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  • With more research, could correlations be made between different regions, literacy rates in those areas, and the frequency of desertion?  Likewise, can relations be made between literacy rates and volunteer enlistments?
  • Had the Weekly Standard not supported Vance in 1862, would he have won the election for governor? Consider the fact that Vance later defeated Holden in the 1864 election. 
  •  Is there any evidence that soldiers came home from battle and disputed the published accounts of battles? For example, the Register’s publication of the Battle of Shiloh as a Confederate Victory.