Terminology and Slang
1) “Copperheads”- A vocal group of Democrats in the North who opposed the Civil War wanting an immediate peace settlement with the Confederates.
2) “Anything to Preserve the Union” – Describing the Yankees determination to win the war.
3) “Bully Soup”- same as Panada Hot Gruel, corn meal, army crackers, mashed in boiling water with ginger and wine.
4) “Secede from the Union”- States that left the union to become the confederate states.
5) “The Mozart Regiment”- 40th New York Infantry, was sponsored in part by the Mozart Hall Committee, and was not composed of musicians.
6) “Silk Stocking Regiment”- The 7th New York Militia was its name because many of its members were part of New York’s swanky social elite.
7) “Gump”- A fool or dolt.
8) “Mosby’s Raiders”- 43rd Virginia cavalry noted for lightning strikes against Union forces which also eluded pursuit.
9) Buttermilk Brigade- Captain Bradford’s 3rd Mississippi co. G confederate unit.