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    Union Soliders & Sailors Monument, Hillsboro, Ohio 1 more image

    by Stephen-KarenConn Updated Jul 22, 2006

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    In front of the Highland County Courthouse in downtown Hillsboro you will see this monument to the Highland County soldiers and sailors who fought for the Union (North) in America's War Between the States. I found it interesting that the monument refers to the conflict as the "War of the Rebellion." That's what the British might have called the American Revolution if the Colonies had lost in their struggle for independence.

    America's war of 1861-1865 was not a true Civil War, as it is commonly called. A Civil War is one in which a segment of the population rises up in an effort to overthrow the government. The South had no such desire. They simply wanted to peacefully leave the Union, in a day when many people held a higher allegience to their home state than they did to the nation. Some southerners still call the conflict the "War against Northern Agression," which is no worse than calling it the "War of the Rebellion." America's so called "Civil War" also has had many other names. Some of these include:

    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 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 War of the Sixties
    The Yankee Invasion
    The War for Separation
    The War for Abolition
    The War for the Union
    The Confederate War
    The War of the Southrons
    The War for Southern Freedom
    The War of the North and South
    The Lost Cause

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