TL-191: Filling the Gaps

Oh ok I didn't see Cyclone . Which one did the crematorium ?
Wasn't mentioned directly, it was some outfit from Houston, and that Group Leader Pinkard was pissed they were sold a bill of goods because the crematorium was extremely faulty and that he planned on improving later, never had the chance obviously.
 
Story of the Donner Brigade

Several men from the Donner Brigade in Northern Alabama on an anti-partisan sweep, circa 1943.

In early 1940, the Confederate Department of Justice got a phone call from Attorney Koenig's office informing them that President Featherston had decided to give "suspended sentences to so-called "honorable poachers" and, depending on their behavior on the front, to pardon them." The order would specify state that they should not be of crimes involving trap setting, and to be enrolled in the marksmen rifle corps. Their commander was a man by the name of Hugh Donner, a Freedom Party member who had a history of being very violent which included raping adolescent girls and by all accounts, was a sadist.

A photo of Standard Leader Hugh Donner, circa 1941. Donner had served in the Army of Tennessee as an infantryman during the First Great War and had fought against the Negro Marxist Revolutionaries in Alabama. He would join the Freedom Party in 1921 and would also work at a bank and a knitwear factory. He was convicted in 1934 after raping a 14 year old office girl and stealing government property. The party would expel him and was forced to reapply for membership. After serving a 2 year sentence, Donner was released, but was incarcerated yet again for rape. In 1938, he would join the Freedom Party Guards in the Security Department and from there, would become the leader of a special unit.

The emblem of the Donner Brigade aka the 36th Special Security Division. The emblem featured a Griswold revolver, a broken sabre, and a deathshead symbol. The Union Army and the Negro Partisans would refer to this unit as the Head Hunters as a reference to both the men's criminal history and to their emblem.

In late 1940, the unit would be readied for their first anti-partisan sweep in South Carolina with Assault Band Leader Donner under his command with 300 men (who were all selected due to their disciplinary and criminal records). In the month of October alone, the Donner Brigade would kill a total of 74 Negro Partisans (51 were killed in firefights while all of the others were brutally executed by the men of the Brigade.) According to the author Matthew Cooper, "Wherever the Donner unit operated, murder and rape formed an everyday part of life and indiscriminate slaughter, beatings, and looting were rife." In June of 1941 alone, the unit would murder 4,000 Negroes in the Anderson Ghetto and 316 partisans and a further 700 labeled as "fugitive Negroes." In September of 1941, the unit was authorized to be expanded to a regiment sized unit, with new recruits being enlisted from the criminal underclass and military delinquents.

A member of the Donner Regiment in his camouflage uniform with a Colt M42 that he picked up off a dead partisan, circa 1942.

Throughout 1942 and most of 1943, the Regiment would operate throughout the Black Belt regions of the Confederacy, doing anti-partisan operations within the regions. But by late 1943 as the war situation grew dire for the CSA, the unit, now a division, was committed to the frontlines against the invading Union Army. There, they would prove to as atrocious to captured Union soldiers as to the African-Confederate population. The most notable example was the Scottsboro Massacre, where the men of the Donner Division executed 140 captured Union Soldiers (who of whom were whites) in a very brutal manner. During a skirmish near the town of Wattsville outside of Birmingham, Donner was seriously wounded and was sent to the rear. Replacing him was Chief Assault Leader Samuel Wellington, who tried to reorganize the battered unit, but unfortunately, with Donner gone, many of the men would desert from the division. By June 2nd, 1944, he realized that his unit virtually ceased to exist and so, would resign from his post. The remnants of the 36th Division would eventually be wiped out during the fighting in Birmingham by June 22nd. In August 2nd, 1944, Donner would be captured by the Union Army while attempting to flee to Mexico at the city of Shreveport in Louisiana, and he had died at their hands by August 8th, he was lynched by a group of blacks who happened to recognize him. Allegedly, the soldiers who were guarding him had helped them execute Donner.

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I bet all of you reading this knows what OTL Group that I am basing this off of.​
Reposting to here
 
This post of mine may contradict with the canon of Southern Victory, but I don't care as this is my post.

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A photograph of General Robert C. Richardson, Jr, circa 1942.

