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General Civil War Talk > "Artillery Action" (8 replies - 3235 views)

I always felt that the Confederates might have driven the Federals into the river at Fredericksburg were it not for the artillery on the other ...   Wed Aug 15th, 2012 09:46 am

General Civil War Talk > "Neck Hair" moments (23 replies - 7616 views)

I've had quite a few of these moments.  At Wilderness,  I was in deep in the woods and in some deep thought, having a nice ...   Sun Nov 15th, 2009 11:43 am

General Civil War Talk > What CW era person would you most like to meet? (25 replies - 6726 views)

Stonewall Jackson and Mr. Lincoln.  Don't know what I'd say to either one of them to be quite honest.  I'd just sort of want to ...   Sun Aug 24th, 2008 11:50 am

Civil War Books > Carrier (14 replies - 4461 views)

I've only watched one episode but I vist pbs website often - they do a good job with it.  It's been nearly 31 years since ...   Fri May 2nd, 2008 02:36 pm

Thomas Stonewall Jackson > Thomas Jackson photograph (23 replies - 12191 views)

Glad that someone found the photo in question because I do a lot of reading on Jackson and this one had me scratchin' my head.  ...   Mon Apr 28th, 2008 06:57 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Quake/tremor (34 replies - 8150 views)

It's Democrats. :? ...   Fri Apr 18th, 2008 11:16 am

Thomas Stonewall Jackson > Did any soldier ever admit to shooting at Stonewall Jackson? (69 replies - 34666 views)

It's a great question, Rob.  I kinda doubt if we'll ever find the answer to it.  If you have not had the opportunity to do ...   Thu Apr 17th, 2008 05:59 pm

General Civil War Talk > trivia (18 replies - 4892 views)

Truth or Myth?  I once read that Julia did not allow Grant to smoke cigars in the White House and that he'd go to the ...   Fri Apr 4th, 2008 01:38 pm

General Civil War Talk > trivia (18 replies - 4892 views)

Don't feel bad, Pvt.  Wife always wanted to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular Show in NYC so we went last year.  $1380 for two ...   Fri Apr 4th, 2008 01:24 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Hollywood History (70 replies - 17328 views)

I think we'd all be better off by commenting on those films which we think are the most historically accurate.  It would certainly shorten the ...   Sat Mar 22nd, 2008 03:29 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > I'm not easily shocked, but... (23 replies - 6512 views)

Maybe it was like Lethal Weapon II, with no Riggs around to relieve the situation. ...   Wed Mar 12th, 2008 11:13 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > I'm not easily shocked, but... (23 replies - 6512 views)

Can't seem to find anything suitable to say.  =+++ ...   Wed Mar 12th, 2008 09:50 pm

General Civil War Talk > Top 50 Books - A Tease (18 replies - 5072 views)

You did a nice job with the survey.  For me, I'm always interested in what other people are reading.  In addition,  it's good to be ...   Tue Mar 4th, 2008 09:05 pm

General Civil War Talk > Gettysburg Travel (7 replies - 2520 views)

Since my wife does not share the same entusiasm as I for civil war era studies and travel, I usually go it alone and am ...   Thu Feb 28th, 2008 01:13 pm

Battles and Campaigns > The Battle of Cold Harbor (164 replies - 64155 views)

That is an outstanding piece of work, Pvt Clewell.  All one needs to do, sometimes, is to ask.  I have a hunch that Rhea's next ...   Mon Feb 25th, 2008 12:53 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Top 5 Favorite Types of Food (15 replies - 8776 views)

Barbequed Ribs Baked Cinnamon Apple Cole slaw Cornbread Baked BeansSam Adams :) connyankee ...   Sat Feb 23rd, 2008 12:04 pm

Battles and Campaigns > The Battle of Cold Harbor (164 replies - 64155 views)

Just finished reading a great new book, "Trench Warfare under Grant & Lee:  Field Fortifications in the Overland Campaign," by Earl J. Hess.  It covers ...   Wed Feb 20th, 2008 04:35 pm

Battles and Campaigns > The Battle of Cold Harbor (164 replies - 64155 views)

That's right, ashbel.  I think it's time for me to take a week or so and do the Wilderness-to-Petersburg tour again.  I'm getting the itch ...   Sat Feb 16th, 2008 03:50 pm

General Civil War Talk > Top 50 Civil War Books of All-Time (9 replies - 3420 views)

Hmmm...not sure I like the idea of being first poster, but anyways, I thought about this for several hours and came up with the same ...   Fri Feb 15th, 2008 09:48 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Jobs (45 replies - 11850 views)

I worked on farms growing up in southern NJ (jobs nobody wants).  My life changed in 1970 when I pulled  lottery  #22.  I enlisted in ...   Thu Feb 14th, 2008 03:03 pm

Battles and Campaigns > The Battle of Cold Harbor (164 replies - 64155 views)

I've been meaning to read Bloody Roads South and never have.  I had the opportunity to hear Trudeau speak once and he was very interesting ...   Thu Feb 14th, 2008 02:47 pm

Battles and Campaigns > The Battle of Cold Harbor (164 replies - 64155 views)

