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 Posted: Tue Jul 17th, 2007 02:44 pm
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Strictly speaking it was not a civil war, A civil war is a war between two factions contending for control of the same government. The House of Lancaster vs. The House of York was a civil war. About a century latter Cromwell vs. the Roylists was a civil war.

Therefore the late unpleasntnes, if one is fussy about definations was not a civil war. Having said that, Shelby Foote convinced me, Probably an interview on C-SPAN, but maybe something he wrote, that Civil War is the least offensive, most neutral name we can use. All other appelations have a bias in one direction or the other.

Please excuse any spelling errors, can't figure out how to use the spell checker on this board, but Grant Could'nt spell either.

Dennis Conklin

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