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April 22, 2014

When the Civil War ended, thousands of Confederates chose

to leave the United States entirely and settle in Brazil.
About 10,000 Southerners made the trip to Brazil, where most settled in the state of São Paulo. Today their descendants form an ethic subgroup. In the city of Americana, the 300-member Fraternity of American Descendants holds an annual festival with Confederate flags, uniforms, and music, and a local cemetery holds the remains of W.S. Wise, the great-uncle of former First Lady Rosalynn Carter. - - Confederados – Futility Closet

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 22, 2014 7:43 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Now that is damn interesting. People who said they would leave and actually did leave the once great U.S. of A.

Posted by: Terry at April 22, 2014 7:36 AM

Prophetic comment cited there...

"For, as surely as that these four years of disastrous war have left most of those who have been true to themselves and their ancestors penniless, homeless, despoiled, and bereaved, so surely the future, with its cumbrous disabilities, and fearful forebodings, promises nothing better than poverty and humiliation.”

O futuro chegou.

Posted by: goy at April 22, 2014 2:23 PM

Wanna feel old?
Amy Carter is 46.

Posted by: ghostsniper at April 23, 2014 3:29 PM

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