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Robert E. Lee > Lee and Guerilla Warfare at end of the war (5 replies - 5126 views)

I just re read that book myself and had the same question. Winik makes some good arguments about how the war could be prolonged almost ...   Mon Sep 29th, 2008 08:59 pm

General Civil War Talk > What if Kentucky declared for the Confederacy (26 replies - 7907 views)

I'm wondering with KY as a part of the confederacy if there might not have been some seccesionist problems in southern IL as well. ...   Sat Sep 27th, 2008 02:18 pm

General Civil War Talk > If You Would Like Kids to Know One Thing about the CW (Question from Pam C.) (62 replies - 14169 views)

On reviewing the comment, looks like I missed the thread there. Sorry. It's early in the day and there is too much blood in my ...   Thu Sep 25th, 2008 02:04 pm

General Civil War Talk > If You Would Like Kids to Know One Thing about the CW (Question from Pam C.) (62 replies - 14169 views)

Doc C wrote: DG Pardon me, but your are the future generation. Your future generation hasn't been conceived yet. Doc C Pardon me, But whoever they are and ...   Thu Sep 25th, 2008 12:06 pm

General Civil War Talk > If You Would Like Kids to Know One Thing about the CW (Question from Pam C.) (62 replies - 14169 views)

I think that's true for any group of Veterans. As we are rapidly losing our WWII vets, it's hard to realize sometimes when we see ...   Wed Sep 24th, 2008 10:16 pm

William T. Sherman > Genreal sherman hero cold blooded killer (115 replies - 48424 views)

Andrew Jackson is another good example. He fought 13 duels, several were over his wife's honor, but there were other issues of personal honor involved ...   Thu Sep 18th, 2008 07:51 pm

William T. Sherman > Genreal sherman hero cold blooded killer (115 replies - 48424 views)

My mother was one of those civilians on whom hell was visited. She lost relatives in the firestorms caused by the bombing of German ...   Thu Sep 18th, 2008 04:17 pm

William T. Sherman > Genreal sherman hero cold blooded killer (115 replies - 48424 views)

I think that's more of what I meant. That the impact of the war was visited on the populace and not just between the armies. ...   Wed Sep 17th, 2008 08:05 pm

General Civil War Talk > Civil War Music (23 replies - 7432 views)

Sorry, I meant more lively, not me lively. ...   Wed Sep 17th, 2008 07:52 pm

General Civil War Talk > Civil War Music (23 replies - 7432 views)

I'd have to say that is pretty much my top 10 as well. Did you ever notice that the South's music seems to be ...   Wed Sep 17th, 2008 07:51 pm

William T. Sherman > Genreal sherman hero cold blooded killer (115 replies - 48424 views)

I can't speak to the whole hero or villain issue, but he was the first to implement a policy of total war, and realized the ...   Wed Sep 17th, 2008 05:55 pm

General Civil War Talk > If You Would Like Kids to Know One Thing about the CW (Question from Pam C.) (62 replies - 14169 views)

I'm glad you pointed that out. During re-enactments we fly both the battle flag and whichever version of the Confederate National flag is appropriate ...   Wed Sep 17th, 2008 04:50 pm

General Civil War Talk > how would the confedracy coup with todays issues (6 replies - 1900 views)

The ports and refineries in Houston and the oil rigs in the Gulf would belong to the CSA. They would pretty much dictate how ...   Tue Sep 16th, 2008 07:11 pm

Abraham Lincoln > Lincoln tyrant or savior of the Union (96 replies - 32301 views)

I beleive a war was inevitable, regardless of who led the nation. It may not have occurred at the same time in history, but ...   Tue Sep 16th, 2008 04:56 pm

General Civil War Talk > If You Would Like Kids to Know One Thing about the CW (Question from Pam C.) (62 replies - 14169 views)

It amazes me the number of people who are upset over the sight of the battle flag. It is an example to me of how ...   Tue Sep 16th, 2008 02:52 pm

