This chapter sums up the main arguments raised in the book, noting that Civil War writings and narratives disprove the belief that only victors write good histories. It contends that some of these writings show that it is the vanquished whose histories have also prevailed. In a society where anyone willing to pay can publish anything, not only the victors can write histories. The chapter concludes that military narratives were so effective that they can be considered the objects of history which future readers will continue to learn from.
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