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 Posted: Wed Nov 9th, 2005 02:39 am
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One thing is for sure and that is that this story doesn't get as much attention as it deserves.  I thank the poster for making the point.

We know, for example,  that prior to the war Jefferson Davis favored a southern route for a trans-continental railroad when that issue was debated.  I just don't think the new Confederate government had the means to establish itself in the western territories.  It had more urgent problems to deal with.  We now think (I think) the move to push Confederate authority or influence all the way to the west coast was someone's pipe dream.  Nice idea, but they couldn't do it.  It's a wonderful study in ideology.  They didn't have the strength to do it.



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