In the early 1860s, the Confederate States of America was a short-lived, upstart nation that attempted, unsuccessfully, to secede from the United States of America over the abolition of slavery. A horrific American Civil War swept across vast regions of the country, and at the end of it, over half a million Americans were dead.
Points of Interest
- The Confederacy has been heavily romanticized and sentimentalized in many comic books. Survivors and descendants of Confederate military heroes have appeared in the adventures of Blackhawk, Spy Smasher, Captain Marvel, and others. The ghost of J.E.B. Stuart, for instance, has appeared in over two hundred episodes of the Haunted Tank.