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Other Western Theater and Trans-Miss. > Battle of Wilson's Creek (Oak Hill) (24 replies - 15715 views)

Susan, The book is "Shiloh and the Western Campaign of 1862" by O. Edward Cunningham. He wrote it in 1966 for his Ph.D. but never published ...   Wed Sep 5th, 2007 01:50 pm

Other Civil War Talk > cIvil War Magazines (14 replies - 4121 views)

**Shameless Plug Alert!!!** Blue & Gray Magazine is tops with me for a couple of reasons. First, a piece I have written on the October 5th, 1862, Battle ...   Tue Jul 17th, 2007 06:38 pm

General Civil War Talk > What to name this war? (84 replies - 21873 views)

In my line of work I am occasionaly confronted by visitors who indignantly point out that our sign out front is wrong. "It was not a ...   Tue Jul 17th, 2007 02:54 pm

General Civil War Talk > Washington, DC Civil War sites (12 replies - 4214 views)

The Lincoln Memorial Arlington National Cemetery Grant's statue in from of the Capital Building. Frederick Douglas National Historic Site ...   Sat Jun 2nd, 2007 09:11 pm

General Civil War Talk > Sherman's March: Review/Discuss the Show (69 replies - 20256 views)

To be quite honest I thought the program was excellent. Did it cover everything? Nope! If the show lasted 24 hours a day for the ...   Sat Apr 28th, 2007 07:48 pm

General Civil War Talk > Each States Part in the Civil War. (26 replies - 8864 views)

My home state of California provided over 17,000 men for the war. I know that Susan Sweet has the lowdown on all those fellows that ...   Fri Apr 27th, 2007 08:47 pm

General Civil War Talk > Sherman's March: Review/Discuss the Show (69 replies - 20256 views)

Bravo Ole, excellent post. In regards to the question over the names that Grant and Sherman used for each other during conversation, I was instantly reminded ...   Thu Apr 26th, 2007 02:10 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Worldy Travels (9 replies - 3577 views)

The Navy took me to a few places over the years. Some I would love to go back to see again, others, well you could ...   Sat Apr 21st, 2007 05:05 pm

General Civil War Talk > Sherman's March Supplement now posted (6 replies - 4460 views)

Joe, Great review! I had planned on watching The Sopranos and taping the History Channel and now I think I'll do it the other way around. Entertainment ...   Thu Apr 19th, 2007 04:44 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Great Civil War Commanders (22 replies - 14675 views)

Who do yall think was the better cavalry general-- John Hunt Morgan or Mosby? Mosby was a Lieutenant Colonel not a General. Comparing the two men ...   Wed Apr 4th, 2007 03:16 am

General Civil War Talk > The Rebel Battle Flag (109 replies - 29466 views)

Furl that banner! for 'tis weary: Round its staff 'tis drooping, dreary; Furl it, fold it, it is best; Furl it, hide it, let it rest. Abram Joseph Ryan, ...   Mon Apr 2nd, 2007 01:17 am

Other Civil War Talk > Looking for Photo 2 (15 replies - 3995 views)

In that photo of the officers on the Monitor it appears there are two possibly three men wearing glasses. That shoots the old one in ...   Fri Mar 16th, 2007 12:02 pm

General Civil War Talk > Junior Ranger Program (5 replies - 2384 views)

Tim, Go to www.nps.gov On the menu on the left click on "For Kids & Teachers". This will take you to a new page and on the ...   Thu Mar 1st, 2007 08:54 pm

N.B. Forrest > Nathan Bedford Forrest (81 replies - 38113 views)

I've never read about any white slaves Widow, A bit off topic here, but in a way it mirrors the excesses at Fort Pillow. On April 16, ...   Thu Mar 1st, 2007 02:12 pm

General Civil War Talk > A Special Plea (10 replies - 3911 views)

Fuller, Due to the nature of the robbery it appeared the thief was well informed as to what was in the house and where it was ...   Thu Mar 1st, 2007 01:34 pm

General Civil War Talk > A Special Plea (10 replies - 3911 views)

Hey folks, I just recived this email from Larry. Tom:  We just got word from our local Police Dept. that the thief has been apprehended, here in ...   Sat Jan 27th, 2007 03:33 pm

General Civil War Talk > A Special Plea (10 replies - 3911 views)

Joe, I have sent you the photos. Tom ...   Fri Jan 26th, 2007 01:11 am

General Civil War Talk > A Special Plea (10 replies - 3911 views)

Last night my good friend Larry Rogers was robbed. Larry is the author of Their Horses Climbed Trees a history of the Californians in the ...   Thu Jan 25th, 2007 09:46 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Bullet Proof Vests? (22 replies - 11170 views)

How effective was it? Colonel William P. Rogers of the 2nd Texas was wearing cast iron body armor during the Battle of Corinth. His grave is ...   Wed Jan 24th, 2007 09:38 pm

Civil War Books > Lincoln's War (14 replies - 5053 views)

