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Confederate States of America

plural noun
1.
the group of 11 Southern states that seceded from the United States in 1860–61.
Also called the Confederacy.
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Confederate States of America

plural noun
1.
(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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