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During the American Civil War, soldiers on both sides of the conflict earned (or suffered from) nicknames of various kinds. Because of the "butternut" color of their uniforms, Confederate soldiers could be called "Butternuts," in addition to many other nicknames heard during the war and beyond.

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What were Confederate soldiers nicknames in the American Civil War?

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