Wednesday, July 03, 2013
TIH: 1863, Union victory at Battle of Gettysburg
July 3 1863 was the third and final day of the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg. The Union victory has been seen by many historians as the turning point of the war. Arguably, slavery was now doomed. The Emancipation Proclamation had been issued in 1862 and gradually the war became a contest over slavery along with the issue of secession/divison. "It made the eradication of slavery an explicit war goal, in addition to the goal of reuniting the Union."