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 Posted: Thu Jan 6th, 2011 05:59 pm
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A question was asked about what the war shold have been called if not a civil war. The most descriptive term I have ever read or heard of is The War Between the States.
It is factual, descriptive, not politically charged, and not offensive to any group.

TD, I agree with most of what you say, however, it is fact that the telegram autnorizing Gen Beauregard to fire on Ft. Sumpter did without question come from the Confederate government. That act, more than any other, was responsible for the disaster that followed. We can only speculate what might have happened vis a vis the upper states seceeding, the calls for troops by Lincoln, buildup and finally a war more terrible than anyone contemplated.

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