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Other People of the Civil War > James Longstreet (12 replies - 2010 views)

wondering wrote: Freemantle flatters Longstreet, but the show's over. What does the general do, so reticent to give the order that dooms the South, contesting yet ...   Tue Jun 3rd, 2014 02:27 am

U.S. Grant > What made Grant great.. (8 replies - 1092 views)

The irony is that Grant never considered him great or a genius. Grant was a brawler but the idea that he could do nothing but frontal ...   Sat May 24th, 2014 12:10 pm

Other People of the Civil War > The Art of War (5 replies - 306 views)

A friend of mine at University noted that Sun Tzu was required reading at his Soviet Military Academy. It does indeed pass the test ...   Fri May 16th, 2014 12:25 am

Introductions > Hi, a Yankee from SC (10 replies - 1532 views)

History teaches us to hope... and that no matter how mucked up things get it isn't anything new. ...   Sat Apr 26th, 2014 07:04 pm

Introductions > Hi, a Yankee from SC (10 replies - 1532 views)

History teaches us to hope... and that no matter how mucked up things get it isn't anything new. ...   Sat Apr 26th, 2014 07:04 pm

Announcements and Notices > Purge Coming (26 replies - 6401 views)

Wine, women and song... anything past that is merely icing on the cake. ...   Wed Apr 16th, 2014 01:35 am

Battles and Campaigns > One and Only Chance (12 replies - 2206 views)

I don't think so, the CS Army was as in as much chaos as the US after Manasas. IMO they threw their bolt in ...   Mon Jan 13th, 2014 09:35 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > The Provenance of John Wilkes Booth's Gun (15 replies - 2847 views)

I agree, the more I have learned about Booth the more I dislike him. That said the events surrounding the Lincoln assassination are compelling ...   Sun Jan 5th, 2014 05:44 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > The Provenance of John Wilkes Booth's Gun (15 replies - 2847 views)

Hellcat wrote: But you have to a yourself this, how truly strong were his convictions towards the South? Johan, you brought up a point that ...   Fri Jan 3rd, 2014 09:15 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > The Provenance of John Wilkes Booth's Gun (15 replies - 2847 views)

wondering wrote: I know this thread is about Booth's gun, but can you tell me why Payne's revolver would misfire, then fall to pieces during ...   Fri Jan 3rd, 2014 09:13 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > The Provenance of John Wilkes Booth's Gun (15 replies - 2847 views)

I've always wondered if Booth didn't believe himself a bit of a coward, after all he had ample opportunity to enlist in the CS military ...   Thu Jan 2nd, 2014 09:38 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > A bit off topic - Left handed Civil War Muskets (7 replies - 12168 views)

I'm unaware of any military musket at the time produced in a left hand model. A left handed shooter would have a hell of ...   Thu Sep 5th, 2013 09:56 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Politician Officers (5 replies - 2944 views)

Blackjack Logan was a serving politician before and after the war. He did a credible job as a Regt, Div, Corps and eventually army ...   Mon Aug 19th, 2013 09:02 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Can someone help me please (7 replies - 1918 views)

It is not a period knofe pulled from a creek. Water destroys metal in fairly short order, it would not have survived in anywhere ...   Fri Jul 19th, 2013 10:35 pm

Announcements and Notices > CWi To Re-open! (11 replies - 4556 views)

Glad to have you back on the interwebs Javal. ...   Mon Jun 24th, 2013 09:34 pm

General Civil War Talk > Corporal Duties at Corps HQ (2 replies - 1236 views)

More than likely he was part of a guard detail. They would have had other duties such as setting tents, running messages etc as ...   Tue Jun 11th, 2013 02:12 am

General Civil War Talk > OVVI versus OVI (20 replies - 5567 views)

The extra V, referencing veterans, would have been added after the men re-enlisted w/ enough numbers to keep their flag and their identity. ...   Sat Apr 20th, 2013 01:42 am

Announcements and Notices > CWi to close (11 replies - 5090 views)

Javal, you have provided a service that has been appreciated. You will be missed, hope & pray your health improves. God Bless you. ...   Mon Apr 8th, 2013 09:31 pm

George McClellan > McClellan - Without Question (44 replies - 28842 views)

I don't believe Lee said it, too out of charachter for him and all we have is a questionable source that essentially said: "I heard ...   Thu Apr 4th, 2013 11:42 pm

Thomas Stonewall Jackson > the man they called stonewall (9 replies - 3576 views)

Really need a like button sometimes. ...   Fri Mar 22nd, 2013 08:10 pm

Thomas Stonewall Jackson > the man they called stonewall (9 replies - 3576 views)

Jackson was a man w/ faults as well as strength. He wasn't as popular w/ his men as some would have you believe. ...   Fri Mar 22nd, 2013 01:42 pm

