From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia
11 states of USA which declared their secession and formed the Confederate States of America.
In the Sherlock Holmes stories
- In Elias Openshaw's attic were documents of a date during the reconstruction of the Southern States. (FIVE, 132)
- The Ku Klux Klan was formed by some ex-Confederate soldiers in the Southern States after the Civil War, and it rapidly formed local branches in different parts of the country, notably in Tennessee, Louisiana, the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida. (FIVE, 347)
- The Ku Klux Klan flourished, in spite of the efforts of the United States Government, and of the better classes of the community in the South. (FIVE, 353)