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 Posted: Tue Apr 1st, 2008 08:03 pm
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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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