halbert asks: "How would Gettysburg (and the Civil War, and current history) have been different if Jackson had lived long enough to serve the rest of the war as Lee's strong right arm?"
A question that takes us right into the fascinating world of alternate histories.
Just google "stonewall jackson alternate history" (without the quotes) and you will turn up an abundance of hits about
his appearance in said alternate histories.
Also, this from the Wikipedia article about
him:"Stonewall Jackson has appeared in a number of alternative history novels. He is the subject of Douglas Lee Gibboney's short novel Stonewall Jackson at Gettysburg, which dwells on Jackson's presence on the outcome of the Gettysburg Campaign. Jackson also appears in Harry Turtledove's How Few Remain, where Jackson leads the main army of an independent Confederacy in an 1881 war against the United States. Stonewall Jackson is the protagonist of Stonewall Goes West by R.E. Thomas, where Jackson survives his wounding at Chancellorsville to replace Braxton Bragg at the head of the Army of Tennessee."
And the list goes on (do that google search).
BTW, The appearance of alternate histories for just about
any historical event or person has become very popular. (in fact, I described in just a few posts above the one I had read recently about
an alternate history for President John F. Kennedy). It is even becoming popular and accepted among professional historians themselves, on the grounds that one has to know in considerable detail the facts about
the original event or person, which is good, in order to do a logical alternate history, but as well because the shaping of history in a different (alternate) way in this manner may actually offer clues for an entirely new interpretation of what really did happen.
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