Statistics for occurrence #1 of “confederate States” in chapter 145, page 590 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8.:

...risk of being hanged at their own door, do we not owe it chiefly to the milk-and-water spirit in which this war has hitherto been conducted? It is time to ask, in what light are the people of the confederate States regarded by their own government? As belligerents resisting by war an invasion from a foreign people — or as a gang of malefactors evading and postponing the penalty of their crimes? It may...
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