What is confederate?

  • (noun): A supporter of the Confederate States of America.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on confederate:

Siege Of Yorktown (1862) - Background
... McClellan had chosen to approach the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia, with an amphibious operation that landed troops on the tip of the Virginia Peninsula at Fort Monroe ... Navy forces to envelop Yorktown, but the emergence of the Confederate ironclad CSS Virginia and the Battle of Hampton Roads (March 8–9, 1862) disrupted this plan ... The threat of the Virginia on the James River and the heavy Confederate batteries at the mouth of the York River prevented the Navy from assuring McClellan that ...
First Confederate Congress
... The First Confederate Congress was the first regular term of the legislature of the Confederate States of America ... Members of the First Confederate Congress were chosen in elections mostly held on 6 November 1861 ...
American Civil War Spies - Confederate - Confederate Spies
... John Yates Beall Belle Boyd James Dunwoody Bulloch Confederate Signal Bureau David Owen Dodd Antonia Ford Rose O'Neal Greenhow Henry Thomas Harrison Annie Jones (imprisoned on suspicions of being a spy) Thomas ...

More definitions of "confederate":

  • (adj): Of or having to do with the southern Confederacy during the Civil War.
    Example: "Confederate soldiers"
  • (verb): Form a confederation with; of nations.
  • (noun): A person who joins with another in carrying out some plan (especially an unethical or illegal plan).
    Synonyms: accomplice

Famous quotes containing the word confederate:

    During the Civil War the area became a refuge for service- dodging Texans, and gangs of bushwhackers, as they were called, hid in its fastnesses. Conscript details of the Confederate Army hunted the fugitives and occasional skirmishes resulted.
    —Administration in the State of Texa, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    Figure a man’s only good for one oath at a time. I took mine to the Confederate States of America.
    Frank S. Nugent (1908–1965)

    Well, you Yankees and your holy principle about savin’ the Union. You’re plunderin’ pirates that’s what. Well, you think there’s no Confederate army where you’re goin’. You think our boys are asleep down here. Well, they’ll catch up to you and they’ll cut you to pieces you, you nameless, fatherless scum. I wish I could be there to see it.
    John Lee Mahin (1902–1984)