How the South Could Have Won the War

By David Thomas
The Cleveland Civil War Roundtable
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Editor’s note: This article was originally published in The Charger in the spring of 1999.

In the beginning of the Civil War, the Confederacy won many decisive victories. As the war continued, however, the Confederacy weakened and in the end, the Union was the victor. But, could the South have won? There are five events that, had they turned out differently, might have allowed the South to win:

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