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 Posted: Wed May 12th, 2010 02:03 am
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  I think that we are in agreement that the Confederacy could not have won a military victory, as long as the northern people were willing to pay the price in blood and treasure to continue the war. But in 1862 and 1863, it wasn't clear that they were.

  I would submit that the attitude of the northern people wasn't apparent until 1864. If they had been willing to reject Mr. Lincoln then, the outcome of the war would probably have been different. The acid test was the election. It signalled the willingness of the populace to continue the considerable sacrifices that still remained to be made to achieve the final victory.

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