Robert C. Richardson, Jr was born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1882 whose father was an officer during the Second Mexican War. In 1900, Richardson would enter into the Confederate Army Officer's School in Richmond and graduated from there in 1902, which he went into the Cavalry as part of the 3rd Cavalry Brigade as a 2nd Lieutenant. At the outbreak of the First Great War, Richardson would be a Captain to which he commanded a Cavalry company during the first months of the war until his unit was disbanded in October of 1914. Afterwards he was briefly a supply officer before transferring into the Confederate Army Intelligence Corps, to which he proved very proficient at. During the Negro Rebellions, Richardson took the role of locating these cells, in which he helped with the destruction of 8 of these revolutionary cells with his intelligence work. Following war's end in 1917 and the subsequent Treaty of Arlington, Richardson would remain in the army. During the period between 1918 and 1934, he would be made commander of the 16th Infantry Regiment of the 2nd Division and then was made commander of the training base at Fort Hood in Texas in 1930. Now a Brigadier, Richardson had found this position to be a dead-end job and was expected to remain there for the rest of his career. In 1934, Richardson would then be offered a job as the head of the Confederate Military Intelligence Institute in Atlanta Georgia (or became more famously known as simply the Institute.) The High Command had noticed his great track record as a great intelligence officer during the First Great War, especially during the Red Negro Rebellions, and suggested him for the new post. Richardson would happily take up this offer and on his 52nd Birthday in October of 1934 he took his post, and was made a Lieutenant General on the spot. When Featherston came to power, Richardson had originally thought that he (Featherston) was everything that the new Confederacy needed. Featherston promised to rearm the Confederacy and to rebuild the Confederate Army, something that the General had supported. However when Featherston's administration began Freedomization of the CSA, Richardson became a determined opponent to the Freedom Party. The event that turned him into a determined Anti-Freedomite was the Invasion and harsh takeover of the State of Louisiana, which saw it's Governor, Huey B. Long got murdered. Upon the outbreak of Operation Blackbeard, Richardson would famously say to colleagues, "Should Featherston win, this will certainly be the end of the Confederacy. And if Featherston loses, this will also mean the end of the Confederacy and ourselves, too, for failing to get rid of him." Throughout the 1930s, under Featherston's instructions, Richardson and the Institute would establish a vast spy network across the Union such as in Philadelphia, in Utah, and in Sequoya. His network would gain for the Institute a large wealth of intelligence on the Union and it's armed forces. But due a large swathe of the Institute Leadership being anti-Freedomites, they would often misinform the Confederate High Command about the intelligence that they gathered. One notable occasion was just two days before the commencement of Operation Rosebud, when Featherston asked Richardson if his Western Flank was secure, Richardson would tell him that in Eastern Indiana/Western Ohio that there is only a few 2nd Line Union forces in the region. (However, Richardson knew about an impending Union offensive in the region.) Another occasion was during a briefing about the Union Superbomb program, Richardson would inform Clarence Potter that the Yankees "At the moment currently have two bombs, and are planning to use them soon." This misinformation by the Institute would make Potter concerned, which in turn would order the Confederate Superbomb team hurry on their bomb before the Union uses theirs on them. This would eventually lead to the botched superbombing of Philadelphia in early 1944. Other than misinforming the Confederate High Command, Richardson would also provide the Union with important intelligence material and information on their latest secret weapons projects. He would also provide the Union Government with details about the Population Reduction of the African-Confederate population as well as smuggling some Black Confederates out of the CSA aboard ships to South America. As the war went on, Featherston would lose his respect for Richardson and would ultimately relieve him from his post and to disband the Institute and hand over the role of intelligence work to the Freedom Party Foreign Office under Edward S. MacDonald in January of 1944 following the defeat at Chattanooga. In March of 1944, the Confederate Secret Police would find out about Richardson and his connection to various Anti-Freedomite movements, including a foiled plot that was aimed at assassinating President Jake Featherston and launching a coup against the Freedom Party. Richardson was then taken to Camp Dependable alongside several of his colleagues from the Institute, such as Rear-Admiral Henry Olson following a show trial and a court-martial. Days before the Union Army came to liberate the camp, he, Olson, and a theologian reverend named George Benson were executed by hanging at the camp naked in front of everyone. The three of them would be cremated after that at the camp crematorium. After the war during the 1945 Nashville War Crime tribunal, it was revealed through his main subordinate named Harold G. Crawford the various deeds that General Richardson had done trough his opposition to Jake Featherston and the Freedom Party. In the present day, Richardson has become an iconic person to the anti-Freedomite movement within the Confederacy. His most famous quote was made before his execution, "I die for the Confederacy. I have a clear conscience. I only did my duty to my country when I tried to oppose the criminal folly of The Snake."

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Though this man was a real guy, I had mostly based TL-191's Richardson off of Admiral Wilhelm Canaris.​
 
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More likely hed be a Major General, Jake didn't promote many officers, and notably never promoted a single Officer to full General rank (probably because he despised all the old Generals who held the rank as they were Jrs, III and IVs)

Forrest was a Lt. Gen throughout the entire war,, despite being the de-facto commander in chief of the Confederate Army, Patton never advanced beyond Lt. Gen despite ultimately coming to command the entire Army of Kentucky, and Coomer commanded the Army of Northern Virginia. Hell I think the Commander of the West Texas was only a Brigadier General.

Outside of that nitpick, bravo!
 
Senators, Governors, and Representatives of the United States/Confederate States

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James Stephan "Jim" Hogg
Governor of Texas
1891-1895
Texas Attorney General
1887-1891​

James "Jim" Hogg was a major figure in Texan history during the late 19th century. The son of Brigadier General Joseph L. Hogg, who died in the War of Succession, Jim Hogg would become governor of Texas in the 1890s. Unlike his predecessor, Hogg came from a poor household and received only a basic education. However, Hogg was a determined worker and would rise to become the state attorney general. Opposed to the ruling planters' domination of most of the CSA, Hogg would become the first Texan governor from the Radical Liberal party. His rhetoric was populist in nature, and was opposed to the centralized ownership of railroads under only a few rich individuals. His power base was poor whites, rural farmers, and Natives who migrated from Sequoya. Decades after his death, Hogg would continue to have a good reputation in Texas, and especially rose in popularity after Texas separated from the CSA at the end of the Second Great War.
 
Just wanted to drop in and send my Best Wishes to the FILLING THE GAPS 'Cabinet' and all other fans currently enduring the present pandemic problems; Keep Well and keep up the Good Work you fellows!
 
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