Re: The Confederate Nation
"protect life there."......that is what I've read was exactly the idea, not invade the North. Just make it impossiable for the Union Army to remain in the South. The US Government would have had a tough time fighting ex-Confederate's in the South and the Plains Indians at the same time. I think it would have worked out. The government would have to make peace with one or the other and I don't see either one getting excited about that.