In Fried Oyster Sandwich, Pastor Gross presents the alternative history that follows a Confederate victory in the war fought to achieve its independence. He attempts to describe it first from the view of the Kaufmann family, then from that of professional media people of the time. In Appendix A, he describes how the Confederates won the war. All characters in Appendix A are real people. In the novel itself, some monarchs are real, but the talking characters are all fictitious. Four generations have been created for the Kaufmann family, and three for the Mexican Hapsburgs. Two appendices describe the intervention of a Confederate expeditionary force on the imperial side in Mexico, and a list of the presidents of the Confederate States of America.