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Announcements and Notices > CWi to close (11 replies - 4930 views)

Joe, Thank you. Tom ...   Wed Apr 17th, 2013 07:48 pm

The Battle of Shiloh > Hey Calcav...some help please (24 replies - 12626 views)

Tim, The 22nd Annual Slugburger Festival is in full swing here in Corinth. I take it you won't be attending? Disgusting indeed! http://www.dailycorinthian.com/happenings.htm Love those little rascals with ...   Thu Jul 9th, 2009 09:26 pm

The Battle of Shiloh > Hey Calcav...some help please (24 replies - 12626 views)

Tim, Nita says her maps at Corinth are much nicer than Don's maps. Tom ...   Wed Jun 24th, 2009 07:57 pm

The Battle of Shiloh > Hey Calcav...some help please (24 replies - 12626 views)

The heat index is forcast for 105-110 this weekend. The very chilly A/C at the Corinth Interpretive Center is a nice break from melting! I'll ...   Tue Jun 23rd, 2009 09:07 pm

The Battle of Shiloh > Hey Calcav...some help please (24 replies - 12626 views)

Joe, It's just not possible to follow Wallace's route without the permission of a few land owners. What you want to do is go to the park ...   Tue Jun 23rd, 2009 08:48 pm

General Civil War Talk > Ironclads on the Potomac (8 replies - 3013 views)

The guns in Fort Monroe would have been irrelevant as the Virginia would have simply sailed on the southern end of Hampton Roads, well out ...   Mon Jun 8th, 2009 08:49 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Women of Civil War Battlefields (23 replies - 14160 views)

Old North State, I am particularly intrested in the very woman you have noted. I am writing an article for Blue & Gray Magazine on the ...   Mon May 4th, 2009 09:56 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > random question (16 replies - 4793 views)

Gettysburg's dead were reinterred several weeks after the battle. Nasty job I'm sure. Many of the Union dead were reinterred when the National Cemetery System ...   Tue Mar 10th, 2009 06:04 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Must-see Places (45 replies - 10225 views)

Susan, Larry Rogers, author of Their Horses Climbed Trees, is a very good friend. We shared material for years before our books came out. Because they ...   Mon Dec 8th, 2008 09:39 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Must-see Places (45 replies - 10225 views)

If you come to visit me you had better be prepared to be immersed in the Civil War. We can visit sites from the Siege and ...   Mon Dec 8th, 2008 06:19 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Is that a one? It IS a one! (36 replies - 8411 views)

$1.68 in Memphis on Saturday!! ...   Mon Nov 24th, 2008 05:19 pm

General Civil War Talk > CSA or USA--better soldiers? (33 replies - 8894 views)

Apparently the only thing which set them apart was the squirrel tail afixed to their hats. The tail was supposed to be a visible proof ...   Thu Nov 20th, 2008 03:52 pm

General Civil War Talk > CSA or USA--better soldiers? (33 replies - 8894 views)

Ole, I know of one other regimental sized group of sharpshooters though they did not get the press of Berdan's boys in green. Birge's Western Sharpshooters, the ...   Thu Nov 20th, 2008 01:47 pm

General Civil War Talk > What Was the Single, Worst Civilian Atrocity in the Civil War? (62 replies - 16426 views)

The men aboard the Sultana had not been mustered out and were still active duty soldiers when the explosion occured. I had the pleasure of ...   Wed Nov 19th, 2008 08:48 pm

General Civil War Talk > What Was the Single, Worst Civilian Atrocity in the Civil War? (62 replies - 16426 views)

The burning of the Shenandoah, the "breadbasket of the Confederacy", did have a military justification (try and tell that to the folks without a home!). ...   Wed Nov 12th, 2008 08:11 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > What's everyone reading these days? (181 replies - 56936 views)

I'm reading Trafalgar: The Nelson Touch by David Howarth. In the evenings I read aloud to Browner and we are enjoying To Kill A Mockingbird by ...   Wed Nov 12th, 2008 07:55 pm

General Civil War Talk > What Was the Single, Worst Civilian Atrocity in the Civil War? (62 replies - 16426 views)

Chambersburg, PA ...   Tue Nov 11th, 2008 02:46 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Comfort Food (148 replies - 34854 views)

Izzy A local diner invented the slugburger during the depression. Because beef was so expensive he mixed in some ground pork and a lot of soy. ...   Mon Nov 10th, 2008 08:52 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Comfort Food (148 replies - 34854 views)

Sorry it took so long to chime in but I have been on a quest to try everyone else's comfort food first. Loved it all ...   Mon Nov 10th, 2008 08:04 pm

Civil War News/ Press Releases > Update Shiloh boundaries to expand (32 replies - 11994 views)

An update on the Delta Queen. http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-124465 ...   Sun Oct 26th, 2008 08:56 pm

General Civil War Talk > New Clues to Hunley Sinking (36 replies - 9592 views)

