Tuesday, July 4, 2017

July 4, 1863, A Particularly Bad Day for the Confederacy

From History In An Hour.

Two separate events took place on July 4, 1863 which definitely led to the end of the war.

The Battle of Gettysburg marked the second time Confederate General Robert E, Lee had invaded the North, and it was the second time he was defeated.  Sometimes called the High Tide of the Confederacy, it was all downhill after this.

The battle itself took place July 1-3.  But the Confederates did not retreat from the field until July 4th.

The second event took place out west, along the Mississippi River where the Confederate garrison at Vicksburg surrendered July 4th.  The Union now had control of the length of the Mississippi River, dividing the Confederacy in half.

And, a new hero came to the forefront for the Union and he was U.S. Grant, the man who knew how to beat Lee.

It Was a Particularly Bad Day for the Confederacy To Say The Least.  --Old Secesh

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