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General Civil War Talk > Why???? (34 replies - 4707 views)

Hey, guys and gals. ...   Tue Jun 26th, 2012 06:29 pm

General Civil War Talk > Shelby Foote's "Civil War" (48 replies - 14545 views)

I'm pleased to see Foote designated as a story-teller. He told the story of the civil war in three-volumes, and each volume was more enjoyable ...   Mon Feb 6th, 2012 09:16 pm

William T. Sherman > Genreal sherman hero cold blooded killer (115 replies - 58489 views)

csamillerp wrote: i think Hood used his only option by moving into tennessee, if he could take Nashville or Knoxville he would have forced Sherman to ...   Fri Dec 30th, 2011 08:40 pm

William T. Sherman > Genreal sherman hero cold blooded killer (115 replies - 58489 views)

BHR62 wrote: Ole...I agree Hood was in a very desperate situation after Atlanta.  He knew he couldn't stop Sherman in battle (but he would have at ...   Thu Dec 29th, 2011 05:20 am

William T. Sherman > Genreal sherman hero cold blooded killer (115 replies - 58489 views)

BHR62 wrote: Sherman was a hero. He marched through Georgia to show the South their government was powerless to protect them. It was a ...   Tue Dec 27th, 2011 09:27 pm

General Civil War Talk > my New online shop (3 replies - 1694 views)

I'd much rather have had one of your photos than what I got: The Battle of the Crater by Newt Gingrich and that other fellow. ...   Tue Dec 20th, 2011 05:09 am

The Battle of Franklin > Franklin Charge (23 replies - 11477 views)

There were few reporters in the west, and fewer photographers. Would you ride a train for a week to get to Nashville when there was something ...   Sun Nov 13th, 2011 08:59 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Counter attack after PPT charge (21 replies - 7864 views)

Chasing Lee would be very much like crawling into a hole to chase a rattler. Meade's army was very much spent and not in any condition ...   Thu Nov 10th, 2011 03:33 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Counter attack after PPT charge (21 replies - 7864 views)

I think those that survived PPT were so relieved that it was over, that they had no heart to pursue. Pursuing was the logical thing to ...   Sun Oct 30th, 2011 06:19 pm

General Civil War Talk > Which General would you have least liked to face? (59 replies - 37136 views)

Your admiration of Grant closely parallels mine. He was what was needed at the time. His army was fed and equipped, and I know of only ...   Sun Oct 30th, 2011 06:11 pm

Civil War Books > Error on Page 197 of Bill O'Reilly's Book "Killing Lincoln." (5 replies - 5894 views)

Sickles would later stand trial and be acquitted using the first known successful temporary insanity defense. And his attorney was Stanton. ...   Thu Oct 20th, 2011 10:10 pm

Equipment & Authenticity Questions > Union Bedroll (3 replies - 3888 views)

Extra bedding was welcome in camp. On the march, it wasn't. Yes, a quilt gramma made was nice to have, but it would likely be found ...   Sat Jul 23rd, 2011 05:12 am

Battle of Gettysburg > Heth at Gettysburg (6 replies - 6977 views)

On long marches, corps and divisions took turns leading the column. (Aside from the risk, the leading division got the best pickings.) It was AP ...   Sat Jul 23rd, 2011 05:00 am

Introductions > Allow me to Introduce Myself (12 replies - 6387 views)

"Bubba" can be taken two ways. Some will find it jocular; some will find it insulting. "Bubba" may be the 6'6" 400-pound man you might have ...   Sat Jul 23rd, 2011 04:53 am

General Civil War Talk > What is the difference between a revolution and a civil war? (34 replies - 13791 views)

"In the inaugural address I briefly pointed out the total inadequacy of disunion as a remedy for the differences between the people of the two ...   Tue Feb 1st, 2011 06:12 am

General Civil War Talk > My Fall ACW photography trip. (15 replies - 4830 views)

2011. June. We'll take off and stop at Shiloh. Then we'll go to Charleston and Savannah. After those specifics, I'll try to sneak in some ...   Thu Nov 18th, 2010 06:27 am

General Civil War Talk > secession-tariffs (4 replies - 2593 views)

i guess i just want someone to really explain the reason taxes were the cause-thanks for any replies. Texas Defender has already responded better than I ...   Thu Nov 11th, 2010 03:19 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Vick to the Eagles (59 replies - 22155 views)

We can be forgiving when a repentant butthead redeems himself by winning games. Call me what you'd like, but I will never see a hero in ...   Sat Oct 2nd, 2010 05:02 am

General Civil War Talk > Put You on the Spot: What's Your Favorite "Part" of the Civil War? (33 replies - 12335 views)

