Call it what you will, but it was hardly civil

There may be as many names for the American Civil War as there were contributing factors to the bloody conflict, which began 150 years ago this spring.

Some of the more popular monikers for the 1861-65 conflict include the War Between the States, the War of Northern Aggression and the War for Southern Independence.

Of course, who can forget the Late Unpleasantness and the War to Suppress Yankee Arrogance?

Bob Bradley, chief curator at the Alabama state archives, has come up with more than four dozen names for the war.

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