General Civil War Talk > What got you interested in the CW? (28 replies - 9184 views)

I had always had a marginal interest in the CW for as long as I can remember. My interest was really sparked however, while ...   Tue Sep 9th, 2008 08:47 pm

General Civil War Talk > If You Would Like Kids to Know One Thing about the CW (Question from Pam C.) (62 replies - 14169 views)

It's bad enough that re-enactors are prohibited from bringing weapons to classroom demos, but in the last year, at an reenactment to which school groups ...   Tue Sep 9th, 2008 06:49 pm

General Civil War Talk > If You Would Like Kids to Know One Thing about the CW (Question from Pam C.) (62 replies - 14169 views)

I think it's important for them to learn that the idea of secession was not a new one. From the beginning, the states felt that ...   Tue Sep 2nd, 2008 02:50 am

General Civil War Talk > What CW era person would you most like to meet? (25 replies - 6757 views)

I'd have to say my great grandfather, and being from Illinois, Lincoln. My grandfather was in the 8th KY Mounted Infantry, and it looks ...   Tue Sep 2nd, 2008 02:42 am

General Civil War Talk > New to the Boards (6 replies - 2613 views)

Hi! Do you have a website? ...   Sun Aug 17th, 2008 07:56 pm

The Battle of Shiloh > Battle of Shiloh Animation (10 replies - 9038 views)

I meant class rooms. I am slightly dyslexic today. ...   Wed Aug 6th, 2008 04:22 pm

The Battle of Shiloh > Battle of Shiloh Animation (10 replies - 9038 views)

Really good animation and explanations. I hope these are being used in calssrooms. ...   Wed Aug 6th, 2008 04:22 pm

General Civil War Talk > Scariest Moment on a Civil War Battlefield? (20 replies - 6104 views)

I was at a re-enactment in Memphis in 1994. Due to wet weather earlier in the weekend and the resulting soft ground, the porta potties ...   Wed Aug 6th, 2008 03:21 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Mount Rushmore (30 replies - 7824 views)

I read TR also, and like everyone else, I can't remember the author's name, I can picture it on the shelf at home,(I'm at work ...   Wed Jul 30th, 2008 03:07 pm

Introductions > New Recruit (8 replies - 3217 views)

Welcome! I'm kind of new here myself. I also have a wide range of history interests. In addition to being a CW re-enactor, I ...   Wed Jul 30th, 2008 11:07 am

General Civil War Talk > Which general are you for real? (22 replies - 5828 views)

Jefferson Davis for President! ...   Tue Jul 29th, 2008 06:41 pm

General Civil War Talk > Which general are you for real? (22 replies - 5828 views)

I scored as Stuart.  Started re-enacting as CS Cav. so I guess I can live with it. ...   Mon Jul 28th, 2008 01:40 pm

General Civil War Talk > Which general are you for real? (22 replies - 5828 views)

I scored as Stuart.  Started re-enacting as CS Cav. so I guess I can live with it. ...   Mon Jul 28th, 2008 01:40 pm

General Civil War Talk > Which American Civil War General are you? (56 replies - 16005 views)

One of the Union's greatest heroes, your capture of Atlanta helped guarantee Lincoln's re-election and the winning of the war. South of the Mason-Dixon, they ...   Sun Jul 27th, 2008 05:35 pm

Civil War News/ Press Releases > Someone explain the travesty to me (10 replies - 4401 views)

I can't see the travesty in this. The images are really very good. One point though, in the image of Lincoln reading the paper,they forgot ...   Wed Jul 23rd, 2008 05:16 pm

Civil War Books > The "To Read" list (52 replies - 15830 views)

I told myself that I wasn't going to buy any new books this year until I had read or re-read some of those I already ...   Wed Jul 23rd, 2008 03:58 pm

Civil War Books > The "To Read" list (52 replies - 15830 views)

I told myself that I wasn't going to buy any new books this year until I had read or re-read some of those I already ...   Wed Jul 23rd, 2008 03:58 pm


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