Confederate States of America


plural noun

the group of 11 Southern states that seceded from the United States in 1860–61.

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Confederate States of America

pl n

US history the 11 Southern states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Mississippi) that seceded from the Union in 1861, precipitating a civil war with the North. The Confederacy was defeated in 1865 and the South reincorporated into the US
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