Statistics for occurrence #1 of “United States” in chapter 1.1 of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 5.:
...ut none through which it may supplant the latter, except in actual war.
The only difficulty in defining the period of the reconstruction of the Southern States as a time of actual war is that the United States Government, or, more properly, Congress was the only belligerent party.
The other parties were helpless citizens and soldiers who were disarmed and held under paroles.
They could not resist; they...
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