there's an oxymoron for you !!
When was war ever CIVIL ??
This was found in
"Historical Times Encyclopedia of the Civil War"
Edited by Patricia L. Faust
Names For The Civil War
conflict known to most of us as the Civil War has a long and checkered
To this day some patriotic Southerners wince at the term, Civil War.
These partisans usually favor The War Between the States-and some organizations of descendants of
Confederate warriors use this term under their by-laws, and none other.
The tide seems to stem from the two-volume work by Alexander Stephens published after the war.
Most of the names listed are of Southern origin, since the defeated and their heirs
grasped for some expression of unquenched ardor and defiance which would do justice to the Old South.
These names have been seriously, not to say apoplectically, offered to the world.
In a more jocular vein the war has been known as The Late Unpleasantness,
The Late Friction, The Late Ruction, The Schism, or The Uncivil War.
But in the South in particular it is known simply as The War,
as if the planet had not heard a shot fired in anger since '65.
Since the BUFORD
family was equally divided during the Civil War,
I thought you would enjoy reading the different names
people have attached to the war.
for Constitutional Liberty
Civil War Horses
Confederates and the horses they rode.
Fleeter - Belle Boyd - - was ridden by this famous Confederate spy.
Black Hawk - Maj. Gen. William B. Bate - - was ridden by this general.
Dixie - Maj. Gen. Patrick R. Cleburne - - this battle steed was killed at Perryville while being ridden by General Cleburne.
Rifle - Lt. Gen. Richard S. Ewell - a much cherished steed.
King Philip - Roderick and Highlander - Nathan Bedford Forrest .
Beauregard - Capt. W I. Rasin.- who survived until 1883, was ridden to Appomattox by Rasin.
Old Sorrel - Stonewall Jackson – This horse was extremely small and Jackson’s feet nearly drug the ground. Poor horse - he should have gotten a bigger horse
Joe Smith - Brig. Gen. Adam R. Johnson
Fire-eater - Gen. Albert S. Johnston - a Bay Thoroughbred ridden by Johnston when he was killed at Shiloh.
Nellie Gray - Maj. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee - this mare was among the dead at Opequon.
Traveller - Gen. Robert E. Lee –He also rode Richmond, Brown-Roan, Lucy Long, and Ajax.
Old Fox - Col. E G. Skinner
Virginia & Highfly.- Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart –
Sardanapalus - M. Jeff Thompson a noted Missourian
These are the Union horses and they too make history.
Almond Eye - Maj. Gen. Benjamin "The Beast". E Butler
Nellie - Brig. Gen. Kenner Garrard
Cincinnati - Lt. Gen. U. S. Grant – Grant had several favorite horses but Cincinnati stood out as most prized.
Lookout - Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker
Moscow - Maj. Gen. Philip Kearny – a huge white horse.
Slasher - Maj. Gen. John A. Logan
Boomerang - Col. John McArthur So named because he dearly loved to walk backwards.
Kentuck - Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan
- Brig. Gen. George G. Meade - Old Baldy Civil War Round Table helps
to commemorate the memory of the horse.
Lexington - Dolly and Sam William T. Sherman
Billy - Maj. Gen. George Thomas
One clause in the surrender terms at Appomattox in 1865 allowed every Confederate cavalryman to take his horse home with him.
And my ALL-TIME favorite ~ TRIVIA
~~~Clouds by Torie~~~