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The alternate history plot in this timeline, will be General E Lee's smashing victory at Gettysburg in 1863 resulting in mass casualties for the Union, namely "Pickets Charge" which turns out to be a success. Pushing forward, he marches on Washington forcing President Lincoln to sign a peace deal, recognising the Sovereignty of the Confederate States of America.
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Gettysburg 1863 - Peace

Robert E Lee successfully smashes through the Union armies at Gettysburg, using waves of infantry and constant artillery fire, and Pickets charge pushing Union forces into retreat. Although heavily outnumbered and outgunned, his victory is final.

In Washington preparations for defence begins. However, overall morale in the Union drops significantly due to the victory at Gettysburg, and the elimination of a greater part of the Federal Army. Therefore, President Lincoln has no other choice but to make peace with General Lee, signing the peace treaty of Boston, forcing the United States to recognise full independence and sovereignty of the Confederacy, excepting their continuation of human slavery, and not to interfere with any trade it makes with other nations. Almost immediately, the British and French empires recognise the new nation and begin opening up trade and commerce relations.

Post War-Confederacy

The Confederate government, now independent, needed to start focusing on building a real country of its own. The first steps were to start up trade and commerce relations with European nations, i e, Britain, France and Spain. The Confederacy also looked for expansion especially toward the Southern Border. Building a strong, sufficient and modernised version of the Confederate States Army, had to be done in order to expand further. Treatments of the Slaves worsened in time. Increase harshness, increasing punishment led to major slave rebellions breaking out in the 1880s.

Slave Uprisings 1881-87

As the Confederate States began work to build itself as a strong, free nation. Its ability to grow economy, government and army was stressed in its Slavery. Blacks had to work ever hard now, at plantations in order to make sure food, wood and iron were made for the Confederacy. Whipping, hanging, torture and depriving slaves was abrupt and off the roof, creating sever conditions and hatred then ever before by the slave owners and plantation owners. In Georgia, Texas and Virgina small but minor slave revolts on plantations break out, however put down successfully by militia.

However, a major rebellion took place in Virgina. A small well armed group of black slaves believed to be veteran confederate soldiers stormed plantations, freeing hundreds of slaves then moving toward mountainous areas, initiated a guerrilla war, which became known as the "Virgina struggle."

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