View single post by TimK
 Posted: Wed May 12th, 2010 02:51 am
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I have always had a problem with the "what if" game. There are simply too many variables. I don't think I'm alone in the thinking that adding what could have happened to the mix just clogs up and dishonors what really happened.

I do agree with TD in just about everything he wrote - except for one thing. I believe that because the North did have just about every advantage, I have a hard time coming up with a scenario that the Confederates could have won, or even fought to a draw, after the summer of 1863. And this is being generous in my thinking. I think the writing was on the wall immediately after the battle of Antietam.

Of course, this is just one man's opinion, but I just think the Confederate States had too big of a mountain to climb without the necessary resources and recognition.

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