View Full Version : U.S Civil War extends to France

June 19th, 2002, 02:19 PM
how many of you Civil War buffs were aware of this?
i knew that the Confederacy had support from Europe, but not that the shooting actually extended across the Atlantic...


June 19th, 2002, 02:35 PM
Wow...that's really interesting.

The US and France have had such a strange relationship throughout history. Their role in the Revolutionary war was indespensible, we have the statue of liberty, thanks to them. We landed in Normandy during WWII.

And I watched a movie about Thomas Jefferson a while back...and discovered that slavery was abolished and abhorred in France, long before being abolished here in the states. Thomas Jefferson Lived in France, as an ambassador for quite some time. Bringing his slaves with him, which caused quite a stir over there.

October 31st, 2008, 09:58 PM
Just saw this after six years? Did you know that a US & Confederat war ships fought a battle with in sight of the French coast & was observed by 15,000 French people.