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 Posted: Sat Nov 26th, 2011 07:56 pm
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CSA...after the war some in the North wanted retribution for the way France and England acted during the war. But nothing really came of it. The Yanks massed 50,000 men under Phil Sheridan on the Mexican border after Appomattox. Sec of State Seward sent a to the point note to Paris saying they were going to enforce the Monroe Doctrine....they bailed out of Mexico. The US then took the Brits to international court over the building of ship raiders for the Confederates. They would win substantial damages which cooled things down with them. Here is a link I found this afternoon brushing up on this topic.

Tells you a lot in a brief manner of the European powers dealings with our Civil War.

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