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William T. Sherman > William T. Sherman's Youthful Infatuation... (0 replies - 598 views)

   In 1836, while a 16 year old cadet at West Point, William T. Sherman met and was attracted to a young lady from Georgia. ...   Sun Jul 20th, 2014 07:31 pm

Other People of the Civil War > James Birdseye McPherson (1 reply - 369 views)

   There were few generals in the Civil War that were more highly regarded by those in their army than Major General James Birdseye McPherson. He ...   Fri Jul 18th, 2014 02:29 pm

General Civil War Talk > Most Mistreated/Unfairly Treated General (25 replies - 8317 views)

   I have waited for some time to see if my choice for the: "Most mistreated" general would appear. It has not, so I will ...   Sun Jul 6th, 2014 05:18 pm

Other People of the Civil War > James Longstreet (12 replies - 2537 views)

wondering-    If you're going to have a Longstreet thread, it might as well contain this excellent bio produced by our Australian friends. http://www.americancivilwar.asn.au/meet/2001_02_mtg_longstreet.pdf    The incident at ...   Sat Jul 5th, 2014 03:09 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Infantry Charges and the Death of Romanticism (6 replies - 923 views)

wondering-   It is true that great infantry charges made during the American Civil War demonstrated that advances in the delivery of firepower had made traditional infantry ...   Mon Jun 23rd, 2014 09:49 pm

General Civil War Talk > IF THE U.S. HAD LOST HER CIVIL WAR... (14 replies - 1341 views)

wondering-    I believe that we are of a like mind. Patience is a virtue lost by most of today's society. The idea of saving money or ...   Tue Jun 17th, 2014 08:44 pm

General Civil War Talk > IF THE U.S. HAD LOST HER CIVIL WAR... (14 replies - 1341 views)

   Fifty years ago, I was a Goldwater fan. I remember the campaign theme: "In your heart, you know hes right."    One day during the ...   Sat Jun 14th, 2014 03:45 pm

General Civil War Talk > The Legalities of Seccession (31 replies - 12160 views)

borderuffian-    You must have set some kind of record by reviving a thread that has been dormant for over eight years, but after over 150 ...   Fri May 23rd, 2014 02:23 pm

Other History > early baseball (22 replies - 5659 views)

   My favorite quote from baseball history came from Babe Ruth when he was asked if it was proper for him to earn a higher ...   Fri May 23rd, 2014 01:58 pm

Robert E. Lee > Arlington ... (8 replies - 3284 views)

wondering-    I doubt that General Meigs had any idea in 1864 that the cemetery at Arlington would become what it has become 150 years later. ...   Thu May 22nd, 2014 02:55 pm

U.S. Grant > What made Grant great.. (8 replies - 1568 views)

   There has long been some Lincoln mythology. Perhaps there is some Grant mythology as well. Grant's Vicksburg Supply Line ...   Thu May 22nd, 2014 12:15 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Hylan Benton Lyon (4 replies - 394 views)

TerryR-    I don't know what: "New" information you're expecting to find. Your question was: "Doesn't it seem likely that's where he was stationed?" (Meaning Ft. ...   Tue May 20th, 2014 09:01 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Hylan Benton Lyon (4 replies - 394 views)

TerryR-    A simple search shows that General Lyon was indeed assigned to Ft. Yuma when he was a lieutenant in the U.S. Army.    Here is ...   Mon May 19th, 2014 11:29 pm

Abraham Lincoln > Did Lincoln Provoke the WAR? (15 replies - 9883 views)

wondering-    I read all of that to say that you are unable or unwilling to provide any examples of Mr. Lincoln being: "Vigorously slandered" (Or ...   Tue Mar 25th, 2014 10:34 pm

Abraham Lincoln > Did Lincoln Provoke the WAR? (15 replies - 9883 views)

wondering-    I myself am wondering what you mean by your term: "Nova-constitutionalists." I've never seen that term before. Could you possibly have meant: "Nouveau constitutionalists, ...   Thu Mar 13th, 2014 05:31 am

Jefferson Davis > Jefferson Davis (9 replies - 6624 views)

wondering- The questions of the legality of secession, as well as the justification for the charges brought against Jefferson Davis are discussed ...   Mon Feb 3rd, 2014 09:29 pm

Civil War News/ Press Releases > Author of Lincoln mystery letter identified (1 reply - 1496 views)

Hellcat- Andrew Johnston was from Richmond, VA. He was a graduate of the University of VA. He arrived in ...   Sat Jan 4th, 2014 12:23 pm

Jefferson Davis > What was wrong with J. Davis? (3 replies - 1646 views)

javal1- I believe that Mr. Davis is referring to the chronic problem that he had with his eye, which is discussed on another ...   Mon Dec 23rd, 2013 08:16 pm

Abraham Lincoln > Abraham Lincoln is the only president.... (8 replies - 1783 views)

Old Blu- You are incorrect, Sir. Impeachment refers only to the charges brought against the officer involved. It is similar to an indictment by ...   Thu Nov 28th, 2013 01:39 pm

Abraham Lincoln > Abraham Lincoln is the only president.... (8 replies - 1783 views)

Hellcat- In July of 1974, the House Committee on the Judiciary approved three articles of impeachment against President Nixon (Obstruction of Justice, Abuse of ...   Tue Nov 26th, 2013 11:33 pm

