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Johnny Reb and Billy Yank

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Johnny Reb and Billy Yank


Lee’s lines were so close to Grant’s at one point that the men would often call over to each other. The Federals called the Confederates Johnny Rebs, while the Confederate name for the Federals was Billy Yank.