Strangely enough Linda, I grew up calling The War, The Civil War. I now prefer to call it as President Jefferson Davis called it The War for Southern Independence.
I started visiting this site several years ago researching family military historys, but as I learned more, the more I became hooked on the history itself. I learned why my family fought on whatever side they did.
As Bryan says There aren't any stupid question. I had a Junior High teacher who said; "The only stupid question is the one not asked". So if I want to know I ask.