Definition of the Confederate States noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the Confederate States

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the eleven southern states of the US which left the United States in 1860–1, starting the American Civil War Culture The President of the Confederate States was Jefferson Davis and their capital city was first Montgomery, Alabama, and later Richmond, Virginia. The Confederate States, in their order of leaving the Union, were South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee and North Carolina.
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