Civil War

Now 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

       The conflict known to most of us as the Civil War has a long and checkered nomenclature.
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.


The War for Constitutional Liberty
The War for Southern Independence
The Second American Revolution
The War for States' Rights
Mr. Lincoln's War
The Southern Rebellion
The War for Southern Rights
The War of the Southern Planters
The War of the Rebellion
The Second War for Independence
The War to Suppress Yankee Arrogance
The Brothers' War
The War of Secession
The Great Rebellion
The War for Nationality
The War for Southern Nationality
The War Against Slavery
The Civil War Between the States
The War of the Sixties
The War Against Northern Aggression
The Yankee Invasion
The War for Separation
The War for Abolition
The War for the Union
The Confederate War
The War of the Southerns'
The War for Southern Freedom
The War of the North and South
The Lost Cause

Civil War Horses
From "Civil War Curiosities" by Webb Garrison

 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

Baldy - Brig. Gen. George G. Meade - Old Baldy Civil War Round Table helps to commemorate the memory of the horse.
Aldebaron - Col. Philip Sheridan .

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.



BUFORD Families in America Book 2005

Addendum to Buford Book 2005






And my ALL-TIME favorite ~ TRIVIA


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