Let’s try something a little different.
Over the next week, I’d like people to submit in the comments section of this post their questions about Civil War campaigns that, to their mind, remain unanswered. I’d like people to refrain from counterfactual questions (“What if Jackson had been at Gettysburg?”), because that’s a different sort of query (and “I don’t know” is an acceptable answer, because no one, in fact knows what would have happened when it comes to historical what-ifs). I also request that questions address campaigns as distinguished from battles (we may turn to battles later, but let’s see how this goes first). I’ll take the questions, frame them in separate posts, and then everyone can have at it (so don’t try to answer the questions in the comments section of this post).
The floor is open.