Stars And Bars takes a look at an alternative history where the Union lost at the Battle of Gettysburg, and was ultimately forced to surrender to General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Court House.
This timeline splits from our own on July 3, 1863.
On the third and final day of the Battle of Gettysburg, a desperate General Lee orders all of his troops forward in an offensive against the Union center line. By sheer determination and resilience, Confederate forces break through the line and divide the enemy forces. The Union Army is devastated, and Lee easily destroys almost all of the once-great Army of the Potomac.
In the months that followed, it became clear that the new General, Ulysses Grant, could not contend with the power of an emboldened and overpowering Confederate army. With great reluctance, he surrendered to Lee at Appomattox Court House, ending the war and granting the Confederate States their independence.