Haven’t we all wondered what would have happened if the Confederacy had won The War? For one thing, we would call it what it was, The War Between The States, not The Civil War.

Newt Gingrich recently written a book called Gettysburg. I understand that it is very good and I have ordered it. Does he contemplate in this book that the South wins the battle? If so I am eager to read it. What if….?

Dozens of authors have conceived and published intriguing and entertaining alternate histories of the War. Here a few recommended titles:
If the South Had Won the Civil War by MacKinlay Cantor (1961). He says two little shifts in the summer of 1863 could have made all the difference.

Two others are The Shiloh Project by David C. Poyer (1981) and The Guns of the South by Harry Turtledove, (1992).. I haven’t read any of these but if a reader has or if they have read others books daydreaming that the South has won, we welcome your comments.

Ah, those few little words “what might have been”.