from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One who wears a gray coat or uniform; specifically, in the United States, a soldier of the Confederate army during the civil war.
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Much like the war itself, Widow's complicated and deep, but unlike many mass treatments Hicks 'approaches the genre with a reverent honesty which not only paints a clear picture, but also reveres the sacrifice for home and nation given by so many a graycoat.
A Rivington man called, "Come ahead and say your say, graycoat.
-- Well, graycoat, say your say, and don't stand behind me as a kill-joy. "