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Other Civil War Talk > Civil War "Buffs" (43 replies - 19026 views)

Haha, that's awesome. You make good points, none of those terms really apply. We should have a contest to see who can come up with ...   Sat Mar 11th, 2006 02:39 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Weapons (46 replies - 25512 views)

Ok. I recall reading that during the battle, when the Union was charging up Missionary Ridge, the artillerists weren't doing a very good job, so ...   Wed Mar 8th, 2006 04:02 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Weapons (46 replies - 25512 views)

yeah, I think that's him, it was on Orchard Knob. Didn't know he was relieved of command, though. ...   Wed Mar 8th, 2006 03:34 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Weapons (46 replies - 25512 views)

Who was the Union commander who jumped on a gun at Missionary Ridge and Grant had to tell him to fall back? I believe this ...   Wed Mar 8th, 2006 11:26 am

Weapons of the Civil War > Weapons (46 replies - 25512 views)

Is there anyway we can make an artillery FAQ? Just so when jargon comes up regarding the pieces of a gun I know what you're ...   Tue Mar 7th, 2006 07:04 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Weapons (46 replies - 25512 views)

Right. The only artillerist I know is Porter Alexander, though there was one Union artillerist, I completely forget his name, but he fought in the ...   Tue Mar 7th, 2006 05:23 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Weapons (46 replies - 25512 views)

Welcom to the topic, Doug, and thanks for the info! I'll def. look into that book. Right now I only have illustrated dictionaries, which are ...   Tue Mar 7th, 2006 03:53 pm

Civil War Books > The Gentlemen versus the Rogue (2 replies - 2293 views)

Thanks for the info, Steve, I'll keep an eye out for it. ...   Tue Mar 7th, 2006 03:13 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Weapons (46 replies - 25512 views)

Good question. I'm not sure. I don't know much about artillery at all. I know the names, thats about it. Although when I was at ...   Tue Mar 7th, 2006 03:09 pm

General Civil War Talk > Deserters' Marauding After The War (5 replies - 3506 views)

Don't know if you have it, but Jay Winik's book April 1865 goes into some detail about guerrillas after and during the war. I don't ...   Tue Mar 7th, 2006 12:25 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Civil War "Buffs" (43 replies - 19026 views)

Does anyone else dislike the term "buff"? It sounds so stupid. I'd rather be called an "enthusiast," as silly as that is, or even Civil ...   Tue Mar 7th, 2006 12:20 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Weapons (46 replies - 25512 views)

Anybody interested in starting a weaponry discussion? I know some things about Union longarms, some artillery, but not enough. I remember we had an awesome ...   Tue Mar 7th, 2006 12:19 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Kidnapped NY Senator (7 replies - 3643 views)

Alfred Ely! That was the name!! Good job. A for effort. ...   Tue Mar 7th, 2006 12:15 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Civil War road trip routes (5 replies - 3051 views)

My friend and I recently got back from a four day Civil War tour-de-force mostly consisting of Stonewall Jackson sites. We hit Gburg first, then ...   Mon Mar 6th, 2006 04:59 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Kidnapped NY Senator (7 replies - 3643 views)

Nah, it wasn't either one of those. Might have been a Congressman. ...   Mon Mar 6th, 2006 03:36 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Kidnapped NY Senator (7 replies - 3643 views)

I remember reading a funny little story, I think it was in one of McPherson's books, about a NY senator who was caught hiding behind ...   Sat Mar 4th, 2006 06:08 pm

General Civil War Talk > Museum of the Confederacy (9 replies - 8878 views)

I was just in Richmond for a day, and while we didn't arrive with a plan, we did have a UT startech smart phone, so ...   Sat Mar 4th, 2006 06:04 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Civil War "Buffs" (43 replies - 19026 views)

I was born in 1983, 22 years old. Grew up outside of Boston, MA. I really liked the Alamo movie as a little kid, and ...   Sat Mar 4th, 2006 05:32 pm

General Civil War Talk > Gettysburg Monuments Vandalized (27 replies - 9955 views)

My friend Jon and I were in Gettysburg on the night of the 13th and the 14th....weird. My cousin called us after he heard, he ...   Sat Mar 4th, 2006 05:12 pm

Introductions > Hello, my people. I'm new here. (6 replies - 3242 views)

Well thanks, everyone. To answer your question, Basecat, I have no idea, I'm working in our DC bureau, never even been to Atlanta. I'm the ...   Sat Mar 4th, 2006 05:10 pm

Civil War Books > The Gentlemen versus the Rogue (2 replies - 2293 views)

Just finished this book "The Gentleman versus the Rogue: The opposing personalities and strategies of Joseph Hooker and RE Lee" by Edward Longacre. I thought ...   Thu Mar 2nd, 2006 05:54 pm

Introductions > Hello, my people. I'm new here. (6 replies - 3242 views)

Hi, I'm Alexis from Boston, currently living in D.C. Just graduated from GW with a history degree and working at CNN. I got into the ...   Thu Mar 2nd, 2006 05:43 pm


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