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The Lost Cause: The Confederate Exodus to Mexico

by Rolle, Andrew
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Retail Price: $19.95
Issue: Fall 2006
ISBN: 0806119616

Disillusioned by the fall of the South, a handful of Confederates abandoned their country for a new life abroad. Many of these disaffected Southerners settled in Mexico, while others ventured as far as Venezuela, Britain, and even Egypt. Yet peace and profit proved elusive for those who sought salvation in Mexico. There, this group of generals, judges, merchants, and farmers encountered political turmoil, debilitating disease, and roving bandits.

review of The Lost Cause: The Confederate Exodus to Mexico, by Rolle, Andrew, Civil War Book Review, (Fall 2006).