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Civil War Books > Nothing But Victory (9 replies - 3665 views)

What Ole said. I recently finished and would recommend it. It's an excellent work, but it's main flaw is a lack of maps. ...   Sun Aug 23rd, 2009 04:44 pm

Other History > War Reenactments (11 replies - 7012 views)

Johan Steele wrote: From the veterans I've talked to... they aren't keen. Especially the combat vets when they see re-enactors who make light or ...   Thu Mar 5th, 2009 09:27 pm

Other History > War Reenactments (11 replies - 7012 views)

The most fun I had last year was spending three days at a multi-period event. When I had the chance to wander round I was ...   Thu Mar 5th, 2009 09:22 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Planning a trip (20 replies - 8493 views)

Much of what I was going to suggest has already been said, so to be different...have you been to Grant's Tomb in NYC? There are some ...   Mon Jan 26th, 2009 04:52 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Inauguration (22 replies - 6117 views)

TimK wrote: The peaceful transfer of power. It is a beautiful thing. Amen to that. I was listening to the ceremony on the radio and I ...   Tue Jan 20th, 2009 07:32 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Re Johan Steele (34 replies - 10576 views)

Thinking of him and his family, and I hope he is back in action soon. ...   Mon Dec 22nd, 2008 08:10 am

General Civil War Talk > Christmas in the Civil War (8 replies - 2504 views)

Because I have it handy: 25 December 1861 'Have had snow for past eight hours. It laid six to eight inches deep on everything. Many tents ...   Fri Dec 19th, 2008 06:35 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Must-see Places (45 replies - 10369 views)

And we don't have accents, either :) Back home in Cornwall I would drag people to Wheal Coates (also known as Chapel Porth) on the north ...   Mon Dec 8th, 2008 02:28 pm

General Civil War Talk > Good luck Doc! (14 replies - 3970 views)

Best of luck! Hope it goes well! When it's over, feel free to test us on some of the questions. ...   Fri Dec 5th, 2008 11:20 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Civil War-era Food and Drink (9 replies - 5715 views)

Heh. I picked up some hardtack at Pamplin - it survived the flight and the rough treatment of the baggage handlers. I must make up ...   Thu Nov 27th, 2008 07:59 pm

Civil War Preservation > Gettysburg Remembrance Day (18 replies - 13787 views)

Excellent photos Tim. Thanks for the link. ...   Thu Nov 27th, 2008 07:51 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Question about Reenactor Ranks (5 replies - 2995 views)

All ranks in the group/organisation I'm in are elected. I was disappointed that we made no attempt to re-enact treating the voters, but never mind. ...   Mon Nov 24th, 2008 02:50 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > What's everyone reading these days? (181 replies - 57545 views)

I put audio books on my MP3 player before going on long train journeys now. It saves having to lug fourteen CDs around and means ...   Sat Nov 15th, 2008 08:54 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Is that a one? It IS a one! (36 replies - 8511 views)

Hadn't thought of it like that. ...   Tue Nov 11th, 2008 09:26 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > What's everyone reading these days? (181 replies - 57545 views)

For the Union side, I highly recommend Frank Wilkeson's 'Turned inside out'. Not technically one I'm currently reading as I devoured it last week, but ...   Tue Nov 11th, 2008 09:18 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > What's everyone reading these days? (181 replies - 57545 views)

Currently reading: 'The Coming Fury' by Bruce Catton; 'Not War but Murder - Cold Harbor 1864' by Ernest B Furgurson; 'Battle Tactics of the Civil War' by Paddy ...   Tue Nov 11th, 2008 06:24 am

Thomas Stonewall Jackson > Stonewall's Arm (7 replies - 4286 views)

I took the detour to see the site of Stonewall's arm when I was in the area a few weeks ago. An fun diversion, especially ...   Thu Oct 30th, 2008 07:48 am

General Civil War Talk > Importance of Civil War photography (45 replies - 13963 views)

This picture ( http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cwpb.01402 ), taken at Cumberland Landing n May 1862 is my personal favourite. The camera angle is such that I feel like ...   Thu Oct 23rd, 2008 06:36 am

Weapons of the Civil War > Springfield/Enfield question (8 replies - 6133 views)

Thanks. It didn't occur to me at the time but makes perfect sense! ...   Wed Oct 22nd, 2008 06:01 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Favorite Civil War Subject to Talk About (39 replies - 10493 views)

My major interest has always been the run-up to the war and the arguments about the right to secede, although following Johan's lead I am ...   Wed Oct 22nd, 2008 11:19 am

Weapons of the Civil War > Springfield/Enfield question (8 replies - 6133 views)

