This is just an impression as I'm finishing my first time all the way thru in the big April '61 campaign.
It's late fall of '63 and my Union has taken every objective city. Actually almost every city in a railroad region is possessed by the Union. The south has at most 2 decent divisions left on the entire map (and they are hiding in remote mountain regions). The game is way over by any rational test.
However we soldier on because the highest morale I've ever achieved is 174/185.
There seem to be at least two problems-
The victory conditions mentioned in the intro, controlling Memphis, Nashville, Richmond and New Orleans, have been met for over 6 months now, but no victory.
The Return to Neutral event fires so often that I don't believe that attaining 185 morale will ever be met.
Talk about moving the goalpost as stated another thread.