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 Posted: Sat Feb 16th, 2008 05:30 pm
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I can go along with WTPSI, Bama!!



 Posted: Sun Feb 17th, 2008 03:26 am
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The War of Rebellion; it's what the men who went through it called it.



 Posted: Sun Feb 17th, 2008 03:28 pm
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It should be called the War For Southern Indipendance



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 Posted: Sun Feb 17th, 2008 04:16 pm
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the second war for independance but as one of my ancestors said that lived through said it was a rich mans game and a poor mans fight.



 Posted: Sun Feb 17th, 2008 04:53 pm
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...it was a rich mans game and a poor mans fight.
That has been said by every soldier in recorded history.

ole:D



 Posted: Sun Feb 17th, 2008 05:09 pm
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I always call it the Civil War, but that brings up the question, "When has war ever been civil?"



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The War of Rebellion

That’s actually what Congress called it. When have we ever liked what Congress did?

I use Civil War a lot. It is what Robert E. Lee called it, and it is the title that Zeb Vance used.

I like War Between the States the least. I probably like War for Southern Independence the best.



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He didnt though Ole



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a teacher of mine said that her brother lives in Virginia and they tought the kids that. i think thats disgracefull...



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Civil War



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Civil War



 Posted: Tue Apr 1st, 2008 05:41 pm
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So long as we're all talking about the same war, it makes me no nevermind. If one prefers to name it Thee war of Northern Aggression, that only labels the proponent. It's still the same war.

History books and common usage have it as "The US Civil War." That works for me. It is inaccurate and misleading, but that's what it IS called. Arguing about a better name ignores the ultimate subject.

ole



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Ole, I agree.  The United States or American Civil War is what it is called in most text books and books on the subject.  Is it accurate?  Not really , There was nothing Civil About it .  Other names are regional.  Southern names for the WAR and Northern names for the WAR .   As Johan said Lee called it the Civil War .  It if was good enough For Robert E. Lee it is good enough for me. 

We pass out a list to visitors at the Drum of names the  War was called.  It is a long list. 

I think it is more important to discuss what happened in the War , than to argue or debate back and forth what to call it .  It's like what do you call that bubbly brown liquid fro Atlanta ?  Depends on where you live.  I call it Coke.

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Civil War.  It needs to be looked at as an historical event - not a political statement.

P.S.- It irritates me when I call it the Civil War and somebody "corrects" me to call it something else.  I have no desire to be caught up in their "game."



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Civil War.  It needs to be looked at as an historical event - not a political statement.

Here, here!

ole



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ashbel wrote: Civil War.  It needs to be looked at as an historical event - not a political statement.

P.S.- It irritates me when I call it the Civil War and somebody "corrects" me to call it something else.  I have no desire to be caught up in their "game."


Well said... always remember giving a talk to a batch of school kids and a buckskinner corrected my referring to it as the Civil War.

"You mean the War of Northern Aggression!"

"No, I mean the Civil War; it's what Robert E Lee called it; if it's good enough for him it's good enough for me."



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Johan that is the best answer of all.  I agree with you.

Susan



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Johan Steele wrote: a buckskinner
That's a new one. When's the best situation to use it?




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