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What side in the Civil War was known as Johnny Reb?


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Answered 2008-04-10 14:28:11

A nickname given by the North to a Southern soldier in the Civil War.

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What were the nicknames for the northerners and southrners in the civil war?

Northerners were called Bluebelly. Southerners were Johnny Reb.


What was the nickname for the South soldiers in Civil War?

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What were the South's nicknames in the American Civil War?

Confederate soldiers were called rebel, Grayback (because of the color of their uniform), Grays, Johnny Reb, Johnny, or just plain reb. Confederate guerrillas were called bushwhackers.


What were confederate soldiers called in the civil war?

Union slodiers - Yanks or Yankees . bushwhacker - a Confederate guerrilla during the American Civil War Confederate - a supporter of the Confederate States of America greyback, Johnny, Johnny Reb, Reb, Rebel - `Johnny' was applied as a nickname for Confederate soldiers by the Federal soldiers in the American Civil War; `greyback' derived from their grey Confederate uniforms



What is the name of the song bearing the nickname for a soldier popular during the Civil War?

"When Johnny Comes Marching Home" bearing the nickname "Johnny Reb" is the song that was popular during the Civil War.


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Was there a guy named john in the civil war?

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What were the nicknames for Civil War soldiers?

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What is a nickname for the south in the civil war?

Another name for the South is Dixie or Dixieland. During the American Civil War, Northerners referred to those who seceded from the Union as Confederates or Rebels. Some of the nicknames for Confederate soldiers who fought for the South are Rebel, Johnny Rebel, Johnny, Johnny Reb, Reb, Grayback (due to the color of their uniform) and Gray. Confederate guerrillas were called bushwhackers.


What is the slang term for a confederate soldier?

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