(Can we date this quote?), Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Brief History of the Grand Army of the Republic:
With membership limited strictly to "veterans of the late unpleasantness," the GAR encouraged the formation of Allied Orders to aid them in its various works.
2003, Zane E. Finkelstein (referring to the Vietnam War), (Please provide the book title or journal name):
It is unlikely that anyone with significant knowledge of the Army or the late unpleasantness in Southeast Asia, upon reading these two sentences, would respond other than with a scatological barnyard expletive or some more genteel utterance representing the same level of acceptance.