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General Civil War Talk > Ft Sumter Anniversary - 4-12 (5 replies - 1371 views)

It could be argued that the initial military victory rallied the Southern populace to support the war. ...   Mon Apr 15th, 2013 09:59 pm

Announcements and Notices > CWi to close (11 replies - 4464 views)

Take care of yourself! Thanks for the forum! Mark ...   Tue Apr 9th, 2013 12:11 pm

General Civil War Talk > Reenactment Time! (5 replies - 1397 views)

Heck, that's almost a full-sized reenactment of those battles! Good luck! ...   Sat Mar 16th, 2013 09:14 pm

Jefferson Davis > Jefferson Davis (29 replies - 6769 views)

TD, have you read William Cooper's biography of Davis? Its a great read by a very intelligent man. Its a massive book, and ...   Mon Feb 11th, 2013 01:52 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Amusing comments by the soldiers (56 replies - 23990 views)

Ok, I found it. It's in Chapter 15 of Grant's memoirs. That was driving me nuts! Mark ...   Sun Feb 10th, 2013 01:13 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Amusing comments by the soldiers (56 replies - 23990 views)

I'm not sure if I believe this one entirely (although it does fit the personality of the man involved) and I for the life of ...   Sun Feb 10th, 2013 11:58 am

General Civil War Talk > Question on Civil War Documents (25 replies - 4794 views)

TD, I'm fairly certain he is joking... ...   Fri Feb 8th, 2013 02:16 pm

General Civil War Talk > Gatling Guns (11 replies - 3289 views)

Thanks for the links guys. ...   Tue Jan 29th, 2013 11:26 pm

General Civil War Talk > Gatling Guns (11 replies - 3289 views)

I looked in both Hellcat, and I can't find any reference to their use in combat. When you have a chance could you let ...   Mon Jan 28th, 2013 12:08 pm

General Civil War Talk > Was War Inevitable? in Civil War Times 4-2013 (7 replies - 2254 views)

I think the Crittenden Compromise of December 1860 would have been more successful at preventing bloodshed. It essentially reinstituted the Missouri Compromise as a ...   Sun Jan 27th, 2013 04:45 pm

General Civil War Talk > Gatling Guns (11 replies - 3289 views)

I keep hearing that Butler's forces actually used the weapons, but can anyone point to a specific first person account of this? He doesn't ...   Sat Jan 26th, 2013 02:01 pm

Abraham Lincoln > Lincoln had a Constitutional duty to perserve the Union! (34 replies - 11002 views)

Mark wrote: Gents, may I suggest that there is no "right" answer to this question? I highly recommend "The Development of American Citizenship" by James ...   Sat Jan 19th, 2013 06:46 pm

Announcements and Notices > Hello all - Missed you! (2 replies - 1759 views)

Welcome back! Mark ...   Thu Jan 17th, 2013 01:24 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Colts (11 replies - 3335 views)

Thanks BHR62! I guess its about time for me to take off my mourning clothes! Mark ...   Mon Jan 14th, 2013 01:30 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Colts (11 replies - 3335 views)

We Bronco fans will be glad to have you on our side next week! Mark ...   Mon Jan 7th, 2013 06:48 pm

General Civil War Talk > Unhappy quotes from the soldiers.... (5 replies - 2930 views)

Oliver N. Wilcox, 83rd PA Inf, in a letter dated 5 July 1862. His regiment took a fearful drubbing at Gaines Mill. "The past ten ...   Sun Jan 6th, 2013 07:43 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Spencer Repeating Carbine/Rifle (36 replies - 8989 views)

BHR62 wrote: I didn't know that Hitler sent linguists out to study the Native American languages in the 1930s when he learned of their role in WW 1.  ...   Sat Dec 15th, 2012 04:56 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Spencer Repeating Carbine/Rifle (36 replies - 8989 views)

BHR62, the answer is MONEY. The War Department had a damn near unlimited budget during the war. Afterwards, the budget was cut back ...   Wed Dec 12th, 2012 06:00 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Colts (11 replies - 3335 views)

As a life-long Broncos fan... Thanks for Manning! Mark ...   Mon Dec 3rd, 2012 06:22 pm

General Civil War Talk > Union and Confederate Dead by State? (1 reply - 903 views)

Check out "Dyer's Compendium of the War of the Rebellion." It has a breakdown of casualties by state on p.12. It was published ...   Wed Nov 28th, 2012 10:02 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Spencer Repeating Carbine/Rifle (36 replies - 8989 views)

Neat! My old Regiment, the 4th Cavalry got some of the Spencer carbines! Thanks for the link Hellcat. Mark ...   Tue Nov 13th, 2012 02:01 pm

