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Other History > History and Tom Hanks (31 replies - 12970 views)

Mark, This is a good topic. I think a difference may be in the reason for the historical recounting of an event: for learning or for entertainment. ...   Tue Mar 16th, 2010 11:36 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Academy Awards (7 replies - 3544 views)

My husband and I were watching Sunday Monrning on CBS, and the theme was the Oscars. They had a story on Avatar, which I'll admit ...   Sun Mar 7th, 2010 06:28 pm

General Civil War Talk > David Willis at Gettysburg (3 replies - 2989 views)

David Wills was a lawyer and the man mostly responsible for the creation of the national cemetery at Gettysburg after the battle. It was he ...   Thu Feb 25th, 2010 02:58 pm

General Civil War Talk > South carolina and the Confederate flag (87 replies - 20864 views)

I understand the importance a person's heritage plays in his/her personal views. And it is never my intention to try to tell anyone their feelings ...   Mon Feb 15th, 2010 11:55 pm

General Civil War Talk > South carolina and the Confederate flag (87 replies - 20864 views)

No disrespect intended, Blu, but can you explain why happiness and elation? Pam ...   Mon Feb 15th, 2010 07:40 pm

General Civil War Talk > South carolina and the Confederate flag (87 replies - 20864 views)

If you feel as strongly about your Native American heritage as that, then I suppose you'd want to also not have state capitol building, to start ...   Mon Feb 15th, 2010 04:28 pm

General Civil War Talk > South carolina and the Confederate flag (87 replies - 20864 views)

A similiar situation to this is the swastika. If you are not Jewish, you may not feel it as strongly as you feel about the ...   Mon Feb 15th, 2010 03:15 pm

General Civil War Talk > Who would have been the best commander for the army of the potomac? (30 replies - 6891 views)

I don't know as much about Reynolds as I should, I suppose, but from what I do know, I suspect he might have done a ...   Mon Feb 15th, 2010 12:43 am

General Civil War Talk > Who would have been the best commander for the army of the potomac? (30 replies - 6891 views)

Huh, I never thought about Couch, Blu. Makes me want to go back to my copy of Ferguson's Chancellorsville. Don't know that I agree, but ...   Sun Feb 14th, 2010 11:53 pm

General Civil War Talk > Pickett's Charge (6 replies - 2197 views)

Well, Meade did know that an infantry attack would follow the artillery barrage; that the artillery was used to "soften up" the Union lines was ...   Sat Feb 13th, 2010 11:52 pm

General Civil War Talk > What ifs of the Civil War (38 replies - 10771 views)

I agree with Joe--it was more terrain than the loss of Jackson as far as Culp's Hill was concerned. Have you walked Culp's Hill, in ...   Fri Feb 12th, 2010 11:34 pm

General Civil War Talk > What ifs of the Civil War (38 replies - 10771 views)

And if there would've been penicillin for A.P. Hill, there would have been some for Stonewall, too, which means he wouldn't have died (most likely) ...   Fri Feb 12th, 2010 12:40 am

General Civil War Talk > What ifs of the Civil War (38 replies - 10771 views)

Okay, what if Lee had decided NOT to resign from the Federal Army, and had in fact taken the lead post when it was offered ...   Fri Feb 12th, 2010 12:04 am

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Talking about Eating (48 replies - 22001 views)

When you're snowed in like I've been the last two days, nothing beats a good pot roast. I threw a beef roast into the crock ...   Thu Feb 11th, 2010 11:43 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Miep Gies, hid Anne Frank family, dies at 100 (1 reply - 2433 views)

I teach The Diary of Anne Frank to my eighth graders, and this article caught my eye yesterday. Miep Gies was the last of those ...   Tue Jan 12th, 2010 06:33 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Anyone get any good books for X-Mas? (10 replies - 4583 views)

I got "Men of Fire: Grant, Forrest and the Campaign that Decided the Civil War," by Jack Hurst, and a new set of Batchelder maps ...   Wed Jan 6th, 2010 12:55 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Talking about Eating (48 replies - 22001 views)

So Tim, what kind of soup is it today? Pam ...   Sun Dec 6th, 2009 06:35 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Talking about Eating (48 replies - 22001 views)

Fedreb, I think it falls more under extreme sports. I have never deep fried a whole turkey myself, but I have heard of turkeys exploding ...   Sun Dec 6th, 2009 06:35 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Talking about Eating (48 replies - 22001 views)

It doesn't taste like eggplant, tho, Tim. It's roasted egplant, tahini (sesame paste) and olive oil and spices all pureed together. It tastes smoky and ...   Sat Dec 5th, 2009 03:34 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Talking about Eating (48 replies - 22001 views)

That's okay, Doc. You got me thinking about hummus and babaganoush and taboule, which I haven't had in ages! Pitas and hummus with some really ...   Sat Dec 5th, 2009 01:41 am

