View single post by PvtClewell
 Posted: Wed Jul 18th, 2007 10:07 pm
 PM  Quote  Reply  Full Topic 

Joined: Wed Jun 13th, 2007
Location: North Carolina USA
Posts: 420

  back to top


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.

 Close Window