April Is Confederate History Month

April is designated Confederate History Month in Alabama by the State School Board and Governor. The large opposition by the Northern people to Lincoln’s Tax War was a tremendous asset to the Confederate States.

Nearly half (45%) of all Northerners supported a voluntary union for the United States, as established by the Founding Fathers, and opposed Lincoln’s new compulsory union to collect a 40% Federal sales tax from Americans for Lincoln’s Wall Street partners.

Even in Franklin County, New York on the border of Canada, District Attorney W. A. Dart wrote to Lincoln’s Secretary of State, September 23, 1861, "In several of the towns nearly as many persons could be enlisted for the Southern Confederacy as could be for the United States."

These Northern Confederates almost defeated Lincoln’s reelection in 1864 with their political platform to end the war immediately and sign a peace treaty with the Confederate States.

Their Presidential candidate George McClellan received 45% of the Northern vote and, if Southern votes were allowed, Lincoln would have been handily defeated.

Whereupon today, the Confederate States and United States would be voluntary unions of sovereign, independent States, instead of a compulsory union of colonies of the Federal government.

Roger K. Broxton, President Confederate Heritage Fund