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Talking about Eating (48 replies - 22001 views)

Joe, I can safely say that no one's ever said that to me before. . .for those reasons! :D Pam ...   Fri Dec 4th, 2009 11:31 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Talking about Eating (48 replies - 22001 views)

Yep, the Lebanon bologna with cream cheese rolls are always one of my mom's appetizers at Christmas. Tim, if you think Oscar Mayer when you think ...   Fri Dec 4th, 2009 08:53 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Talking about Eating (48 replies - 22001 views)

Alittle off the topic of Lebanon bologna, has anyone ever eaten goose? I never have, but I've eaten duck--is it like that? And beside roasting, ...   Fri Dec 4th, 2009 05:13 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Talking about Eating (48 replies - 22001 views)

I'll give it a try, but why am I thinking I'll like a couple dozen steamers with melted butter, better? Do you put mustard on it? ...   Thu Dec 3rd, 2009 11:57 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Talking about Eating (48 replies - 22001 views)

Wait, wait--FRIED lebanon bologna, Joe?? How'd you do that? Pam ...   Thu Dec 3rd, 2009 11:14 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Talking about Eating (48 replies - 22001 views)

Tim, I always want to try brining, but when I actually get to roasting the turkey, I forget until it's too late. I've heard that ...   Thu Dec 3rd, 2009 12:24 am

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Talking about Eating (48 replies - 22001 views)

Okay, folks, it's been awhile since we've discussed food, so I was wondering--anyone cook anything or eat anything lately, savory or sweet, that's worth salivating ...   Tue Dec 1st, 2009 11:50 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Favorite bookstores (21 replies - 10148 views)

George M, I agree with you about Manassas NMP bookstore. The first time I was there was soon after the new Visitors Center opened, and I ...   Tue Dec 1st, 2009 11:44 pm

Introductions > new member (4 replies - 2171 views)

Welcome to the board, Tony. This is a great place to be, and the folks here are knowledgeable and willing to share! Pam ...   Thu Oct 29th, 2009 11:09 am

Other Eastern Theater > Why did Lee stay to fight at Sharpsburg? (8 replies - 5093 views)

Somewhere (wish I could remember where) I read that Lee was surprised that "dithering" McClellan was able to reorganize and meet him at Antietam in ...   Sat Oct 24th, 2009 02:21 pm

Other Eastern Theater > Why did Lee stay to fight at Sharpsburg? (8 replies - 5093 views)

After all that had not gone the way Lee had wanted in the Maryland campaign in September 1862, why did Lee not return south across ...   Sat Oct 24th, 2009 02:17 am

General Civil War Talk > Latschar Out at Gettysburg (11 replies - 3537 views)

Well, I've heard some things through LBG friends that I was not impressed with, to say the least, but they were all regarding the park ...   Fri Oct 23rd, 2009 12:34 am

General Civil War Talk > Gettysburg Foundation Names New President (2 replies - 1837 views)

He sounds like a decent choice. Let's give him a chance and see what he does as Foundation head. Pam ...   Thu Oct 8th, 2009 11:35 pm

Civil War Books > What are you reading these days? (57 replies - 23211 views)

Hello, IrishBrigade! I've read most of Sears' books. I'd recommend Gettysburg, since you're reading The Gettysburg Companion. Landscape Turned Red:Antietam is also good. And Chancellorsville is ...   Thu Oct 1st, 2009 11:46 pm

General Civil War Talk > "Neck Hair" moments (23 replies - 8684 views)

Neck hair moments--I like that! The first time that happened to me was soon after I became interested in the Civil War, and was at Chancellorsville ...   Wed Sep 2nd, 2009 11:48 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Calling all Green Thumbs! (21 replies - 11743 views)

Now that we're nearing the end of summer and the gardening season, I thought I'd give this a bump. My garden is at the point where ...   Fri Aug 28th, 2009 12:05 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Vick to the Eagles (59 replies - 20133 views)

I do agree, Tim, that Vick has served his time, paid his dues (literally), and may deserve a second chance. But the most important issue ...   Mon Aug 24th, 2009 12:31 pm

Introductions > Hello Everyone (7 replies - 2902 views)

Welcome aboard, Merryn! My interest in the Civil War comes from the ancestor I had fighting in the 153rd PA, so after Gettysburg, my second ...   Sat Aug 15th, 2009 12:02 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Vick to the Eagles (59 replies - 20133 views)

Joe, I just heard that too on the ten o'clock news. . . Disappointing is not the word for it. I understand that maybe Vick ...   Fri Aug 14th, 2009 02:40 am

Other History > Other history favorites (10 replies - 5597 views)

Although our focus here is primarily Civil War, what other areas of history do you like, know pretty much about, or want to know more ...   Tue Aug 11th, 2009 12:48 am


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