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Announcements and Notices > Purge Coming (18 replies - 4050 views)

Still here; usually lurking. Hi to evveryone. ...   Sun May 4th, 2014 01:11 am

Idle Chit-Chat > What happened (3 replies - 1167 views)

I was worried the same thing had happened. I felt really bad that CWI was over. ...   Sat Oct 26th, 2013 11:49 pm

Civil War Books > Civil War books (3 replies - 1157 views)

I am currently waiting for "Barksdale's Charge: The True High Tide of the Confederacy at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863." It was a pre-publishing order at Amazon, ...   Wed Jul 10th, 2013 07:12 pm

Announcements and Notices > CWi To Re-open! (11 replies - 4330 views)

Congratulations on your return to CWi. It must be wonderful to be feeling better. It is really good to have you back. ...   Fri Jun 21st, 2013 09:32 pm

Civil War News/ Press Releases > Special Civil War Voyages with the Great American Steamboat Co (8 replies - 5027 views)

Again, many thanks, but, whoo, Daddy, that book costs $32.00! I love the idea of the book about Traveller that is told by him. Great ...   Fri Nov 30th, 2012 01:51 am

Civil War News/ Press Releases > Special Civil War Voyages with the Great American Steamboat Co (8 replies - 5027 views)

Thank you for that. I guess I never paid sufficient attention to the exact spelling. Traveller must have suffered greatly with the tetanus. It is ...   Fri Nov 30th, 2012 12:21 am

Civil War News/ Press Releases > Special Civil War Voyages with the Great American Steamboat Co (8 replies - 5027 views)

Wasn't Traveler also the name of Robert E Lee's horse? ...   Thu Nov 29th, 2012 10:00 pm

General Civil War Talk > heart breaking at shiloh. (3 replies - 1235 views)

The photos show that both Union and Confederate fought and died at Shiloh but the song's lyrics were heavily weighted toward the Confederate sacrifice at ...   Fri Sep 21st, 2012 02:31 am

Introductions > Lookie Who's Back! (5 replies - 2356 views)

Welcome back. I definitely remember you. ...   Sat Aug 25th, 2012 11:23 pm

Other Eastern Theater > Gary Gallagher on the Seven Days (35 replies - 21990 views)

Then it would seem that no battle in the Civil War or any war was any more or any less of a turning point than ...   Tue Aug 14th, 2012 01:10 pm

Other Eastern Theater > Gary Gallagher on the Seven Days (35 replies - 21990 views)

It is actaully kind of fun to argue over which battle was the "true" turning point of the war and why. ...   Mon Aug 13th, 2012 10:14 pm

General Civil War Talk > "Artillery Action" (8 replies - 3512 views)

Union batteries on Malvern Hill and Union batteries on and around Culp's Hill at Gettysburg. Lee's cannonade on Day Three at Gettysburg. In fact, just ...   Wed Aug 8th, 2012 01:43 am

Other Eastern Theater > Gary Gallagher on the Seven Days (35 replies - 21990 views)

Just my two cents. Both Grant and Lee were military men leading soldiers in a war. At that time in history, the way war ...   Tue Aug 7th, 2012 12:45 pm

Other Eastern Theater > Gary Gallagher on the Seven Days (35 replies - 21990 views)

Gotta confess, I really didn't realize until I heard Gallagher say it last night, that Grant's armies suffered "only" 35,000 casualties throughout the entire war, ...   Tue Aug 7th, 2012 12:07 am

Other Eastern Theater > Gary Gallagher on the Seven Days (35 replies - 21990 views)

Many thanks for that link. I watched Gallagher's entire hour-long presentation and found it fascinating. He has some persuasive arguments for his statement. I understand ...   Mon Aug 6th, 2012 12:39 am

Other People of the Civil War > J.E.B Stuart (11 replies - 2857 views)

My guess would be that Lee evidently wasn't completely dialed into Stuart's plans the second time. He kept wondering where Stuart was and why there ...   Thu Jul 26th, 2012 12:03 am

Other People of the Civil War > J.E.B Stuart (11 replies - 2857 views)

Stuart's intentions may have been good, but his detour ended up taking longer than he anticipated because for one thing he was burdened and slowed ...   Wed Jul 25th, 2012 01:23 am

General Civil War Talk > Why???? (34 replies - 4385 views)

BarryDancer, I agree with you on this one. ...   Wed Jun 27th, 2012 12:54 am

General Civil War Talk > Antietam (13 replies - 2578 views)

Mark wrote: I agree Cleburne, but would the Confederate public have supported him? I'm not sure. Either way, it would have been hard to ...   Sun Jun 10th, 2012 10:37 pm

General Civil War Talk > Antietam (13 replies - 2578 views)

Even if McClellan had completely wiped out the ANV along with Lee, Jackson, Hill, JEB Stuart and so on, I don't think Jefferson Davis ...   Sun Jun 10th, 2012 06:27 pm

