Here are some amazing facts about the Confederacy which were gleaned from the Internet. I believe you will be as interested as I was to know:
 
The states included in the Confederacy, in order of secession, were South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, North Carolina and Tennessee.
 
The Confederacy spread over more than 750,00 square miles, but unfortunately much of it was beyond the reach of good roads or railroads. The CSA had a 35,000 coastline and contained nearly 200 harbors and navigable river mouths.
 
Most of the interior was farmland, but much was also hilly and mountainous and the far west was desert. The highest point was in Texas. Texas shared an open border with Mexico which made a truly crippling Union blockage almost impossible. No wonder we were optimistic. Too bad it didn’t work out like we planned!!!