Civil War terms regarding Lincoln

Gleaned from the book The Encyclopedia of Civil War Usage by Webb Garrison:


Do you know what the following terms meant or referred to(during the Civil War)-

“Lincoln coffee:”  A Southern term used for Northern coffee. Apparently, it was a term of envy.

“Lincoln gun:”  A 49,000-pound cannon named in honor of Abraham Lincoln. It had a range of almost four miles!

“Lincoln hirelings:” A Southern term for Union soldiers.

“Lincoln pie:”  Northern slang for HARDTACK.

 “Lincoln rifle:”   Any type of shoulder arm smuggled or shipped into Kentucky from the North.

“Hellcat:”  Most people have heard the term as referred to Mary Todd Lincoln. However, it was also used to refer to Abraham Lincoln, as well.

“Old Abe:’  Nickname for Abraham Lincoln.

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