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HankC wrote:
there's not much evidence that CSA leaders were thinking 'internationally' in April 1861.

they were looking to consolidate political power and add states to their fledgling nation...


There is plenty of evidence. This is just a small sample...

As the secession crisis progressed in early 1861, the departing states came together to form the new Confederate States of America. In February, Jefferson Davis was elected president and began working to achieve foreign recognition for the Confederacy. That month, he dispatched William Lowndes Yancey, Pierre Rost, and Ambrose Dudley Mann to Europe with orders to explain the Confederate position and endeavor to obtain support from Britain and France.

from: http://militaryhistory.about.com/od/CivilWarEast1861/p/American-Civil-War-The-Trent-Affair.htm

Confederate diplomats Pierre Rost and William Lowndes Yancey arrive in London, joining Ambrose Dudley Mann who arrived April 15th. Immediately they begin meeting with those in the British Government who are sympathetic to the South./1861


from: http://wbts-calendar.blogspot.com/2011_04_01_archive.html

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