Actually, no. There's a whole thread on battles with multiple names here http://civilwartalk.com/threads/battles-with-two-names.87668/
Ok. More than i thought. Lot more than i thought. lolActually, no. There's a whole thread on battles with multiple names here http://civilwartalk.com/threads/battles-with-two-names.87668/
what's so bad about selling papers? writing bullsh*t is.I think one of the things we are overlooking is who named them. Most civilians both North & South had no way to know that a battle was even going on, or much less a name until that got their hands on a newspaper or from the telegraph operator. The newspaper were just like the newspapers of today in that they wanted to sell papers.
i like that. would make a great article. unfortunately i won't find a paper to pay for travell expensesthere's nothing wrong with selling papers. Most people didn't even know there was a battle going on. I think I will look at Northern and Southern papers write ups about the same battles. Let you know what I find out.
These poor guys were on the march and had no idea what town they were in (and maybe road signs were used as campfires along with fence rails) unless they asked.Some of the yanks, at first, referred to Antietam as the battle keedysville as it was the last town they passed.
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