Started by elmerfudd, February 27, 2012, 03:39:22 AM
Quote from: mdgiles on June 24, 2012, 11:28:05 PMI think it's interesting that the North didn't realize how close the South was to collapse. After all, the election of 1864 was in November, by the very next April, the South was in the process of surrendering. I think the North's fixation on Lee's army had a lot to do with that.
Quote from: elmerfudd on June 26, 2012, 03:59:39 AMMany in the south probably did not realize it, either. It's a characteristic of nations who are on the verge of collapse. Look at Germany and Japan in WWII for two other examples. 'Tis true that some in those countries (and the south) saw the handwriting on the wall, but they got shouted down as "traitors and cowards."