Reading his letter, I thought of the famous exchange between the confederate soldier and his Yankee captor.
Close to three and a half million men fought in the war, and nearly 700,000, both Union and confederate troops, died.
On the confederate side, Gen. Earl Van Dorn was shot and killed by a man who thought Van Dorn was having an affair with his wife.
His most recent book, War on the Waters: The Union & confederate Navies, 1861–1865, his 20th, appeared last year.
The confederate flag was also a star-spangled banner, she declared.
And it was told the house of David, saying, "Syria is confederate with Ephraim."
The pinch was felt at other points, and there the confederate sympathy was keen.
And when women rode to battle there was no mercy asked or given, from Royalist or confederate or Parliament man.
It was a captured confederate knapsack, flattened and flabby.
The complications arising in the case of this vessel warned the confederate agents to be more guarded in their operations.
late 14c., from Late Latin confoederatus "leagued together," past participle of confoederare "to unite by a league," from com- "with, together" (see com-) + foederare, from foedus (genitive foederis) "a league" (see federal). Also used as a past participle adjective from late 14c., as a simple adjective from 1550s; meaning "of or belonging to the Confederate States of America" is from 1861. Used as a noun from late 15c. (Late Latin confoederatus also was used as a noun in its day).
A descriptive term for the institutions and people of the Confederacy.