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Civil War Books > John Bell Hood:The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of a Confederate General (4 replies - 1912 views)

I am doing the CWEA tour at Chickamauga. Yesterday we reached the spot where General Hood was wounded. Tour guide held up your ...   Sat Sep 14th, 2013 11:01 am

Civil War Books > John Bell Hood:The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of a Confederate General (4 replies - 1912 views)

hey...I just recieved your book about General Hood in the mail. I'm looking forward to getting started on it. Your book looks pretty ...   Mon Sep 2nd, 2013 09:33 am

Weapons of the Civil War > A Small Ship.... (5 replies - 1574 views)

TD....cool post! My brother had a model of the Alabama when we were kids. I just knew it had it had lost ...   Sat Jul 6th, 2013 11:40 am

Civil War Books > Civil War books (3 replies - 1199 views)

Just finished....Jeff Davis in Blue: Sherman's Relentless Warrior. He was avery interesting character. Just started History of the 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry. ...   Sat Jul 6th, 2013 02:57 am

General Civil War Talk > Corporal Duties at Corps HQ (2 replies - 1190 views)

Johan...you seem very knowledgeable in many areas of the Civil War. So I will see if you can help me understand this better. ...   Fri Jun 14th, 2013 11:54 am

General Civil War Talk > Corporal Duties at Corps HQ (2 replies - 1190 views)

I've been trying to figure out something with my gg uncle's service records. During Sherman's March he was assigned duty to the XIV Corps ...   Wed Jun 5th, 2013 11:59 pm

General Civil War Talk > My reading of Secession Documents on a Snowy day. (11 replies - 3675 views)

I've got very mixed feelings on whether secession was legal or not. I've heard southerners gripe about it and they make some good points. ...   Mon Feb 25th, 2013 10:52 am

Other History > World War 2 generation (12 replies - 5939 views)

wow that link really brings it home. I was born in the 60's and growing up it just seemed you couldn't turn around without ...   Wed Feb 20th, 2013 10:37 pm

Other History > War Criminals (13 replies - 3198 views)

MacArthur was an interesting guy. Great WW2 leader. But he couldn't adapt to the new way of fighting wars in the post WW2 ...   Wed Feb 20th, 2013 03:39 pm

General Civil War Talk > Camp Chase, Ohio (1 reply - 978 views)

Anybody got any info or a source they can give me about Camp Chase during the Civil War.  I had a gg uncle that was ...   Wed Feb 20th, 2013 12:07 pm

U.S. Grant > Grant versus Lee (51 replies - 24677 views)

When you got the best general on both sides going against each other it isn't going to be pretty. The Army of the Potomac ...   Sat Feb 9th, 2013 12:14 pm

General Civil War Talk > Why the taboos? (1 reply - 995 views)

Jubal Early did a great job at foistering the Lost Cause on us....it still lives on! I like almost everybody on here but I'd say ...   Wed Jan 30th, 2013 03:10 pm

General Civil War Talk > Was War Inevitable? in Civil War Times 4-2013 (7 replies - 2596 views)

I think North and South were united in name only by 1860. All the political compromises had been made. Just the fact that the South ...   Sun Jan 27th, 2013 09:11 pm

General Civil War Talk > CWEA tours (0 replies - 709 views)

I just reserved my spot for the tour of Chickamauga this September.  Have any of you gone on these tours?  I had several ancestors on ...   Thu Jan 24th, 2013 02:48 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Colts (11 replies - 3867 views)

Mark...I got through my mourning of the Colts with the help of Jim Beam. I'm now reduced to being for anybody that is playing the ...   Mon Jan 14th, 2013 03:10 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Colts (11 replies - 3867 views)

sorry Mark about the Broncos....that game was a good one except for the final score. I thought they had the game won many times. ...   Sun Jan 13th, 2013 02:09 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Colts (11 replies - 3867 views)

Hey for everything Manning did for the Colts franchise how could I not be for him now.  He stood at the right hand of God when he was ...   Wed Jan 9th, 2013 11:14 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Colts (11 replies - 3867 views)

At the beginning of the year if you would have told me they'd win more than 6 games and make the playoffs I would have ...   Mon Jan 7th, 2013 05:14 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Colts (11 replies - 3867 views)

It was a sad day in Colts land yesterday. Despite wearing my Luck jersey and slamming 9 Heinekens it just wasn't enough to push ...   Mon Jan 7th, 2013 10:01 am

General Civil War Talk > Those Armies Which We Admire... (40 replies - 13304 views)

Army of the Cumberland is my favorite. I had a few ancestors in it and it had a pretty good combat record....Perryville...Stones River....Tullahoma Campaign...Chickamauga....the ...   Tue Dec 25th, 2012 05:50 pm

