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November, 1862. A last battle is held in Lexington, Kentucky, cornering the Union army against the Appalachian Mountains. A surrender is filed and the Civil War ends. Now it is the middle of the month, and reconstruction has begun...
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SnowClaw of Windclan
November, 1862. A last battle is held in Lexington, Kentucky, cornering the Union army against the Appalachian Mountains. A surrender is filed and the Civil War ends. Now it is the middle of the month, and reconstruction has begun...Robert E. Lee has become the president of the Confederate States of America as both sides pick up the shards from their defeat. Slavery has not yet been abolished and will not be until another five to ten years. The South has learned that they cannot rely only on cotton and tobacco, and now they grow food, raise animals.
1/24/2010 #1
SnowClaw of Windclan

General Jackson has met with President Lee to discuss sending men west to make sure that Union forces have left. After thinking on this President Lee has decided to withhold any military action, as it could be deemed as aggression. Jackson has decided to return to his teaching carreer until needed.

1/26/2010 #2
SnowClaw of Windclan

The roleplay in the Confederate Senate has started and at the moment we're getting used to the procedures. Please look at the guide on the first post to be clear. Thank you. :)

1/27/2010 #3
SnowClaw of Windclan

We've set up the government well and have a Pro Tempore and VP for the Senate. Conflict over bills has already started; the last of the state topics are being made today. We've hit 715 posts!

1/31/2010 #4
SnowClaw of Windclan

Day two of the Senate. Bella Leon has begun a deal with Victor Cromwell to have influence on his vote in the Senate. He hopes to use her to intimidate others in return.

2/2/2010 #5
SnowClaw of Windclan

Senate Day Two. A bill to increase the amount of tax money going to education to 15%, proposed by Georgia Sen. Ulysses Flynn, was approved in the Senate.

2/3/2010 #6
SnowClaw of Windclan

All Richmond residents are cordially invited to the Carters' winter ball, which will be held at the Carter Estate in Richmond, Virginia, in one day.

2/3/2010 #7
Leon Trotsky

I've got one question: why is Robert E. Lee the President when the Confederate President had a term of six years so Jefferson Davis would predictably have a good four years left as President? I can certainly see Lee becoming President, if he were at all into politics, because he would have certainly been popular enough if he won , but it's probably be a few years after the war came to a close.

2/7/2010 #8
SnowClaw of Windclan

In this alternate, I'm thinking two year terms with a maximum of three consecutive terms. Legislators serve 2 year terms as well with an unlimited amount of consecutive terms, and the same applies to the Vice President. My apologies to everyone for not stating that earlier...O.o So, essentially, this is alternate history even before the B.O.K., because the foundations are a little different to enable the plot.

2/7/2010 #9
SnowClaw of Windclan

President Lee has reconsidered General Jackson's thoughts about Texas and has sent him and his brigade to occupy the state. However, he stated that he does not want violence of any sort, and that it is merely for protection and to make it known that the Confederacy wants the state. The third day of the Senate has passed and the Carters' winter ball has begun.

Scandal! Natalie, a woman from Richmond, broke down during the ball after seeing Bella Leon act inconvienienced by the affections of Walter Davis, whom she is currently arguing with because, after he kissed her, she became infuriated and left him, a few minutes later dancing with Senator Flynn, whom she has agreed to try and persuade to side with Victor Cromwell, because he is allowing her absolute authority on his vote for water related bills and 3,000 dollars deposited directly to her bank account in the city each month.

Father John Lawrence, a Roman Catholic priest, is currently talking to Natalie, and Jim Bailey is having heart problems.

2/14/2010 #10
SnowClaw of Windclan

Another scandal, already? Walter Davis kissed the lady Bella Leon not once but twice, at which point she turned on him and got into an argument. He finally saw her true face and left in a fury, going to a bar to drink away his sorrows before being stopped by Senator Cromwell, who made a deal with him to bring the woman down.

In Texas, General Jackson has arrived thinking that there will be some form of order amongst the rangers, however, he has found nothing and decides that that is his first priority. He has gotten into an argument with Riley Simon, a ranger with a strong dislike of the government and the military, and has appointed him colonel despite the fact that Riley isn't in the military and continues to disrespect him.

2/16/2010 #11
SnowClaw of Windclan

Attack! Natives have struck the Texan camp while Sanchez and a group of twelve were away, badly wounding Wesley and five others. Wesley is expected to live, and is under the watchful eye of General Jackson, who is taking care of him. Riley has captured a wild stallion, called the White Face, and is attempting to break him while visiting Wesley every so often. However, Jackson has acused him of not visiting enough, thus angering him further. Marilyn, Riley's childhood friend, Shannon, the closest thing to a medic, and Raul and Esperanza, two Mexican immigrants, have all been introduced.

In Richmond, Bella Leon has confessed to Father John Lawrence at the chapel and, for penance, has apologized to Walter and agreed to start over their relationship in what appears to be an attempt to be a better woman. She has also agreed to cancel the deal with Senator Cromwell, but has not yet. Despite her semi-desire to restrain herself, it is difficult and poses a challenge.

2/21/2010 #12
SnowClaw of Windclan
Wesley has recovered from his wounds and is partially able to participate in the camp activities, having made a slight bond with Jackson during the time that he was taking care of him. While Riley was away Marilyn told Jackson about the story of how she was r*** by soldiers and thus why Riley dislikes the military, causing them both to break down. Jackson is still affected by it, as is Riley, who was furious when he saw the scene. He has stated that he blames himself for it.

In Richmond, Bella and Walter have reconciled although their relationship is far from sturdy. Bella struggles with intense anger towards him after discovering that he was plotting with Cromwell to spy on her and the two have not spoken much.

3/11/2010 #13
SnowClaw of Windclan

Bella and walter now lay in a semi-truce and he has purchased her a cat, Josef. Walter's colleague Elliott Reno has found himself quite fond of her cousin, Pauline, and Mathieu, a student under them both, has been causing problems. After indirectly denying the terribly shy girl Melanie friendship May, a wealthy girl in the student council, has taken it upon herself to help her become more social.

Jackson's wife has arrived with his child. Also, a native American, Coyote Foot, was captured and held before being released after she was seen watching the camp, although it was due to personal interest. She has met a few other members of the camp and has spoken to Jackson.

3/24/2010 #14
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