noun, plural con·fed·er·a·cies.
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Alexander Stephens, vice president of the Confederacy, summed up the Southern attitude in his 1861 Cornerstone Speech.Steve Scalise Shows There’s a Fine Line Between Confederate & Southern|Lloyd Green|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
They severed the last railroad lifeline into Atlanta, making the Citadel of the Confederacy as it was touted no longer tenable.Atlanta’s Fall Foretold The End Of Civil War Bloodshed|Marc Wortman|September 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And it is a situation impossible to brush under the carpet because the Confederacy transformed the Union.
But that bold suggestion went nowhere with the politicians, who stalled until the idea, along with the Confederacy, was dead.
While the dream of the Confederacy was kept alive, the men on the battlefield on both sides perished by the tens of thousands.
They were ready to adopt the most energetic measures to repel the interference of this armed confederacy.Madame Roland, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott
The major objective of the Federal government became a clearcut one, namely, to capture Richmond, the capital of the Confederacy.
The magnificent courage and fervor of the Virginians as members of the Confederacy will always be cherished by posterity.
They relate to the culpable remissness of these Knoxville leaders in failing to volunteer in the cause of the Confederacy.
And this is the boasted liberty of the press in the Southern Confederacy!
British Dictionary definitions for confederacy (1 of 2)
noun plural -cies
Derived forms of confederacyconfederal, adjective
Word Origin for confederacy
British Dictionary definitions for confederacy (2 of 2)
Cultural definitions for confederacy
The Confederate States of America; the government formed in 1861 by southern states that proclaimed their secession from the United States. Jefferson Davis was its president. The Confederacy was dissolved after the Civil War. (Compare Union.)