Recently I was at Mount Vernon and saw that during the Civil War both Union and Confederate troops saw the house as "neutral holy ground" and often went there on a pilgrimage and toured the grounds and paid their respect to his grave. So, as time went on would Southern history books (for like elementary and high school kids) consider the South the true successor to the USA and the "USA" as a corrupt version? Would Washington through Buchanan as "canon" and presidents? Could Washington's birthday be a Confederate holiday? Or would US history be considered semi-"colonial" (outside of events that took place in the South) and "national" history begins in 1860? Jamestown mentioned, but not the Pilgrims; Battle of Yorktown but not Saratoga? How would a national history develop with an independent CSA?