Johnny Reb

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Johnny Reb

  1. (obsolete, informal) A Confederate soldier in the American Civil War.
    • 1959, "Johnny Reb", Johnny Horton
      When Lincoln heard the news about the fall,
      All the folks thought he'd throw a great vict'ry ball,
      But he asked the band to play the song "Dixie"
      For you, Johnny Reb, and all that you believe.
  2. (by extension) The Confederacy in general

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