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General Civil War Talk > "Lost Cause" (103 replies - 25553 views)

excerpt from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cotton: "During the American Civil War, American cotton exports slumped due to a Union blockade on Southern ports, also because of a strategic decision ...   Tue Nov 1st, 2011 05:09 am

General Civil War Talk > "Lost Cause" (103 replies - 25553 views)

Texas Defender wrote: BobInFla-   First of all, we're dealing here with what ifs instead of facts. Having said that, in my view you are far ...   Tue Nov 1st, 2011 05:00 am

General Civil War Talk > Lee's tendency to order frontal assaults (20 replies - 4539 views)

csamillerp wrote:  i dont think you can call an attack by 12500 troops a probe. agree. By "probe" I meant Lee was in fact always ...   Tue Nov 1st, 2011 04:14 am

General Civil War Talk > Accusations of Guilt (27 replies - 11569 views)

Albert Sailhorst wrote: My opinion, and it is just an opinion, is that Sherman destroyed civilian property, not military property, which makes him guilty of ...   Mon Oct 31st, 2011 08:50 pm

General Civil War Talk > Lee's tendency to order frontal assaults (20 replies - 4539 views)

At Gettysburg, Lee kept probing for the weak spot in the Union position. His flanking movements failed. He failed to breakthrough the Union's right flank (Culp's Hill), ...   Mon Oct 31st, 2011 08:34 pm

General Civil War Talk > Lee's tendency to order frontal assaults (20 replies - 4539 views)

who was more "loved" by his soldiers is a subjective opinion and a rather pointless argument. At most Jackson, had 17,000 men in his army. Lee ...   Mon Oct 31st, 2011 07:12 pm

General Civil War Talk > Lee's tendency to order frontal assaults (20 replies - 4539 views)

csamillerp wrote: the true fact is that jackson was an amazing leader. His troops loved him, Jackson was a true eccentric. His secretive nature did not ...   Mon Oct 31st, 2011 05:21 pm

General Civil War Talk > "Lost Cause" (103 replies - 25553 views)

This whole idea of the all-conquering, invincible "British Lion" was nothing but a Forlorn Hope by the Southern anglophiles. The British Army would have had ...   Mon Oct 31st, 2011 03:33 pm

General Civil War Talk > McClellan guilty of treason? (11 replies - 5292 views)

Correct. By McClellan's "failure" I meant his deplorable lack of any effort to aid Pope. It's been a while since I've read about the Second ...   Mon Oct 31st, 2011 03:08 pm

General Civil War Talk > McClellan guilty of treason? (11 replies - 5292 views)

Did McClellan's dismal failure to support Pope during the Second Bull Run campaign border on treason? ...   Mon Oct 31st, 2011 02:11 am

General Civil War Talk > Lee's tendency to order frontal assaults (20 replies - 4539 views)

csamillerp wrote: Jackson was never put in command of an army sized command though so it would folly to think that he wouldnt have made ...   Mon Oct 31st, 2011 02:02 am

General Civil War Talk > Lee's tendency to order frontal assaults (20 replies - 4539 views)

Jackson excelled as a Corps-sized Commander. I don't think he would have been  nearly as capable of commanding at a higher level as Lee was ...   Mon Oct 31st, 2011 01:40 am

General Civil War Talk > "Lost Cause" (103 replies - 25553 views)

the South NEVER had a snowball's chance in hell of conquering the Federals militarily - on the ground or on the seas. Had they not been so ...   Mon Oct 31st, 2011 01:27 am

General Civil War Talk > What Caused the Civil War? (60 replies - 16157 views)

1) the South's refusal to accept Northern/Lincoln/Republican Party opposition to  the spread of slavery into the new Western territories which led to their secession 2) the ...   Mon Oct 31st, 2011 01:13 am

General Civil War Talk > Which General would you have least liked to face? (59 replies - 35921 views)

There's no denying Stonewall Jackson got the most out of his command but who were his adversaries:  McDowell,  Banks, Frémont, MClellan, Pope, Hooker ? I  ...   Mon Oct 31st, 2011 12:31 am

Introductions > New Member (0 replies - 953 views)

Greetings All, I'm a "Damn Yankee" Union sympathizer living in Florida. :D The ACW has always been a subject of interest and I am always moved ...   Mon Oct 31st, 2011 12:01 am


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