rebels..........or Johnny Reb
The southern solders were called rebels.
Reb for Rebel
They were called rebels, or more colloquially, Johnny Reb.
Southern soldiers of the Confederacy were often called "rebels" as they were rebelling against the Union.
Yes - "Johnny Reb".
The northerners were called Rebels or Johnny Reb .... Southerners were called Yankees or Billy Yank .
Johnny Reb, Confederates, Grays, Rebs