History Literature / HowFewRemain

7th Jun '15 9:13:10 PM GoldenSeals
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For those of you who aren't [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar US Civil War]] [[AsYouKnow 'buffs']], as they are apparently known in the USA, Order 191 contained extensive information about the rebel General Lee's proposed troop movements during his famous offensive campaign to take the US's capital. Because George [=McClellan=] had this information, he was able to position his troops in areas to ambush them. The Battle of Antietam was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War, and--both morally and mortally--diminished the Confederates. It was perhaps the most vital turning point in the entire war.
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For those of you who aren't Order 191 was a [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar US Civil War]] [[AsYouKnow 'buffs']], as they are apparently known in the USA, Order 191 directive which contained extensive information about the rebel General Lee's proposed troop movements during his famous offensive campaign to take the US's capital. Because George [=McClellan=] had this information, he was able to position his troops in areas to ambush them. The Battle of Antietam was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War, and--both morally and mortally--diminished the Confederates. It was perhaps the most vital turning point in the entire war.
17th May '15 11:36:32 AM Wayside
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*BrickJoke: Pocahantas, Arkansas. *BritishTeeth: One of the soldiers in the [[spoiler: raid on San Francisco]] is noted to have a pair of these.
17th May '15 10:49:12 AM nombretomado
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''How Few Remain'' is HarryTurtledove's excellent beginning to his Southern Victory (AKA "{{Timeline-191}}") series. It takes place in a universe where General Robert E. Lee's Special Order 191 was never discovered by Union troops, thus dramatically changing the course of history.
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''How Few Remain'' is HarryTurtledove's Creator/HarryTurtledove's excellent beginning to his Southern Victory (AKA "{{Timeline-191}}") series. It takes place in a universe where General Robert E. Lee's Special Order 191 was never discovered by Union troops, thus dramatically changing the course of history.
10th Jan '15 12:00:52 PM TheUnsquished
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* AntebellumAmerica: Unlike [[Film/CSATheConfederateStatesOfAmerica some attempts]] to show what the world would be like if the Confederates won, ''How Few Remain'' actually explores socio-economic and cultural issues that ''don't'' have to do with slavery.
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* AntebellumAmerica: UsefulNotes/AntebellumAmerica: Unlike [[Film/CSATheConfederateStatesOfAmerica some attempts]] to show what the world would be like if the Confederates won, ''How Few Remain'' actually explores socio-economic and cultural issues that ''don't'' have to do with slavery.
30th May '14 12:22:48 PM MAI742
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*** ... which wasn't a real strategy, just a thought experiment (just look at that Other Wiki article - not a single primary source, albeit on account of the fact that ''none exists''). But the breadth of the stuff Turtledove touches on means makes it inevitable he'll be behind the cutting-edge of historical research ''somewhere'', especially as the field progresses. Though there was that egregious depiction a WWII Chinese peasant as both liking the Chinese Communist Party and believing that it fights Japan (and that the Guomindang doesn't!) that sounds like it was lifted verbatim from a PRC school-textbook.
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*** ... which wasn't a real strategy, just a thought experiment (just look at that Other Wiki article - not a single primary source, albeit on account of the fact that ''none exists''). But the breadth and depth of the stuff Turtledove touches on means makes it inevitable he'll be fall behind the cutting-edge of historical research ''somewhere'', especially as the field progresses.new research surfaces. Though there was that egregious depiction a WWII Chinese peasant as both liking the Chinese Communist Party and believing that it fights Japan (and that the Guomindang doesn't!) that sounds like it was lifted verbatim from a PRC school-textbook.
30th May '14 12:21:31 PM MAI742
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***... which wasn't a real strategy, just a thought experiment (just look at that Other Wiki article - not a single primary source, albeit on account of the fact that ''none exists''). But the breadth of the stuff Turtledove touches on means makes it inevitable he'll be behind the cutting-edge of historical research ''somewhere'', especially as the field progresses. Though there was that egregious depiction a WWII Chinese peasant as both liking the Chinese Communist Party and believing that it fights Japan (and that the Guomindang doesn't!) that sounds like it was lifted verbatim from a PRC school-textbook.
30th May '14 12:11:37 PM MAI742
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Lee marched into Washington and the Confederacy was recognized as a nation-state by Britain and France, who organised a peace settlement. UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln was never assassinated. Both Stonewall Jackson and Jeb Stuart survive the war. [[Creator/MarkTwain Samuel Clemens]] stays in San Francisco, instead of writing fiction.
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Lee marched into Washington and the Confederacy was recognized as a nation-state by Britain and France, who organised mediated a peace settlement. UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln was never assassinated. Both Stonewall Jackson and Jeb Stuart survive the war. [[Creator/MarkTwain Samuel Clemens]] stays in San Francisco, instead of writing fiction.
30th May '14 12:11:19 PM MAI742
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For those of you who aren't [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar Civil War]] [[AsYouKnow buffs]], Order 191 contained extensive information about Lee's proposed troop movements. Because George [=McClellan=] had this information, he was able to position his troops in areas to ambush them. The Battle of Antietam was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War, and--both morally and mortally--diminished the Confederates. It was perhaps the most vital turning point in the entire war.
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For those of you who aren't [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar US Civil War]] [[AsYouKnow buffs]], 'buffs']], as they are apparently known in the USA, Order 191 contained extensive information about the rebel General Lee's proposed troop movements.movements during his famous offensive campaign to take the US's capital. Because George [=McClellan=] had this information, he was able to position his troops in areas to ambush them. The Battle of Antietam was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War, and--both morally and mortally--diminished the Confederates. It was perhaps the most vital turning point in the entire war.

