Why were the Battles of Gettysburg and Vicksburg significant? A. They were the first major battles of the war and showed how costly it would be. B. They were the last battles of the war and resulted in the Confederacy's surrender. C. They were major victories for the South and left the northern armies weakened. D. They turned the war in favor of the North in both the eastern and western theaters.
The correct answer is B) They were the last battles of the war and resulted in the Confederacy's surrender. The Siege of Vicksburg was the final major military action in the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War and the Battle of Gettysburg was the largest battle fought during the war and had the highest number of casualties. They both happened in the month of July in 1863.