Alternative to the attack at Cold Harbor? I am inclined to say no.  With each maneuver of the spring campaign, Grant's army came closer to Richmond.  ...   Thu Feb 14th, 2008 02:02 am

Idle Chit-Chat > How's the weather? (45 replies - 10171 views)

15 degrees before sunup.  Funny thing - in summer we have a breeze, in winter it's called the #%$#ing wind. connyankee ...   Tue Feb 12th, 2008 10:23 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Best War Movie Ever (104 replies - 42470 views)

I know what you mean, Ole.  I felt guilty listing three.  I like Das Boot also - try watching it in German Language w/English subtitles ...   Mon Feb 11th, 2008 08:15 pm

Other Civil War Talk > First Battlefield Visit (94 replies - 22961 views)

I went to Manassas sometime in the '80s.  Wanted to see what the ruckus was about (proposed shopping mall).  Got interested in preservation and joined ...   Mon Feb 11th, 2008 08:06 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Best War Movie Ever (104 replies - 42470 views)

Saving Private Ryan - for it's realism Enemy at the Gates - same thing; worst battle in history (Stalingrad) as far as I know. Glory - for ...   Mon Feb 11th, 2008 07:46 pm

Battles and Campaigns > The Battle of Cold Harbor (164 replies - 64155 views)

The command structure of the Union Army was awkward, to say the least, with Grant, Meade and, uh...Burnside.  The subject would probably be better served ...   Mon Feb 11th, 2008 02:00 pm

Battles and Campaigns > The Battle of Cold Harbor (164 replies - 64155 views)

PvtClewell, I believe you hit the nail right on it's head with your last post (and others as well). Nice job!  Don't I wish to ...   Sun Feb 10th, 2008 05:30 pm

Battles and Campaigns > The Battle of Cold Harbor (164 replies - 64155 views)

Great thread - I hope it keeps going (on track, too).  It really pleases me to see so much insight from so many folks about ...   Sat Feb 9th, 2008 07:16 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Top 5 favorite candies (48 replies - 11830 views)

Life is sweet - I'll take 5 Mr. Goodbars, an original since 1925.  Will take in lieu of cash, which is as good as money. Roses are ...   Sat Jan 26th, 2008 01:41 pm

General Civil War Talk > Field fortifications (59 replies - 16785 views)

I've enjoyed reading this thread on field fortifications.  civilwarfortifications.com is a great website, as mentioned earlier.  I always like to mention that a good place ...   Fri Jan 18th, 2008 12:56 pm

Civil War News/ Press Releases > New Jersey Apologizes For Slavery (11 replies - 5245 views)

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080108/D8U1ENB80.html First northern state to do so.  I have difficulty understanding what these resolutions accomplish.  Perhaps New Jersey should apologize for being New Jersey - past, ...   Tue Jan 8th, 2008 09:32 am

Civil War Books > Company Aytch--Some Comments (16 replies - 8484 views)

I read a beat-up paperback copy of Co. Aytch several years ago- what a great book! At the time, I thought it a bizarre mixture of ...   Thu Dec 13th, 2007 07:10 pm

General Civil War Talk > Petersburg FYI (18 replies - 4307 views)

LOL! Actually, I'm a lifelong Dodger fan.  Parents grew up in Brooklyn.  My standard joke is that I like two teams - the Dodgers or whoever plays ...   Sat Oct 13th, 2007 12:02 am

Other Civil War Talk > Virtual Antietam (2 replies - 1866 views)

I was just wondering when this CD-ROM is supposed to come out.  Anybody who has had the opportunity to see Stephen Recker's Virtual Gettysburg would ...   Fri Oct 12th, 2007 08:18 pm

General Civil War Talk > Petersburg FYI (18 replies - 4307 views)

I've been to the Crater twice.  The last time was about 6 years ago and at that time, the mine entrance was closed off to visitors because ...   Fri Oct 12th, 2007 07:53 pm

Other Western Theater and Trans-Miss. > Battle of Wilson's Creek (Oak Hill) (24 replies - 15562 views)

These are in decimal degrees: N  41.871727o W 72.088389o There's a calculator/converter here, if you need it http://www.cosports.com/tools/gps_coords.htm cy :)   p.s. There are 2 major roads nearby - State Rt. ...   Tue Oct 2nd, 2007 07:05 pm

Other Western Theater and Trans-Miss. > Battle of Wilson's Creek (Oak Hill) (24 replies - 15562 views)

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1030/1471525669_4aebbd9e58_o.jpg Went looking for Gen Lyon's gravesite recently and finally found it with the aid of a tip and a gps device.  He is buried in ...   Tue Oct 2nd, 2007 03:33 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Darwin Award (8 replies - 3116 views)

Thanks all for your sentiments.  Just got a couple of stitches as they were able to fold the skin back over - unlike most bayonet ...   Fri Sep 21st, 2007 01:27 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Darwin Award (8 replies - 3116 views)

Ok, this one goes to me.  I just put a screwdriver tip through my left pinky finger and it wasn't a pretty sight.  Before I ...   Thu Sep 20th, 2007 05:43 pm


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