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Help Looking for an individual > Francis Joshua of the USS Wabash & USS Nantucket (16 replies - 6424 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 - 6424 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 - 6424 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 - 1273 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 - 1247 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 - 1247 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 - 3176 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 - 38248 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

Weapons of the Civil War > A bit off topic - Left handed Civil War Muskets (7 replies - 12432 views)

I kinda doubt this is what you're looking for: http://www.gunsamerica.com/Search/Category/464/2/Guns/Rifles/Muzzleloading-Modern-Replica-Rifles.htm ...   Mon Sep 2nd, 2013 06:24 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > A bit off topic - Left handed Civil War Muskets (7 replies - 12432 views)

Sorry, I struck out last night with the sutler sites I've got linked to links to. One of the links did surprise me as it ...   Mon Sep 2nd, 2013 05:11 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > A bit off topic - Left handed Civil War Muskets (7 replies - 12432 views)

I don't know what the site is but I can try to help. But before I can do that I've gotta ask a question. Was ...   Sun Sep 1st, 2013 05:41 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Outlaw Union Generals (21 replies - 9098 views)

And how come it was ok for the New England states to twice consider secession? Twice they actually voted to do exactly tat and twice ...   Thu Aug 29th, 2013 12:41 am

Other People of the Civil War > Outlaw Union Generals (21 replies - 9098 views)

Brown didn't just want to free slaves. Read a little Webb Garrison concerning what exactly Brown's plans entailed. I'll give you a hint, the destruction ...   Wed Aug 28th, 2013 04:48 am

Other People of the Civil War > Outlaw Union Generals (21 replies - 9098 views)

Here's the irony of loosing the war, folks will call you traitors for being on the loosing side. And what would folks today call people ...   Tue Aug 27th, 2013 05:18 am

Other People of the Civil War > Politician Officers (5 replies - 3150 views)

But did Logan serve DURING the war while he was also an officer in the Federal army. The same for Toombs and the Confederate Army. ...   Mon Aug 19th, 2013 10:26 pm

Daniel Sickles > Sickles as Vettor (2 replies - 2209 views)

I seem to remember Sickles was one of those political figures who were their own best press agents and would attack other's through the press ...   Wed Aug 14th, 2013 02:36 am

Other People of the Civil War > David Glasgow Farragut ..... (2 replies - 951 views)

TD, when did he change his first name to David? Twice you say James Glasgow Farragut an I wasn't aware he changed his name. But ...   Wed Aug 7th, 2013 12:01 am

Weapons of the Civil War > Greek Fire (25 replies - 9985 views)

Ok, here's a website supporting what Johnson said about hotels catching. But it states that Tammany Hall and some lumber yards were torched. But then ...   Mon Aug 5th, 2013 04:27 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Greek Fire (25 replies - 9985 views)

Ok, ended up finding Greek Fire in a source I wasn't considering before. Pulled out Clint Johnson's Civil War Blunders last night because I wanted ...   Mon Aug 5th, 2013 06:03 am

Weapons of the Civil War > Greek Fire (25 replies - 9985 views)

But there was a reason I didn't consider him. The report appears to be a part of a Confederate investigation into the Confederate Navy Department. ...   Tue Jul 30th, 2013 10:19 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Greek Fire (25 replies - 9985 views)

Interesting. Before I found Senator Semmes I was thinking the other possibility to Semmes was his cousin General Paul Jones Semmes. Turns out I went ...   Mon Jul 29th, 2013 07:09 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Greek Fire (25 replies - 9985 views)

Yup, it's me again. Had been hoping when I started this that I wouldn't be the only one posting in it. At lest now I ...   Mon Jul 29th, 2013 05:50 am

Weapons of the Civil War > Greek Fire (25 replies - 9985 views)

Ok, I have found the Mr. Short mentioned in the 5th post. It's a Levi Short. In Official records of the Union and Confederate ...   Sun Jul 28th, 2013 01:30 am

Weapons of the Civil War > Greek Fire (25 replies - 9985 views)

Ok, continuing from the same volume, this time page 219. This is a part the reports of the Federal artillery chief Brigadier General John Turner ...   Sat Jul 27th, 2013 08:56 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Greek Fire (25 replies - 9985 views)

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Series 1 - Volume 28 (Part I), pages ...   Sat Jul 27th, 2013 06:43 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Greek Fire (25 replies - 9985 views)

Continuing with the use of Greek fire. From Series I - Volume 11 of Official records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the ...   Sat Jul 27th, 2013 01:00 am

Weapons of the Civil War > Greek Fire (25 replies - 9985 views)

Ok, looking further in Series I Volume 3 of Official records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion I found ...   Fri Jul 26th, 2013 08:33 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Greek Fire (25 replies - 9985 views)

Ok, the full letter of the link I posted last night reads (as it appears on pages 495 to 496: Letter from the Acting Secretary of ...   Fri Jul 26th, 2013 04:57 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Greek Fire (25 replies - 9985 views)

Ok, anyone who saw the Copper TV thread will have seen that I posted a little on the use of Greek fire during the ...   Fri Jul 26th, 2013 04:38 am

Weapons of the Civil War > Can someone help me please (7 replies - 2143 views)

Well there are certainly some on here better than I who could probably give you the kind of ID you want. You already know what ...   Fri Jul 19th, 2013 05:46 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Can someone help me please (7 replies - 2143 views)

There seems a bit of a problem to me with he knife. It's too perfect for a knife from the war pulled out of a ...   Thu Jul 18th, 2013 08:35 pm

General Civil War Talk > How to teach kids about civil war generals? (5 replies - 1465 views)

http://astore.amazon.com/civilwarinteractive-20/detail/B0085AZ2MI ...   Fri Jul 12th, 2013 08:49 pm

General Civil War Talk > How to teach kids about civil war generals? (5 replies - 1465 views)

Well there is always the basic flash card method for starters. You'd pick some basic facts about generals and put a fact on one side ...   Fri Jul 12th, 2013 04:40 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > A Small Ship.... (5 replies - 1827 views)

Ok, I still want to find the book that I got the info on the chain from, but the DANFS entry on the Kearsarge and ...   Sun Jul 7th, 2013 11:47 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > A Small Ship.... (5 replies - 1827 views)

That might have knocked out Kearsarge's ability to maneuver. Which could have allowed Alabama the chance to escape. But I remember reading somewhere that the ...   Sun Jul 7th, 2013 03:35 am

Introductions > New Member (8 replies - 3176 views)

I think the one that was struck by lightning was the most interesting. ...   Thu Jul 4th, 2013 07:14 pm

Introductions > New Member (8 replies - 3176 views)

Easthampton, huh? Ever gotten done to the Springfield Armory? Right about now it's the only museum I can think of that's in any way Civil ...   Thu Jul 4th, 2013 05:34 am

General Civil War Talk > Wife's descendant (4 replies - 1686 views)

You might want to add that after the unit was mustered into service it was assigned to guard duty at and around Washington DC. http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unnyinf8.htm#20 Another ...   Wed Jul 3rd, 2013 04:20 pm

General Civil War Talk > Wife's descendant (4 replies - 1686 views)

Wouldn't that be ancestor and not descendant? ...   Wed Jul 3rd, 2013 01:37 am

Other History > Lee's Legion.... (5 replies - 4278 views)

It's not just Virginians who made up the Legion, though they were the bulk of it. According to page 47 of the above PDF Most of ...   Wed Jun 26th, 2013 07:06 pm


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