Of course they lost.
They were numbered and out gunned the odds were not in thier favor. Yankees thought the war was going to last a month or 2, it lasted 4 fucking years.
Slavery as an institution was dissolving anyway. Even had the south won, slavery would have ended soon after regardless.
Some confederates traveled further south to Brazil and founded the city of Americana. Which is still considered rightful confederate territory. Slavery is illegal in Americana and has been for hundreds of years.
It takes a great deal of courage to know the odds are not in your favor but to stand your ground anyways.
Yeah … It is my heritage. It's also my room. For Christ sake I'm allowed to have hang what ever banner I like in my room.
Even today… If some one fucks with me, even if thier bigger than me, I stand my ground anyways.