Extremely difficult question in that this week's favorite will likely not be last week's. Nor next week's. My favorite invariably involves a thoughtful post that ...   Sat Oct 2nd, 2010 04:27 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Clement Vallandingham (8 replies - 4434 views)

Ain't wartime, Barlow. He only gets to do that when there's some domestic shooting going on. ...   Sat Sep 11th, 2010 07:59 pm

Other Civil War Talk > The Greatest Generation ? (9 replies - 5136 views)

They certainly were special, bama. My dad was 35 in 1942, and he had six kids and was a farmer.  He got a nice letter ...   Sat Sep 11th, 2010 07:52 pm

Civil War Preservation > Annual Event Supports Restoration Of Forrest’s Boyhood Home (1 reply - 2256 views)

I you're interested in Forrest's home, Old Blu, you probably know Larry Cockerham of Nashville who is deeply involved in the restoration. When you see ...   Sat Sep 11th, 2010 07:42 pm

Other History > History and Tom Hanks (31 replies - 14134 views)

 Interest in history wont be kindled in today's theaters....but it can be kindled at home if an environment of learning is maintained. And in living history ...   Thu Sep 2nd, 2010 07:48 pm

General Civil War Talk > Gettysburg Address (36 replies - 10556 views)

I go with the theory that the President's address at Gettysburg did give a jump start to the popularity and subsequent development of the park. Who ...   Sun Aug 29th, 2010 10:31 pm

General Civil War Talk > Charleston 2011 (13 replies - 3940 views)

Please keep posting. I am planning to do Charleston next summer and can use all the help I can get as Dear One is not ...   Sun Aug 8th, 2010 01:17 am

Civil War Books > Anyone have a copy of "Justice in Grey" ? (7 replies - 4157 views)

Try "file" and "save as." ...   Sun Jun 27th, 2010 01:04 am

General Civil War Talk > this years ACW road trip... (45 replies - 12163 views)

Yeungling's beer was a nice discovery also.Gaaaack! ...   Sun Jun 27th, 2010 01:01 am

Civil War Books > Foote vs Catton? (16 replies - 11282 views)

Going with fedreb. Really, really close. There are few if any books out there more enjoyable to read than Foote ... except maybe Catton. Catton wrote ...   Thu Jun 10th, 2010 09:48 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Pursuit after Gettysburg (19 replies - 9608 views)

Read an interesting observation the other day, on this board or maybe another, that the pursued are on the defensive. They may have time to ...   Mon May 17th, 2010 02:06 am

General Civil War Talk > What if?? (13 replies - 3765 views)

I appreciate "what ifs," so long as they remain in their place. They invariably result in an explorative discussion that does, in fact, disclose historical facts ...   Mon May 17th, 2010 01:18 am

Introductions > Like a Bad penny (17 replies - 5751 views)

Dang computers! Have had that happen on other boards, but not this one. ...   Sun May 16th, 2010 06:21 am

Idle Chit-Chat > The Pacific (11 replies - 5253 views)

that is a very good summary! No, Hank. It's a super summary. Ole ...   Sun May 9th, 2010 02:06 am

Introductions > New Old Guy (3 replies - 2327 views)

Welcome again, Notch. Isn't Waynesville the next town west of O'Fallon? Ole ...   Sun May 9th, 2010 01:59 am

Civil War Books > Shiloh (10 replies - 3031 views)

Bet you can't read just one! The ones browner mentioned are all good. You'd think one book would be enough. Sure, you'll learn about the battle, ...   Sun May 9th, 2010 01:42 am

Civil War Preservation > No Casino Gettysburg (7 replies - 5125 views)

There's always another side to the story.No one wants to sully the sacred ground. But there's a big but. Jobs. Got no dog in this fight, ...   Thu May 6th, 2010 10:12 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Doonesbury (2 replies - 2553 views)

That's cold! But maybe it will awaken some interest. ...   Tue May 4th, 2010 11:55 pm

John Reynolds > John Reynolds capture (6 replies - 4762 views)

One of those things wherein everybody thinks someone else is handling it, and no one thinks to check on it. Why at least one of his ...   Tue May 4th, 2010 11:48 pm

General Civil War Talk > CBF Hijack, what can you do? (17 replies - 5291 views)

Yes. That is good. Also prudent. ...   Mon Apr 19th, 2010 05:16 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Sputnik (9 replies - 4619 views)

The usual thing, Pam. Congressional investigations and outrage that they had better engineers in the USSR. Nevermind that the same protestors probably were the ones ...   Mon Apr 19th, 2010 01:01 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Confederate History Month Controversy (21 replies - 9383 views)

Amen, Hank. Ole ...   Fri Apr 16th, 2010 09:31 pm

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