Turning points are sometimes controversial but it is generally accepted that the Battle of Gettysburg was the major turning point of the American Civil War. It marked the high point of Confederate arms in that it was their last venture into the north and the furthest they reached. After Gettysburg the South was essentially permanently on the defensive and never regained the capability of significant offensive action against the North.
Nicholas is radiologist from Melbourne Australia with a long standing interest in history. His main areas of interest are World Wars 1 & 2 and the American Civil War, He has been fortunate enough to visit the Gettysburg battlefield 4 times.