Grant Pulls a Sherman

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: Before 1900' started by Japhy, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. Japhy Second Best Poster on the Site

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    What would happen if in 1868 General Ulysses S Grant stated that he would not accept the nomination of any party nor the office of President if he was elected? Who are the most likely (Or most interesting Dark Horses) candidates for the Republican Party without the Hero of Vicksburg and Appomattox?
     
  2. Art Well-Known Member

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    John Fremont?

    I don't know?
     
  3. LordVetinari Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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    Errr....I tried a timeline on this. There was possible politicking to have George H. Thomas elected, which I did. It ended in that I made it too ASB.
    But there were calls in Ohio and other states from men who had served under him to put him on the ballot. He declined. But, it could be possible.
    He had a stroke in 1870, but it may have been caused by answering a letter, and if things had involved him not answering it...