confiscation acts

confiscation acts
Certain acts of congress enacted during the process of the civil war (1861 and 1862) in the exercise of the war powers of the government and meant to strengthen its hands and aid in suppressing the rebellion, which authorized the seizure, condemnation, and forfeiture of "property used for insurrectionary purposes"

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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