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Other Eastern Theater > Why did Lee stay to fight at Sharpsburg? (8 replies - 5209 views)

My guess is that Lee never knew he had to cut his losses. He didn't know he'd be unable to generate support in western Maryland until ...   Sat Oct 24th, 2009 10:26 am

General Civil War Talk > "Neck Hair" moments (23 replies - 8913 views)

Just this summer, I had several of those moments on the very same day. It was in Washington DC and I had the opportunity to visit ...   Wed Sep 2nd, 2009 11:41 pm

General Civil War Talk > Origin of Taps (3 replies - 2243 views)

Doc C wrote: My daughter in law forwarded an email regarding the origin of taps in which a union officer Captain Robert Ellicombe is the composer. ...   Wed Sep 2nd, 2009 03:25 am

General Civil War Talk > Officers who switched sides? (3 replies - 3215 views)

Here's another one: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=meade&GSfn=richard&GSmn=kidder&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSob=n&GRid=11930185& They're all over the place! :) ...   Mon May 25th, 2009 06:26 pm

General Civil War Talk > Officers who switched sides? (3 replies - 3215 views)

Pam, Here's one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Anderson_(soldier) I believe there were probably many others. ...   Mon May 25th, 2009 02:50 am

Civil War Preservation > The Wilderness and Chancellorsville Battlefields under attack (21 replies - 11543 views)

HankC wrote: so the 'threat' to the batlefield is pretty much non-existent... HankC I suppose it depends on how you define 'threat.' But let's put it this way — ...   Wed May 20th, 2009 04:16 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Women of Civil War Battlefields (23 replies - 14858 views)

cklarson wrote: Dear Cleburne et al., Although not specifically meant for soldiers, there is a very large monument to the women of the CW in Washington, D. ...   Sun May 17th, 2009 12:23 pm

General Civil War Talk > The Confederacy? (105 replies - 26957 views)

Proud Pa wrote: The point is the same. Yes, some folks were beginning to question it, mostly in Europe and New England, but the overwhelming majority of ...   Sun Apr 19th, 2009 12:30 pm

General Civil War Talk > The Confederacy? (105 replies - 26957 views)

Henry wrote: Mark- Please read Lincoln's message to the special session of Congress, July 4, 1861.This will have to do for a formal declaration of war ...   Fri Apr 17th, 2009 02:08 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Charleston SC and Savannah GA (11 replies - 5306 views)

I echo what Johan says about Charleston. Don't hesitate to take a carriage ride, either. It might be a bit touristy, but then, you get ...   Wed Apr 8th, 2009 03:14 am

General Civil War Talk > Grant's Fall Guy--- "Meade" (17 replies - 5160 views)

5fish, Sorry, I happen to disagree with all of your premises and thus your conclusions, which I also happen to feel are not supported by the ...   Sun Apr 5th, 2009 11:09 pm

General Civil War Talk > Grant's Fall Guy--- "Meade" (17 replies - 5160 views)

5fish writes'Grant and Halleck join forces to use Lew Wallace as the "scape goat" for Shiloh.' Grant needed a scapegoat for a victory? Grant's main displeasure with ...   Sat Apr 4th, 2009 06:30 pm

General Civil War Talk > Grant's Fall Guy--- "Meade" (17 replies - 5160 views)

David, Point taken. But I was considering the 'politics' of advancement through the ranks, which I'm pretty sure Grant didn't climb over the backs of others ...   Fri Apr 3rd, 2009 09:31 pm

General Civil War Talk > Grant's Fall Guy--- "Meade" (17 replies - 5160 views)

5fish writes:History treats Gen, Grant as a non-political person but think to get ahead an reach the high offices of the military you must be ...   Thu Apr 2nd, 2009 07:57 pm

General Civil War Talk > "Surrender, you Yankee SOB!" (8 replies - 3148 views)

Bushrod, This site may be helpful, if you haven't found it already: http://www.nwinfo.net/~jagriffin/31st.htm Notice that he is called 'Rodolphus' T. Pride. He was originally a captain in Co. ...   Sat Mar 28th, 2009 11:53 am

Battle of Gettysburg > "Haste"--Longstreet's One Boot Off-- (25 replies - 13089 views)

Whose truth? This is another discussion where there can be no satisfactory resolution. Two people can fairly look at the same facts in two completely different ways ...   Tue Mar 24th, 2009 04:41 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Stealing Lincoln's Body (14 replies - 5271 views)

Stealing Lincoln's Body was one of the subjects presented to us at last year's Civil War Institute in Gettysburg. Craughwell was the speaker and his ...   Mon Mar 23rd, 2009 11:09 am

Battle of Gettysburg > "Haste"--Longstreet's One Boot Off-- (25 replies - 13089 views)

If Lee waits a day or two for his entire army to assemble, doesn't that also give Meade a day or two to assemble his ...   Sun Mar 22nd, 2009 10:52 am

Help Looking for an individual > Oscar C. Wood's Diary (3 replies - 8159 views)

Doc C, Maybe this will be helpful: Through the help of friend I found out that Oscar C. Wood was a private and then a corporal ...   Fri Mar 20th, 2009 06:52 pm

General Civil War Talk > Slaves as Southern soldiers? (138 replies - 26097 views)