Unless the Hunley was running a few inches below the waterline there is no way the crew could have opened the hatch. The water pressure ...   Mon Oct 20th, 2008 05:49 pm

Civil War News/ Press Releases > Update Shiloh boundaries to expand (32 replies - 11994 views)

barrydancer, Three years ago the park replaced 12 position markers that have been missing from the park for many years. Another dozen are currently being manufactured. ...   Thu Oct 2nd, 2008 03:06 pm

The Battle of Shiloh > Who really won the battle of Shiloh? (31 replies - 19279 views)

The book I am now working on states that historians are reexamining new sources to see who actually did win.I for one would be fascintaed ...   Tue Sep 30th, 2008 04:20 pm

The Battle of Shiloh > Who really won the battle of Shiloh? (31 replies - 19279 views)

Wrap10 has the answer. At the end of the day it is not the body count that separates victor from defeated; it is the achievement ...   Tue Sep 30th, 2008 03:30 pm

The Battle of Shiloh > Who really won the battle of Shiloh? (31 replies - 19279 views)

To quote Bruce Catton from This Hallowed Ground: "On paper, Shiloh was a draw; actually it was one of the decisive battles of the war. It ...   Mon Sep 29th, 2008 02:22 pm

General Civil War Talk > Significant night attacks? (20 replies - 7613 views)

Spotsylvania, VA., May 12th, 1864. The second major attack on the "Mule Shoe/Bloody Angle" began before dawn and continued for 20 hours. Tom ...   Thu Sep 25th, 2008 08:33 pm

Other Eastern Theater > Petersburg? (43 replies - 18518 views)

Bama, John wesley Powell lost his arm here at Shiloh. That's why we can tell visitors that were it not for Shiloh he would not have been ...   Mon Sep 22nd, 2008 09:33 pm

Other Eastern Theater > Petersburg? (43 replies - 18518 views)

Oh yeah, the Beefsteak Raid was the subject of a William Holden/Richard Widmark movie in 1966; "Alvarez Kelly". A nice piece of Hollywood but don't ...   Mon Sep 22nd, 2008 09:01 pm

Other Eastern Theater > Petersburg? (43 replies - 18518 views)

The Petersburg Campaign has always been fascinating to me. It’s all a matter of vocabulary I suppose, but the city never was technically under a ...   Mon Sep 22nd, 2008 08:54 pm

General Civil War Talk > Why the south thought the war (14 replies - 4348 views)

Did you ever hear the quote, "History is written by the winner?" I hear this quote quite often in my day to day work. There are many examples ...   Sun Sep 14th, 2008 06:41 pm

The Battle of Shiloh > General Prentiss a Hero? (32 replies - 22964 views)

Perry, I've been with the park for 9 years, the last 4 at the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center. 5fish wrote: Or maybe a Local farmer wanted ...   Mon Sep 1st, 2008 04:06 pm

The Battle of Shiloh > General Prentiss a Hero? (32 replies - 22964 views)

Thanks Browner, I have edited my spelling errers. ...   Sun Aug 31st, 2008 09:43 pm

The Battle of Shiloh > General Prentiss a Hero? (32 replies - 22964 views)

Perry, I have been very impressed with your answers on this thread. You have obviously done your homework. Kudos. Ole, The burial trenchs on the west side ...   Sun Aug 31st, 2008 09:05 pm

General Civil War Talk > Heading to Murfreesboro to Tour the Field of Battle at Stones River (12 replies - 2929 views)

Will, You might want to see Park Ranger Jim Lewis. Call or email him first to see if he will have some free time during your ...   Tue Jul 29th, 2008 02:31 pm

General Civil War Talk > Civil War Collecting (21 replies - 7354 views)

No Ole, the Park Service does NOT sell artifacts. Tom ...   Tue Jun 24th, 2008 09:25 pm

Other People of the Civil War > James A Garfield (4 replies - 4285 views)

The Edge of Glory: A Biography of General William S. Rosecrans, U.S.A. by William M. Lamers. Thought the book is about Rosecrans (and very biased ...   Mon May 26th, 2008 07:07 pm

General Civil War Talk > Fortifications (9 replies - 3042 views)

Susan, I am jealous indeed. I love Castillo and would enjoy a return visit. Several years ago I was involved in a preservation project on the ...   Thu May 22nd, 2008 06:21 pm

Other History > Medieval History (46 replies - 20704 views)

Susan, Don't worry about me being locked up in the storage building. She tried that once and now I keep the key and lock on me ...   Thu Mar 6th, 2008 07:13 pm

Other History > Medieval History (46 replies - 20704 views)

Okay Browner, I can take a "subtle" hint. I'll go the storage locker and find the books! ...   Thu Mar 6th, 2008 04:14 pm

Civil War News/ Press Releases > New Jersey Apologizes For Slavery (11 replies - 5439 views)

Basecat, I did not, I repeat, did not laugh at Connyankee's post. I might have smiled a bit... Tom ...   Tue Jan 8th, 2008 04:35 pm


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