Abraham Lincoln > Abraham Lincoln is the only president.... (8 replies - 1783 views)

Hellcat- I wouldn't say that Mr.Nixon invented impeachment, as is said in the article. He was never actually impeached, only threatened with it. Apparently, ...   Tue Nov 26th, 2013 08:37 pm

Abraham Lincoln > Abraham Lincoln is the only president.... (8 replies - 1783 views)

..... to receive a patent. That was Patent #6469 granted on 22 May 1849, while he was serving his one term in the Congress. The ...   Tue Nov 26th, 2013 01:01 pm

Other Western Theater and Trans-Miss. > Today in History. November 24, 1863 (2 replies - 1207 views)

Hellcat- Aside from the Battle of Lookout Mountain being fought, 24 November 1863 was also the date of birth of renowned American biologist ...   Mon Nov 25th, 2013 03:33 pm

Other Civil War Talk > This comic caught my eye (6 replies - 2503 views)

Hellcat- By: "Original mission" I meant: "Original purpose." What they had in mind for the sub to do was to plant mines on ...   Tue Nov 12th, 2013 08:26 pm

Other Civil War Talk > This comic caught my eye (6 replies - 2503 views)

Hellcat- The oar powered propulsion system was impractical and was eventually replaced by a screw system. I believe that the original ...   Tue Nov 12th, 2013 05:42 pm

Other Civil War Talk > This comic caught my eye (6 replies - 2503 views)

Hellcat- From what I've read about that vessel, the Confederates would have done the U.S.Government a service if they had hijacked it. EDITING: ...   Tue Nov 12th, 2013 11:21 am

Jefferson Davis > The First.... (5 replies - 1822 views)

Hellcat- Jefferson Davis served in the U.S. Army for seven years before resigning his commission in 1835 as a 1LT. He also served in ...   Thu Nov 7th, 2013 05:03 am

Jefferson Davis > The First.... (5 replies - 1822 views)

Hellcat- On 09 February 1861, Jefferson Davis was in fact elected provisional president of the CSA. He took office on 18 February. ...   Wed Nov 6th, 2013 05:38 pm

Jefferson Davis > The First.... (5 replies - 1822 views)

....and only President of the CSA, Jefferson Davis, was elected on this date in 1861. Here is an article chronicling his life by a ...   Wed Nov 6th, 2013 01:31 pm

Abraham Lincoln > Lincoln Mythology.... (1 reply - 875 views)

A body of mythology has continued to exist about the life and character of Abraham Lincoln that is unsurpassed by any other figure ...   Sun Nov 3rd, 2013 01:11 pm

Abraham Lincoln > Did Lincoln's assassintion lead to insanity in others in the box? (2 replies - 1096 views)

Hellcat- From what I've read, Major Rathbone might have been debilitated from his years in the Army before the night of the assassination. ...   Wed Oct 30th, 2013 07:21 pm

Help Looking for an individual > Francis Joshua of the USS Wabash & USS Nantucket (16 replies - 6446 views)

st helena-   It is possible that it was the same person, because the data on the first Francis Joshua is contradictory. The first Francis Joshua was born ...   Sat Sep 28th, 2013 01:33 pm

Help Looking for an individual > Francis Joshua of the USS Wabash & USS Nantucket (16 replies - 6446 views)

st helena-    I don't know of any U.S. Navy ship called the WABASH serving in 1863 other than the frigate previously referred to. I am ...   Fri Sep 27th, 2013 03:50 pm

Help Looking for an individual > Francis Joshua of the USS Wabash & USS Nantucket (16 replies - 6446 views)

Hellcat-   The sources you mentioned are quite good for getting info on U.S. Navy ships, but there are many others, including the much maligned Wikipedia. Taking ...   Fri Sep 27th, 2013 05:11 am

Help Looking for an individual > Francis Joshua of the USS Wabash & USS Nantucket (16 replies - 6446 views)

st helena-   Based on the information you provided above, the sailor enlisted on the USS WABASH in June of 1863. The WABASH was a steam ...   Thu Sep 26th, 2013 11:41 pm

Abraham Lincoln > Abraham Lincoln (93 replies - 38271 views)

BradWatson, Miami-    In today's world, John Brown would be known as a terrorist. I'm not surprised that he is a hero to you. He was the ...   Sat Sep 21st, 2013 04:25 pm

Abraham Lincoln > Abraham Lincoln (93 replies - 38271 views)

Mildman-    Please reread my Post #80. I'm implementing what we agreed upon, though I had hoped for more. ...   Fri Sep 20th, 2013 11:32 pm

Abraham Lincoln > Abraham Lincoln (93 replies - 38271 views)

Mildman-   Okay, I will settle for you not posting to me and I will not post to you. Hopefully, that will be enough of a ...   Fri Sep 20th, 2013 10:55 pm

Abraham Lincoln > Abraham Lincoln (93 replies - 38271 views)

Mildman-    Apparently, I'll have to settle for less than I hoped for, but that is often the situation in life.    As for the: "Install" fiasco, ...   Fri Sep 20th, 2013 10:48 pm

Abraham Lincoln > Abraham Lincoln (93 replies - 38271 views)

Mildman-    Even better would be to try to pretend that I don't exist. Don't respond to any of my postings, or refer to them. Don't ...   Fri Sep 20th, 2013 10:26 pm


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