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1860: Upon hearing of Lincolns election as President of the United States, the Texas Legislature votes to secede from the Union and reform the Republic of Texas, the Indian Territories soon follow and establish the Republic of Oklahoma, which immediately allies with Texas in the Austin-Oklahoma City Pact. Upon hearing this South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, and Louisiana secede and form independent republics, although are soon forced to sign an alliance with each other, Oklahoma, and Texas. President-Elect Lincoln is dumbfounded, but can do nothing until inaugurated next year.

1861: Abraham Lincoln is inaugurated as President of the United States, and he calls for 75,000 troops to put down the rebellion and restore the Union, with this, unlike in OTL, Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee instantly secede and form their own republics while joining the A-OC Pact.

The Eastern Front: The Army of the Potomac under US General George B McClellan, which numbers 45,000 men, crosses the Potomac and attacks the Army of Northern Virginia, (which is commanded by Robert E Lee of Virginia, which numbers 38,000 troops), at the Battle of Bull Run, in which the Virginians are horribly defeated, destroying the states main and strongest army, allowing the Union to move southwards and occupy Richmond, forcing the state of Virginia to surrender to the United States and be occupied by American troops. In an attempt to salvage something of their struggle, the remainng troops and officers in Virginia are sent to North Carolina to help in the states defense.

The Central Front: The Army of the Ohio invades Tennessee, and the Union forces defeat the states main army, and the remaining Tennessee troops and officers are sent to Alabama to help in their defense. US troops occupy Tennessee.

The Western Front: US troops invade Oklahoma but are forced out after the Battle of Oklahoma City, in which a joint Texan and Oklahoman Force crushes the Union army and shoots a middle aged general named Ulysses S Grant, and the pursing A-OC Army invades Kansas and pillages some of the Kansas countryside as well as destroying the internal frame work of the sates road and rail system, which allows A-OC Pact troops to run rampant around the state for over a month before Patrick Cleburne, THE armies commander, orders the withdrawal from the state and back home, seizing several important military arsenals along the way as well as destroying a good deal of that seasons crops. The USA lands troops in New Orleans and occupies the city, then begins preparations for a thrust up the Mississippi river next year to cut the A-OC Pact in half. US troops invade Arkansas and take Little Rock, forcing Arkansas to surrender to the Union and be occupied by US Troops.

1862

The Eastern Front: The Army of the Potomac invades North Carolina, but the same as what occurred in Virginia occurs once more as A-OC troops from both Virginia and Tennessee evacuate the state and march westwards towards Mobile, where they join the Alabama States Army. The Army of the Potomac invades South Carolina and Georgia, and after 25,000 more troops are sent to join the Union Army, South Carolina falls while Georgia is soon forced to send its entire military to Alabama where they can most likely help the cause, as Georgia would fall later that year at the latest extent, and soon US troops occupy Georgia’s state capitol and put the state under military rule. Florida suggests that the remaining states (Texas, Oklahoma, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana) in the A-OC pact unite to form one nation, and Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana agree to this and meet in Mobile, Alabama to discuss this idea. Its end result is the formation of the Confederate States of America, which moves its capitol to Montgomery, Alabama. The Confederate Army then receives the fallen states permission to put their armed forces into the Confederate Armed Forces, more than doubling the Armies size, of which Robert E Lee takes command, and the Confederate Army now numbers just under 195,000 men. The Confederacy then adopts OTL’s “Stars and Bars” as its national flag. Texas and Oklahoma sign an alliance with the new Confederacy, which begins to repulse the attacking Union armies now that the remaining Southern States are now unified.

The Oklahoma Front: Texan and Oklahoman troops march once more into Kansas and defeat a smaller Union Army forming in Topeka numbering 23,000 men with minimal casualties, and the Texan-Oklahoman Army occupies the city, and forces the Kansas legislature to secede from the Union and form the Republic of Kansas, which then “votes” to unite with the Republic of Oklahoma as the Republic of Kansas-Oklahoma, which is then renamed the Republic of Sequoya, and 4,000 Kansanites are drafted into the Texan-Oklahoman (now Texan-Sequoyan), Army, after they swear loyalty to Texas and Sequoya.

