Political map of North America & the Caribbean on 04 Jul 1863 (American Civil War: Vicksburg and Gettysburg), showing the following events: Confederate victory at Chancellorsville; Union captures Vicksburg; French enter Mexico City; West Virginia becomes US state; Lee defeated at Gettysburg.

Vicksburg and Gettysburg

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Vicksburg and Gettysburg

American Civil War, French intervention in Mexico, Dominican Restoration War (4 July 1863)

Historical Map of North America & the Caribbean

After a stunning victory at Chancellorsville, Lee's Army of Northern Virginia struck north into Pennsylvania only to be decisively defeated at Gettysburg. At the same time Union forces captured Vicksburg, completing their control of the Mississippi River and physically splitting the Confederacy.

Main Events

Confederate victory at Chancellorsville

Confederate forces under Robert E. Lee defeat Union Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker's Army of the Potomac at Battle of Chancellorsville in Virginia

Union captures Vicksburg

Union forces under Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant captures the Confederate city of Vicksburg, Mississippi

French enter Mexico City

French troops under General Bazaine enter Mexico City after the Republican government flees

West Virginia becomes US state

Western Virginia admitted to the US as the state of West Virginia

Lee defeated at Gettysburg

Union Maj. Gen. George Meade's Army of the Potomac defeats Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia at Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, ending Lee's attempt to invade the North

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