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General Civil War Talk > Civil War Spies (20 replies - 8385 views)

I think it's important to understand the difference between tactical and strategic intelligence. Tactical involves, for example, the location of particular units. That ...   Sun Nov 29th, 2009 03:28 pm

General Civil War Talk > The Confederacy and States Rights (98 replies - 23790 views)

Damn, what have I started here?)(_ ...   Sun Nov 29th, 2009 03:25 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Pursuit after Gettysburg (19 replies - 8835 views)

An interesting point. ...   Tue Nov 24th, 2009 11:34 am

Other Civil War Talk > New York Civil War Sites (4 replies - 3266 views)

Thanks for letting me know. I might check those places out when I'm there. ...   Tue Nov 24th, 2009 11:31 am

Battle of Gettysburg > Pursuit after Gettysburg (19 replies - 8835 views)

It's an interesting question. I wonder if the Army of the Potomac was in much of a position to pursue after Gettysburg. ...   Mon Nov 23rd, 2009 11:27 am

Civil War Books > Civil War fiction (29 replies - 15366 views)

I saw Doctorow give a reading at the New York Historical Society. When I asked him about going to the areas affected by Sherman's ...   Sat Nov 14th, 2009 10:56 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Pursuit after Gettysburg (19 replies - 8835 views)

Though this topic has been relentlessly debated, I'm curious to know what people think.  Would it have been possible for Meade to pursue and destroy ...   Sat Nov 14th, 2009 10:52 pm

Other Civil War Talk > New York Civil War Sites (4 replies - 3266 views)

Though no Civil War battles occurred in New York, the state provided the second largest number of regiments to the Union Army after Pennsylvania.  Civil ...   Sun Nov 1st, 2009 01:19 pm

John Bell Hood > John Bell Hood (4 replies - 11653 views)

Perhaps there is a John Bell Hood expert out there.  I am reading Robert Hicks's A Separate Country and I am curious to know if ...   Thu Oct 22nd, 2009 12:12 am

Other Civil War Talk > Civil War Slang... (11 replies - 6115 views)

I can only say thank you very much. Thanks to your work and others like you, we staved off defeat. We'll see if ...   Tue Oct 20th, 2009 04:00 pm

General Civil War Talk > The Confederacy and States Rights (98 replies - 23790 views)

Davis seemed to have a strategy to defend every inch of the Confederacy. Obviously, that wasn't practicable. In the end, the Transmississippi was ...   Tue Oct 20th, 2009 12:08 am

Other Civil War Talk > Civil War Slang... (11 replies - 6115 views)

If you don't mind my asking, where were you deployed? I hope you didn't have to do multiple tours like many of our people. ...   Mon Oct 19th, 2009 11:52 pm

General Civil War Talk > The Confederacy and States Rights (98 replies - 23790 views)

I get the sense that there was this political struggle between Richmond and the states. Clearly, the state governments wanted a return to the ...   Sun Oct 18th, 2009 11:11 pm

General Civil War Talk > The Confederacy and States Rights (98 replies - 23790 views)

I've heard it said that historians have characterized the Confederacy as having died on the altar of states rights.  I've heard about how the governor ...   Sat Oct 17th, 2009 01:41 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Civil War Slang... (11 replies - 6115 views)

It's time to get elected to Congress so that I can start franking too. ...   Sat Oct 17th, 2009 01:37 pm

General Civil War Talk > Civil War Spies (20 replies - 8385 views)

It's interesting to see a spy have so much influence. His information convinced Lee to send the army to Gettysburg. Thanks for bringing ...   Fri Oct 9th, 2009 11:38 am

General Civil War Talk > Civil War Spies (20 replies - 8385 views)

I've never heard of the man. Perhaps you could enlighten me. ...   Mon Oct 5th, 2009 10:59 pm

General Civil War Talk > Civil War Spies (20 replies - 8385 views)

I think Rose Greenhow and Elizabeth Van Lew were the most effective spies of the Civil War.  Greenhow's information helped the South win the first ...   Mon Oct 5th, 2009 12:20 pm

Joseph Johnston > Joseph Johnston-A Great Civil War General? (20 replies - 31154 views)

Why do you think he was good?  I'm interested to know.  ...   Tue Jul 21st, 2009 11:24 pm

Joseph Johnston > Joseph Johnston-A Great Civil War General? (20 replies - 31154 views)

I'd be curious to know why you feel that way.  He carried out P.T. Beauregard's orders rather competantly at Shiloh and showed great personal courage ...   Tue Jul 21st, 2009 11:22 pm

Joseph Johnston > Joseph Johnston-A Great Civil War General? (20 replies - 31154 views)

If you mean senior commanders, then perhaps you're right. However, there were AP Hill, Stonewall, Albert Sidney Johnston. Perhaps those guys could have ...   Tue Jul 21st, 2009 11:48 am

