The Civil War, 1863, “the turning point”Directions: Read The North Takes Chargeto determine (1) why 1863 is considered the “turning point”of the Civil War (2) What event or events marked the “turning point” of the Civil War? (3) Why the event or events lead to the turning point? (4) To identify General Lee and General Grant.Prelude to Gettysburg1.How did the death of confederate general “Stonewall” Jackson impact the South?The south felt as if the nation was falling apart. Lee states: “he lost his left and I lost my right” which displays how much the loss impacted just that one person. The south lost one of their valuable leaders.2.Analyzing Motives - What did Lee hope to gain by invading the North?Lee believed that by invading the North, there would be a mayor victory against the North. He states that a major confederate victory on north soil would tip the political balance in power in the union to pro southern democrats as well as wanting to end the war.