Editor says, what if James Buchanan had sold out the Union? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s).
Editor says, in this article we repurpose significant amounts of content from Wikipedia which reports that [in our timeline] "Although the Star of the West did not suffer any major damage, her captain, John McGowan, considered it too dangerous to continue and turned about to leave the harbor. The mission was abandoned and the Star of the West headed for her home port of New York Harbor". Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.