I think Cleburne Fan's post (No. 2) hits on the issue quite directly. If significant numbers of armed blacks are already fighting for the Confederacy, ...   Tue Mar 17th, 2009 11:36 pm

Civil War News/ Press Releases > Hidden Message Found in Lincoln Pocket-Watch (4 replies - 4440 views)

This site shows the inside of the watch and the inscription: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/11/arts/design/11linc.html?_r=2&scp=6&sq=Lincolns%20watch&st=cse ...   Wed Mar 11th, 2009 12:20 am

Idle Chit-Chat > random question (16 replies - 4955 views)

CleburneFan wrote: I don't know who Coco is but I do have a book on the days and weeks after Gettysburg and the horrific impact on ...   Tue Mar 10th, 2009 06:38 pm

General Civil War Talk > Civil War Music (23 replies - 8062 views)

Does this worm repeat a post in triplicate? ...   Wed Mar 4th, 2009 11:55 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > homemeade hotpockets (6 replies - 4697 views)

In other words, you're lining your pockets? ...   Wed Feb 25th, 2009 04:10 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Taco Soup (19 replies - 7833 views)

I consider myself twittered. Wife and I tried the soup last night. Highly recommend it. Crocked it, easy to fix. Was like a chili taco (with ...   Tue Feb 24th, 2009 01:11 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Taco Soup (19 replies - 7833 views)

Does that make me a pundit? ...   Sun Feb 22nd, 2009 11:22 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Taco Soup (19 replies - 7833 views)

susansweet3 wrote: Taco Soup   Taste good too on a chilly day Sounds like it would taste good on a chili day, too. :) ...   Sun Feb 22nd, 2009 11:48 am

Thomas Stonewall Jackson > The battle between Stonewall Jackson and A.P. Hill (20 replies - 13044 views)

Susan, I believe Falci, who portrayed A.P. Hill in the movie "Gettysburg," is the same person of which you speak. Check this site: http://www.pickettsociety.com/hill02.html In the group picture below ...   Sat Feb 21st, 2009 11:31 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Octuplets (11 replies - 3199 views)

I heard the oldest of the first six children is 7. I don't know if multiple births was involved with the other five. While I ...   Fri Jan 30th, 2009 11:19 am

Other Civil War Talk > Most monumented battlefield (18 replies - 5950 views)

I wish I could remember where I read this, but by the 1890s Gettysburg was the largest collection of outdoor bronze and granite statuary in ...   Wed Jan 28th, 2009 11:39 pm

General Civil War Talk > Yankees? Howcome Yankees? (7 replies - 4074 views)

what's wrong with 8th graders Pvt.? Absolutely nothing, DG. It was merely my grudging salute to their apparent precociousness. :) And for that, I will now go ...   Mon Jan 26th, 2009 02:12 am

General Civil War Talk > Yankees? Howcome Yankees? (7 replies - 4074 views)

Durn you, Pam (Apparently I'm in a mood to 'durn' everybody tonight). Good question, hate that it came from an eight grader. I did find this, ...   Mon Jan 26th, 2009 01:05 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Planning a trip (20 replies - 8717 views)

Durn that SusanSweet, she beat me to it. I heartily endorse everything she said. Other points of interest in Richmond might include Chimborazo Heights, which was the ...   Mon Jan 26th, 2009 12:29 am

Weapons of the Civil War > J.E.B. Stuarts cavalry rifle (7 replies - 5779 views)

Roland, The Museum of the Confederacy has a display of JEB Stuart's personal accoutrements and small arms, including a Calisher & Terry carbine, which Stuart was ...   Tue Jan 13th, 2009 01:03 am

Idle Chit-Chat > I'm just sayin'.... (9 replies - 2712 views)

Dare I even begin to think the Eagles and Phillies could be world champions in the same season, much less the same lifetime???? Still a long ...   Sun Jan 11th, 2009 10:24 pm

General Civil War Talk > Photos By Brady (6 replies - 2268 views)

Close, Susan. It's 'Gardner's Photographic Sketchbook of the War' (1866). But I had to look it up. CRS, you know. :D ...   Fri Jan 9th, 2009 09:32 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > O.O. Howard and July 1 (42 replies - 19416 views)

HankC wrote: Did the Union army win at Gettysburg, because of Reynolds or in spite of him? I think the AofP won without him, actually. ;) But I ...   Tue Dec 30th, 2008 01:53 am

Battle of Gettysburg > O.O. Howard and July 1 (42 replies - 19416 views)

Howard's conservative tactics at Gettysburg necessarily beg comparison with those of the lamented Reynolds on 7/1. Unluckily, criticism of Reynolds' tactics was mostly unheard of ...   Sat Dec 27th, 2008 11:33 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > O.O. Howard and July 1 (42 replies - 19416 views)

This comes from the Official Records: HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH ARMY CORPS, May 22, 1863. General Schurz expressed in a conversation with me on the 19th instant his desire to ...   Mon Dec 22nd, 2008 02:15 am

Battle of Gettysburg > O.O. Howard and July 1 (42 replies - 19416 views)

Pam, There are few things Howard did right at Gettysburg, but one of them was to position Von Steinwehr's division on Cemetery Hill as a reserve ...   Mon Dec 22nd, 2008 01:48 am


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