I never really gave much thought to the odd fact that many famous battle sites of the WBTS differed, with the South calling the battles/sites by other names than those used by the Yankees: "Bull Run" vs. Manassas, for instance.
''Given that the Yankee Armies were fired by the nature exalting worldview of Transcendentalism – Romanticism, it is only natural that their people, following their journalists, would name the places of Battle after nature. In the same way, the bards and poets of the South who wrote on the Battles, because of their Agrarian and Christian Worldview, named those Battles consistent with the Christian and Agrarian idea and sense of place. For the Northern elite nature defined reality. For the Southern Wise-men, reality was identified by its relation to a sense of place.''
It makes sense.
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