Talk:Alexander Long

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 Definition (1816-1886) American politician who served as a Representative from Ohio; a member of the Democratic Party, Long was one of the anti-war Copperheads who were vociferously opposed to the U.S. Civil War. [d] [e]

Reconquer?

The phrase "reconquer the Confederate States of America" seems inappropriate here -- in a Civil War, when each set of states or territories is a part of a fractured whole (Federalist or otherwise), for either side to win would not seem to me to be for them to conquer the other! Russell Potter 21:25, 7 May 2007 (CDT)

Oh, thanks for pointing that out. "reconquer" is a little biased. But right now I can't think of a better one. Which term would you suggest? Yi Zhe Wu 21:36, 7 May 2007 (CDT)
At this point, I'd just suggest cutting the phrase "a war led by President Abraham Lincoln to reconquer the Confederate States of America, a confederacy of eleven Southern states that seceded from the Union" since the wikilink to U.S. Civil War will take care of that; the appositive phrase isn't needed. Russell Potter 21:40, 7 May 2007 (CDT)
Done. Also I added some explanation to copperheads, if anyone think it's redundant feel free to delete that one as well. Thanks! Yi Zhe Wu 21:42, 7 May 2007 (CDT)