy had their reasons, just as the colonies had in 1775.  (See some of them in my Cooter's History Thing Blog.)

The Conferate States of America suffered the setback at the loss of the Battle of Gettysburg on July 3rd.  Then, the following day, the citadel of Vicksburg on the Mississippi River surrendered, effectively cutting the Confederacy apart along that river.

The war would go on, but chances of the new nation dwindled the whole time.  It was high tide of the Confederacy before these two days.  Now it was ebbing.

Almost, Though.  --Old Secesh

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