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The Battle of Franklin > Franklin Charge (23 replies - 10711 views)

But the heart can't beat without a supply of energy.  For the Confederacy, that energy was coming from the West. Virginia's supplies were used up.  ...   Mon May 7th, 2012 02:37 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Time Magazine's Most Important Events (3 replies - 1931 views)

Sorry.  I don't know.  I read it in paper form. ...   Fri Apr 27th, 2012 09:11 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Time Magazine's Most Important Events (3 replies - 1931 views)

What?  Time Magazine's list of the most influential events of the past 200 years does not include anything about the Civil War??  Yes, it includes ...   Fri Apr 27th, 2012 03:01 pm

General Civil War Talk > Civil War's 150th getting the short end of the stick? (22 replies - 5305 views)

Whoa!  I'm a supporter of President Obama and also a Civil War devotee!  Don't count folks like me out!  We'd like to see more coverage ...   Mon Apr 9th, 2012 07:42 pm

Introductions > Not exactly new (5 replies - 2372 views)

"The more info I find the more I want and more questions seem to arise." That's always the nature of good research. Wishing you continued good ...   Wed Feb 22nd, 2012 04:35 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Famous Regiments (14 replies - 4888 views)

Yes, named regiments are better known. Also, most "known" regiments were in the Eastern theater. The Eastern press had a lot to do ...   Fri Jan 13th, 2012 03:04 pm

Introductions > New Member from Virginia (2 replies - 1531 views)

I took a minute to look at your photos.  They are excellent examples of skilled photography.  I especially liked the subjects chosen from the Ball's ...   Thu Jan 5th, 2012 02:39 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Dimitri Is Back (0 replies - 1177 views)

Glad to see that Dimitri is back!  Welcome! ...   Thu Dec 22nd, 2011 02:27 pm

Introductions > New member (4 replies - 1880 views)

Sherman was one of the Civil War's most interesting and complex characters.  Certainly he played a major role in the drama. Also he was outspoken ...   Thu Dec 1st, 2011 02:21 pm

General Civil War Talk > the real turning point in the war (42 replies - 10136 views)

The war had many "zigs and zags" and many ups and downs. Each of those was a "turning point." Forts Henry and Donelson ...   Mon Nov 28th, 2011 02:26 pm

General Civil War Talk > Fencing on battlefields (9 replies - 2826 views)

It's the other 10% that will get you. ...   Fri Nov 4th, 2011 08:35 pm

General Civil War Talk > A question about the battle of Pickett's Mill (3 replies - 1890 views)

General Hazen, in his A Narrative of Military Service suggests that a major fault was that the attack had been planned as a column attack ...   Fri Nov 4th, 2011 03:36 pm

General Civil War Talk > Fencing on battlefields (9 replies - 2826 views)

Colonel Timothy O'Meara of the 90th Illinois was mortally wounded at a corral fence that Loomis' Brigade had to cross when charging toward the tunnel ...   Fri Nov 4th, 2011 02:53 pm

General Civil War Talk > The Right of Secession (42 replies - 9098 views)

I think we fought a war to settle this question.  The answer was -- no secession. ...   Thu Oct 27th, 2011 02:45 pm

General Civil War Talk > Civil War Bookshelf (0 replies - 793 views)

Where has Dimitri Rotov gone? ...   Mon Oct 24th, 2011 03:01 pm

Civil War Books > Error on Page 197 of Bill O'Reilly's Book "Killing Lincoln." (5 replies - 5531 views)

"Ditto" on the need for a Stanton biography. ...   Mon Oct 24th, 2011 02:50 pm

Announcements and Notices > CWi Update - 10/7 (4 replies - 2843 views)

I wish you a speedy and complete recovery! ...   Tue Oct 11th, 2011 03:07 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Polarizing Figures (14 replies - 4430 views)

As polarizing figures, I would add to Jefferson Davis all the others of our Southern leaders in Congress who, I believe, saw the establishment of ...   Thu Sep 15th, 2011 03:08 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Pursuit after Gettysburg (19 replies - 9200 views)

I especially recommend the Kent Masterson Brown study. ...   Thu Jul 28th, 2011 02:31 pm

General Civil War Talk > What CW books need to be written? (14 replies - 3853 views)

How about a book on the "War Democrats?" ...   Fri Jul 15th, 2011 01:43 pm

General Civil War Talk > What CW books need to be written? (14 replies - 3853 views)

How about a book on Confederate General William Hicks Jackson? ...   Mon Jul 11th, 2011 02:18 pm

