Here are a few questions for folks to mull over as we come to the end of another year.
Which theater (East or West) was more important to the outcome of the Civil War?
Did the Union win in the West or was it more a case of the Confederates losing it?
Did the Union win in the East or was it more a case of the Confederates losing it?
What factor best explains the outcome of events in the West and the East?
Note that I’m setting aside the case of the trans-Mississippi West.