Rather than accept defeat, up to 20,000 die-hard Confederates moved to the slaveholding Empire of Brazil to establish colonies of Confederados. Their descendents still honor them today.
The Norrises purchased three slaves and 500 acres of land near Santa Bárbara d’Oeste. By April 1866, their families had also made the journey. William and Robert then began a letter-writing campaign urging their friends and former neighbors to join them.
Within a few years, more than half a dozen Confederate settlements were established in the states of Pará, Paraná, and São Paulo.
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