I do have a partiality for Hooker, I must admit. I feel that he gets done dirty by the generic overviews of the Civil War. When the only time you get mentioned is Chancellorsville, it is not hard to see how he gets the reputation, but a more thorough look at his career casts it in a brighter (if still far from perfect) light.Wonderful job! Also, it is always nice to see Joe Hooker do well in an Alt Civil War.
As for the maps, I'm planning on adding some more depicting the second phase of the battle as a some point in the future. I had the first two done and decided to post the chapter without delaying for the completion of the rest.
So far, Grant has been relegated to a low-level command in the Western Theater, Sherman is rising to be one of Thomas' more senior subordinate in the Western Theater, and Lee has been dead since 1861 as described in Chapter XXII.I wonder what Grant Sherman and Lee are doing ittl?
The Virginia Theater is looking to be in pretty bad shape, but the Confederacy does have the advantage of a much more interior capital in Atlanta relative to the more exposed Richmond of OTL. Nevertheless, Groveton has been a terrible setback to their cause.Seems like the secessionists are being handed one terrible defeat after another. At this rate, the CSA might last only a fraction as long as it did in OTL: which might be both a good and a bad thing, as the country would suffer from less bloodshed and destruction, but at the same time abolition might be once again delayed by a faster, sharper civil war.