This is from the Intelligencer (Atlanta, Georgia), 19 December 1861, pg.

2, col. 2:

One remarkable feature about Lincoln's late message is that he avoids

altogether the word "rebel." He has discovered at last that Southern

patriots rejoice to inherit the epithet applied to George Washington--"the

first rebel." He now doses us with the designation of "insurgents." The

coming generation will regard _that_ name equally honorable.