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How the South could have won the Civil War : the fatal errors that led to Confederate defeat

by Alexander, Bevin.

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Conventional wisdom holds that the South's defeat was inevitable. Yet military historian Alexander's new look at the Civil War documents how a Confederate victory could have come about--and how close it came to happening. Moving beyond theoretical conjectures to explore actual plans that Confederate... Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • No victory is inevitable
  • "There stands Jackson like a stone wall"
  • A new kind of war
  • The Shenandoah Valley campaign
  • The Seven Days
  • The sweep behind Pope
  • Second Manassas
  • The lost order
  • Antietam
  • Fredericksburg
  • Chancellorsville
  • Gettysburg
  • Appomattox.