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General Civil War Talk > Put You on the Spot: What's Your Favorite "Part" of the Civil War? (33 replies - 11360 views)

I'm probably closer to Hellcat and Ole, in that I'm not sure I can pin down any one thing. It's a bit like asking me ...   Sun Aug 26th, 2012 02:05 pm

The Battle of Shiloh > Hornet's Nest (11 replies - 5473 views)

Hi guys, A little late to the party here, but Shiloh is of special interest to me so I thought I'd drop in for a minute. ...   Sat Mar 24th, 2012 12:16 am

General Civil War Talk > To historians: Was the civil war mainly a power grab against states rights? (9 replies - 2597 views)

uswgo, With all due respect, your comments strike me as someone who has developed a theory, and then selectively found evidence to support that theory. Not ...   Thu Nov 17th, 2011 12:28 am

General Civil War Talk > Vicksburg National Military Park (13 replies - 4074 views)

Vicksburg is one of my favorite parks, and is probably a very close second to Shiloh for me. Like I think pretty much everyone has ...   Sun May 8th, 2011 02:53 pm

The Battle of Shiloh > General Prentiss a Hero? (32 replies - 23561 views)

I think a good case can be made that Prentiss actually held on longer than he should have. It’s usually claimed that he held on ...   Sat May 22nd, 2010 11:16 pm

The Battle of Shiloh > Best Book about Shiloh (40 replies - 22559 views)

Don't think I can really add much to what's been said about books on the battle. I think all of the ones mentioned are very ...   Sun Apr 19th, 2009 03:25 pm

Battles and Campaigns > Significance of Forts Henry and Donelson (11 replies - 8585 views)

It seems like there has always been a sense of inevitability about forts Henry and Donelson, that they were destined to fall no matter what. ...   Sat Dec 6th, 2008 05:25 pm

General Civil War Talk > Importance of Civil War photography (45 replies - 14176 views)

Sometimes, Civil War photographs can be the source of a mystery. For instance, shortly after the battle of Shiloh, a photographer took the time and ...   Sun Oct 26th, 2008 06:43 pm

Civil War News/ Press Releases > Update Shiloh boundaries to expand (32 replies - 12285 views)

Ken, Yes, Shiloh is very well preserved, due in no small part to its relative isolation. So this grant money is really wonderful news, as it ...   Tue Sep 30th, 2008 12:34 pm

The Battle of Shiloh > Who really won the battle of Shiloh? (31 replies - 19842 views)

Maybe another way to look at this would be to re-phrase the original question. Instead of asking who won the battle, could it be said ...   Tue Sep 30th, 2008 12:14 pm

Other Civil War Talk > The Day I Learned About the War (10 replies - 3617 views)

Thanks for the comments, everyone. I don't think the ranger was Tom Parson. I've met Tom once that I know of, at Shiloh a year ...   Wed Sep 24th, 2008 12:55 am

Other Civil War Talk > The Day I Learned About the War (10 replies - 3617 views)

I thought I’d pass along a story that basically involves telling on myself, from when I was quite a bit younger, much better looking, and ...   Sat Sep 20th, 2008 04:48 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Story Time (3 replies - 1880 views)

This is a little story from a book I've had since I was a kid, about Civil War folklore. I'm posting it from memory so ...   Thu Sep 18th, 2008 11:32 pm

Abraham Lincoln > Lincoln tyrant or savior of the Union (96 replies - 37086 views)

Bighouse wrote: I beleive a war was inevitable, regardless of who led the nation. It may not have occurred at the same time in ...   Thu Sep 18th, 2008 12:56 am

Abraham Lincoln > Lincoln tyrant or savior of the Union (96 replies - 37086 views)

ole wrote: The previous quote, referring to Lincoln's letter to Horace Greeley, is an accurate reflection of Lincoln's priorities relative to the Union itself. But ...   Thu Sep 18th, 2008 12:19 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Laugh out Loud (57 replies - 13995 views)

TimK wrote: What concerns me about this, and another very similar thread, is the polarization I see. Posters that normally carry on logical, interesting and ...   Mon Sep 15th, 2008 03:08 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Laugh out Loud (57 replies - 13995 views)

javal1 wrote: 'You know he didn't get up there by himself, he doesn't belong up there, and he doesn't know what to do while he's ...   Mon Sep 15th, 2008 12:24 am

Other Civil War Talk > Civil War gave Us Apartheid! (18 replies - 5867 views)

Lincoln had to operate within what was and what was not realistically possible. But what was probably not realistically possible in the 1860's was racial ...   Mon Sep 15th, 2008 12:05 am

General Civil War Talk > Why the south thought the war (14 replies - 4454 views)

Good quote. It reminds me of a saying that I like along the same line, that I think goes like this - Twenty men crossing ...   Sun Sep 14th, 2008 01:56 pm

Other People of the Civil War > President Andrew Johnson opnions wanted-- (22 replies - 12757 views)

Johnson is an interesting study, isn't he. Right after Lincoln is killed, he talks like he's going to be about the worst nightmare the South ...   Sat Sep 13th, 2008 02:11 am

