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 Posted: Fri Nov 4th, 2011 09:48 pm
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While we are playing what if..... I think the best chance the South had was immediately after First Manassas. Though the southern army was quite beat up by the battle, I believe that with better leadership the army could have moved on Washington and would have taken it. The defensive forts were not in place yet and with the recent loss at Manassas the Union army would not have wanted to chance another major battle. With the loss of Washington who knows what might have happened. Maryland might have seceded as well as Kentucky. At the very least the United States government would have had to move and this would have disrupted the war effort more than just a little bit.


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