Photos from Featherston's Confederacy/ TL-191

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Confederate Militia Men in the Southwest, still wearing out dated Grey Uniforms

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A Virginia Central Railroad manifest freight rolls along the Virginia Centrals James River line. Build on the tow path of the old James River and Kanawha Canal the VC's James River line offered the VC a water level route into the Shenandoah Valley and down into the Southwest Virginia Coal Fields where it would compete with the Atlantic Mississippi and Ohio RR for dominance in the transport of Coal. Picture taken sometime in the Mid 1930's

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The Atlantic Mississippi and Ohio Railroad was perhaps the premier east west link for the Confederacy though out its existence. Founded in 1869 by William Mahone and his wife. It gain a fortune from the transportation of Coal from Southwest Virginia, Eastern Kentucky, North Carolina and Tennessee. Its tracks stretched west from Norfolk Va to Memphis on the Mississippi and Louisville on the Ohio. Here is one of the AM&O's massive 4-8-4 N class locomotives pulling its flagship train the Virginia Cardinal trains 12 and 14 from Norfolk to Memphis. With stops in Lynchburg, Salem, Bristol, Knoxville, and Nashville along the way. Her sister train that ran to Louisville was called the Thoroughbred trains 15 and 16. In both cases one train would run west east while the other east west.
A potential difference between the real world and that of the books might be the continued use of 1,524 mm gauge in the South. It was all converted to standard gauge in 1886 in our world, but with the CSA existing as a separate nation they might have decided not to do it, to deny the USA from effectively using their own rail network against themselves. Would also be a fun little nod to the problems the Germans faced with the Russian 1,520 mm railroads, since they used the standard gauge themselves.
 
I plan on going into this but what would become tye American Locomotive Company started as the Tredegar Locomotive Works in Richmond VA. Pre Civil War so not all csa Locomotives are imported in 191. Plus the AM&O (which became the Norfolk and Western in 1873 OTL ) will have its own shops in Lynchburg VA.
 
So maybe it was discussed previously but in our TL , Rommel is the “good German” , which I don’t believe but let’s not discuss that lol.
Who amongst the Confederates would the US see as that equivalent? The honorable for who was just in service to a bad cause? Patton is my easy answer but hey NBF III tried to kill Featherston and idk maybe George Marshall?
 
So maybe it was discussed previously but in our TL , Rommel is the “good German” , which I don’t believe but let’s not discuss that lol.
Who amongst the Confederates would the US see as that equivalent? The honorable for who was just in service to a bad cause? Patton is my easy answer but hey NBF III tried to kill Featherston and idk maybe George Marshall?

Not any knowledge about actions of CSA generals but perhaps Patton. But he seems bit too obvious.
 
The primary issue of course being so few named Confederate Generals in Official Canon so we rely alot on Head Canon.

Brigadier General Ling is probably up there; Commander of the Army of West Texas, he was just doing a job and since the Texas campaign appears to have been waged similar to the North Africa campaign its likely Dowling had an adequate opinion of him.

George Marshall likely, depending if you believe head Canon about him (there's a posy in an another topic about his capture at Pittsburgh)

Patton is too obvious aye.

Hank Coomer no, he was specifically called out for being a strong Freedom Party man in 1920.

I have a list of a few other Confederate officers I was working on for my OrBat of the CS Army I could dig up.
 
Post-war, with the CSA fully defeated, the US are going vilify the CS Military just as much as being a part the Featherston regime just like the FPG was--even those "just following orders". The army are definitely not clean, and as such there would not be anything like the clean Wehrmacht myth. But they may find a few generals who chose not to deport any African-Americans and other Northern civilians south, and others who chose to spare the lives of POWs and treated US POWs well.

Since Ling operated in the area of Camp Determination, he would've well known about it and even protected it and had a hand in deportations. David's write up in 'After the End' has him being executed for being a major accessory to murder.
 
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did they have a TL-191 equivalent of operation Valkyrie like a group of Confederate Army Generals had to kill Jake Featherston and the incite a coup to prevent the war from dragging on against the United States only got failed because Jake Featherston got survived and he ordered an arrest of Confederate Generals been planned the assassination attempt and got executed if theres an equivalent of Claus Von Stauffenburg when he got shot by Confederate soldiers in a firing squad Long Live United States of America before he dies
 
did they have a TL-191 equivalent of operation Valkyrie like a group of Confederate Army Generals had to kill Jake Featherston and the incite a coup to prevent the war from dragging on against the United States only got failed because Jake Featherston got survived and he ordered an arrest of Confederate Generals been planned the assassination attempt and got executed if theres an equivalent of Claus Von Stauffenburg when he got shot by Confederate soldiers in a firing squad Long Live United States of America before he dies
There was one lead by members of the CSA General Staff in the books, and I failed just lile the one in OTL Germany.
 
So maybe it was discussed previously but in our TL , Rommel is the “good German” , which I don’t believe but let’s not discuss that lol.
Who amongst the Confederates would the US see as that equivalent? The honorable for who was just in service to a bad cause? Patton is my easy answer but hey NBF III tried to kill Featherston and idk maybe George Marshall?
Rehabilitation of the Wehrmacht was far more of a Western phenomenon in OTL, so such a view is unlikely to develop in the Union IMO. A similar narrative of honourable Confederates fighting against Yankee domination might develop in powers opposed to the US, such as Japan, or maybe Germany in the event of a split however.

Both Patton and Forrest would fit well into that, the former being mostly concerned with military matters outside of the Confederate heartland and thus having little direct involvement in the Reductions even if he knows of them, and the latter because of his whole Valkyrie thing. Marshall might either be too irrelevant considering he's not CoS, or have been purged by Featherston at some point for liberal sympathies. Ling was involved in defending Determination, and Coomer was a loyal Freedomite, so they're both out.
 
Are there any pics of Willy Knight or the Redemption League? Always been one of my favorite parts of the timeline.
Vice President Willy Knight (F/R-TX), 1938
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