Ole, I guess I could have picked my words better. It is my opinion that Rosecrans had effectively lost the city or, rather, Bragg had control ...   Wed Jan 24th, 2007 03:27 pm

Civil War Books > Lincoln's War (14 replies - 5053 views)

Grant siezing Chattanooga from Bragg Ole, You convinved me not to get the book, but I might have to agree with Perrett on that one. Tom ...   Tue Jan 23rd, 2007 05:38 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Who really killed Johnston? (40 replies - 15276 views)

Ole, It wasn't those regiments that stopped them from sweeping around the flanks, it was the topography. Take another look at the map and check out ...   Sat Jan 20th, 2007 02:56 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Who really killed Johnston? (40 replies - 15276 views)

Ole, The regimental monuments were placed by the individual states in the 1890's and early 1900's, but it was up to the Park Commission to determine ...   Sat Jan 20th, 2007 01:37 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Who really killed Johnston? (40 replies - 15276 views)

Pvt. John A. Cockrill of the 9th Illinios Infantry (possibly the closest Union regiment to where General Johnston was) wrote about the fighting in that ...   Fri Jan 19th, 2007 07:40 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Who really killed Johnston? (40 replies - 15276 views)

If no Yankee unit was near enough to be shooting, then what were the Confedrates shooting at?? Albert, You are right, there were plenty of Union troops ...   Thu Jan 18th, 2007 06:02 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Who really killed Johnston? (40 replies - 15276 views)

Johnston was desperately trying to salvage a battle plan that had turned into an unmanageable mess. His plan to turn the Union left and drive ...   Wed Jan 17th, 2007 04:24 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Who really killed Johnston? (40 replies - 15276 views)

Another intresting point about the wound; that artery is self sealing if it is severed. But the ball tore the vessel without cutting it in ...   Wed Jan 17th, 2007 03:52 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Who really killed Johnston? (40 replies - 15276 views)

There is no official listing of any particular Confederate unit which may have caused the fatal wounding of General Albert S. Johnston at the Battle ...   Wed Jan 17th, 2007 03:23 pm

Civil War Books > Good books on Generals? (15 replies - 5608 views)

Generals in Blue and Generals in Gray, both by Ezra J. Warner are pretty good but there is only a couple of paragraphs on most ...   Tue Jan 16th, 2007 02:41 pm

General Civil War Talk > Favorite Battlefield (30 replies - 9872 views)

Swamp Shadow: I have to agree with Ole; I work at Shiloh. If you come down for a visit you should start at our new visitor center, ...   Sat Jan 13th, 2007 09:30 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Favorite Civil War Subject And Why (42 replies - 19636 views)

My fascination lies with the people and the tactics. Ordinary citizen/soldiers that left behind their families and livelihoods and became privates and lieutenants in those huge ...   Wed Jan 10th, 2007 08:44 pm

Civil War Books > Albert Sidney Johnston: Soldier of Three Republics (9 replies - 4260 views)

I would also be interested in what changed PGT's initial aggressive nature at Shiloh to one of let's get back to Corinth asap. Doc, The Army of ...   Sat Jan 6th, 2007 05:36 pm

Introductions > Hello (3 replies - 2074 views)

Welcome aboard Swamp Shadow! There are some wonderful folks here that will  share with you and will love to hear your thoughts. They are a ...   Sat Jan 6th, 2007 03:57 pm

Civil War Books > Albert Sidney Johnston: Soldier of Three Republics (9 replies - 4260 views)

From Wiley Swords “Shiloh:Bloody April”. During the evening (April 5th) the plans for the morning’s battle were reviewed by the ranking Confederate generals at Johnston’s headquarters. ...   Sat Jan 6th, 2007 03:36 pm

General Civil War Talk > Merry Christmas to all of you (7 replies - 2052 views)

Yeah, what Fuller and Cleburne said.   ...   Fri Dec 22nd, 2006 01:55 pm

Civil War Preservation > Preservation is an eastern theater problem (65 replies - 27147 views)

CWPT has also been active in my area. They paired up with two local preservation groups and helped purchase land at Corinth, MS and Davis Bridge, TN. ...   Thu Dec 21st, 2006 04:13 pm

Introductions > hey (9 replies - 3015 views)

Mike, Welcome aboard Tom (calcav) ...   Tue Dec 19th, 2006 02:28 am

Other Civil War Talk > Confederate Flags and Schools (9 replies - 2995 views)

26th: Those that wish to fly the Confederate flag for historical or patriotic reasons should treat it with the same respect as did those that fought ...   Sat Dec 16th, 2006 08:08 pm

General Civil War Talk > Shameless self-promotion (10 replies - 2647 views)

The visitor center where I work is a couple dozen yards from the site of Robinett. I live about a 1/2 mile away near the ...   Sat Dec 16th, 2006 07:50 pm

General Civil War Talk > Shameless self-promotion (10 replies - 2647 views)

Did you hear I moved to town? Never thought I'd leave Shiloh. We are in a house used as an HQ by Beauregard, Breckenridge and ...   Sat Dec 16th, 2006 07:41 pm


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