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Abraham Lincoln > "4 score & 7 years ago, our fathers" encoded GOD=7_4 by 'Father Abraham' (25 replies - 4019 views)

You are confusing randomness, non-determinism and coincidence. When a search space is large enough (such as all golfers in a tournament over a weekend) coincidences abound. A ...   Tue Sep 24th, 2013 01:47 am

Abraham Lincoln > "4 score & 7 years ago, our fathers" encoded GOD=7_4 by 'Father Abraham' (25 replies - 4019 views)

Brad Watson, Miami wrote: The Southern Boundary of the new one hundred(74=H8+U21+N14+D4+R18+E5+D4) square mile Capitol I never thought of one hundred as being 74 before ;) ...   Sat Sep 21st, 2013 04:23 am

Abraham Lincoln > Abraham Lincoln (93 replies - 31024 views)

barrydancer wrote: Hellcat wrote: If that's the case, then why apply it only to those areas in open rebellion against the federal government? The border states ...   Sat Sep 21st, 2013 04:12 am

Abraham Lincoln > "4 score & 7 years ago, our fathers" encoded GOD=7_4 by 'Father Abraham' (25 replies - 4019 views)

"Lincoln was the 16th president - p(16th letter)-resident - at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Huh! Again, I don't know if he made the connection" probably not, as ...   Sat Sep 21st, 2013 03:52 am

Other History > World War 2 generation (12 replies - 5177 views)

this tells us how close a thing WW2 really was. pretty much everyone conscriptable was in the armed forces by 1943. in 1943, 1944 and 1945, every ...   Thu Feb 21st, 2013 03:57 pm

General Civil War Talk > Was War Inevitable? in Civil War Times 4-2013 (7 replies - 2240 views)

the border slave states are fence-sitters in April 1861 and the CSA has to move them, one way or the other. Fort Sumter is 'politics by ...   Tue Jan 29th, 2013 12:51 am

Abraham Lincoln > Lincoln had a Constitutional duty to perserve the Union! (34 replies - 10926 views)

this old thread was awakened by a spammer. please let it go back to sleep ;) HankC ...   Sat Jan 19th, 2013 09:52 pm

General Civil War Talk > Those Armies Which We Admire... (40 replies - 12316 views)

Insecurity wrote: Yet another vote for Army of the Tennessee, under grant. The record they hold as a fighting army is amazing, and would be ...   Mon Dec 31st, 2012 04:29 pm

General Civil War Talk > Can you be any calmer in action than Jackson was at Hoke's Run (6 replies - 1859 views)

southernsympathizer wrote: Good point Cleburne, I recently read a biography on Jackson and have to agree with csamillerp. Jackson was a God-fearing man (as well as ...   Tue Dec 18th, 2012 01:26 pm

Civil War News/ Press Releases > John Bell Hood Documents Discovered (7 replies - 3592 views)

presumably, the book cover is photoshopped? ...   Fri Nov 16th, 2012 12:54 pm

Civil War Books > The Battle of the Wilderness - Gordon Rhea (20 replies - 5825 views)

Longstreet was wounded *because* the attack was already stalling and confused. between the union resistance and the flaming forest, CS units already halted, or facing ...   Mon Nov 12th, 2012 03:29 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Guessing or Knowing? (0 replies - 771 views)

For those with a trans-mississippi focus (we call Virginia the 'Missouri of the east') and a liking of photos and maps:   http://civilwarmissouri.blogspot.com/ ...   Fri Oct 26th, 2012 01:24 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Harvest of Death photographs mystery solved? (3 replies - 2881 views)

John Cummings has convinced me of the location: http://spotsylvaniacw.blogspot.com/2012/10/gettysburgs-harvest-of-death-conclusion.html the terrain seems to match perfectly. the widow thompson's/lee's headquarters is a bonus. It's sensible that the photographer ...   Mon Oct 22nd, 2012 05:59 pm

General Civil War Talk > Sherman to Lincoln (4 replies - 1727 views)

I've wondered:   how was Sherman's 'Christmas' message to Lincoln transmitted from Savannah?   was there undersea telegraph? fast packet boats from station to station? wig-wag? something else?   sometimes ...   Fri Sep 28th, 2012 01:55 pm

General Civil War Talk > Treasury of Virtue/Great Alibi (38 replies - 6499 views)

Scanning the 3 links provided, provides food for thought: 1) The tariff raised did not decrease during the war. Did northerners start buying enough o offset the ...   Wed Sep 12th, 2012 06:14 pm

General Civil War Talk > Treasury of Virtue/Great Alibi (38 replies - 6499 views)

what unique imports went south to account for the southern tariff payment preponderence? railroad iron was usually the most heavily tariffed import; it certainly was not ...   Tue Sep 11th, 2012 05:07 pm

General Civil War Talk > Antietam Antietam Sharpsburg 150 (4 replies - 1130 views)

where is the reenactment? anything in harpers ferry? ...   Sun Sep 9th, 2012 08:50 pm

General Civil War Talk > Treasury of Virtue/Great Alibi (38 replies - 6499 views)

sounds like the war is about to re-ignite ;) ...   Fri Sep 7th, 2012 03:00 pm

General Civil War Talk > Gettysburg trip, (4 replies - 1257 views)

If you are up to it take, or a rent, a bicycle. riding from town south along cemetry ridge and then loopng north on seminary ...   Fri Sep 7th, 2012 02:57 pm

