1863 was a pivotal year in the American Civil War. In both theaters, eastern and western, Confederate forces had recently seized the initiative. Northern support for the war ebbed to an all-time low, threatening President Abraham Lincoln’s dream of a unified nation. But everything changed in the summer of 1863 when Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant captured the Confederate stronghold of Vicksburg. With his victory, Grant had cut the Confederacy in two and assured Union control of the Mississippi River. This, combined with Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s defeat at Gettysburg, restored Union confidence in the war and helped reelect Lincoln. For the South, however, the loss of Vicksburg was devastating ‒ representing the beginning of the end.
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