General Civil War Talk > Why the south thought the war (14 replies - 4454 views)

Marty, if my post came across as an attempt to "dress you down," rest assured that was not the intent. Nor was I trying to ...   Sat Sep 13th, 2008 01:21 am

General Civil War Talk > Why the south thought the war (14 replies - 4454 views)

Marty, Assuming that it's true that the "winners wrote the history" where the Civil War is concerned, then how do we explain the following paradox - ...   Thu Sep 11th, 2008 11:20 pm

Abraham Lincoln > Lincoln tyrant or savior of the Union (96 replies - 37086 views)

"One section of our country believes slavery is right, and ought to be extended, while the other believes it is wrong, and ought ...   Thu Sep 11th, 2008 11:05 pm

General Civil War Talk > What got you interested in the CW? (28 replies - 9634 views)

I understand, Susan. It is a kid's book, but then again, some folks would say that makes it a perfect fit for me. I'm good ...   Sat Sep 6th, 2008 11:57 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Oldie but a goodie!!! (30 replies - 16546 views)

ole wrote: Krick describes Longstreet's actions as a "snit." He wanted to do this, Lee wanted him to do that, so he did that, in ...   Sat Sep 6th, 2008 02:57 pm

General Civil War Talk > What got you interested in the CW? (28 replies - 9634 views)

Hi Susan, You can still get a copy of that book if you'd like, for as little as two bucks. Not bad for a true American ...   Sat Sep 6th, 2008 02:36 pm

General Civil War Talk > Missed opportunities/Biggest blunders (39 replies - 10929 views)

Great points made here. Way too many outstanding discussion ideas. We could be stuck on any of them for weeks! A few more that come to ...   Sat Sep 6th, 2008 02:21 pm

General Civil War Talk > What got you interested in the CW? (28 replies - 9634 views)

My first book on the war was a kid's book that originally belonged to my sister and was passed along to me in the late ...   Sat Sep 6th, 2008 12:22 am

The Battle of Shiloh > General Prentiss a Hero? (32 replies - 23561 views)

Tom, I haven't made it down yet to the new interpretive center in Corinth since they opened it,  but if I can make it to Shiloh ...   Mon Sep 1st, 2008 09:38 pm

Other Eastern Theater > Battle of FT stedman (4 replies - 4230 views)

From what I remember of Fort Stedman, the goal was to force Grant to contract his lines so that Lee's army could hopefully escape Petersburg, ...   Mon Sep 1st, 2008 02:40 pm

The Battle of Shiloh > General Prentiss a Hero? (32 replies - 23561 views)

Tom - thank you. All I really do is plagiarize what I pick up from others, but I do appreciate the kind words. :) Are ...   Mon Sep 1st, 2008 02:02 am

The Battle of Shiloh > General Prentiss a Hero? (32 replies - 23561 views)

Ole, Good points about the cover in the Hornet's Nest. It was the woods and thick underbrush, more so than the road, that really assisted the ...   Sun Aug 31st, 2008 01:25 pm

General Civil War Talk > What If the South Had wonn the Civil War (23 replies - 6723 views)

i found thta secnario intersting but the western territories forming there own nation is unlikely due to the fact that one nation of the 2 ...   Sun Aug 31st, 2008 05:14 am

General Civil War Talk > What If the South Had wonn the Civil War (23 replies - 6723 views)

44th VA INF wrote: I resect your oppion wrap10 i donot agree with tough no one said the us would develop in to power and ...   Sun Aug 31st, 2008 04:57 am

General Civil War Talk > What If the South Had wonn the Civil War (23 replies - 6723 views)

The Iron Duke wrote: The Confederacy would have needed a massive industrial revolution to become a long lasting power. They experienced a good deal ...   Sun Aug 31st, 2008 04:54 am

General Civil War Talk > What If the South Had wonn the Civil War (23 replies - 6723 views)

Here's one possible scenario... http://wesclark.com/jw/what_if.html ...   Sun Aug 31st, 2008 03:55 am

General Civil War Talk > What If the South Had wonn the Civil War (23 replies - 6723 views)

Consider that the original Confederacy would be very unlikely to remain intact from 1865 until today. The precedent of secession would have been established fact, ...   Sun Aug 31st, 2008 03:16 am

The Battle of Shiloh > General Prentiss a Hero? (32 replies - 23561 views)

Bama46 wrote: Clearly these names were not in existance at the time of the battle, but it has been my understanding that the "names" were ...   Sun Aug 31st, 2008 02:52 am

The Battle of Shiloh > General Prentiss a Hero? (32 replies - 23561 views)

ole wrote: His theory is that the large ravine immediately behind the 'sunken road' at Shiloh may have been the catalyst for the term. Read ...   Sun Aug 31st, 2008 02:46 am

General Civil War Talk > If You Would Like Kids to Know One Thing about the CW (Question from Pam C.) (62 replies - 15295 views)

Great question, Pam. I've always felt that we're all "students" when it comes to learning about the war, no matter our age or experience level. ...   Sun Aug 31st, 2008 02:10 am


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