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insurrectionist. A northern term early in the war for a Rebel. President Abraham Lincoln commonly used it, as in his message to Congress on July 5, 1861, when he noted that "the insurrectionists announced their purpose to enter upon the practice of privateering".

From "The Language of the Civil War" by John D. Wright page 157.
 
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