What does the word confederate mean?

Usage examples for confederate

  1. At the following term of the Court he produced his pardon and asked permission to continue to practice as an attorney and counsellor without taking the oath required by the act of Congress, and the rule of the Court made in conformity with it, which he was unable to take by reason of the offices he had held under the Confederate government. – Personal Reminiscences of Early Days in California with Other Sketches; To Which Is Added the Story of His Attempted Assassination by a Former Associate on the Supreme Bench of the State by Stephen Field; George C. Gorham
  2. " I am now a commander in the navy of the Confederate States," added the captain, looking with interest into the face of his companion. – Fighting for the Right by Oliver Optic
  3. General Beauregard, who had taken immediate command on the Confederate left, sent them farther to his right, and they went into position on the left of Wood's brigade. – From Fort Henry to Corinth by Manning Ferguson Force
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