The Texan Front: Texas sends 2,000 troops to help the Confederacy while the main Texan Army of 39,000 men invades the Arizona Territory and takes its territorial capitol and forces it to join the Texan Republic. Texan troops then prepare to invade New Mexico Territory. A Union Army begins to form in California.

1863

Eastern Front: Union General George B McClellan invades the Confederate State of Alabama with half of his Army (a total force of 32,000 men), but is forced back by the Confederate Army of Alabama, which numbers 48,000 men, and using entrenchments, the Confederate troops are able to destroy the Union army after wave after wave of Union assaults melt away against the Confederate trenches, reducing the Union Army to only 3,800 troops, causing over 28,000 casualties with approximately 21,300 deaths and 6,900 wounded, with the wounded being taken by the retreating Union Army and most of those injured dying as they retreat back into Georgia, and this causes Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina to revolt and join the Confederate States of America, which in turn causes the states of Tennessee and Arkansas to revolt and join the Confederacy as well, enlarging the CSA by almost twice its size at its formation. US troops in these new Confederate States are captured after the Battle of Atlanta in which McClellan is shot by a CS sniper, causing the Union troops o fall into disarray and surrender. The main Union Army is now defeated, and the CSA begins to organize the Army of Georgia and it is planned to be moved to North Carolina next year.

The Sequoya Front: The Texan-Sequoyan Army is attacked by the newly formed Union Army of Missouri, which numbers 45,000 men. The Texan-Sequoyan Army numbers only 42,000 men, but Texan reinforcements numbering 6,000 men arrive halfway through the Battle, and pull a flanking maneuver against the Army of Missouri and destroy the Union forces, although Texan and Sequoyan casualties are high, and over 3,000 are dead on the battlefield. This second massacre causes many American citizens begin to think about ending the war and ending the slaughter, while even though the war started well for the Union; the South, Sequoya, and Texas have completely turned the tables against the Union and are nearing victory, or at least a stalemate.

The Texan Front: Texas invades the New Mexico Territory and captures it capital; forcing the New Mexico Territory to secede and join the Texan Republic, The Texan Army then begins a mass draft in preparation for an invasion of California.

1864:

The Eastern Front: The Confederate Army of Georgia successfully reaches Raleigh, North Carolina, and entrenches itself in and around the city, as to defend better against Union forces.

The Sequoyan Front: The Texan-Sequoyan Army continues to defend its territories against the Union Armies and repels two more armies under Union control, securing the control of Kansas from the Union. 8,000 Sequoyan and Texan troops are sent north to join the Texan-Sequoyan Army, which now numbers over 52,000 men.</p>


The Texan Front: The Texan Armed Forces now numbers over 95,000 men, with a few Confederate units inside Texas’s Armies. And now the newly formed Army of Arizona, (which now number 41,000 men), crosses the Texan-Californian border and occupies Santa Barbara on the Pacific Coast and entrenches itself in and around the city. The Union then calls up the Union Army of California (which numbers 36,000 men), and it assaults the Confederate positions in Santa Barbara, but the Union assaults melt away in wave after wave, and the Army of California under General Fremont is forced to surrender, and the General is taken prisoner as a guest of honor by the Texan officials and he is sent to Austin, where the Texan President officially meets the victor of the Mexican-American War and he is given honorable housing in Austin as a guest of President Houston, (who stayed in control of Texas as the state never joined the CSA as in OTL, and since Texas wanted only to reform the Republic of Texas, and he understood the peoples plight), and he regularly has lunch with Houston and is treated quite well. Presidential Elections in the Union: Furious at the slaughter of their sons, husbands, and fathers, the Union’s populace votes out Lincoln in favor of the Democratic Nominee and former General Henry (?), Meade, causing a disgraced Lincoln to proclaim a ceasefire between the United States of America, and the Republic of Texas, the Republic of Sequoya, and the Confederate States of America, and the ceasefire is based upon recognizing these said states independence, and negotiations begin in Richmond, Virginia. 1865: Negotiations: Lincoln urges his diplomats in Richmond to sign a peace treaty before Meade takes office and gives away more than is needed to make peace. After the negotiations almost fall of track several times, a treaty is signed between representatives from Texas, Sequoya, the Confederacy, and the United States, and the terms are as follow:

