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Confederate States of America

Abbr. CSA
A republic formed in February, 1861, and composed of the 11 Southern states that seceded from the United States in order to preserve slavery and states' rights. It was dissolved in 1865 after being defeated in the American Civil War.

Confederate States of America

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(Placename) history US 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

Confed′erate States′ of Amer′ica


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the group of 11 Southern states that seceded from the U.S. in 1860–61.
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Noun1.Confederate States of America - the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861Confederate States of America - the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861
slave state - any of the southern states in which slavery was legal prior to the American Civil War
Alabama, Camellia State, Heart of Dixie, AL - a state in the southeastern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
Arkansas, Land of Opportunity, AR - a state in south central United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
Everglade State, FL, Florida, Sunshine State - a state in southeastern United States between the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
Empire State of the South, Georgia, Peach State, GA - a state in southeastern United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
Louisiana, Pelican State, LA - a state in southern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
Magnolia State, Mississippi, MS - a state in the Deep South on the gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate States during the American Civil War
Missouri, Show Me State, MO - a midwestern state in central United States; a border state during the American Civil War, Missouri was admitted to the Confederacy without actually seceding from the Union
NC, North Carolina, Old North State, Tar Heel State - a state in southeastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies
Palmetto State, SC, South Carolina - a state in the Deep South; one of the original 13 colonies
Tennessee, TN, Volunteer State - a state in east central United States
Lone-Star State, Texas, TX - the second largest state; located in southwestern United States on the Gulf of Mexico
Old Dominion, Old Dominion State, VA, Virginia - a state in the eastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies; one of the Confederate States in the American Civil War
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