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Other Civil War Talk > The Homestead Act of 1862... (3 replies - 1025 views)

Looking back I have to wonder how a 12 x 14 dwelling and growing of crops was "improving" the land. Of course in 1863 they ...   Tue May 21st, 2013 03:44 pm

General Civil War Talk > When the Civil War Actually Ended.... (2 replies - 1262 views)

I go with the Shenedoah and Palmito Ranch as the last land battle. The Shenedoah fired the last shots of the war in June. ...   Mon May 13th, 2013 05:06 pm

Thomas Stonewall Jackson > Would things have been different? (3 replies - 2394 views)

TD I stick by what I said at the start of my first post as I think in part it does go to the intended ...   Fri May 10th, 2013 11:07 pm

Thomas Stonewall Jackson > Would things have been different? (3 replies - 2394 views)

Of course things would have been different. Things would have been different if Grant were moved east June 20, 1863 and assumed command of the ...   Fri May 10th, 2013 05:15 pm

General Civil War Talk > Outdoor Sound Propagation in the U.S. Civil War (4 replies - 3928 views)

Recently got to thinking about acoustic shadows and their effects on the war and had to hunt this old thread down. Since it originally was ...   Mon May 6th, 2013 05:27 pm

Other History > War Criminals (13 replies - 3269 views)

TD, it's not exactly contention. It's listening to people who want to trash Americans, which includes some Americans, and ignore the fact that American soldiers ...   Fri May 3rd, 2013 03:19 pm

Other History > War Criminals (13 replies - 3269 views)

At that time, TD. Since then look at some of what has happened. You have folks declaring who all the war criminals were. And the ...   Fri May 3rd, 2013 01:19 am

Other History > War Criminals (13 replies - 3269 views)

Gee, I'm shocked. After all according to some only the US soldiers raped anyone in the war. And yeah, that was sarcasm. But there is a ...   Fri May 3rd, 2013 12:06 am

General Civil War Talk > OVVI versus OVI (20 replies - 5502 views)

Chevrons were also used to mark ranks/grades in the enlisted ranks. This page will give you the an illustration of the service chevrons and the ...   Sun Apr 28th, 2013 12:43 am

General Civil War Talk > What was the southern way of talking during the civil war? (4 replies - 1572 views)

To expand on what Albert Sailhorst said, accents can vary from various regions of a state as well. Even within a particular regional accent there ...   Fri Apr 26th, 2013 04:41 pm

Civil War News/ Press Releases > John Bell Hood Documents Discovered (7 replies - 4163 views)

You might have mentioned that about the medical records in your first post but thank you for setting me straight none the less. I have ...   Wed Apr 24th, 2013 07:44 pm

Civil War News/ Press Releases > John Bell Hood Documents Discovered (7 replies - 4163 views)

Hood's left arm was wounded at Gettysburg and rendered useless for the rest of his life. I'd assume this would mean he'd loose the use ...   Wed Apr 24th, 2013 02:59 pm

General Civil War Talk > OVVI versus OVI (20 replies - 5502 views)

Gotta love Stackpole books for reprinting some of the manuals from the war. This sheds even more light than what we have already discussed on ...   Wed Apr 24th, 2013 03:49 am

General Civil War Talk > OVVI versus OVI (20 replies - 5502 views)

Thanks kj3553 for digging up General Order 191. ...   Tue Apr 23rd, 2013 04:50 pm

General Civil War Talk > OVVI versus OVI (20 replies - 5502 views)

double post ...   Mon Apr 22nd, 2013 05:56 pm

General Civil War Talk > OVVI versus OVI (20 replies - 5502 views)

Find out what General Order No. 191, ***** of 1863 of the War Department is. I'm asuming the G.O. is General Order, on both images ...   Mon Apr 22nd, 2013 05:56 pm

General Civil War Talk > OVVI versus OVI (20 replies - 5502 views)

What I'm reading is that that individual re-enlisted as a veteran volunteer, not that he re-enlisted in a veteran volunteer regiment. Based on what Johan ...   Mon Apr 22nd, 2013 03:05 pm

Other People of the Civil War > The Prophecies of Sam Houston... (3 replies - 1818 views)

I was just thinking what Camp Douglas and Elmira were like. Let's face it, soldiers who got wounded in battle might be lucky to survive ...   Fri Apr 19th, 2013 10:05 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Kearny (0 replies - 722 views)

Ok so I just got Tim Rowland's Strange and Obscure Stories of the Civil War for Christmas (actually it was one of three books I ...   Fri Apr 19th, 2013 09:15 pm

Other People of the Civil War > The Prophecies of Sam Houston... (3 replies - 1818 views)

Sam Jr sounds pretty lucky to me. Camp Douglas, anyone who survived was lucky to me. ...   Fri Apr 19th, 2013 06:29 pm

Other People of the Civil War > The Sutler (5 replies - 6575 views)

Widow wrote: Another sutler's signboard announced "Oxymoron Product, Fresh Hardtack." Wth some of what I've read concerning hardtack, I don't think that's an oxymoron product. ...   Fri Apr 19th, 2013 05:46 pm