Introductions > Introduction (5 replies - 2514 views)

Western North Carolina is a beautiful part of the country. ...   Fri Jun 17th, 2011 02:50 pm

Introductions > Introduction (5 replies - 2514 views)

Always great to have another from the "Good Old North State!" ...   Mon Jun 13th, 2011 02:44 pm

Civil War Books > The Union War, by Gary W. Gallagher (5 replies - 3045 views)

I read it a while ago. Enjoyed the first chapter on the Grand Review in Washington DC. I agree with Gallagher that the ...   Thu Jun 2nd, 2011 02:25 pm

William T. Sherman > William Tecumseh Sherman (28 replies - 19739 views)

Michael, Your suggestion that General Sherman was bi-polar is interesting.  I have maintained that his performance at Missionary Ridge was due to a deep depression.  He ...   Wed May 4th, 2011 03:08 pm

Announcements and Notices > Storm Problems (6 replies - 4135 views)

Thank you.  It worked.  I've now read the news through April 25th. ...   Thu Apr 28th, 2011 03:21 pm

Announcements and Notices > Storm Problems (6 replies - 4135 views)

Your comments about storm problems suggest to me that you've been posting daily news since April 15th.  April 15th is the last news that I've ...   Wed Apr 27th, 2011 03:03 pm

General Civil War Talk > Duties of an Orderly (12 replies - 6941 views)

Mark, thanks for all your help.  You have indeed clarified the matter for me. Best, ONS ...   Sat Apr 23rd, 2011 05:14 pm

General Civil War Talk > Duties of an Orderly (12 replies - 6941 views)

Hellcat, that's an interesting listing of the BG's "budget."  I'm not certain, however, that an orderly and a servant are one and the same.  I ...   Fri Apr 22nd, 2011 11:49 pm

General Civil War Talk > Duties of an Orderly (12 replies - 6941 views)

Mark, once again, my thanks for your response.  That's a great resource that you are using -- the 1865 Customs of Service.  This information is ...   Fri Apr 22nd, 2011 01:47 pm

General Civil War Talk > Duties of an Orderly (12 replies - 6941 views)

Mark, thank very much for your response.  I suspect, however, that the term "orderly" is used to denote tasks that differ from those you describe.  ...   Fri Apr 22nd, 2011 02:50 am

General Civil War Talk > Duties of an Orderly (12 replies - 6941 views)

I am seeking information about the duties of an orderly attached to a Brig. Gen of Vols.  Will the BG have more than one orderly?  ...   Thu Apr 21st, 2011 04:08 pm

Other Civil War Talk > This Day in the Civil War - Union Bias (24 replies - 10504 views)

I liked javal1's response, which said in my words, not his, "those who criticize should go and do better!"  It's a lot of hard work ...   Fri Mar 18th, 2011 02:36 pm

General Civil War Talk > What is the difference between a revolution and a civil war? (34 replies - 13354 views)

Examples: The South tried to revolt (tried a revolution) against the Federal Government, but failed. The people of the North, viewing the South as a dissident population ...   Wed Jan 5th, 2011 04:05 pm

General Civil War Talk > Put You on the Spot: What's Your Favorite "Part" of the Civil War? (33 replies - 11822 views)

Favorite "part" of the CW?  Its complexity. ...   Mon Dec 13th, 2010 02:46 pm

Civil War Preservation > Huge Franklin News! (5 replies - 3340 views)

Yes, the grant will help cover the cost of saving land in the general area where Cleburne fell.  Presently the land is being used for ...   Sat Dec 11th, 2010 02:04 pm

Civil War Preservation > Huge Franklin News! (5 replies - 3340 views)

Terrific news!  Thanks to all of those who are working so hard to make the battlefield park happen!! ...   Tue Nov 30th, 2010 02:33 pm

General Civil War Talk > My Fall ACW photography trip. (15 replies - 4670 views)

Richmond is well worth a visit also! ...   Wed Aug 18th, 2010 02:40 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Sherman quote 'I know Kilpatrick is a hell of a damn fool' (9 replies - 4404 views)

Yes, as usual, Bonds is accurate as to the source.  However, the quotation is reported by James H. Wilson, as having been heard by him, ...   Wed Aug 11th, 2010 02:41 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Sherman quote 'I know Kilpatrick is a hell of a damn fool' (9 replies - 4404 views)

Lloyd Lewis uses this quotation in his biography of W.T. Sherman.  He seems to cite James Moore's biography of Kilpatrick as the source, but the ...   Mon Aug 9th, 2010 02:29 pm


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