american civil war

  1. Cinco de Mayo & the Confederacy

    On May 5, 1862, General Zaragoza's Mexican Army defeated a much larger and better equipped French Army at the Battle of Puebla. It was considered to be a defining moment for Mexican identity and nationality, and crucial in determining the outcome of the Franco-Mexican war. In his classic...
  2. Crazymachines

    AHC: have the civil war be caused by two rival president elects

    With a PoD no more than 4 years before the election of 1860, have the civil war be caused by two competing claims to the president elect. it's up to you whether this dispute is caused by unclear wins in several states, tampered ballots, a tie in the electoral college, or something else...
  3. pattontank12

    Timeline Planning: World of futures past
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    So what is this?: Well like the title suggests this is initial planning faze for a timeline I've had in the back of my head for nearly a year now. What's it about?: The main theme is about alternate technological development and how the earlier development of certain technologies would effect...
  4. Eparkhos

    Sibley's Great Raid *Somehow* Works

    Alright, so the bone of this postulation is extremely unlikely, so much so that divine intervention isn't entirely out of the question. However, for the sake of the discussion, let's say that plausibility is somehow waived and everything that could go right does go right, but no actual Alien...
  5. What if, in Southern Victory, the USA didn't end the Great War until all of the Confederacy and Canada were occupied?

    What would have happened during and after WW1 if Teddy Roosevelt refused the CSA's peace proposals, and didn't stop the war until all of the CSA and Canada were occupied and annexed?
  6. If Shiloh was lost, what are the likely results and changes to the Civil War?

    I had a conversation with some guy on Youtube about it. Any thoughts?
  7. Fremontian Fracas: An Earlier American Civil War

    Let's say Fremont wins in 1856, and the South secedes shortly thereafter due to fear of Fremont taking action against slavery. Earlier American Civil War. What changes in this earlier American Civil War? Does the end result stay the same? Any generals that are more or less prominent?
  8. WI: A Large Hurricane strikes the South before Civil War

    The POD: in the 1860 Atlantic hurricane season, the first hurricane of the season, IOTL cat 4, is much larger, instead being h a cat 5 on the scale of Katrina. You obviously know what's going to happen: how would this affect the resources of the southern states, and how much if at all the...
  9. Sārthākā

    How to get a successful Second Mexican Empire and what are its consequences?
    Threadmarks: OP

    Now a Second mexican empire has been a hot topic for many years on this forum, and i am really interested in it admittedly. Now, i have done *some* intensive research on the matter in the A levels on north american history, so managed to make a somewhat plausible scenario in which Maximilian I...
  10. American Civil war but both sides fight in the best way possible

    Basically what the title says, how would the ACW have looked like if both sides had fought without committing the major strategic and tactical errors they did in OTL. The only rule in this thread is that the Civil war need to still happen, ofc you can make It shorter or longer.
  11. Made a Nation: America and the World after an alt-Trent Affair
    Threadmarks: Introduction pt. 1

    Made a Nation: America and the World after an alt-Trent Affair “We may have our own opinions about slavery; we may be for or against the South, but there is no doubt that Jefferson Davis and the other leaders of the South have made an army; they are making, it appears, a navy; and they have...
  12. Aleksei Fedoseev

    California leaves USA / timeline from 1845 / need help from American users

    Hello everyone! I've had an idea in my mind for some time now. I want to write a medium sized story. And in my vision, the story will be set in 1960s North West America, primarily in New Alki (Seattle), capital city of Autonomous Region of Washington, which is a part of Republic of Oregon, which...
  13. Crazymachines

    Northern Civil war with a twist

    we've all probably seen the 'north secedes' scenario once in a while, but I had an idea of something like that with a twist; what if the northern states rose in rebellion not to secede but to overthrow what is seen as an unfairly southern dominated, oppressive, and racist government. My personal...
  14. AHC: A Southern Unionist Museum and Memorial

    Right around 100,000 men from Southern States fought for the Union Army during the American Civil War (not counting border states.) Which is an insanely huge number when you consider the Confederate Army never fielded more than 500,000 men at once and only a little over 1 Million altogether...
  15. Anybody Remember “Captain Confederacy” By Will Shetterly and Vince Stone?

    So I was browsing for some alternate history fiction unrelated to the confederacy when I stumbled upon this. And the second I saw it I knew I was going to have to share and talk about it. The book is about superheroes in a world where the confederacy won the American Civil War and as such the...
  16. ennobee

    What other countries could rewrite their history with a 'Lost Cause Mythos' akin to the (Southern) US

    As the tin says: one generation after the American Civil War (Yes. That's post-1900. That's why I'm posting in this forum) the Southern states began propagating the 'Lost Cause': the idea that the soldiers of the Confederacy were not traitors nor rebels but well-meaning patriots morally at least...
  17. HistoryGunsFreedom1776

    A State of Cornhuskers and Riflemen: WI the Hoosier State implemented the Hythe Method before (or during) the American Civil War?

    I know that the American Civil War is probably quite a bit overdone on this site but hopefully this is a unique premise and twist as I've been pondering about making a timeline out of this down the road. Anyway, I figured that while the idea is fresh, why not have a discussion about feasibility...
  18. President Sherman?

    There were calls for Sherman to run for President after the Civil War; he resisted but WI he'd run in 1868 instead of Grant?
  19. Sārthākā

    Realistic Trent War?

    I know this is a overused POD or something however in almost every thread regarding this i find two areas of the spectrum. 1. British - Oh hell no! We would kick those yankees kingdom come! 2. American - Oh hell no! We kick those pompous Brits in their arses and seize Canada! What i find...
  20. SouthernWind

    The Confederates manage to steal the USS Constitution

    At the beginning of the American Civil War, the USS Constitution (also known as “Old Ironside”) was located at the United States Naval Academy near Annapolis, Maryland to serve as a training ship. However, in April 1861, the Constitution was ordered to relocate farther north after threats had...