General Civil War Talk > civil war talk forum (3 replies - 2167 views)

Yes, several members here are also members there. As a polite note Javal doesn't take kindly to attacking other boards here. ...   Fri Mar 22nd, 2013 01:37 pm

Jefferson Davis > Jefferson Davis (29 replies - 8299 views)

I really wish this site had a "Like" button... Now just to figure out a way to get back into SD or Wyoming... ...   Mon Mar 4th, 2013 11:36 pm

Jefferson Davis > Jefferson Davis (29 replies - 8299 views)

Sorry it's taken me this long to reply... missed the post TD. I do believe that if an officer resigns his commision and then heads home ...   Mon Mar 4th, 2013 08:35 pm

Jefferson Davis > Jefferson Davis (29 replies - 8299 views)

My problem with Davis stems from my reading of the man, his own words are what IMO damn him so readily. His auto-biography, if ...   Fri Mar 1st, 2013 12:54 am

Jefferson Davis > Jefferson Davis (29 replies - 8299 views)

There are fewl that know anything about Lincoln IMO. Most HS students wouldn't know him from Jeff Davis.  The SCV, LoS, DoC etc represent themselves ...   Thu Feb 28th, 2013 11:40 pm

Jefferson Davis > Jefferson Davis (29 replies - 8299 views)

I would certainly not say Davis was villanized, in fact I would say the reverse is true. The man is an all but cannonized ...   Thu Feb 28th, 2013 12:33 am

Jefferson Davis > Jefferson Davis (29 replies - 8299 views)

I'm sorry TD but when I look at his actions as a politician and in his post war writing I see nothing more than a ...   Tue Feb 12th, 2013 11:15 pm

Jefferson Davis > Jefferson Davis (29 replies - 8299 views)

Jeff Davis was aiming at the White House from the moment he entered politics. He was a typical politician, no more, no less. ...   Mon Feb 11th, 2013 11:28 pm

General Civil War Talk > Question on Civil War Documents (25 replies - 6048 views)

Remarks: Corp, : absent in Mil. pris. at M O of Co. Is a reference to him being on detached duty as a prison guard or ...   Sat Feb 2nd, 2013 07:47 pm

The Battle of Shiloh > Best Book about Shiloh (40 replies - 22284 views)

For me it is well written, easily read and superbly researched. Part of the reason I'm a fan of Sword. ...   Sat Jan 26th, 2013 12:43 am

General Civil War Talk > Those Armies Which We Admire... (40 replies - 13514 views)

HankC wrote: Insecurity wrote: Yet another vote for Army of the Tennessee, under grant. The record they hold as a fighting army is amazing, and ...   Mon Dec 31st, 2012 10:06 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Spencer Repeating Carbine/Rifle (36 replies - 10765 views)

The codetalkers weren't just used against the Japanese. They also gave the Germans fits. The 82nd had several Lakota, in Sicily those Lakota ...   Sat Dec 15th, 2012 11:47 am

Weapons of the Civil War > Spencer Repeating Carbine/Rifle (36 replies - 10765 views)

My best friends father, Dave Bald Eagle, is a full blooded Lakota whose grandfather was a young warrior at the Little Big Horn. ...   Thu Dec 13th, 2012 11:34 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Spencer Repeating Carbine/Rifle (36 replies - 10765 views)

As a note it wasn't until John Browning linked up w/ Winchester that a lever action repeater was produced firing anything more than carbine ammo... ...   Wed Dec 12th, 2012 10:09 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Spencer Repeating Carbine/Rifle (36 replies - 10765 views)

BHR62 wrote: Custer Michigan troops had Spencer Carbines at Gettysburg.... why the hell didn't he at the Little Big Horn? Custer's men at Gettysburg had Spencer ...   Mon Dec 10th, 2012 11:28 pm

Equipment & Authenticity Questions > Moldy Brogans (2 replies - 3275 views)

Start w/ a boot brush before going the Lysol route... moldy isn't something I've experianced on my brogans, ...   Thu Dec 6th, 2012 12:48 am

Weapons of the Civil War > Spencer Repeating Carbine/Rifle (36 replies - 10765 views)

Larry Romano makes the Spencer repop that counts. ...   Tue Nov 27th, 2012 11:59 am

Weapons of the Civil War > Spencer Repeating Carbine/Rifle (36 replies - 10765 views)

The Spencer Carbine hit the field in October 63, although there were some private purchase ones in the field prior. The first Spencer Rifles ...   Fri Nov 9th, 2012 10:01 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Spencer Repeating Carbine/Rifle (36 replies - 10765 views)

Actually, those not armed w/ Spencers were carrying P53 Enfield Rifle Muskets. The majority of the men were carrying Spencer Rifles but there were ...   Mon Nov 5th, 2012 10:53 pm


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