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Food,Cooking and Gardening > A couple of questions (1 reply - 925 views)

Ok, I'm looking at a recipe in Civil War Recipes: Recipts from the Pages of Godey's Lady's Book, edited by Lily May Spaulding and John ...   Fri Nov 22nd, 2013 08:40 pm

The Battle of Shiloh > Soldier letter from Shiloh (5 replies - 2695 views)

Better idea. Go with Wordpix John's idea, much better than what suggested. Edit: I, "much better than what I suggested." ...   Mon Nov 18th, 2013 03:21 am

The Battle of Shiloh > Soldier letter from Shiloh (5 replies - 2695 views)

On that second part I'm not exactly sure how you'd be certain they wouldn't sell it to a private collector. I suppose you could have ...   Sat Nov 16th, 2013 07:36 pm

Other Civil War Talk > This comic caught my eye (6 replies - 3044 views)

I don't deny it was unsuccessful. The Hunley is rightly credited with being the first sub to successfully sink an enemy warship ad the first ...   Tue Nov 12th, 2013 10:13 pm

Other Civil War Talk > This comic caught my eye (6 replies - 3044 views)

Actually, if I recall the original mission was to destroy bridges as McClellan was making his way up the Peninsula. ...   Tue Nov 12th, 2013 06:42 pm

Other Civil War Talk > This comic caught my eye (6 replies - 3044 views)

I don't know about that, TD. Seems more the Alligator would have been better off if someone who was more willing to accept an "infernal ...   Tue Nov 12th, 2013 04:42 pm

Other Civil War Talk > This comic caught my eye (6 replies - 3044 views)

Ok, this comic strip caught my eye and I thought I'd share it. It's called Oyster War by a Ben Towle. At the moment it ...   Tue Nov 12th, 2013 05:13 am

Jefferson Davis > The First.... (5 replies - 2205 views)

Ok, I misread your post then. I read it as because he had never made General in the US Army he could not have made ...   Thu Nov 7th, 2013 05:32 pm

Jefferson Davis > The First.... (5 replies - 2205 views)

I'm not so sure Davis would not have been a general in 1861, TD. Lee never made general in the US Army and was appointed ...   Thu Nov 7th, 2013 03:09 am

Jefferson Davis > The First.... (5 replies - 2205 views)

TD, wasn't he technically re-elected on this date in 1861, being technically elected by the Confederate Constitutional Convention February 9, 1861 over Robert Toombs? Gotta ...   Wed Nov 6th, 2013 05:06 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Root Beer Recipe (3 replies - 1695 views)

Welcome. ...   Tue Nov 5th, 2013 09:36 pm

Abraham Lincoln > Lincoln Mythology.... (1 reply - 1086 views)

I disagree with the unsurpassed part, it seems to me there are others who have surpassed Lincoln in terms of the mythology surrounding them. But ...   Tue Nov 5th, 2013 04:07 am

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Root Beer Recipe (3 replies - 1695 views)

Was this the recipe you were looking for: Hellcat wrote: Ok, maybe it'd be a bit different. Quarantiello does give some very basic recipies for making root ...   Tue Nov 5th, 2013 02:39 am

Other Civil War Talk > Haunting (42 replies - 20037 views)

Well as promised this post will be a bibliography of the sources used this year, not me posting another ghost story. or those who feel ...   Fri Nov 1st, 2013 06:56 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Haunting (42 replies - 20037 views)

HAPPY HALLOWEEN Well it's Halloween once again, and will probably be November 1st when I finish this post. This will be the last ghost story ...   Fri Nov 1st, 2013 05:01 am

Other Civil War Talk > Haunting (42 replies - 20037 views)

Well gonna return to Pennsylvania Hall. This time this is coming from Angus Konstam's Civil War Ghost Stories. Now in the 30th post I mentioned that ...   Thu Oct 31st, 2013 06:35 pm

Abraham Lincoln > Did Lincoln's assassintion lead to insanity in others in the box? (2 replies - 1370 views)

A Tragedy's Second Act I knew the Grants were supposed to attend and at the last minute bowed out. I seem to recall reading somewhere that ...   Wed Oct 30th, 2013 10:10 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Haunting (42 replies - 20037 views)

Comets. For centuries these heavenly bodies were viewed as the harbingers of death. Bringers of doom and destruction. In early 1861 there was at least ...   Wed Oct 30th, 2013 08:55 pm

Abraham Lincoln > Did Lincoln's assassintion lead to insanity in others in the box? (2 replies - 1370 views)

Ok, so I was looking at one of my Civil War ghost story books looking for ideas for the Hauntings thread (hey, it's Halloween) and ...   Wed Oct 30th, 2013 06:08 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Haunting (42 replies - 20037 views)

Until now I've been doing stories from books. Now I'm going to turn to a DVD and the TV series Unsolved Mysteries. These come from ...   Wed Oct 30th, 2013 12:06 am

Other Civil War Talk > Haunting (42 replies - 20037 views)

These next two come from Lighthouse Ghosts & Carolina Costal Legends by Norma Elizabeth and Bruce Roberts. We begin at Fort Macon. Now as some of ...   Tue Oct 29th, 2013 05:14 am

