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Gettysburg was a major defeat for the Confederacy. Never again would its army invade the North. The tide of battle in the East now turned in the Union’s favor. Meanwhile, in the West, Vicksburg surrendered to Grant on that same July 4, giving the Union control of the entire Mississippi River. Independence Day 1863 turned out to be a great day for the Union.