Civil War Books > The Battle of the Wilderness - Gordon Rhea (20 replies - 5887 views)

Sounds like an apocryphal story to me since Lee himself was up in Longstreet's front lines at the Wilderness. I'll be interested to see ...   Sat Nov 10th, 2012 12:26 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Spencer Repeating Carbine/Rifle (36 replies - 8989 views)

According to Peter Cozzen's, "This Terrible Sound" (p.14-15) the whole brigade was armed (at private expense) with Spencer rifles. As to your question, there ...   Mon Nov 5th, 2012 11:46 am

General Civil War Talk > Where did the name Johnny Reb come from? (3 replies - 1883 views)

Interesting question. The following is from the Oxford English Dictionary: The two earliest statements as to its origin were published in 1789: Thomas Anburey, a ...   Wed Oct 31st, 2012 12:20 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Outlaw Union Generals (21 replies - 6800 views)

Thanks TD. I'm specifically looking for ones that the Confederate government officially designated as outlaws by name. Its regarding a hunch I have ...   Wed Oct 17th, 2012 02:42 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Outlaw Union Generals (21 replies - 6800 views)

Found another one... David Hunter. Any others? Mark http://www.drbronsontours.com/bronsongeneraldavidhunterlettertojeffersondavis.html ...   Tue Oct 16th, 2012 06:32 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Outlaw Union Generals (21 replies - 6800 views)

I know offhand that Ben Butler and John Phelps were officially branded by name as outlaws by the Confederate government. Does anyone know of ...   Tue Oct 16th, 2012 06:13 pm

General Civil War Talk > Prisoner exchanges during Civil War (9 replies - 1835 views)

Is it possible that he might have been paroled after Port Gibson, then broken parole to serve again with his regiment while the paperwork was ...   Sun Oct 14th, 2012 12:13 pm

General Civil War Talk > Speilberg at Gettysburg (8 replies - 2610 views)

I understand your concern. I'm just saying that if I understand the premise of the Lincoln movie correctly based on everything I have seen, ...   Sat Oct 13th, 2012 08:29 pm

General Civil War Talk > Speilberg at Gettysburg (8 replies - 2610 views)

Hellcat wrote: I haven't seen a Spielberg movie set in the era, but then that's me (you watch me be wrong and I have seen one). ...   Fri Oct 12th, 2012 12:19 pm

General Civil War Talk > Speilberg at Gettysburg (8 replies - 2610 views)

I wouldn't worry too much rabbit. My understanding is that the movie is primarily about the initial push to adopt the 13th Amendment. ...   Fri Oct 12th, 2012 01:35 am

Other Civil War Talk > Gift Guide for Civil War Enthusiasts (7 replies - 2997 views)

Hellcat wrote: Different enthusiasts have different interests. My first suggestion would be to check CWI's own giftshop for ideas(yep javal, that's a plug for you). Since you ...   Sat Oct 6th, 2012 10:13 am

General Civil War Talk > Confederate Memoirs (4 replies - 2705 views)

PGT Beauregard: "The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the States1861 to 1865, including a brief personal sketch and a narrative ...   Fri Oct 5th, 2012 02:14 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Gift Guide for Civil War Enthusiasts (7 replies - 2997 views)

Donating to the Civil War Trust would be good for the Civil War buff who has everything already. They are the best preservation society. ...   Thu Oct 4th, 2012 02:14 pm

Civil War Preservation > Civil War Preservation Trust website down/expired (7 replies - 6367 views)

Did you see all the great stuff they had up for the 150th Antietam anniversary? Mark ...   Sat Sep 29th, 2012 07:28 pm

General Civil War Talk > Sherman to Lincoln (4 replies - 1742 views)

The dispatch is dated as follows: Savannah, Ga. Dec 22, 1864 Via Ft. Monroe Va. Dec 22 I strongly suspect it was packet boat to Ft. Monroe and ...   Fri Sep 28th, 2012 02:53 pm

Introductions > New person here (3 replies - 1636 views)

Welcome to the forum! I got my start in the Civil War reading Catton's Army of the Potomac trilogy. Hope you chime in ...   Wed Sep 26th, 2012 11:24 am

Other People of the Civil War > Ben Butler (14 replies - 3662 views)

I was about to ask the same thing (I like Spoons myself)... and please explain why you think that sums him up. Mark ...   Sun Sep 16th, 2012 07:47 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Ben Butler (14 replies - 3662 views)

I am curious to see what the general consensus is regarding MG Ben Butler--not only as a commander but also as a politician (I ...   Wed Sep 12th, 2012 02:10 pm

General Civil War Talk > Gettysburg trip, (4 replies - 1265 views)

That's a great idea Hank! Mark ...   Fri Sep 7th, 2012 03:06 pm


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