General Civil War Talk > McClellan guilty of treason? (11 replies - 4858 views)

This is from his acceptance speech at the Democratic Convention: "The Union was originally formed by the exercise of a spirit of conciliation and compromise. To ...   Fri Dec 21st, 2012 02:03 pm

General Civil War Talk > McClellan guilty of treason? (11 replies - 4858 views)

That is one way to look at it. He did have aspirations obviously. In one of his letters to his wife he talked about how ...   Fri Dec 21st, 2012 10:15 am

General Civil War Talk > McClellan guilty of treason? (11 replies - 4858 views)

When asked Grant described McClellan as one of the great mysteries of the war. He had success written all over him. Showed heroism in the ...   Thu Dec 20th, 2012 10:47 am

Weapons of the Civil War > Spencer Repeating Carbine/Rifle (36 replies - 10527 views)

Mark wrote: 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 ...   Mon Dec 17th, 2012 01:48 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Spencer Repeating Carbine/Rifle (36 replies - 10527 views)

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.  I ...   Sat Dec 15th, 2012 11:56 am

Weapons of the Civil War > Spencer Repeating Carbine/Rifle (36 replies - 10527 views)

Rifle sling out of scalps....definitely would make an impression!  Indians were as fierce opponents as we've ever encountered.  They were fighting for their way of ...   Fri Dec 14th, 2012 10:30 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Spencer Repeating Carbine/Rifle (36 replies - 10527 views)

This is all interesting stuff so feel free to ramble. At first I thought why in the hell didn't they stay with the repeating rifles. ...   Thu Dec 13th, 2012 03:09 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Spencer Repeating Carbine/Rifle (36 replies - 10527 views)

True...it was rifles at Gettysburg. It seems like the Indians were better armed than the 7th Cavalry. I guess I'm just curious why the army ...   Wed Dec 12th, 2012 02:10 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Spencer Repeating Carbine/Rifle (36 replies - 10527 views)

Very good link TD...thanks! It surprised me that the 1873 Trapdoor Springfield gave them a higher rate of fire over the Spencer Carbine over ...   Mon Dec 10th, 2012 11:30 am

Weapons of the Civil War > Spencer Repeating Carbine/Rifle (36 replies - 10527 views)

Custer Michigan troops had Spencer Carbines at Gettysburg.... why the hell didn't he at the Little Big Horn? ...   Sat Dec 8th, 2012 03:10 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Colts (11 replies - 3867 views)

You're welcome, enjoy him while you can! It was pretty hard to see Manning go. I loved the guy. So many comeback ...   Mon Dec 3rd, 2012 06:40 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Colts (11 replies - 3867 views)

Anybody on here passionate about NFL football?  The Colts are my team and after a very long year last year its nice to see Mr. ...   Mon Dec 3rd, 2012 04:57 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Spencer Repeating Carbine/Rifle (36 replies - 10527 views)

Thanks TD for that link. That was a pretty good look at the situation. Like it said though....the Union regiments that bought their ...   Mon Nov 26th, 2012 04:15 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Spencer Repeating Carbine/Rifle (36 replies - 10527 views)

Anyone know who makes the best reproductions of the Spencer Rifle/Carbines? I did some reading on the rifle and it amazes me how Ripley ...   Mon Nov 26th, 2012 11:11 am

Other History > Napoleon's Army rosters (0 replies - 1222 views)

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Civil War Books > The Battle of the Wilderness - Gordon Rhea (20 replies - 6973 views)

I guess we just have different opinions of what is devastating then..... ...   Sun Nov 11th, 2012 09:23 pm

Civil War Books > The Battle of the Wilderness - Gordon Rhea (20 replies - 6973 views)

When Longstreet was leading the attack it was rolling up Hancocks Corps. One Union regiment after another broke and ran for the rear. Union officers ...   Sun Nov 11th, 2012 10:49 am

Civil War Books > The Battle of the Wilderness - Gordon Rhea (20 replies - 6973 views)

JG6789 wrote: BHR62 wrote: Amazes me that the Union army survived two devastating flank attacks and still stood its ground at the end of two days fighting.    I ...   Sun Nov 11th, 2012 01:55 am

Civil War Books > The Battle of the Wilderness - Gordon Rhea (20 replies - 6973 views)

You would definitely like this book. Its a wonder anybody survived that battle. Longstreet getting wounded was a big factor in the flank attack ...   Fri Nov 9th, 2012 02:36 am

Civil War Books > The Battle of the Wilderness - Gordon Rhea (20 replies - 6973 views)

Just finished this book.  It was a very good read.  You definitely get a good feel for what the soldiers experienced during this battle.  I knew ...   Thu Nov 8th, 2012 01:31 pm


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