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Jefferson Davis > What was wrong with J. Davis? (3 replies - 1116 views)

Ok, scratch the broken arm, found what I was thinking about It's from Douglas Lee Gibboney's Scandals of the Civil War on page eight One might ...   Mon Dec 23rd, 2013 10:02 pm

Jefferson Davis > What was wrong with J. Davis? (3 replies - 1116 views)

I as cadet at West Point his broke his arm. But TD's answer makes more sense. I mean unless it healed in such a way ...   Mon Dec 23rd, 2013 09:45 pm

Other Eastern Theater > Christmas Time during the Civil War. (15 replies - 3532 views)

Ok this next one is from Christmas Day and December 26, 1862. It's a letter that appears in James McIvor's God Rest Ye Merry, Soldiers ...   Mon Dec 23rd, 2013 01:35 am

Other Eastern Theater > Christmas Time during the Civil War. (15 replies - 3532 views)

Ok, how about we play The 12 Days of Christmas 1864 style. This is going to be from The Civil War Notebook of Daniel Chisholm: ...   Wed Dec 18th, 2013 03:45 am

Other Eastern Theater > Christmas Time during the Civil War. (15 replies - 3532 views)

Hey, you did say stories of soldiers lives during the Christmas season :D. Think I'll stick to 1861 for this next one, but will go ...   Tue Dec 17th, 2013 04:55 am

Other Eastern Theater > Christmas Time during the Civil War. (15 replies - 3532 views)

This is coming from Patricia Mitchell's Civil War Celebrations from a Charles James Winston who served in Co. G, 11th Virginia Infantry, Army of ...   Mon Dec 16th, 2013 07:27 pm

Other Eastern Theater > Battlefield Maps. (2 replies - 1730 views)

I don't have maps when I visit battlefields, I'm afraid. But then the last battlefield of any war I can remember visiting was Fredericksburg and ...   Mon Dec 16th, 2013 01:09 am

Food,Cooking and Gardening > I'll get you drunk without giving you a drop to drink (9 replies - 1955 views)

So the cake part was a failure but the frosting has potential. Now I need to clarify the cake and frosting. The cake itself was ...   Mon Dec 9th, 2013 03:22 am

Food,Cooking and Gardening > I'll get you drunk without giving you a drop to drink (9 replies - 1955 views)

Ok, trying something a bit different here with the Mincemeat without Meat recipe. I'm going to try making a mincemeat cake with mincemeat frosting. I'll ...   Mon Dec 9th, 2013 12:50 am

Abraham Lincoln > Mr. Lincoln Meets A War Dog (5 replies - 1523 views)

There's a write up on Sallie's actions during the Battle of Gettysburg in Marilyn Seguin's Dogs of War. Interesting reading, even if it is short. ...   Tue Dec 3rd, 2013 03:58 am

General Civil War Talk > Interactive Online Civil War Medicine Chest (3 replies - 856 views)

You might want to send someone over to the Fort at No. 4 in Charleston, NH. The fort is actually a reproduction of the original ...   Thu Nov 28th, 2013 10:25 pm

Abraham Lincoln > Abraham Lincoln is the only president.... (8 replies - 930 views)

Isn't impeachment actually the first step in the process of removing a politician from office. You have to have the person impeached and then the ...   Thu Nov 28th, 2013 10:16 pm

Abraham Lincoln > Abraham Lincoln is the only president.... (8 replies - 930 views)

Hence why I question how accurate her history course was, TD. ...   Wed Nov 27th, 2013 05:26 pm

Abraham Lincoln > Abraham Lincoln is the only president.... (8 replies - 930 views)

No, I'm not disagreeing with you on the impeachment thing, I'm just wondering where they get that Nixon was impeached. That was a little before ...   Tue Nov 26th, 2013 10:28 pm

Abraham Lincoln > Abraham Lincoln is the only president.... (8 replies - 930 views)

I thought it was actually one of the early 20th century Presidents who had a patent. And I think they screwed up with the placement ...   Tue Nov 26th, 2013 08:13 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > I'll get you drunk without giving you a drop to drink (9 replies - 1955 views)

Ok, been experimenting once again with recipes out of Civil War Recipes: Receipts from the Pages of Goder's Lady's Book. Last year around this time ...   Mon Nov 25th, 2013 05:56 am

Other Western Theater and Trans-Miss. > Today in History. November 24, 1863 (2 replies - 505 views)

Nothing happened? ...   Mon Nov 25th, 2013 12:37 am

Food,Cooking and Gardening > A couple of questions (1 reply - 418 views)

Ok, think I found the answer on number 2. It looks like it's a type of brown sugar called Muscovado or Barbados sugar, http://whatscookingamerica.net/Q-A/MuscodiaSugar.htm and ...   Sat Nov 23rd, 2013 05:50 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > A couple of questions (1 reply - 418 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 - 823 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 - 823 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 - 1496 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 - 1496 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 - 1496 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 - 1496 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 - 1195 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 - 1195 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 - 1195 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 - 897 views)

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

Abraham Lincoln > Lincoln Mythology.... (1 reply - 579 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 - 897 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 (33 replies - 12816 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 (33 replies - 12816 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 (33 replies - 12816 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 - 661 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 (33 replies - 12816 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 - 661 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 (33 replies - 12816 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 (33 replies - 12816 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 (33 replies - 12816 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


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