General Civil War Talk > OVVI versus OVI (20 replies - 5502 views)

Actually, the vetereans of the 5th Maine combined with those of the 6th and 7th to form the 1st Maine Veteran Volunteer Infatry in 1864. ...   Fri Apr 19th, 2013 05:22 pm

General Civil War Talk > OVVI versus OVI (20 replies - 5502 views)

What I can find is that VVI regiments were regiments made up of veterans of units that had enlisted for three years but some of ...   Thu Apr 18th, 2013 07:31 pm

U.S. Grant > Grant Takes Action to Shorten the War.... (5 replies - 2847 views)

I'm not disagreeing on that note, TD. I'm just saying that I think given their experince veterans were a bit more important than green recruits ...   Wed Apr 17th, 2013 05:27 pm

U.S. Grant > Grant Takes Action to Shorten the War.... (5 replies - 2847 views)

I have to wonder if Grant was considering another fact when he said that. Veterans have experince that green recruits won't have. And both sides ...   Wed Apr 17th, 2013 02:40 pm

U.S. Grant > Grant Takes Action to Shorten the War.... (5 replies - 2847 views)

Grant was willing to fight a war of attrition. Lee won most of the battles he fough against Grant but unless he could take those ...   Wed Apr 17th, 2013 01:55 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Drinks (20 replies - 11423 views)

I remember my Boy Scout manual having a recipie for dandelion root coffee as a substitute for real coffee. You were supposed to char the ...   Sat Apr 13th, 2013 03:43 pm

General Civil War Talk > Ft Sumter Anniversary - 4-12 (5 replies - 1763 views)

And if the US and South Korea don't fire shots on North Korea during war games how can North Korea declare them belligerents for conducting ...   Sat Apr 13th, 2013 03:01 pm

General Civil War Talk > Ft Sumter Anniversary - 4-12 (5 replies - 1763 views)

It's been argueed that Anderson's moving the garrison to Sumter in the first place was to be seen as belligerent and the sending of the ...   Fri Apr 12th, 2013 08:56 pm

General Civil War Talk > You never know what might come to light... (2 replies - 1030 views)

Ok, the Washington Post has several articles on this subject. http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/a-soldiers-long-lost-civil-war-ring-is-returned-to-his-family-in-pennsylvania/2013/04/09/e04c06a8-a09a-11e2-9c03-6952ff305f35_story.html http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/lost-civil-war-era-ring-returned-to-family-of-union-soldier-from-pennsylvania/2013/04/10/25cb93c4-a1fe-11e2-bd52-614156372695_story.html http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/civil-war-era-ring-is-back-with-soldiers-family/2013/04/09/d6a3a248-a14c-11e2-9c03-6952ff305f35_gallery.html http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/ring-lost-in-civil-war-is-returned-to-family-of-union-soldier-from-pennsylvania/2013/04/10/6366a596-a200-11e2-bd52-614156372695_story.html Might have to register to read that last one. ...   Thu Apr 11th, 2013 06:21 pm

General Civil War Talk > You never know what might come to light... (2 replies - 1030 views)

TD, according to Find-A-Grave as well he was a private. Like that they had his burial record posted. Wanna see if I can't look up ...   Thu Apr 11th, 2013 06:07 pm

Announcements and Notices > CWi to close (11 replies - 5058 views)

That is sad news, Javal. But health should come first. ...   Tue Apr 9th, 2013 05:13 pm

U.S. Grant > U S Grant (17 replies - 9459 views)

Personally I doubt it. I mean is there going to be something from Plutarch, Herodotus, Appian, or someone like that that says something like "Crassus ...   Mon Apr 8th, 2013 02:13 pm

U.S. Grant > U S Grant (17 replies - 9459 views)

Can that be proven? ...   Mon Apr 8th, 2013 01:09 pm

N.B. Forrest > Forrest - The Conundrum (20 replies - 11578 views)

That's a possibility in today's atmosphere. But I think there's another possibility. If there's anything marking his grave instead of digging him up they may ...   Mon Apr 8th, 2013 01:08 pm

George McClellan > McClellan - Without Question (44 replies - 28653 views)

Ah, then I appologize for the start ofmy response. ...   Fri Apr 5th, 2013 03:24 pm

George McClellan > McClellan - Without Question (44 replies - 28653 views)

I make that you have little care for Jackson and more care for some of the more succesful Federal generals towards the end of the ...   Fri Apr 5th, 2013 12:48 am

George McClellan > McClellan - Without Question (44 replies - 28653 views)

Bad edit, see the double post below. ...   Fri Apr 5th, 2013 12:47 am

Robert E. Lee > Lee forced to surrender at Antietam? (24 replies - 18836 views)

Valley Campaign of 1864. Lee sent Jubal Early and his II Corps to defend the Shennadoah Valley against David Hunter and potentially get Grant to ...   Thu Apr 4th, 2013 08:51 pm

George McClellan > McClellan - Without Question (44 replies - 28653 views)

Double Canister wrote: Lee beat Mac. He did not beat Grant. Technically Lee did beat Grant even though he surrendered to Grant. If you look at ...   Wed Apr 3rd, 2013 05:06 pm


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