Civil War: conflict that took place from 1861 to 1865 between the Northern states (Union) and the Southern seceded states (Confederacy); also known in the South as the War between the States and in the North as the War of the Rebellion
Colonization: an action in which an existing country establishes a new community or state in a foreign land
Confederacy: eleven Southern states that seceded from the United States in 1860 and 1861
Conscription: forced enrollment of able-bodied men into a nation's armed forces; also known as a draft
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