The following was inspired by Jamel Ostwald’s question on who gets to name wars. Here are some battles with competing names from the Civil War. Using Google’s Ngram Viewer, we can get an idea of how often these phrases appear in books over the past 150 years. Antietam is a clear favorite over Sharpsburg. However, Bull […]
The American Civil War (1861-1865)
The sesquicentennial is upon us. We need to talk more about the Civil War.