General Civil War Talk > Antietam (13 replies - 2578 views)

j harold 587 wrote: I agree on all points Hellcat. Also have found ABE Books (American Book Exchange)to be very helpfull in locating used or library reductions. I ...   Sun Jun 10th, 2012 06:24 pm

General Civil War Talk > Antietam (13 replies - 2578 views)

Vernon Dutton wrote: Thanks Cleburne Fan. I will read what you suggested. This book might be tough to find in a standard retail bookstore because Civil War ...   Sun Jun 10th, 2012 02:07 am

General Civil War Talk > Antietam (13 replies - 2578 views)

Lee's Army of Northern Virginia was not the only Confederate army. Even if McClellan had defeated Lee, Union forces would still have had to defeat ...   Sun Jun 10th, 2012 12:56 am

General Civil War Talk > Lincoln's death (4 replies - 1603 views)

To me it just seems like a typical, everyday case of some overworked or inattentive government clerk misfiling something. It happens all the time. The ...   Sat Jun 9th, 2012 01:11 am

General Civil War Talk > Waht if the South had Ignored Ft. Sumter? (20 replies - 6433 views)

As a shortcut, I did a quick Google search and found two references that say something on the order of "Some historians believe these were ...   Mon May 21st, 2012 01:17 am

General Civil War Talk > Waht if the South had Ignored Ft. Sumter? (20 replies - 6433 views)

Thank you, Hellcat. You are indeed referring to the incident that led to shooting. I am going to have to dig in my books of ...   Mon May 21st, 2012 12:41 am

General Civil War Talk > Waht if the South had Ignored Ft. Sumter? (20 replies - 6433 views)

Texas Defender wrote: grizzly-     If they had waited, I don't believe that it would have mattered in the end. It would only have postponed ...   Sat May 19th, 2012 08:31 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Gettysburg effects? (13 replies - 3946 views)

Lee's army retreated from Gettysburg with much of his artillery and enough ordnance to fight off potential Union attackers. In fact his retreat was ...   Wed May 16th, 2012 12:39 am

General Civil War Talk > Rotov: In Praise of Slow Marching (6 replies - 2085 views)

Barlow wrote: I wonder what General Lew Wallace would think of Rotov's topic? And Longstreet on Day Two at Gettysburg. ...   Tue May 15th, 2012 02:16 pm

General Civil War Talk > Rotov: In Praise of Slow Marching (6 replies - 2085 views)

Dimitri Rotov has posted an enlightening examination at his blog about how Civil War writers all too often and perhaps even unconsciously emphasize the high ...   Tue May 15th, 2012 01:20 am

General Civil War Talk > The death of TJ Jackson (10 replies - 2146 views)

Even though I don't like what ifs and alternative histories, I do have to wonder that if Jackson had been at Gettysburg, would he have ...   Sat May 12th, 2012 12:13 am

Weapons of the Civil War > Canister (11 replies - 5980 views)

I don't know where the 6% figure came from. If I'd have to guess, I would have put the figure higher, but when one stops ...   Fri May 11th, 2012 01:52 am

General Civil War Talk > The death of TJ Jackson (10 replies - 2146 views)

What ifs are difficult. To assume that if Jackson had not been killed at Chancellorsville and hence had been commanding a corps at Gettysburg and ...   Fri May 11th, 2012 01:27 am

Battle of Gettysburg > Gettysburg effects? (13 replies - 3946 views)

Sorry, double post.. ...   Thu May 10th, 2012 02:00 am

Battle of Gettysburg > Gettysburg effects? (13 replies - 3946 views)

The most immediate impact on the Army of Northern Virginia is that Lee had to find a way to get his entire army back over ...   Thu May 10th, 2012 02:00 am

Civil War Books > Cain at Gettysburg (4 replies - 2365 views)

Peters makes battle scenes so real, you feel as if you are slogging right along beside the flag carrier while the minie balls and shell ...   Tue May 8th, 2012 11:59 pm

Civil War Books > Cain at Gettysburg (4 replies - 2365 views)

In spite of the fact of not being a big fan of Civil War fiction, I am reading this very book right now. The writer ...   Tue May 8th, 2012 12:52 am

General Civil War Talk > Why???? (34 replies - 4385 views)

This is probably small comfort to you, but the message board here is the only one about the Civil War that I follow. I like ...   Mon May 7th, 2012 01:27 pm

General Civil War Talk > Why???? (34 replies - 4385 views)

This is just a guess. This site is well known for its excellent and challenging Civil War Trivia Game. When that is going full blast, ...   Fri May 4th, 2012 12:50 am

Civil War Books > Where is Volume II? (2 replies - 1403 views)

I looked up the author on Wikipedia. It says he died in 1902. Perhaps it was his intention to write the second volume, but he ...   Fri May 4th, 2012 12:35 am


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