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George McClellan > McDowell vs. McClellan (2 replies - 3896 views)

Irvin McDowell studied and taught tactics at West Point and wasn't afraid to attack. I don't think it was really his fault that he lost ...   Wed Jul 22nd, 2009 09:45 pm

General Civil War Talk > Why are dates of battles different from different sources about the same battle? (3 replies - 2190 views)

I've read from different sources about the same battles and the dates of some of the battles are not the same. Is this because some ...   Wed Jul 8th, 2009 03:37 am

General Civil War Talk > Civil War Technology Question (8 replies - 5724 views)

How many bullets could his balloons take because if the balloons saw combat I could just see them being shot up giving sharpshooters and artillery ...   Sat Jun 27th, 2009 09:48 pm

General Civil War Talk > Civil War Technology Question (8 replies - 5724 views)

What invention or technology should have and could have been used more efficiently during the Civil War? Is it the use of rockets, air balloons, ...   Sat Jun 27th, 2009 01:00 am

General Civil War Talk > Civil War Tactics (7 replies - 2778 views)

http://www.amazon.com/Civil-War-Command-Strategy-Process/dp/0029166357/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1244329903&sr=1-1 When you asked this question it made me wonder if there were any good books on Civil War tactics. I then did some searching on ...   Sat Jun 6th, 2009 11:25 pm

General Civil War Talk > John Brown Question (2 replies - 1658 views)

If John Brown didn't exist and the raid on Harper's Ferry never happened on those days in Oct. of 1859 what would the Civil War ...   Fri Jun 5th, 2009 10:14 pm

Other Eastern Theater > The Dahlgren Affair (9 replies - 6303 views)

Do you think there was any that Gen. Kilpatrick's raid on Richmond could have worked? I feel he could surely not have freed the prisoners ...   Sat Apr 4th, 2009 08:51 pm

Other History > Inchon Invasion Quotes (3 replies - 4051 views)

Thanks for the help ...   Thu Apr 2nd, 2009 12:45 am

Other History > Inchon Invasion Quotes (3 replies - 4051 views)

I need to do a report of something from the fifties and I chose to do the Inchon Invasion of North Korea from the Korean ...   Fri Mar 27th, 2009 11:26 pm

Other History > War Reenactments (11 replies - 7389 views)

Wow, I wonder what the veterans think of seeing people reenact a war they fought in? ...   Tue Mar 3rd, 2009 09:14 pm

Other History > War Reenactments (11 replies - 7389 views)

I was wondering what wars are reenacted throughout the world. I was surprised when I found out there were WWII reenactments. If any of you ...   Mon Mar 2nd, 2009 10:08 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Mel Gibson's New Civil War Short Film or something (24 replies - 19302 views)

same here ...   Sun Mar 1st, 2009 12:36 am

General Civil War Talk > What Civil War battle or campaign do you think should be made into a movie? (69 replies - 22503 views)

I also think the Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid on Richmond would be great turned into a movie. Dahlgren fighting through chaos and no assistance from Kilpatrick would ...   Wed Feb 25th, 2009 08:50 pm

General Civil War Talk > What Civil War battle or campaign do you think should be made into a movie? (69 replies - 22503 views)

I read a book on it by Harry Turtledove called "Fort Pillow" a few years ago, though I can't remember it very well, it was ...   Wed Feb 18th, 2009 12:50 am

General Civil War Talk > What Civil War battle or campaign do you think should be made into a movie? (69 replies - 22503 views)

           Though there are a few movies based on Civil War battles I feel there are many more battles that would as interesting or even ...   Tue Feb 17th, 2009 09:31 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Most monumented battlefield (18 replies - 6024 views)

The pows at Camp Douglas were burried in mass grave pits. ...   Thu Jan 29th, 2009 02:11 am

Other Civil War Talk > Most monumented battlefield (18 replies - 6024 views)

http://www.rawls.net/CSACampDouglas.jpg                 It's a shame there is very little to see where Camp Douglas was because it is one of the few places close to where ...   Thu Jan 29th, 2009 01:09 am

General Civil War Talk > "Galvanized Yankees" Question (11 replies - 4756 views)

Captain, thanks for the links for the books. I might not get to them for quite a while, but they seem like good books worth ...   Mon Jan 26th, 2009 11:28 pm

General Civil War Talk > "Galvanized Yankees" Question (11 replies - 4756 views)

         Many of these men were loyal to the Confederacy when they were rebs, but when they were offered to help the Union in order to ...   Sun Jan 25th, 2009 09:27 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Best War Movie Ever (104 replies - 48623 views)

The Great Escape and The Longest Day. You better like The Great Escape or you're going to the cooler. :D ...   Thu Jan 22nd, 2009 12:06 am

Civil War Books > Civil War fiction (29 replies - 16087 views)

I love Civil War fiction because it was what got me addicted to the Civil War in the first place. I would say those writers are ...   Sat Jan 17th, 2009 12:33 am

Other History > WWI Doughboy Helmet (5 replies - 7179 views)

                                                              http://snyderstreasures.com/images/thumbnails/headgear/Helmet89thDivL_small.jpg                      Yes, I finally found it! I did some research, and it is from the WWI US Army 89th Division or the "Midwestern" Division. The one I ...   Fri Jan 16th, 2009 07:04 pm

Other History > WWI Doughboy Helmet (5 replies - 7179 views)

Nope, that's not it. I took a look at it again, and it has a black circle around one gray filled triangle. Then at the middle of the outside of ...   Fri Jan 16th, 2009 12:05 am

Other History > WWI Doughboy Helmet (5 replies - 7179 views)

        I bought a WWI doughboy helmet from Goodwill for about $12.99 a couple years ago. I'm 80% sure it's not a Brit's helmet, but I don't ...   Thu Jan 15th, 2009 07:30 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > For cheese lovers (15 replies - 3863 views)

Well, I live Wisconsin and like every person here I love cheese. I like to eat cheese curds the mostly though. ...   Thu Jan 15th, 2009 04:14 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > For cheese lovers (15 replies - 3863 views)

Wow, you must have spent a lot in shipping and handling though.     ...   Thu Jan 15th, 2009 12:37 am

Civil War Books > "Memoirs of Service Afloat During the War Between the States" (5 replies - 3620 views)

How was it of what you read so far? ...   Wed Jan 14th, 2009 11:08 pm

Civil War Books > "Memoirs of Service Afloat During the War Between the States" (5 replies - 3620 views)

What are his memoirs from the Mexican American War like? ...   Wed Jan 14th, 2009 09:01 pm

Civil War Books > "Memoirs of Service Afloat During the War Between the States" (5 replies - 3620 views)

For quite a long time I have wanted to read this book because Raphael Seemes seems like a very interesting person to me. Are his memoirs a work of ...   Tue Jan 13th, 2009 09:32 pm

Other Western Theater and Trans-Miss. > Quotes form the Battle of Wilderness (6 replies - 10550 views)

I'm doing a report on Wal-Mart vs. the Wilderness battlefield and want to add a quote from the battle to it. Are there any good ...   Fri Jan 9th, 2009 09:48 pm


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