This week’s Question of the Week comes to us from a reader. Some readers might find its tone impertinent, but we couldn’t deny that it was, indeed, a thought-provoking question:
With the 151st Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg last week, all the usual “what-if” questions popped up. What if Jackson had been there? What if Lee had listened to Longstreet? I think that’s missing the true “what-if” question: What if the South hadn’t been sore losers when they lost the election of 1860 and hadn’t seceded—how would the Battle of Gettysburg looked then?