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Why is the South known as “Dixie”?

Group portrait of the band, 24 uniformed men, many of whom are holding musical instruments, Fort Monroe, VA, 1864. They are wearing hats with plumes. (Credit: Buyenlarge/Getty Images)

Group portrait of the band, 24 uniformed men, many of whom are holding musical instruments, Fort Monroe, VA, 1864. They are wearing hats with plumes. (Credit: Buyenlarge/Getty Images)

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