Battle of Gettysburg

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<p>Many historians have labeled this battle, along with the capture of Vicksburg, Mississippi, as the &quot;high tide&quot; of the Confederacy. According to some scholars, the Confederates had no hope of winning the war and their independence after these two battles. Other historians have challenged this interpretation. The war lasted almost two more years. The Confederacy did not simply give up the fight after these two defeats. Confederates, both soldiers and civilians, remained hopeful in their diaries and letters that the Confederacy would win the wider war.</p>
<p>These defeats did discourage some Confederates. Other Confederates, though, were proud of their soldiers for taking the war to the Union. Many people in the Union were also hopeful. In the Battle of Vicksburg, Union General Ulysses S. Grant succeeded in gaining control of the Mississippi River for the Union, effectively splitting the Confederacy into two parts. General Meade had repelled Lee's invasion. Many people in the Union believed that the Union was closer to a final victory in the war. Other people in the Union were less confident, including many Ohioans. Meade had defeated Lee's army, but the Confederates still had been able to launch an invasion of the Union. At the same time that the Battle of Gettysburg was occurring, a Confederate force under John Hunt Morgan was raiding southern Indiana and Ohio. Union soldiers eventually brought Morgan's Raid to an end. However, Morgan's Raid and Lee's invasion caused some people in the Union to question whether their military would win the war. These two Confederate invasions inspired the Peace Democrats, including those in Ohio, to bring put additional pressure on President Abraham Lincoln to negotiate a peace agreement with the Confederacy.</p>
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