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General Civil War Talk > Did they exist? (10 replies - 3228 views)

Actually Harrison had been an actor, salesman, professional gambler of sorts and all around failure at most things he tried before the war. But ...   Mon Feb 16th, 2009 05:40 am

Idle Chit-Chat > What's everyone reading these days? (181 replies - 59355 views)

I'm in the process of trying to read Southern Storm by Trudeau.  I had forgotten why I enjoyed his works so much.  His style, his ...   Thu Feb 12th, 2009 08:18 pm

General Civil War Talk > So I Have a Couple of Free Books Laying Around... (1 reply - 1563 views)

I think your second option would be he most effective and, frankly, mutually profitable method of giving away spares. I'm hoping to pick up ...   Tue Feb 10th, 2009 09:21 pm

General Civil War Talk > Civil War bookshelf (14 replies - 4034 views)

Southern Storm by Trudeau; reading it as I can and enjoying it immensely.  Had forgotten why I enjoyed his writing so much; first few pages ...   Tue Feb 10th, 2009 09:16 pm

Equipment & Authenticity Questions > Home made Uniforms. (3 replies - 4535 views)

cheaper and less hassle than trying to cut the pattern, pin & sew it yourself. Look up Stoney brrok and Steve Sullivan as he ...   Fri Jan 30th, 2009 08:48 pm

General Civil War Talk > "Galvanized Yankees" Question (11 replies - 4688 views)

We had -38 here last week; Ft Abercrombie (sp?) would have been brutal. Wood frame building... insullation, what's that? There are a couple ...   Tue Jan 27th, 2009 08:43 pm

General Civil War Talk > "Galvanized Yankees" Question (11 replies - 4688 views)

I know of no incident where Galvanized yanks fought CS troops. The Galvanized troops were all stationed at various forts in the west dealing ...   Tue Jan 27th, 2009 04:40 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Most profane/saintly men in Civil War (20 replies - 14012 views)

Rosecrans was both very religious and on occccasion known to be quite profane; both Sickles and Butler as well as Sheriden had profane strreaks. On the ...   Wed Jan 7th, 2009 03:22 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Re Johan Steele (34 replies - 10798 views)

Ladies and gents; good people you all are. You can have no idea what it hassssssssss meantnt to me to see the outpouring of ...   Wed Jan 7th, 2009 01:52 am

General Civil War Talk > Christmas in the Civil War (8 replies - 2570 views)

If you're interested in 15th Corps and you haven't read Woodworth; it has to be your next purchase.  Worth every penny IMO. Woodworth, Steven E., Nothing ...   Sat Dec 20th, 2008 03:17 am

General Civil War Talk > Christmas in the Civil War (8 replies - 2570 views)

It's also important to remember what the men of the 15 Corps did in Savannah... it started w/ one Regt and spread throughout the whole ...   Fri Dec 19th, 2008 01:32 am

General Civil War Talk > Christmas in the Civil War (8 replies - 2570 views)

Longfellow wrote his: "I heard the Bells on Christmas Day" to mourn the loss of his wife and son during the war. Popular Christmas songs of ...   Fri Dec 19th, 2008 01:26 am

General Civil War Talk > Christmas in the Civil War (8 replies - 2570 views)

12/25/61 Private Robert Moore of the CS wrote: This is Christmas & very dull Christmas it has been to me. Had an egg-nog to-night ...   Fri Dec 19th, 2008 01:14 am

General Civil War Talk > Christmas in the Civil War (8 replies - 2570 views)

12/24/61 Capt. Robert Carter of the 22nd Mass noted in his diary: Christmas eve, and I am on duty as officer of the day, ...   Fri Dec 19th, 2008 01:12 am

Other History > I want to learn (28 replies - 15133 views)

Dixie, start w/ the VA. Another option that may well be the best is go to your local Legion & VFW halls and ask. ...   Fri Dec 12th, 2008 04:44 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Must-see Places (45 replies - 10643 views)

Susan, my father calls them the Cockroaches (my term is bugs as it's more polite) because he blames them for the demise of the Big ...   Tue Dec 9th, 2008 12:19 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Must-see Places (45 replies - 10643 views)

Yesterday... other than that the bugs were overrated. ...   Tue Dec 9th, 2008 01:48 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Must-see Places (45 replies - 10643 views)

Fedreb, just as long as you don't try to serve me Lutefisk.  Incidently I figure Lutefisk was why the Vikings were so tough... they had ...   Sun Dec 7th, 2008 04:21 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Must-see Places (45 replies - 10643 views)

Ole; you're right about the coffee, Texas coffee is good but other than that no southerner ever visited a SD or Wyoming cowboy camp.  Coffee ...   Sun Dec 7th, 2008 04:01 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Must-see Places (45 replies - 10643 views)

