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RE: [Bulk] 1812 São Salvador, San Salvad or, Salvad or a name queery

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  • peter monahan
    Dave In the US Civil War the double naming convention apparently occurs because the Federals often named battles for a local geographical feature while the CSA
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      Dave

      In the US Civil War the double naming convention apparently occurs because the Federals often named battles for a local geographical feature while the CSA used the name of the nearest sizeable town.

      Many places have changed names multiple times. Examples that sring to mind are Beijing, referred to on the west as 'Peking' until the 1970s, Mumbai [Bombay] and Benares [Veranasi] in India and Istanbul [Constantinople]. I agree with John - the modern convention seems to be to use the original name - the one the participants used - with the modern name in brackets or footnoted.

      My two cents worth! :7)

      Peter Monahan
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