Friday, October 15, 2010

What I Learned Today: Civil War Battle Names

Okay, I knew that Civil War battles have different names, northern and southern.  Bull Run and Manassas Junction.   Antietam, Sharpsburg.   Stones River, Murfreesboro. 

What I didn't  know that there is a pattern.  The north names after terrain features, the south after towns or rail connections.   H/T Gary Gallagher, University of Virginia.

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