A Year in the South: 1865 Glossary

A Year in the South: 1865 Glossary

plantation

an estate on which crops such as coffee, sugar, and tobacco are grown

commissioner

a person appointed to a role on or by a commission.

commissary

a deputy or delegate.

leased

grant (property) on lease; let

bigbee

a long river that runs southward to Mobile on the Gulf coast.

barracks

a large building or group of buildings used to house soldiers.

saltworks

a plant where salt is prepared commercially.

Tender

gentleness

Mercy

compassionn

Presumption

Assuming that somebody has agreed to something before they actually do.

Incredulous

Disbelieving

Pensive

Being deep in thought

Endurance

Withstanding something

Vulnerable

Being open to sad feelings

Plausible

believable

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