Submit a question to our community and get an answer from real people.
Submit

Why was the civil war called that if it was anything but civil?

brain bender, been thinking about it. The 'Civil' war was anything but civil.

Report as

Because it had to do with Civilians fighting for each side...

Helpful (3) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (1)
Report as
ok then... doesn't make much sense, but ok. give me about 3 hours and my brain might actually be functioning well enough that I can get my head around that...
Report as
Add a comment...

civil war means a war between citizens of the same country....nothing to do with being "civil"

Helpful (1) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (1)
Report as
ok then...
Report as
Add a comment...

At the time in the north it was called the War of the Rebellion, and in the south it was called the War for Southern Independence. The Civil War is a term that came later and is used mainly in the US, other places call it the War of Succession.

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (1)
Report as
thanks, 1st answer that didn't leave me confused!!
Report as
Add a comment...

I believe it was called the war between states.

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (1)
Report as
ok, thanks....
Report as
Add a comment...
Do you have an answer?
Answer this question...
Did you mean?
Login or Join the Community to answer
Popular Searches