Today is the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. I know very little about the Civil War. Somehow, I never learned about it in school. History class seemed to go up the end of the Revolution then picked up again during the great depression. There’s an entire century I missed out on. I’ve picked up bits and pieces throughout the years, but I’m still a little foggy on the details.
Anyway, here’s a list of sports figures who have names that sound like they could have been Civil War generals
Courtney Lee, Horace Grant, Enos Slaughter, Arky Vaughan, Tom Zachary, Joel Youngblood, Chauncey Billups, Hersey Hawkins, Bailey Howell, Calvin Natt, Otis Thorpe, Nathaniel Thurmond, Norman Van Lier, Thaddeus Young, Sid Abel, Ebbie Goodfellow, Joe Ironstone, Red Kelly, Elmer Lach, Emmitt Smith, Morten Anderson, Cecil Isbell, John Riggins, Norman Van Brocklin, Stuart Appleby, Keegan Bradley, Harrison Frazer, Davis Love III, William Mayfair, Cameron Percy, Brandt Snedeker, Duffy Waldorf, Jon Garland, William Van Landingham, Benjamin Coates, Alvan Adams, Claudell Washington, Blaire Betts, Hardy Nickerson, Anthony Mason, Thurman Thomas, Wang ZhiZhi*.
*Just wanted to see if you were still reading.