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  1. QuinnMallory

    Eventual abolition of slavery in victorious CSA - why?

    An oddly common thread in works involving Southern victory in the Civil War is the idea that they would of their own volition eventually abolish slavery and replace it with the "apprenticeships", "court costs", and similar post-Reconstruction arrangements to keep blacks productive but powerless...
  2. Crazymachines

    Instead of going to war, the south legally sues the united states for their right to secede

    This is something that always puzzled me as to why it didn't happen in OTL. instead of firing upon fort sumter when the union refused to evacuate its military positions in the seceding states, the south could have built a strong legal case that the union was an affair that required the consent...
  3. Gokbay

    WI: Sultan Cem I

    WI of the sons of Mehmed II "the Conqueror" Cem had won the succession war between him and his brother Bayezid II? OTL he was defeated and went to exile in Egypt and Europe. What if he had became the Sultan? It would butterfly Selim the Grim (well he would be born but his reign would be...
  4. GameBawesome

    WI/AHC: Multiple uprisings during the Civil War

    What if, through 1861 to 1865, there were multiply uprisings in both the Union and the Confederacy? The Uprisings in the North are sponsored by Confederate Agents, Copperheads, and Southern Sympathizers, while the ones in the South are either local, or sponsored by some other power. List of...
  5. Pulmonic_Consonant

    John Bell Hood's Charge - A Chickamauga Civil War AU
    Threadmarks: The Battle of Chickamauga - Action

    Midday, September 20, 1863, at Chickamauga: Longstreet had discovered a gap in the Union lines, and rushed to exploit it as quickly as possible. He gave the order to move at 11:10 a.m. and Johnson's division proceeded across the Brotherton field, by coincidence to precisely the point where...
  6. Military Strategies of a Confederate Kentucky and Missouri

    Let's just say that Kentucky and Missouri join the Confederate States regardless of the POD involved whether if it's an early Civil War in the 1850s where the United States fires the first shots or they're more lucky with these states in 1861. Now what would the military offensives for both...
  7. The Professor

    An AngloFrench union but both divided

    Basically, the situation is that the Crowns of England and France are united but both are disputed to the extent that the AngloFrench dynasty have neither Northern England nor Southern France (which are under rival claimants). How do we get here? What's the status of Wales, Lordship of Ireland...
  8. Richmond in a Confederate victory scenario

    I think one of the things not usually discussed in Confederate States victory scenarios is the very fate of the capital Richmond, Virginia. Most of the time, Richmond basically remains Virginia's capital even when it more or less becomes the Confederate equivalent of Washington D.C. (albeit...
  9. GameBawesome

    Would the Gilded Age happened after a CSA Victory?

    When I read history, after the Reconstruction, an Era known as the Gilded Age happened after. It was a time of great industrialization and economic growth, corrupt politicians and powerful businessmen. But could such an Era still occurred if the Confederate States of America won the Civil War...
  10. Beyond the town of Gettysburg
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1

    Chapter 1 July 1, 1863, 10:15 a.m. East of Herr's Ridge Gettysburg, Pennsylvania The sun was now steadily rising and the damp moisture of the night finally gave way to the dry warmth of midsummer day. Brigadier General James Jay Archer from Heth's Confederate division pondered what the day...
  11. If mexico was not invaded by France during the American civil war; would it have invaded America to reconquer it's territory?

    Would mexico try to reconquer it's territory from the United States during the civil war; if it never got invaded by France?
  12. WI: General Lee, Jefferson Davis, and other Confederate Leadership. Were Exiled From The United States After The Civil War?

    What if the Union decided to be more harsh on the rebels after the fact, and exile the Confederate leadership and their immediate families from the united states after the end of the Civil War? How would this effect things in both the South and the Union going forward? What would it's Impact on...
  13. Arrival of the Crisis: Early Civil War in 1853-1855

    I've written up an alternate history timeline of sorts on Google Docs called Arrival of the Crisis (named after a quote said by Henry Clay when he was talking about Texas and it's territorial claims to New Mexico). So here is basically the main synopsis/story of Arrival of the Crisis Henry...
  14. Magnolias and Entropy: A Wikibox Timeline
    Threadmarks: Battle of South Mountain

    “With the fields of fire spread out over a space of nearly six miles over dense forest cover, the first day at South Mountain featured some of the most intense small unit fighting of the war. It was a fight of rifleman against rifleman, led by captains, colonels, and brigadiers.” -- Joseph...
  15. Sean McKnight

    Grant Shot at Ford's Theater
    Threadmarks: The Grant Assassination

    On the evening of April 14th, 1865 President Lincoln and the First Lady attended the play Our American Cousin, just five days after Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox. Also in attendance was General Ulysses S. Grant, who went ahead with his plan to join the President despite a desire to...
  16. Pap Price Returns! The 1864 Missouri Invasion.
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    Introduction In late August 1864, 12,000 Confederate cavalrymen in three divisions styled the “Army of Missouri“ departed from Pocahontas, Arkansas to invade the state of Missouri. The following campaign that became known as “Price's Missouri Expedition“ or simply “Price's Raid“ thanks to...
  17. Historical/Cultural implications of a Confederate final stand?

    I was wondering what implications it would have had, if the main Confederate armies still in the field in 1865 would not have more or less voluntarily surrendered as in OTL but got beaten into submission by means of a final battle. Here are three scenarios I could imagine how this could happen...
  18. Etruscan-enthusiast35

    DBWI: The Great Slave Revolt never occurs

    As we all know, in 1862, a massive series of slave uprisings occured across Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi, forcing Confederate forces to withdraw from the front lines and allowing Union forces to push further south, bringing the Civil War to an end in June, 1863. What I want to know is, what...
  19. Alex Timber

    What if the U.S. was able to win the First Battle of Bull Run?

    It's 1861 and the Union has a brilliant plan to win the Civil War quick and relatively bloodless. Unfortunately for them, their advance towards Richmond was halted at Manassas by Stonewall Jackson whos brigade played a major part in holding back the Union. However, what if this had not been the...
  20. GameBawesome

    Education/School System in a Victorious Confederacy and Defeated Union

    What if, Lee’s invasion of the North, was more successful, and Mclellan became president in 1864, and although he wanted to continue the war, he was forced to sign a peace treaty, making the Confederate States of America independent, and gaining international recognition. Now, assuming this...
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