In the War Between the States, did the South even ponder guerilla fighting as an option after the formal surrender? I’ve always wondered this, and I’ve never been able to find any good information about it. There’s some that say President Davis called for it in a roundabout way, and I’ve even heard that he gave Gen. Lee a direct command to disperse his men to the hills if defeat was imminent. Any truth to those claims?
It seems to me that maybe if the South carried on with a couple years of partisan fighting they may have won their independence. Thoughts?