Other Civil War Talk > Haunting (42 replies - 20037 views)

Well I'm guessing this thread is in line with the soldiers themselves. Michael Sanders in his Strange Tales of the Civil War mentions that the ...   Mon Oct 28th, 2013 08:26 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Haunting (42 replies - 20037 views)

This next story begins in 1908, some 43 years after the war ended. This one comes from Nancy Robert's Ghosts of the Carolinas. 1908 in Deadwood, ...   Mon Oct 28th, 2013 04:57 am

Idle Chit-Chat > What happened (3 replies - 1713 views)

Thanks for the response, Javal. I saw Cleburne's response earlier and between then and now my mind started coming up with this ridiculous idea that ...   Sun Oct 27th, 2013 05:08 am

Idle Chit-Chat > What happened (3 replies - 1713 views)

What happened? I was afraid the site was down for good. Glad to see it up again. ...   Sat Oct 26th, 2013 08:12 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Haunting (42 replies - 20037 views)

For this next one I'm going to turn Arthur Myers' The Ghostly Register. The book is not really a ghost story book, it's broken down ...   Sun Oct 6th, 2013 11:59 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Haunting (42 replies - 20037 views)

This next story comes from Nancy Roberts' Ghosts of the Carolinas. In some ways it reminds me a little of Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque ...   Sat Oct 5th, 2013 11:24 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Haunting (42 replies - 20037 views)

The old railroad track ways aren't only haunted by the Lincoln funeral train. Tony Reevy relates the tale of a particular railroad that gained notoriety ...   Sat Oct 5th, 2013 05:49 am

Other Civil War Talk > Haunting (42 replies - 20037 views)

Well it's October again. Almost three years to the day since this thread started. I thought I'd start things off where I started back in ...   Sat Oct 5th, 2013 12:49 am

Help Looking for an individual > Francis Joshua of the USS Wabash & USS Nantucket (16 replies - 8487 views)

Ok, same volume as my last post, page 681 (http://ebooks.library.cornell.edu/cgi/t/text/pageviewer-idx?c=moawar;cc=moawar;q1=Nantucket;rgn=full%20text;idno=ofre0014;didno=ofre0014;view=image;seq=0721). It's letter from Commander J. C. Beaumont to Rear Admiral Dahlgren reporting on damage ...   Tue Oct 1st, 2013 01:00 am

Help Looking for an individual > Francis Joshua of the USS Wabash & USS Nantucket (16 replies - 8487 views)

Don't know what bearing this has on the subject, but I decided to check the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the ...   Mon Sep 30th, 2013 08:52 pm

Help Looking for an individual > Francis Joshua of the USS Wabash & USS Nantucket (16 replies - 8487 views)

I'm wishing right now CWSSS had a option it doesn't seem to have, choosing to search for Confederate sailors and ships. I was checking it ...   Sun Sep 29th, 2013 01:14 am

Help Looking for an individual > Francis Joshua of the USS Wabash & USS Nantucket (16 replies - 8487 views)

According to DANFS there were four ships named Wabash. http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/w1-list.htm However, only the first Wabash served in the Civil War. Wabash II was originally completed ...   Fri Sep 27th, 2013 08:05 pm

Help Looking for an individual > Francis Joshua of the USS Wabash & USS Nantucket (16 replies - 8487 views)

TD, you referring to DANFS when you say information on the ships can be found online? Was looking at the DANFS entry on the Wabash ...   Fri Sep 27th, 2013 03:49 am

Help Looking for an individual > Francis Joshua of the USS Wabash & USS Nantucket (16 replies - 8487 views)

The only thing I can come up with for the Wabash enlistment is either a re-enlistment or an impressment. ...   Thu Sep 26th, 2013 10:44 pm

Abraham Lincoln > Lincoln's 1863 letter to Pope Pius in Vatican Library (3 replies - 1577 views)

What crap. During the war the Confederacy was effectively a separate nation with an existing government. And it was a nation that sent envoys to ...   Tue Sep 24th, 2013 04:23 am

General Civil War Talk > Desertion Then and Now (3 replies - 1540 views)

But what was the penalty? According to The 1863 Laws of War death was the primary penalty for desertion, but not the only possible penalty. ...   Tue Sep 24th, 2013 04:20 am

General Civil War Talk > Desertion Then and Now (3 replies - 1540 views)

You may want to look at the consequences as well. If I remember correctly, Samuel Clear discusses one such incident in his diary, which was ...   Mon Sep 23rd, 2013 03:31 am

Introductions > New Member (8 replies - 4533 views)

Grangran, try Patricia B. Mitchell's Civil War cookbook samplers. Yes, they are cookbooks (and not always period recipes), but she does include diary entries from ...   Tue Sep 10th, 2013 10:31 pm

Abraham Lincoln > Abraham Lincoln (93 replies - 42472 views)

If that's the case, then why apply it only to those areas in open rebellion against the federal government? The border states were slave states ...   Tue Sep 3rd, 2013 05:53 pm


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