After the Battle of Gettysburg, the Confederates were ____

(A) winning the war

(B) ** couldn’t replace their losses

(C) were on the offensive

(D) forced to surrender


Concept note-1: -Although additional battles ensued afterward, the Battle of Gettysburg was the most pivotal, as it marked a turning point in the Civil War. Eventually, almost 2 years later in April 1865, the Confederate army surrendered their last army, resulting in the end of the Civil War.

Concept note-2: -The primary reason the Confederate Army lost the Battle of Gettysburg was that the Union forces were able to hold the high ground northwest of Gettysburg. The Confederates lost thousands of men when they tried to storm the hill and high ground is always an advantage in battle. Was this answer helpful?

Concept note-3: -Between 46, 000 and 51, 000 soldiers from both armies were casualties in the three-day battle, the most costly in US history.

Concept note-4: -And even though the Confederate port city of Vicksburg, Mississippi, fell to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant on July 4, 1863, Lee remained a threat. In the aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg, more than 30, 000 soldiers from both armies were either hospitalized or left for dead on the battlefield.