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hmmm, thats what I thought.. thanx people!
Britain & France came close to recognizing the Confederate Govt., & Britain almost declared War on the US over the Trent Incident, but that was it.I thought the British never actually got into giving troops? They were going too but would only do it if the French and Spanish agreed, and on the Confederate side I believe? However the French and Spanish refused too and so the British sent no troops. If they had, the confederates may have won. At least, that's what my little knowledge on the American Civil War knows.
Britain & France came close to recognizing the Confederate Govt., & Britain almost declared War on the US over the Trent Incident, but that was it.
Except for the Alabama, the ships were impounded. The Stonewall was sold to Denmark, and Denmark sold it to the Confederates after a war Denmark was involved in ended. There's a museum ship in Chile that looks like it may have been built for the Confederacy.Britian also looked the other way at Laird Yards constructing a couple commerce raiders .
Your 1776/1812 info is correct, but mmarsh is correct, the troops were sent in case Britian decided to declare war, most likely the beginnings of an eventual offensive force.Canada's biggest concern was to stay out of the war and they had a very strong fear of American adventurism. Remember that America invaded in 1776 (Quebec Expedition led by Benedict Arnold, Daniel Morgan, et al) and the failed invasion of The War of 1812. Hence the influx of British troops to Canada.
Texas was technically not a Slave State, only allowing Indentured Servants. The official position of the US Govt was the Southern States didn't legally secede(Then why did they have to be re-admitted after the War?) So...the creation of W.V. was at best on shakey legal ground, if not out right illegal. The Constitution says the Fed. Govt. can't create a State from an existing State with out the permission of the State losing the area. Where the Govt. of Virginia wasn't going to give permission, the Fed. Govt. created a "Va. State Govt. in exile" out of thin air to give "Permission" to the Fed. Govt. that created it to create the State of W. Va. Seems like out right fraud.After the U.S. Mexican War vast new areas were opened in the West and Southwest for settlement. Texas became a state in 1845. When Texas had been part of Mexico slavery was illegal. Now that it was part of the southern U.S. slavery became widespread. Slave owners wanted to introduce slavery into much of the newly acquired areas and this set off a conflict between the southern slave holding states and the free states of the north initially resolved through various political compromises, finally resulting in armed conflict. In my view, this conflict was inevitable. The economy of the south depended upon a plantation system that required slave labor. Interesting, some southern states didn't care for slavery. In the northwestern part of the the old state of Virginia, the people were poor white farmers who didn't own slaves and had no desire to fight for the cause of slavery. The present state of West Virginia actually seceded from the state of Virginia after Virginia had seceded from the federal union. It can truly be said that the American Civil War, or War Between The States as it is called in the south set brother against brother. This topic is still emotional and controversial in the U.S. and I would be surprised if my comments set forth in this posting went unchallenged.