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Civil War importance

Please help discuss the questions below:

• How important were the Battle of Richmond and Battle of Gettysburg in the Civil War?
• Describe the effect of each battle on the progress of the war.
• What is overall importance of the Civil War and its battles?

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How important were the Battle of Richmond and Battle of Gettysburg in the Civil War (200 words)

The Battle of Richmond is actually known as the Seven Days Battle, and it had important significance for the outcome of the war in regard to a string of strategic mistakes by the Union commander allowed the war to be prolonged. This war entailed a series of Civil War battles that occurred over a seven day period wherein General George B. McClellan and his Union army attempted to capture the capital of the confederacy. Richmond was the seat of the confederate's capital, and if the union would have captured it, it would have been a significant blow to the confederate. The confederate army was led by general Robert E. Lee who was able to hold off the union army, ultimately forces them to retreat, which effectively ended the Union's Peninsular campaign and its quest to take the confederate's capital city.

The Battle of Gettysburg is considered a major turning point in the Civil War because of the ...

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The importance of the Civil War is examined. The Battle of Richmond and the Battle of Gettysburg in the Civil Ware are examined.

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