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civil war

  1. The_Russian

    Capitals of the Union and Confederacy

    What would be the fate of the capital of the Confederate and Union capitols be if the Confederates won the Civil War? Would the Confederacy follow the Union's example of establishing a new capital that isn't in any state such as Washington D.C. was the case for the Union, would it stay in...
  2. A war of blood, sweat and tears
    Threadmarks: Chapter I

    Chapter I: The 17th of December of 1860 the fate of a nation was decided. That same day an extraordinary convention happened in the state of South Carolina. The representatives were all secessionist that wished to start a secession of the United States of America. Their fears were mostly that...
  3. A New Dominion - Virginia under the Readjuster Party
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1

    A New Dominion - Virginia under the Readjuster Party Chapter 1 “Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.” -Thomas Jefferson April 2nd, 1865 – Richmond, Virginia The burning of Columbia, South Carolina; A fate Richmond could have shared Lt. General Richard Ewell was...
  4. Playing hell in Tennessee!
    Threadmarks: I

    29 November, 1864, 5:30 p.m. Columbia Pike North of Spring Hill, Tennessee Darkness was drawing nearer by the minute and the windy late November afternoon was rapidly drawing to a close. What Lieutenant General Alexander P. Stewart could make out through his field glasses filled him with...
  5. Crazymachines

    Plausibility of "more conventional" Civil War

    How plausible is it to have the american civil war be a more conventional one, that is, one between rival governments, instead of between the government and seccessionists?
  6. TheDoofusUser

    May the Mississippi bring forth a Leader!
    Threadmarks: Childhood, Military Life, and Time in the House (1814-1846)

    "The work of a soldier is never truly over. That is something I learned in the seventy-nine years I've given to this great nation, in its military, its congress, and its executive branch. I dealt with some of the most arrogant and stubborn men in the world, from my Presidents to my senior and...
  7. GameBawesome

    The American Crisis of the 19th Century

    (Based off two things, 1) This thread I made, 2) A post I made in this thread. This is an idea where America collapse during the civil war, and the PODS) What if, through 1861 to 1865, there were multiply uprisings in both the Union and the Confederacy? The Uprisings in the North are sponsored...
  8. 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...
  9. If the American Civil War is averted, will some states ban slavery on their own?

    Assume the ACW is averted - maybe South Carolina gets cold feet, or something. Anyway, regardless of the reason, would any existing slave states abolish slavery before congress decides "time, gentlemen, please"? If so, which ones are most likely?
  10. Catastrophe at Cassville! (Civil War TL)
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1: The Battle of Cassville

    Catastrophe at Cassville! (Civil War TL) Chapter 1: The Battle of Cassville, May 19, 1864 After Ulysses S. Grant was promoted to general-in-chief of all Union armies, he left his favorite subordinate from his time in command of the Western Theater, William T. Sherman, in charge of the...
  11. WI: Charles I Stuart spared, but imprisoned

    Let just say that first English Civil War happened like OTL, but while Commonwealth is estabilished, leaders or anti-royalist opposition decide that Charles Stuart, former King of England should'nt be executed (let just say that they don't want to make martyr out of him) but instead he should...
  12. Kaloryferowy

    A Messy Divorce - The Polish-Lithuanian civil war

    So imagine a following scenario. The reign of King Jagiello of Lithuania goes a little bit differently. After being elected as the king of Poland he quickly earns the ire of polish nobility. Many coveted positions in the royal court are occupied exclusively by lithuanian dukes and the king seems...
  13. Gideon's Folly: What happens when the USS Monitor never shows up for the Battle of Hampton Roads?

    "Infernal Machine to starboard, Captain!" The sinking of USS Cumberland by the ironclad CSS Virginia, March 8, 1862 This week being the 159th anniversary of the Battle of Hampton Roads... Here's a Civil War what-if I'm a bit surprised I don't see discussed much at all. In fact, I'm having...
  14. Luke_Starkiller

    AHC: 1991 August Coup blows up into 2nd Russian Civil War

    In our world's August of 1991, a group of eight senior hardliners within the dying Soviet government conspired to arrest and overthrow Boris Yeltsin. Ultimately, this coup attempt was unsuccessful, and despite their dissatisfaction with Gorbachev and Yeltsin's reforms and delegation of power to...
  15. Lincoln Lives: How a failed assassination changed the course of a Nation and a newly freed people
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1: Divine Providence

    Hello All! This is my first attempt at writing an alternate history timeline. I have had this ear worm in my head for months and have decided to finally write it down. I'm not much of a writer but I hope I'll be able to convey the vision I have properly. I have a rough outline between 1865 to...
  16. 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...
  17. (Philippines recognized by usa 1899). Antonio Luna Launches a Failed Coup to Oust Aguinaldo in 1901 which resulted in a civil war. What happens next

    Well you read the thread so what will happen if that happens. You cant just say germany japan or any GP getting it. remember the Philippines has it's independence protected by the usa. Foreign powers can only aid both sides. Civil war starts at 1901. You can use edited maps and other graphics to...
  18. General Abraham Lincoln

    Here's a timeline idea I've been kicking around for a while: Abraham Lincoln goes into the military, becomes a career officer, and ends up as the top Union commander in an alternate Civil War. There are a few aspects to this potential timeline: 1. What sort of general could Lincoln have been...
  19. JWQ

    Jefferson Davis Confederate General

    What if Jefferson Davis became a confederate General instead of president of the confederate states? Would Jefferson Davis Have been a worthy enough to be the Commander of the army of Tennessee? I’ve been the best confederate general who would’ve been the commander of the army of the...
  20. JWQ

    A Possible Cobb administration

    Under a Hypothetical administration, what do you think president Cobb would have done differently if Jefferson Davis flatly refused to be president of the CSA or even had Davis not been elected president of the CSA. I think president Cobb and VP Robert Toombs would have been the best possible...
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