american civil war

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. HouseOfBambooAndRice

    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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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?
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. AHC: Britain and France intervene in ACW... on opposite sides

    Your challenge is to have Britain and France intervene in the American Civil War, one on the side of the Union, and the other on the side of the Confederacy.
  10. WI: Grant doesn't issue General Order No. 11

    What if Ulysses S. Grant had never issued General Order No. 11?
  11. JustinianTheGrand

    DBWI: What if the Slave Revolution of 1859 didnt happen?

    The Slave revolution started when John Brown raided the federal armory at harper's ferry. Due to sheer luck he avoided the federal troops and managed to get the arms to the slaves in the surrounding fields and formed them into an army. This eventually led to a revolt of most of the slaves in the...
  12. SealTheRealDeal

    1844 election leads to Civil War?

    To my (limited) understanding the Abolition question was getting pretty heated before Polk's expansionist policies got both Southerners and Northerners to rally around the flag. If (moderate***) abolitionist and anti-expansionist Henry Clay wins the Presidency, is an early civil war likely...
  13. Tanner151

    Experiment Aflame: A House Divided - an Alternate American History
    Threadmarks: Prologue

    Experiment Aflame - an Alternate American History The day was bright and promising. The sky was blue with wisps of clouds, the smell of the sea wafted by with the cool tug of the wind. Dozens of artillery cannons flanked either side of General George Washington, his staff and several other...
  14. AHC: Two American Civil Wars in the 19th century.

    Some caveats: no balkanizing the USA and only one can be about slavery or else we just have two OTL American Civil Wars.
  15. What If Fremont Wins

    What if Fremont beats Buchanan in 1856? How does this affect American History? How does Fremont deal with the Dred Scott Decision, Bleeding Kansas, and the Panic of 1857? Does the American Civil War start almost immediately after Fremont wins?
  16. the Imperium of Canada

    Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson die before the start of the American Civil War

    Suppose both Robert E. Lee and Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson both end up dying in random accidents a few months before the start of the American Civil War. So how do their absence effect the incoming Civil War? Would this seriously damaged the Confederate war effort?
  17. WI: Johnston Survives Shiloh

    At the Battle of Shiloh, Albert Sidney Johnston, commander of the Army of Mississippi, was killed in action. He was the highest-ranking officer, Union or Confederate, to die in the American Civil War. What if he'd survived the battle?
  18. AH Challenge: Keep John C Calhoun a nationalist.

    As a young man John C Calhoun was an American nationalist in favor of a strong federal Government. In later life he of course became a States Rights proponent, supporter of nullification and Godfather of secession. Challenge is to keep him on the original track.
  19. WI: Union Victory at Fredericksburg

    What if the Union had won the Battle of Fredericksburg? How might it have altered the course of the war?
  20. DBWI no arragon massacer

    The American civil war. It was a move that would have far reaching conquences, Northern forces were heading towards the state of Georgia, and the south wanted to defeat them General Joseph Wheeler had fought union troops before and saw them run and break. In a move that would have...