What is Johnny Reb?

  • (noun): 'johnny' was applied as a nickname for Confederate soldiers by the Federal soldiers in the American Civil War; 'grayback' derived from their gray Confederate uniforms.
    Synonyms: Rebel, Reb, Johnny, grayback

Johnny Reb

Johnny Reb or Johnny Rebel is the national personification of the Southern states of the United States. The latter part of his name is derived from Rebellion. Patriots used Johnny Reb and his Union counterpart Billy Yank to symbolize the common soldiers in the American Civil War of the 1860s.

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John Hill (game Designer)
... as well as rules for miniature wargaming such as Johnny Reb 3 ... American Civil War miniature gaming, the Johnny Reb series (published by Game Designers' Workshop) ... He founded and owned the Johnny Reb Gaming Company, which published the third version of the Johnny Reb rules ...
Southside High School (Fort Smith, Arkansas) - Extracurricular Activities - Mascot
... Their mascot is the Rebels, more specifically Johnny Reb who is a Confederate soldier ... had taken it to be the school flag due to Johnny Reb being a Confederate soldier ... Talks of replacing Johnny Reb with a mustang have circulated, but as of 2010 this has not yet happened and Principal Wayne Haver has stated he plans to ...
South High School (Denver) - Controversy
... This included taking the Johnny Reb head as its mascot, and using the Confederate Flag to a lesser extent ... The imagery was incorporated into the name of the yearbook, The Johnny Reb, (changing it from The Tower Book) and school newspaper, The Confederate ... Even the Johnny Reb Head would be seen less and less ...
Johnny Reb
... Johnny Reb or Johnny Rebel is the national personification of the Southern states of the United States ... Patriots used Johnny Reb and his Union counterpart Billy Yank to symbolize the common soldiers in the American Civil War of the 1860s ... Johnny Reb is usually pictured in gray wool uniform with the typical kepi-style forage cap made of wool broadcloth with a rounded, flat top, cotton lining, and leather visor ...

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