Category talk:American Civil War

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I have removed redundant categories Category:United States history and Category:Military history of the United States from Category:American Civil War (they are inherited via Category:United States wars. -- Mwanner 17:00, Apr 25, 2005 (UTC)

There are way too many state regiment articles clogging the category. I reorganized them into category:Civil War regiments by state category:Confederate Civil War regiments category:Union Civil War regiments

Also, there are too many "Fort xxx" dumped in the Am. Civil War category. Perhaps it would be better to put them in a subcategory:Civil War forts. Intelligent use of subcategories and sub-subcategories, etc. will make it easy to find information. Right now it's a dump pile. There will be enough miscellaneous articles to constitute a trash pile eventually even without these easily classified categories. THB 18:48, 7 February 2006 (UTC)

Ditto for "Army of xxx". It would make a lot more sense to have Subcategories for CSA and Union armies. THB 18:48, 7 February 2006 (UTC)

Both of the above tasks were completed by a WikiGnome before I came along. I did quite a bit more tidying of categories today, too. Still lots more work to do though. Twisted86 10:17, 19 August 2006 (UTC)
geography branch of the ACW category tree
Category:American Civil War

   ▼ Category:Theaters of the American Civil War
       ▼ Category:Foo Theater of the American Civil War
           ▼ Category:Campaigns of the Foo Theater of the American Civil War
               ▼ Category: FeFiFo Campaign
                   ▼ Category:Battlefields of the FeFiFo Campaign (11 C, 24 P)
                       ▼ Gettysburg Battlefield
                           ▼ Category:Places of the Gettysburg Battlefield
                               ► Category:Gettysburg Battlefield landforms
                               ● Article:Field of Pickett's Charge

Category tree for ACW geography[edit]

Currently the category organization for ACW geography from Category:American Civil War down to Category:Fum Battlefield level includes 7 levels, but 2 of the levels are intermediate nearly-empty categories (with valid names), that require the reader to drill past them to get to a subcategory which has the list of articles. Those 2 subcategories levels with the verbose names (Campaigns of the… & Battlefields of the…--bold font in the table--close to 100 extraneous categories) can be upmerged to the nearly-empty levels. Here's a table which, except for the lowest categories unique to the Gettysburg geography branch (which likewise has a "Places of the…" extraneous category), uses generic titles (but with actual hyperlinks). While perusing you'll notice a different problem not related to this nomination is that some of the categories are overpopulated (e.g., need diffused). An ugly example is Category:Battlefields of the Gettysburg Campaign where a reader can hardly discern the battlefields which are non-Gettysburg battlefields because its overpopulated with dozens of Gettysburg Battlefield articles and categories that are appropriate within the empty Category:Gettysburg Battlefield. Lake Woodhouse in Denver (talk) 01:10, 8 January 2012 (UTC)

I saw my comment last week at Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2012 January 19#Category:Battlefields of the Gettysburg Campaign and here was removed because a different user, Target for Today, is blocked, but what does that have to do with me? Am I being blocked too for that user's editing (I can't locate information that I'm not supposed to post)? I haven't anything to do with him/her, so should I make a post somewhere else or call wikipedia to get this straight? I just started posting in December to a some Civil War pages and then opened an account when I didn't sign a talk post right, so if someone could let me know what's up, I'd appreciate it. I also just made a post about Template:Campaignbox Maryland Campaign and Battle of Gettysburg, Third Day cavalry battles, so will they be lined out also? (talk) 19:44, 30 January 2012 (UTC)
  • Since my recommendation to delete the tier for Category:Battlefields of the FeFiFo Campaign has been implemented and the categorization Category:Places of ... is gone, what about the Category:Campaigns of the Foo Theater of the American Civil War tier? (talk) 19:44, 30 January 2012 (UTC)
  • Please note that the tier with campaign categories (like Category:Maryland Campaign of the American Civil War) is being deleted. (talk) 19:44, 30 January 2012 (UTC)
You should take your concerns about your block to your talk page using the {{unblock}} templates or to the administrator who blocked you. --Starcheerspeaksnewslostwars (talk) 20:49, 5 February 2012 (UTC)