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 Posted: Tue Jul 17th, 2007 03:40 pm
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Ding! Ding! Ding! Jackpot. Now we're rollin'. Thanks for contributing, guys. Hope we get more.

I think David nailed this one. In my view, the Confederacy was never a de facto, internationally recognized government beyond its own eyes, so to me the dictionary definition of 'civil war' applies — a fight between two factions in the same country.

64th: Our roundtable had the opportunity to hear Shelby Foote speak a few years ago at Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory, N.C. He was absolutely spellbinding. His accent was delicious, like melting chocolate slowly wrapped around every deliberate word he spoke. It was the fastest 90 minutes of my life.

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