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To gather confederates is to bring others into your group or cause. In other words gathering others of like mind or opinion together under one cause. In this case the states that were seceeding from the Union were called the "Confederate" states. The Union being the "United States of America" the south chose the "Confederate States of America" to title in like kind.

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