England, England... isn't that somwehere between Ireland and France? Fedreb; if I ever visit the country might I arrange a visit and a guided ...   Sun Dec 7th, 2008 04:00 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Must-see Places (45 replies - 10643 views)

Up top of the bluffs, first Barn Bluff as the view is increadible, then up Memorial as you can drive there and after the first ...   Sat Dec 6th, 2008 04:43 pm

General Civil War Talk > Good luck Doc! (14 replies - 4061 views)

NO worries, he'll do fine. ...   Sat Dec 6th, 2008 04:29 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Need Suggestions and Help on Research Paper (60 replies - 20245 views)

Bravo. It's a good start, come college time you'll be handing in 3-4 of those a week. ...   Wed Nov 26th, 2008 01:03 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Civil War-era Food and Drink (9 replies - 5790 views)

A spent bullet. If a pocket testement can; hardtack can. ...   Wed Nov 26th, 2008 12:59 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Civil War-era Food and Drink (9 replies - 5790 views)

Any place that carries Hormel brand foods can order Salt Pork... it's probably most popular in areas w/ large Russian immigrant communities. Actually salt pork is ...   Tue Nov 25th, 2008 12:34 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Question about Reenactor Ranks (5 replies - 3065 views)

That is quite a complex question. A lot depends upon the organization. The SUVCW & SCV have completely different standards for ranks than ...   Mon Nov 24th, 2008 12:50 am

General Civil War Talk > CSA or USA--better soldiers? (33 replies - 9267 views)

I can't think of many better than the Missori Brigade Iron Duke. ...   Thu Nov 20th, 2008 03:37 am

General Civil War Talk > What Was the Single, Worst Civilian Atrocity in the Civil War? (62 replies - 16897 views)

One thing that irritates me somewhat is the use of the term "Atrocity" at the drop of a hat. Frankly; when compared to those ...   Tue Nov 18th, 2008 09:35 pm

General Civil War Talk > CSA or USA--better soldiers? (33 replies - 9267 views)

Nah, it was Iowans, or Minnesotans... ok maaaybeee Wisconsinites. ...   Tue Nov 18th, 2008 03:44 pm

General Civil War Talk > CSA or USA--better soldiers? (33 replies - 9267 views)

Iron Duke, Ole... TESTIFY BROTHERS!!!! Oh and Ahmen ...   Tue Nov 18th, 2008 12:50 pm

General Civil War Talk > CSA or USA--better soldiers? (33 replies - 9267 views)

Iron Duke if the South had the better soldiers why didn't they win the war? :) It's one of those questions that can't be answered ...   Mon Nov 17th, 2008 01:47 pm

General Civil War Talk > What Was the Single, Worst Civilian Atrocity in the Civil War? (62 replies - 16897 views)

Nope, it just makes us the same as the French, British, Spanish, Italians, Greeks, Russians, Chinese, and everybody else. ...   Sun Nov 16th, 2008 04:03 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > What's everyone reading these days? (181 replies - 59355 views)

Usually around Veterans Day I try to reread my copy of Up Front by Bill Mauldin.  It reminds me of the men who were in ...   Sun Nov 16th, 2008 02:39 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > What's everyone reading these days? (181 replies - 59355 views)

Fan, I'm the opposite. Around the house a narrator puts me to sleep but whilr driving I'm golden. ...   Sat Nov 15th, 2008 02:02 am

Idle Chit-Chat > What's everyone reading these days? (181 replies - 59355 views)

oh and I'm sytill waiting on my Caesar's Commentaries... ARGHHHH!!!!!! ...   Sat Nov 15th, 2008 02:00 am

Idle Chit-Chat > What's everyone reading these days? (181 replies - 59355 views)

Susan, I think there are just three books on CD left in our library that I haven't at least started listening to. Thank God ...   Sat Nov 15th, 2008 01:58 am

Idle Chit-Chat > What's everyone reading these days? (181 replies - 59355 views)

I just finished listening to a pair of books:  Dick Francis Under Orders, a pretty interesting murder mystery.  Theses are the kind of books the ...   Fri Nov 14th, 2008 09:56 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > What's everyone reading these days? (181 replies - 59355 views)

What I have shows 1 w/ Dearing's Bttn that was attached to Pickett's Div of 1st Corps, 1 w/ Henry's Bttn which was part of ...   Fri Nov 14th, 2008 09:41 pm

General Civil War Talk > What Was the Single, Worst Civilian Atrocity in the Civil War? (62 replies - 16897 views)

Hank, thanks. I've stumbled across similar things and when I first startred my research of the ACW sources didn't seem as important as they ...   Fri Nov 14th, 2008 04:09 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > What's everyone reading these days? (181 replies - 59355 views)

Doc C wrote: Johan I've heard through the grapevine that for my for upcoming GB test they might ask several questions regarding artillery. In my reading ...   Fri Nov 14th, 2008 02:15 am


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