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 Posted: Wed Jul 18th, 2007 09:07 pm
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Younglobo,

Wow. I came this close (_see?) to starting a thread on the names of battles a few days ago, but then I fell into Pipe Creek and got stuck. I guess this is just a natural progression on naming things. Another good point. You're on a roll.

Early in the war, Confederatess generally named battles after nearby towns (Sharpsburg) while the Feds went with geographical landmarks (Antietam). So is Gettysburg the Battle of Willoughby Run? Is Fredericksburg the Battle of the Rappahannock? I'm not sure when or why this happened.

I need a drink.

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