General Civil War Talk > Why slavery was unconstitional? (24 replies - 5421 views)

when the were made citizens the overwhelming majority remained in their home states... ...   Fri Aug 31st, 2012 07:40 pm

General Civil War Talk > Why slavery was unconstitional? (24 replies - 5421 views)

if slaves were made citizens, it would *increase* the power of the southern states. rather being counted as 3/5, each would be counted as 1... ...   Fri Aug 31st, 2012 05:34 pm

Other History > World War 2 generation (12 replies - 5177 views)

I'd not say they 'cut the BS' but rather they knew how to work around it. As an 8-year-old I knew what SNAFU meant without ...   Tue Aug 28th, 2012 04:17 pm

Other History > World War 2 generation (12 replies - 5177 views)

Most of the Dads in our 1965 neighborhood were vets. They could band together, organize and get projects done. I remember a little league ...   Mon Aug 27th, 2012 07:37 pm

Other Eastern Theater > Gary Gallagher on the Seven Days (35 replies - 20800 views)

There are ‘turning points’ and there are ‘swerves’. A swerve is a deviation or an acceleration and usually an ‘if only…’ element creeps into it. Antietam ...   Tue Aug 14th, 2012 02:51 pm

Other Eastern Theater > Gary Gallagher on the Seven Days (35 replies - 20800 views)

okay, i'll bite - what were the points that he used to argue that the seven days was a turning point? and from what was ...   Mon Aug 13th, 2012 03:11 pm

Other People of the Civil War > J.E.B Stuart (11 replies - 2515 views)

Stuart also rode around the Union army at a critical time on the Peninsula in June 1862. other than the campaign results, why is that ...   Wed Jul 25th, 2012 07:08 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Gettysburg overrated? (24 replies - 7792 views)

even captured resouces would be carried south in wagons and on their own backs. there was no way to send significant amounts of supplies south. as ...   Thu Jul 12th, 2012 02:47 pm

General Civil War Talk > Waht if the South had Ignored Ft. Sumter? (20 replies - 5514 views)

there's not much evidence that CSA leaders were thinking 'internationally' in April 1861. they were looking to consolidate political power and add states to their fledgling ...   Tue Jun 26th, 2012 07:06 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > gettysburg day 2 (4 replies - 1739 views)

very few brigades fought on more than one day. of those that did, most of their casualties occurred on one day or the other - ...   Mon Jun 25th, 2012 03:19 pm

General Civil War Talk > Waht if the South had Ignored Ft. Sumter? (20 replies - 5514 views)

The upper south states (Arkansas, Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia) contain well over half of the eventual CSA population. Secessionist leaders are leery that the seceded ...   Mon Jun 25th, 2012 01:44 pm

Where to begin & how to get started > Civil War enlistment records (3 replies - 3647 views)

certainly a possibility. every pay record, enlistment, transfer, etc was transcribed - dozens of records for a typical soldier. is a good example of 'weighing' ...   Fri Jun 8th, 2012 03:57 pm

General Civil War Talk > Put You on the Spot: What's Your Favorite "Part" of the Civil War? (33 replies - 10371 views)

my favorites have evolved through the combat and the generals and the poitics to currently 'how freedom came' to the previously slave-holding areas. as the ...   Fri Jun 8th, 2012 03:53 pm

General Civil War Talk > General Jubal Early. (47 replies - 18384 views)

Early's identification with the 'lost cause' is an unintended consequence of his veneration of Robert E. Lee. In his mind, Lee could do no wrong, hence ...   Wed Jun 6th, 2012 04:54 pm

General Civil War Talk > Why???? (34 replies - 4228 views)

Johan Steele wrote: Savez, you were not banned. You left. You will be asked for sources here as well and you will be held just ...   Fri May 25th, 2012 07:15 pm

General Civil War Talk > Shelby Foote's "Civil War" (48 replies - 10676 views)

That fairly sums up the entire secession experience. A small number lead the party, state, region and country to destruction.   A small group breaks up the ...   Thu May 24th, 2012 05:21 pm

General Civil War Talk > Shelby Foote's "Civil War" (48 replies - 10676 views)

all generalizartions are false, including this one, but men tend to fight who their leaders say to fight... ...   Thu May 24th, 2012 01:30 pm

General Civil War Talk > Shelby Foote's "Civil War" (48 replies - 10676 views)

in freehling's books on the secession crises, he makes the excellent point that the lower south had to do *something* to keep the upper south ...   Thu May 24th, 2012 01:35 am

General Civil War Talk > Waht if the South had Ignored Ft. Sumter? (20 replies - 5514 views)

as a side nugget, the large masonry forts were the result of policy changes (from the war of 1812!) built over a period of (up ...   Wed May 23rd, 2012 08:06 pm

General Civil War Talk > Shelby Foote's "Civil War" (48 replies - 10676 views)

obviously the call for troops was not the primary reason for the first seven states to secede and they certainly seceded over the slavery issue. when ...   Wed May 23rd, 2012 07:58 pm

General Civil War Talk > Shelby Foote's "Civil War" (48 replies - 10676 views)

you disapprove of his methods or his conclusions? IIRC, he studied thousands of primary documents - mostly letters from the soldiers... ...   Wed May 16th, 2012 07:51 pm


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