My Confederate Series – 1891

My Confederate Series – 1891

In 1885, Minister to the United Kingdom and retired General James Longstreet and former Representative and Mayor of Kansas City Robert Van Horn were elected President and Vice President, respectively. The two Whigs were the first non-Democrats to hold their respective positions, and President Longstreet has been viewed as one of, if not the most, successful Presidents in the country’s young history. Despite this, he hasn’t been as popular as one would expect, though he has tremendously strengthened the Whig Party on a national level and hopes that his Secretary of State, John Mosby, can succeed him. However, the People’s Party (Populist Party) has formed and is expected to take some support away from the Whigs. Can Secretary Mosby succeed President Longstreet as the 2nd Whig President, or will President Longstreet and President Beauregard’s Attorney General, Democrat Augustus Garland, beat out 10+ competitors and win the Presidency? Or will the Populist Commissioner of Agriculture, Leonidas Polk, win the Presidency? Candidates are as follows:

Democrats

  • Attorney General Augustus Garland
  • Former Senator Wade Hampton III
  • Senator Francis Cockrell
  • Senator John Morgan
  • Governor Simon Bolivar Buckner
  • Former Governor Fitzhugh Lee
  • Senator Richard Coke
  • Former Governor Sul Ross
  • Senator Alfred Colquitt
  • Senator Matt Ransom
  • Representative Clifton Breckinridge
  • Former Governor J. Proctor Knott
  • Senator Isham Harris
  • Former Governor Robert Lowry
  • Senator Matthew Butler

What-if?s

  • Former Vice President JLM Curry
  • Former President John B. Gordon

Whigs

  • Secretary of State John Mosby
  • Former Senator William Mahone
  • Ambassador to the United Kingdom and former Mayor of Norfolk William Lamb
  • Judge John Paul
  • Former Representative Curtis Hooks Brogden

What-if?s

  • President James Longstreet
  • Vice President Robert Van Horn

Populists

  • Commissioner of Agriculture Leonidas L. Polk

For a brief electoral history of the CSA, see http://270soft.ipbhost.com/topic/14754-basic-history-of-my-confederate-series/

My Confederate Series – 1885

My Confederate Series – 1885

In 1879, Gen. PGT Beauregard of Louisiana and Secretary of State JLM Curry of Alabama were elected President and Vice President, respectively. However, the Beauregard administration has not been viewed in a positive light. The country is in the midst of a severe depression, and President Beauregard has been blamed for it, resulting in his being the most unpopular President in the young history of the Confederate States. The primary reason for the country’s tanking economy, however, seems to be slavery, which has led many countries to cut off trade with states still practicing slavery. In turn, many states have now abolished slavery, leaving Alabama, Mississippi, and South Carolina as the only states where it exists, albeit in very small numbers. As a result, the election of 1885 expects to be a close one, and the Democrats’ hold on the Presidency is in real jeopardy. The New Republicans have chosen to ditch their name in order to attract moderate Democrats who would never vote for a “Republican”, and have taken up the name of the party from which they derived: Whig. The Whigs’ leading candidate for President seems to be Gen. James Longstreet, who was named Minister to the United Kingdom by President Beauregard, and the leading candidate for the Confederate-American Party is Sen. Zebulon Baird Vance. Vice President JLM Curry is facing some tough competition on the Democratic side, including from Attorney General Augustus Garland. Candidates are as follows:

Democrats

  • VP JLM Curry
  • Att. Gen. Augustus Garland
  • Chief Justice LQC Lamar II
  • Sen. Richard Coke
  • Sen. Joe Brown
  • Sen. Matt Ransom

What-if?s

  • President PGT Beauregard
  • former Secretary of State and the Treasury RMT Hunter
  • Rep. Clifton Breckinridge

Whigs

  • Minister to the U.K. and General James Longstreet
  • Sen. William Mahone
  • Judge Robert William Hughes
  • Fmr. Rep. and Mayor Robert Van Horn
  • Fmr. Rep. Curtis Hooks Brogden

What-if?

