And here in this new country, safe from the twin perils of the land he had left—taxation that ate up crops and barns and the ever-present threat of sudden confiscation—he intended to have them.
If I make a good cotton crop, they’ll tax it till I’ll get nothing for it or maybe confiscate it outright and say it’s Confederate cotton.
They had not been broken by the crash of empires, the machetes of revolting slaves, war, rebellion, proscription, confiscation.
She would not put the money in the bank, for it might fail or the Yankees might confiscate it.
Confiscation of property, higher taxes, fines for suspected women— I’ve heard them all suggested.
For some time there had been an agitation in Washington to confiscate all "Rebel property" to pay the United States’ war debt and this agitation had kept Scarlett in a state of anguished apprehension.
The ever-present menace of lawless negroes and Yankee soldiers preyed on her mind, the danger of confiscation was constantly with her, even in her dreams, and she dreaded worse terrors to come.
Now, in addition to this, Atlanta was full of wild rumors about the confiscation of property of offenders against military law, and Scarlett quaked lest she and Frank lose not only their freedom but the house, the store and the mill.
She had fought and schemed and nursed them through the dark times when Yankee confiscation loomed, when money was tight and smart men going to the wall.
She remembered all too vividly her struggles during those first days of Reconstruction, her fears that the soldiers and the Carpetbaggers would confiscate her money and her property.
Made a lot of money, Will said, swindling the niggers or the government, one or tuther, or confiscating folks’ cotton and swearing it was Confederate government cotton.
There are no more uses of "confiscate" in the book.