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Lindsay Westphal

Alternative History - American Civil War


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19 minutes ago, Lindsay Westphal said:

If the South (Confederacy) took on the Spencer repeating rifle instead of the North (Yankees), would that have changed the outcome of the war?

The Confederates’ biggest problem was attrition and the lack of supplies, including ammo. I think their best chance was to threaten Washington and force Lincoln’s political defeat. They had 3 opportunities to do so: right after the first battle of Manassas, which they simply wasted; during the first invasion of Maryland, which was repulsed at Sharpsburg due to alleged interception of Lee’s plan by Union troops; and at Chancellorsville, where Jackson was mortally wounded by friendly fire in a fluke incident. 3 strikes and you’re out.





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