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Army Worm

Army worm was the term applied to extortionists who followed the invading Federal army in the South during the Civil War.

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"The 'Army Worms'--their Unholy Crusade, &c." The Daily Dispatch [Richmond, Va.]. November 25, 1861. (accessed October 15, 2012).