civil war

  1. 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...
  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. 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?
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. (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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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 personally think president Cobb and VP Robert Toombs would have been the best...
  15. JWQ

    The confederate hold on to New Orleans

    What were the confederates have to have done to hold on New Orleans for A siege instead of being taken over pretty quickly during the Civil War? I think the best option would’ve been General Beauregard to be the commander of New Orleans as he was a good military engineer not a good field...
  16. Bomster

    Some alternate history questions about the Civil War and the Confederacy?

    What’s the easiest more plausible POD for a Confederate victory/independence in the American Civil War? If the South won its independence what territories/states if any would they receive in a peace treaty with the United States. What would the relationship between the two America’s look like...
  17. JWQ

    1862 The Howell Cobb Confederate Revolution 2nd year
    Threadmarks: The introduction and How Lincoln could restart his war of northern Aggression after the capture of Washington thanks to President Cobb and General Lee

    Before I would Like to begin with a few major points in the timeline including a defense of its historical possibility. The past thread Was not as organized and this is the continuation of the timeline. 0. NYC Mayor Fernando Wood indeed did try to separate from the union OTL Considering NYC...
  18. 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...
  19. ZachMettenbergerFan

    Treasure, Blood, and Toil - A Confederate History
    Threadmarks: Title and Preamble

    TREASURE, BLOOD, AND TOIL A Confederate History "The Flag of Sumter, Oct. 20, 1863", Conrad Wise Chapman, 1864 PREAMBLE Hello, welcome to Treasure, Blood, and Toil! This is the first TL I've ever really written so I'm excited to finally start posting it. This timeline will primarily deal with...
  20. Whipidedius

    Treaty of Washington - Secession without Civil War

    So president Franklin Pierce dies in the train crash of January, 1853 (in OTL only his son died in the accident) and president William R. King assumes power in march of that year. However, as in OTL, King was very ill and dies of tuberculosis in April. David Rice Atchison, president pro tempore...
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