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Review of chapter "Chapter 3" from (Current Donor)DeepBlueJoy
Review:
I I really do hope that you'll continue this. Buffy should have cut her hair and pretended to be a male also, but maybe once she meets the slayer and realizes what is going on, she will do it... after all, being a female is a serious liability in that time. To be male is to be able to move freely and though all clothes of the era were uncomfortable, clothes of decent women of class were murder. Servants dressed more sanely b/c no one would pay for all that finery...
Review By [(Current Donor)DeepBlueJoy] • Date [13 Oct 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 3" from Netchka
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Huh? Male Slayer? What th heck is going on? More please. Can't wait to find out what happens. Thanks.
Review By [Netchka] • Date [16 Dec 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 3" from (Recent Donor)DaveTurner
Review:
Shades of 'Guns of the South', Molly Bean?

Look forward to more...soon?

DaveT.
Comments from author:
Don't think I've read that one, it was by Harry Harrilson correct?

But no the Confederate Slayer is an OC.
Review By [(Recent Donor)DaveTurner] • Date [6 Feb 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 3" from (Current Donor)MarcusRowland
Review:
Interesting - looking forward to more.
Comments from author:
Thanks for the review, hope I don't disappoint.
Review By [(Current Donor)MarcusRowland] • Date [5 Feb 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 3" from war
Review:
A rifle and Bayonet makes for a nasty weapon in the hands of someone who knows how to use it.
Hope she Watcher can call her off.

Good story looking forward to your next chapter.
Comments from author:
Yeah it is.

Thanks for the review.
Review By [war] • Date [5 Feb 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 3" from cmdruhura
Review:
So, does Buffy knock the bayonet down and turn the 'male' slayer into a pole vaulter? Or, despite her dress, vault over her attacker and deliver a swift kick to the back of 'his' knees to disable 'him'? Of course there is the old standby of moving to the side and tripping the charging slayer. In any event, an interesting confrontation.
Comments from author:
Thanks.
Review By [cmdruhura] • Date [5 Feb 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 2" from (Current Donor)Sithspit
Review:
Wasn't Major Taylor Lee's aide de camp at Gettysburg?
Comments from author:
Good catch, it's been corrected.

Thanks for the review.
Review By [(Current Donor)Sithspit] • Date [27 Jul 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 2" from Lady
Review:
As always interesting and well done. Looking forward to seeing where this one is going.
Comments from author:
Thank you for the review.
Review By [Lady] • Date [25 Jul 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 2" from batzulger
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I'm liking it so far. Just hope that Graham and crew don't get captured and thrown into Libby Prison.
Comments from author:
Well they won't get thrown into Libby Prison anyway.

Thanks for the review.
Review By [batzulger] • Date [24 Jul 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 2" from (Recent Donor)DaveTurner
Review:
Not 100% sure about this story yet, but I shall put it on track to see where you go with it.

Interesting idea about shooting Lee, though.

I always felt that the South didn't need to win they just needed not to lose!

Recognition from Britain and France might have made it easier for the South to buy arms and equipment. Otherwise I don't think it would have helped much.

DaveT.
Comments from author:
Henry Kissinger once said, "A regular soldier looses if he doesn't win. A guerrilla wins if he doesn't loose." So yeah I think you are right.

I think you are right on England and France too, unless they came in on the South's side the way France did in the Revolution.
Review By [(Recent Donor)DaveTurner] • Date [24 Jul 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 2" from war
Review:
not a bad plan they came up with.

good story looking forward to your next chapter.
Comments from author:
Thank you
Review By [war] • Date [24 Jul 10] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 2" from (Current Donor)mmooch
Review:
Yeah, Buffy better watch her temper. Sure hope nobody tries to hurt her or Giles or history might really be screwed. Just out of curiosity, do you have plans for leaving anyone in the past?
Comments from author:
Kinda

Thanks for the review.
Review By [(Current Donor)mmooch] • Date [24 Jul 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from burmafrdnow
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Actually the key events were all early in 1862. By 1863 the pattern and events were against the south. the Union Navy was growing bigger daily and the blockade was becoming more effective. the west was a total disaster as the South lost everywhere. The Union actually had a lot of units that were not used. They had over 20,000 men that sat at Washington until late in 1864 when Grant finally got the authority to use them. By the beginning of 1863 Washington DC was one of the most heavily fortified cities in the world. The Union Army's total strength hovered around 500,000 from 1862 on. The Army of the Potomac at most had 120,000; and around 80,000 with Grant. So there were a lot of forces that in an emergency could be called on.

The elections of 1864 were only thought to be close as regards the Presidency; the House and Senate (and remember that back then only the House was elected-the Senate was appointed by the state legislatures) were totally controlled by Republicans. The most rosy forecast for Democrats was that they might have been able to get enough votes to form a block that could preventa 2/3 vote in the house. That is another reason why even a Lincoln defeat would not have stopped the war. By the time McClellan would have been sworn in the war would have been all but over. The republicans were so radical that they would have kept pushing for a total victory no matter what.
Review By [burmafrdnow] • Date [9 Jun 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from JoeDineen
Review:
Waal, shootin' Bobby Lee has to be the most original way to change the course of the Civil War than anything I ever heard of. It might even work, though not because of anything that would happen in Virginia but with no Lee someone good might have gotten appointed to the defense of Atlanta and he might have been given enough troops to do it.
Stopping Sherman's March to the Sea would IMHO have cost Lincoln the election.

Edit: Um.. Joe are we agreeing or disagreeing? I agree with most of your points (Especially Viksburg) and for the record I think that the Souths chances were slim to none barring taking Washington in the early months.
Comments from author:
John Bell Hood was not a bad commander, he was maybe a bit offensive minded, but that was what the Confederates wanted at the time. If the South had won the Battle of Gettysburg, I don't think that they had the forces to actually take Washington, which was ringed with forts, and like Hannibal, Lee had no siege train. On the other hand, Panic might have done the job for him. The Union would have likely had to pull forces out of the West so that would have relieved some of the pressure there. In the end though it probably would not have mattered, because the key event of July 1863 happened at Vicksburg, not Gettysburg.
Review By [JoeDineen] • Date [9 Jun 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from burmafrdnow
Review:
As a historian and someone who has studied the civil war this is very interesting. Longstreet was very depressed at the time of the battle due to family deaths; but he was right that staking out good ground and forcing the Union to attack was the best strategy. It is very questionable that England and France would have recognized the South and how much difference that would have made. The North had such a huge advantage in power that only circumstances allowed the war to last as long as it did. Even if Lincoln had lost the election he would still have been Commander in Chief and the war would have been all but over before McClellan took office. Sherman was a very good commander and while Hood was a bad choice due to his pain and need for relief that addicted him to laudanum, even a better commander would probably only have delayed the fall of Atlanta by at most a few months. Most professional Civil war historians would tell you that there really was not all that much chance of the south ever winning or even surviving.
Comments from author:
I agree with you. I've always felt that the South lost their last/best chance of winning the war when they failed to follow Union Army back into Washington after First Bull Run (Or First Mannasses for any Confederates out there.)

But that's the fun of speculative fiction.

One thing I've always wondered though, in the 1864 Elections, how would the Republican Party have faired in Congress if Lincoln had been defeated? And how much of a diffrence would that have made in the fighting of the War.
Review By [burmafrdnow] • Date [9 Jun 10] • Not Rated
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