The European powers entertain the possibility of recognizing Confederate independence, while France capitalizes on the war by invading Mexico.
Tag: Monroe Doctrine
Peace Talks: Blair Arrives in Richmond
January 12, 1865 – Prominent statesman Francis P. Blair, Sr. visited Confederate President Jefferson Davis at Richmond and proposed a possible peace settlement between North
The Confederacy Looks to France
September 5, 1863 – Confederate Lieutenant General Edmund Kirby Smith urged foreign envoy John Slidell to get France to intervene on the Confederacy’s behalf so