Very interesting reading Mark. Many Confederates moved to Brazil after the war. There is a "colony" of their ancestors still there and active. They flew the Confederate Battle Flag and cherished it as the badge of honor that it is. I especially liked the quote "Tell Harison Torrence wee hav as good watter here as ther is in Gaston NC and if he was here and workt as hard as he dose there he would soon get ritch". Was he a moonshiner? Great reading Mark. Also good to see this board getting active again.