Biblical, Irish and British Roots of 1861-65 Confederacy

Also Ancient Ireland was a confederacy.   This is seen as late as A.D. 432, when St. Patrick convened all her chiefs together to embrace Christianity.   It is also seen as early as B.C. 1383, when King Ollamh Fodhla convened his Confederate Parliament of sovereign States every few years to deliberate on matters of national importance.

Going back still further, around B.C. 1900 we read1 that certain leaders in Canaan "were confederate with Abram" in a defence pact — in order to ward off attackers.   Indeed, also Adam and his descendants were to be confederates linked to God and with one another against Satan.2