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Both Antietam and Gettysburg represent the two most serious efforts by the South to bring the war North. By failing to win a decisive victory, the South's chance at winning independence from the North diminished. Some call Gettysburg, the high water mark of the Confederacy. On the same day Pickett's charge failed, Vicksburg also surrendered, from that point onward it was all downhill for the South.

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