Category Archives: Name Games


Nicknames have been around forever. Whether they’re self-assigned or bestowed upon someone against their will, they have a tendency to stick. The following are six examples of nicknames given to famous men of the Civil War. Thomas J. Jackson (Stonewall) … Continue reading

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What’s In a Name?

Between 1860 and 1870 names like Elijah, Ira and Solomon topped the charts as some of the most popular names. Knowing this, it should come as no surprise that some of the famous figures from the Civil War have some … Continue reading

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