  • Fmr. Sen. James Alcorn

Confederate-American

  • Sen. Zebulon Baird Vance

*For a history of My Confederate Series see http://270soft.ipbhost.com/topic/14754-basic-history-of-my-confederate-series/

My Confederate Series – 1879

My Confederate Series – 1879

In 1873, Secretary of State John C. Breckinridge was elected to be the 4th President of the Confederate States of America and Secretary of War Richard Taylor of Louisiana was elected to be the 2nd Vice President. However, the past 6 years have been very turbulent, with not one, but two more Presidents dying in office. The chaos started on May 17, 1875, when President Breckinridge died from complications of surgery, elevating Vice President Taylor to the Presidency. But on April 12, 1879, 7 months before the election of 1879, President Taylor also died, resulting in the President pro tempore of the Senate (next in the line of succession), Sen. John B. Gordon, becoming the 6th President of the Confederate States. Also, Missouri (1875), Tennessee (1878), and Kentucky (1879) have all abolished slavery with other states expected to follow, mostly as a result of a major depression sapping the country’s economy. The opposition parties, the New Republican party, the Confederate American party, and the Liberty party, are expected to garner more support combined than the Democratic party, resulting in what is expected to be the closest election in the country’s young history. Can President Gordon beat out General Beauregard for the Democratic nomination and win the Presidency in his own right, or will the CSA have its first non-Democratic President? Candidates are as follows:

Democrats

  • Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard
  • Pres. John B. Gordon (ascended to the Presidency through the line of succession, therefore eligible for election)
  • Fmr. Sen. John W. Stevenson
  • Sen. Matt Ransom
  • Associate Justice David M. Key
  • Fmr. Gov. James M. Smith

What-if?s

  • Pres. Richard Taylor (ascended to the Presidency through the line of succession, therefore eligible for election, had he not died)
  • Rep. Robert Jefferson Breckinridge Jr.

New Republicans

  • Fmr. Sen. James Alcorn
  • Fmr. Rep. Alexander S. Wallace
  • Fmr. Rep. George Harris
  • Att. Gen. William H. Hunt
  • Fmr. Rep. George Washington Logan

Confederate American

  • Fmr. Gov. Joe Brown
  • Sen. Zebulon Baird Vance

Liberty Party

  • Rep. Joseph Rainey

My Confederate Series – 1873

My Confederate Series – 1873

In 1867, General Robert E. Lee was elected President of the Confederate States. He chose to keep many members of the Davis administration, with Vice President Alexander Stephens being reelected and Secretary of War John C. Breckinridge being appointed Secretary of State. But on October 12, 1870, President Lee died from the effects of pneumonia shortly after suffering a stroke, elevating Stephens to the Presidency. President Stephens has chosen not to run for the Presidency in his own right, leaving Secretary Breckinridge as the front-runner to become the next President as the country’s economy seems to be taking a dive.  Candidates are as follows:

Democrats

  • Sec. of State John C. Breckinridge
  • Sec. of the Treasury Robert M.T. Hunter
  • Spkr. Thomas Bocock
  • Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest
  • Sen. Robert W. Johnson
  • Sen. Augustus Maxwell
  • Pres. Alexander Stephens (what-if?)

Whigs

  • Fmr. Gov. Joe Brown
  • Sen. James W. Flanagan
  • Fmr. Sen. Joshua Hill
  • Rep. George Washington Logan

 

My Confederate Series – 1867

With President Jefferson Davis term-limited, the race to become the 2nd President is wide-open. However, three men have separated themselves from the pack: Vice President Alexander Stephens, Secretary of War John C. Breckinridge, and General Robert E. Lee. Can one of these men carry on Davis’s leadership and prevent the downfall of the Confederacy?  The candidates are as follows:

Democrats

  • VP Alexander Stephens
  • Gen. Robert E. Lee
  • Sec. John C. Breckinridge
  • Sen. Robert M.T. Hunter
  • Fmr. Sec. Robert Toombs
  • Fmr. Sen. C.C. Clay Jr.
  • Sen. Louis Wigfall
  • Gov. Thomas Watts
  • Sen. Herschel Johnson
  • Att. Gen. George Davis
  • Gen. Joseph E. Johnston

Whigs

  • Gov. Joe Brown
  • Sen. William Graham
  • Rep. George Washington Logan

My Confederate Series – 1867