I had the chance to do some live firing the other day. I was surprised at how difficult it was to put the minie ball ...   Wed Oct 22nd, 2008 06:39 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Travel alert (10 replies - 2193 views)

Thanks for the tips. I hadn't heard about these shortages until now, and they couldn't have come at a better time for me as I'm ...   Wed Sep 24th, 2008 10:10 pm

General Civil War Talk > If You Would Like Kids to Know One Thing about the CW (Question from Pam C.) (62 replies - 14995 views)

I can't really follow Johan's excellent reply, as I agree with it entirely. I like Crazy's description of the rope, and might steal it for ...   Tue Sep 2nd, 2008 09:44 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Wiki as a source? (16 replies - 4851 views)

When I was a kid I use to devour 'Big Books of FACTS' (emphasis mine - actually I don't recall one by that precise title, ...   Thu Aug 7th, 2008 05:21 pm

Civil War Books > The "To Read" list (52 replies - 16918 views)

If it's a library book, I tend to give them two or three chapters then give up. I still end up paying overdue fines, though. ...   Thu Jul 24th, 2008 09:58 pm

Civil War Books > The "To Read" list (52 replies - 16918 views)

I've started, but yet to finish, the following: 1. 'Eye of the Storm' - Robert Knox Sneden Pvt Sneden was a cartographer, diarist, and artist. A ...   Wed Jul 23rd, 2008 06:35 am

Other History > WW I July 1, 1916 Battle of the Somme begins (5 replies - 4582 views)

I recently finished 'Mud, Blood, and Poppycock' by Gordon Corrigan, which takes a revisionist look at various criticisms of the war from the approach of ...   Wed Jul 2nd, 2008 08:05 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > 4th of July Fare (15 replies - 3846 views)

Crazy Delawares wrote: I'll be wearing 100% wool, sleeping in a tent in the middle of a farmer's field with about 10,000 other CW re-enactors...HAVING ...   Mon Jun 16th, 2008 08:38 pm

Introductions > Greetings & Salutations (3 replies - 2371 views)

Hello Trooper. Do you have to train the horses specially so that they are not frightened by the noise of cannons or gunfire? Good luck with the ...   Fri Jun 6th, 2008 10:30 pm

Introductions > Introductions (10 replies - 3783 views)

Hi Izzy. "I think I have fallen into an abyss. It is bottomless but Oh so interesting." Heh - I like that description of the subject. ...   Tue Jun 3rd, 2008 06:41 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Gradumigated at last! (10 replies - 3110 views)

Congratulations! Best wishes for the future. ...   Wed May 28th, 2008 06:07 pm

Battles and Campaigns > Does splitting the Eastern and Western campaigns work? (16 replies - 9156 views)

Thanks for the excellent replies. I rather like the idea of keeping a chronology, if only because I get a thrill when memoirs overlap. David ...   Fri May 23rd, 2008 08:42 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Summer Travel (19 replies - 4518 views)

Bama46 wrote: surly staff, slow, never on time, dirty, filthy windows, stinky bathrooms, inedible food, Well, at least I wouldn't get too homesick. ...   Thu May 22nd, 2008 08:27 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Summer Travel (19 replies - 4518 views)

Trains are my preferred form of travel. They're neither as dull as motorways, nor as clinical as aeroplanes. I can sit back with an audiobook ...   Thu May 22nd, 2008 08:00 pm

Battles and Campaigns > Does splitting the Eastern and Western campaigns work? (16 replies - 9156 views)

Over the last few weeks I've been trying to move away from my rather haphazard approach to studying the Civil War, in which I dart ...   Thu May 22nd, 2008 05:45 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Son of Qualities of Great Generals (80 replies - 21879 views)

Maybe belief in the cause acted as a motivating factor to choose a side at the start of the war, but I'm unhappy with it ...   Fri May 2nd, 2008 05:08 pm

Introductions > Saying Hi (17 replies - 5410 views)

For me, that was the strength of the character and Law's performance. I saw him as just wanting to get home and continually being rather ...   Thu May 1st, 2008 06:49 pm

Introductions > Saying Hi (17 replies - 5410 views)

Hi Shani. If you don't mind my asking, was the Inman in the film a recognisable portrait of your forebear? ...   Wed Apr 30th, 2008 09:09 pm

Introductions > Allow me to Introduce Myself (12 replies - 5792 views)

Hello Jon. Sounds like a fascinating collection. ...   Sun Apr 27th, 2008 09:45 pm

General Civil War Talk > Humorous moments (22 replies - 7831 views)

Moving on...(I rather regret what I started, and don't wish for any further night terrors) Not particularly a battle story, or at all humorous to anyone ...   Fri Apr 25th, 2008 04:51 pm


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