Lee marched into Washington, and the Confederacy was recognized as a nation by England and France. UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln was never assassinated. Both Stonewall Jackson and Jeb Stuart survive the war. [[Creator/MarkTwain Samuel Clemens]] stays in San Francisco, instead of writing fiction.
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Lee marched into Washington, Washington and the Confederacy was recognized as a nation nation-state by England Britain and France.France, who organised a peace settlement. UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln was never assassinated. Both Stonewall Jackson and Jeb Stuart survive the war. [[Creator/MarkTwain Samuel Clemens]] stays in San Francisco, instead of writing fiction.
8th May '14 3:44:50 AM LongLiveHumour
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Lee marched into Washington, and the Confederacy was recognized as a nation by England and France. AbrahamLincoln was never assassinated. Both Stonewall Jackson and Jeb Stuart survive the war. [[MarkTwain Samuel Clemens]] stays in San Francisco, instead of writing fiction.
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Lee marched into Washington, and the Confederacy was recognized as a nation by England and France. AbrahamLincoln UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln was never assassinated. Both Stonewall Jackson and Jeb Stuart survive the war. [[MarkTwain [[Creator/MarkTwain Samuel Clemens]] stays in San Francisco, instead of writing fiction.

* TheodoreRoosevelt is a wealthy, patriotic young Montana rancher who raises his own [[TheCavalry cavalry force]], known as the "Unauthorized Regiment".
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* TheodoreRoosevelt UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt is a wealthy, patriotic young Montana rancher who raises his own [[TheCavalry cavalry force]], known as the "Unauthorized Regiment".

* [[MarkTwain Samuel Clemens]] is a [[DeadpanSnarker sharp-witted]] [[DaEditor newspaper editor]] in San Francisco. * Former President AbrahamLincoln, influenced by the writings of [[DirtyCommunist Karl Marx]], is an orator struggling to keep the Republican Party united in the cause of the working man.
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* [[MarkTwain [[Creator/MarkTwain Samuel Clemens]] is a [[DeadpanSnarker sharp-witted]] [[DaEditor newspaper editor]] in San Francisco. * Former President AbrahamLincoln, UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln, influenced by the writings of [[DirtyCommunist Karl Marx]], is an orator struggling to keep the Republican Party united in the cause of the working man.

*** Fulfilled in the next book of the series (the [[WorldWarOne Great War]] trilogy), where TR has become president (though a good ten years after he did in RealLife).
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*** Fulfilled in the next book of the series (the [[WorldWarOne [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne Great War]] trilogy), where TR has become president (though a good ten years after he did in RealLife).
1st Apr '14 8:36:32 AM LongLiveHumour
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For those of you who aren't [[TheAmericanCivilWar Civil War]] [[AsYouKnow buffs]], Order 191 contained extensive information about Lee's proposed troop movements. Because George [=McClellan=] had this information, he was able to position his troops in areas to ambush them. The Battle of Antietam was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War, and--both morally and mortally--diminished the Confederates. It was perhaps the most vital turning point in the entire war.
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For those of you who aren't [[TheAmericanCivilWar [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar Civil War]] [[AsYouKnow buffs]], Order 191 contained extensive information about Lee's proposed troop movements. Because George [=McClellan=] had this information, he was able to position his troops in areas to ambush them. The Battle of Antietam was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War, and--both morally and mortally--diminished the Confederates. It was perhaps the most vital turning point in the entire war.

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