Civil War Books > State of Jones (1 reply - 1787 views)

I wrote a review on it on my blog (www.civilwaretal.blogspot.com). ...   Sun Jul 19th, 2009 04:08 pm

Joseph Johnston > Joseph Johnston-A Great Civil War General? (20 replies - 31154 views)

Well, I would say Ambrose Burnside competed for that title. ...   Sun Jul 19th, 2009 04:03 pm

Joseph Johnston > Joseph Johnston-A Great Civil War General? (20 replies - 31154 views)

I read in the Civil War Interactive a description of Johnston as a great Civil War general.  I think the facts do not bear up ...   Sat Jul 18th, 2009 12:28 pm

Robert E. Lee > R.E. Lee and slavery (33 replies - 16702 views)

So it is true that Lee freed his own slaves before the war? I had read that somewhere. ...   Sat Jul 18th, 2009 12:24 pm

Robert E. Lee > Was Lee an Audacious Commander? (26 replies - 15579 views)

The Confederacy was the weaker side in terms of resources and material. Lee understood that so he had to be audacious and take the ...   Sat Jul 18th, 2009 12:22 pm

John Bell Hood > John Bell Hood: Psychotically Aggressive? (23 replies - 19529 views)

Think of it.  Grant and Lee both ordered attacks that went terribly.  Just think of Picketts Charge and Cold Harbor.  Naturally, they were far better ...   Sat Jul 18th, 2009 12:02 pm

John Bell Hood > John Bell Hood: Psychotically Aggressive? (23 replies - 19529 views)

He exercised poor judgment.  Besides, military commanders are supposed to be aggressive.  I think the authors of The State of Jones had a very poor ...   Sat Jul 18th, 2009 12:01 pm

John Bell Hood > John Bell Hood: Psychotically Aggressive? (23 replies - 19529 views)

I think he simply exercised very poor judgment. He was determined to break a stalemate. ...   Sat Jul 18th, 2009 11:59 am

Civil War Books > Sickles at Gettysburg by James A. Hessler (15 replies - 6119 views)

Unfortunately, that's the state of book editing these days. Editors rarely have the time to really work on a book these days. Literary ...   Fri Jul 17th, 2009 11:20 am

Thomas Stonewall Jackson > Did any soldier ever admit to shooting at Stonewall Jackson? (69 replies - 38263 views)

I'm afraid I only know that they were North Carolina troops. Besides, who would admit to it? I wouldn't. ...   Fri Jul 17th, 2009 11:18 am

John Bell Hood > John Bell Hood: Psychotically Aggressive? (23 replies - 19529 views)

In State of Jones, the authors characterize John Bell Hood as "psychotically aggressive"? They cite the Battle of Franklin and his other command decisions. I ...   Fri Jul 17th, 2009 11:17 am

Civil War Books > State of Jones (1 reply - 1787 views)

I'm almost finished with State of Jones.  Has anyone read it?  What do you guys think of it?  ...   Thu Jul 16th, 2009 12:22 am

Other Civil War Talk > Mel Gibson's New Civil War Short Film or something (24 replies - 18743 views)

I love the 20th Massachussetts as well.  I wrote my current novel about it.  I nearly cry every time I reread my scene where Henry ...   Sun Jun 28th, 2009 11:50 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Mel Gibson's New Civil War Short Film or something (24 replies - 18743 views)

Did he shoot the film in Aramaic or Mayan dialect?  The man has a thing for dead languages.  ...   Sun Jun 28th, 2009 11:48 pm

Civil War Books > Vicksburg 1863-History as a Novel (7 replies - 3346 views)

I think Jefferson Davis was a large factor in Bragg's reign of incompetance.  Davis was very loyal to his friends.  That is an admirable quality ...   Thu Jun 25th, 2009 11:55 am

Civil War Books > Vicksburg 1863-History as a Novel (7 replies - 3346 views)

I think loyalty to friends and neighbors was a large factor in Southerners choosing to fight for the Confederacy.  We need to remember that people ...   Thu Jun 25th, 2009 11:53 am

Civil War Books > Vicksburg 1863-History as a Novel (7 replies - 3346 views)

Thanks for the comment.  I think the one glaring shortcoming was his whole speculation at the end about the South suing for peace after Vicksburg.  ...   Wed Jun 24th, 2009 11:14 am

General Civil War Talk > Reconstruction-The War (4 replies - 2122 views)

It's an interesting way to look at it.  ...   Tue Jun 23rd, 2009 12:48 pm

General Civil War Talk > Civil War Monument in Greenwich Village? (2 replies - 1691 views)

It's good that you're right there.  I have to take a subway to get there.  ...   Tue Jun 23rd, 2009 12:47 pm


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