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Thread #64354   Message #1051668
Posted By: The_one_and_only_Dai
11-Nov-03 - 11:23 AM
Thread Name: how do you pronounce Antietam?
Subject: RE: how do you pronounce Antietam?
...and why is it that the Union nomenclature for battles is often a geographical feature (e.g. Antietam, Bull Run) but the Confederate name for the same battle a place (Sharpsburg, Manassas)?

Just read 'Confederates in the Attic' by Tom Horwitz (as I'm moving to the South-ish soon-ish) - marvellous. Hilarious and disturbing, all at once...