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 Posted: Sat Mar 17th, 2007 11:11 pm
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I so totally agree with you, Orphan. That is why "what if...?" scenarios are so imponderable because every other factor would have to remain exactly the same, with only the one variabale under consideration being changed.

I couldn't have put it any better Cleburnefan, and the Civil War has more "what-if" discussions than any other period in American history. "What if Jackson had not been killed at chancelorsville" is usually followed up with "What if Ewell had not been wounded so badly just prior to second manasas". They are always interesting to discuss, because there is no way to say for certain what the results of these myriad "what ifs" would have been.

maybe few cavalry leaders would have done exactly what Stuart did, but that is what makes Stuart, Stuart

Exactly, and that is why he overshadows other men during the war like Wade Hampton.

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