  1. The independence of Texas, Sequoya, and the Confederate States will be recognized by the United States as well as that of Virginia, and all US military forces will be removed from Virginia and the three above said states.
  2. Texas will be recognized as having the state of Texas, the New Mexico Territory, and the Arizona Territory, as well as having the Nevada tip below New Mexico Territories northern border (which is 37 Degrees North Latitude).
  3. The Confederacy will be recognized as having South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, and Tennessee.
  4. Sequoya will be recognized as the Indian Territories and Kansas.
  5. Plebiscites will take place in Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, and Delaware, on joining the Confederacy, staying with the Union, establishing new Republics, or in Missouri’s place, joining Sequoya, or in Maryland, Kentucky, and Delaware’s case, joining Virginia, and these will take place next year in 1866.
  6. Virginia, (including OTL’s West Virginia), will be recognized as OTL’s Virginia before the Civil War and it will be allowed to join the CSA or stay independent as its own republic.

The Union: President-elect Meade is inaugurated as President of the United States, and he begins to try and establish relations with Sequoya, Texas, and the Confederacy. The Confederacy: Confederate President Jefferson Davis celebrates the Confederacy and its victory over the Union, and he responds favorably to President Meade of the Union and his attempt to establish strong and friendly relations between their two nations. Diplomats between the two nations are exchanged in April. Texas: President Sam Houston celebrates Texas’s victory and its regaining of its independence from the Union, although he wishes it could have been accomplished without bloodshed and more peacefully. He to accepts Meade’s offer of friendly relations, and the United States and Texas exchange Diplomats in early May. The Reconstruction and Industrial Bills are passed by the Texan Congress and signed into Law by President Houston, which would help repair the lightly damaged Texan infrastructure and build a better road and railway system to move people, troops and resources around the country. Sequoya: Sequoya President John Lightfeather (which is a translation of his Indian name), accepts relations with the United States and diplomats are exchanged between the Republic and the United States. Virginia: Virginia begins to build up its infrastructure, and Robert E Lee is inaugurated as the Republics new President. He accepts the relations offer of President Meade and Diplomats are exchanged for the first time. The Norfolk Naval Base and all vessels there are ceded to Virginia by the United States government to help in the formation of friendly relations. 1866: Plebiscites take place in Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky, and Missouri, and the results are as follow:

  • Delaware votes to remain in the Union.
  • Maryland votes to join the Republic of Virginia, seeing that the CSA is to far away and that the Union is not very friendly to its politics as of the time being, and will most likely stay that way.
  • Kentucky votes to join the Confederate States of America.
  • Missouri votes to form its own republic, as its own population is torn on joining the CSA or staying with the Union, and it is decided to compromise and form the Republic of Missouri, as Sequoya is seen as “red mans land”, and not what the people of Missouri want.

The Union: The United States acknowledges the plebiscites and cedes Kentucky to the Confederacy and Maryland to Virginia. Missouri is recognized as an independent nation and US troops evacuate the state. The Confederacy: Kentucky is admitted to the Confederacy as a state, and the Confederate Flag is raised over Frankfort, the state capitol. Texas: Texas begins to carve states from inside its borders and the following borders are created, and these new states are called Arizona, New Mexico, Deseret, Texarkana, Austin, Houston, and Tejas. Sequoya: Sequoya President John Lightfeather begins to propose legislation that would increase Sequoya’s industry and its military capacity, and these bills are all passed by the Sequoya National Assembly, and construction on a raod system and gun factory are set to begin next year. Virginia: Maryland is welcomed into the Republic and admitted as a state into the Republic. Virginia begins negotiations on joining the Confederacy, but these talks are interrupted by a revolt in Western Virginia for reunification with the United States. The USA offers to mediate between both sides but President Lee politely declines saying “thank you for the offer, but the problem can be solved within our own borders”. The Confederacy and Texas offer aid, but this is also declined, but much more warmly, and military aid such as guns and money is accepted. Missouri: Missouri halfheartedly celebrates its independence, and talks begin on rejoining the USA or joining the CSA.

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