In 1865, Lee's rebels, mistakenly believed to be holed up in the Blue
Ridge Mountains of Virginia, were actually in Battery Park City
readying their steam-powered mecha-suits for an audacious surprise
attack. An episode from the Steampunk America thread.
Part 2 by Ed & Jared MyersBecause less than 2 miles away in mid town New Amsterdam, mustachio-twirling German diplomats, monocled English & French civil servants plus assorted Russian and Dutch dignitaries were finalising their retro plans for the future of North America. And needless to
say, it had a distinctly imperial flavour.
Due to the monarchical elitism of the Europeans, a final rubber-stamp approval was pending the arrival of the European Royal Families. And the stage was set for the German Emperor to arrive at the Peter Stuyvesant Airport in New Jersey in a steam-powered dirigible. But of course Robert E. Lee and his redoubtable Virginians had other plans for the evening - it would end in a fireball that would rekindle the spirit of liberty.