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Subject: Re: Civil War Battle Names
Date: Mon, 9 Aug 1999 06:41:15 EDT
I think the custom you are referring to is that the North called the
battles by the name of the town and the South named them for creeks on the
Sharpsburg and Antietam is one example. Manassas is the town and Bull
Run is the water.