Civil War Interactive Discussion Board Home
Home Search search Menu menu Not logged in - Login | Register
Civil War Interactive Discussion Board > Civil War Talk > General Civil War Talk > plannig another ACW journey this Summer....


plannig another ACW journey this Summer.... - General Civil War Talk - Civil War Talk - Civil War Interactive Discussion Board
 Moderated by: javal1
 New Topic   Reply   Printer Friendly 
 Rate Topic 
AuthorPost
 Posted: Fri Feb 6th, 2009 02:08 am
   PM  Quote  Reply 
1st Post
Captain Crow
Proud Southerner


Joined: Sun Jul 13th, 2008
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USA
Posts: 542
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 

  back to top

I'm planning a trip to Murfreesboro, Chattanooga, and Chickamauga in June.
In my pre-trip reading pile are the following:

No better place to Die, The Battle of Stones River-Cozzens
The Shipwreck of Their Hopes, The Battles for Chattanooga-Cozzens
This Terrible Sound, The Battle of Chickamauga-Cozzens
Chickamauga and Chattanooga, The battles That Doomed the Confederacy-Bowers
Chickamauga, Bloody Battle in The West-Tucker
A Deep and Steady Thunder, The Battle of Chickamauga-Woodworth

Any suggestions for further reading? also suggestions regarding places to stay, things to do, and places to eat would be greatly appreciated.



 Posted: Fri Feb 6th, 2009 02:52 am
   PM  Quote  Reply 
2nd Post
The Iron Duke
Member


Joined: Tue Jul 29th, 2008
Location: Georgia USA
Posts: 333
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 

  back to top

As far as the battles themselves go, you can't do much better than that. Cozzens's books, IMO, are very heavy reading.



____________________
"Cleburne is here!" meant that all was well. -Daniel Harvey Hill


 Posted: Fri Feb 6th, 2009 03:25 am
   PM  Quote  Reply 
3rd Post
ole
Member


Joined: Sun Oct 22nd, 2006
Location:  
Posts: 2027
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 

  back to top

The list is both extensive and comprehensive, Captain. These are the standards unless you want to get into some tedious reading.

Have a good time. Maybe you can squeeze in Spring Hill and Franklin while you're near Murphreesboro. (But that would be three more books, wouldn't it?)

Ole



 Posted: Fri Feb 6th, 2009 08:06 pm
   PM  Quote  Reply 
4th Post
susansweet3
Member


Joined: Tue Sep 11th, 2007
Location:  
Posts: 312
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 

  back to top

With For Cause & for Country right on top of the Springhill Franklin list huh Ole?

 



 Posted: Fri Feb 6th, 2009 10:40 pm
   PM  Quote  Reply 
5th Post
Captain Crow
Proud Southerner


Joined: Sun Jul 13th, 2008
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USA
Posts: 542
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 

  back to top

ole wrote: The list is both extensive and comprehensive, Captain. These are the standards unless you want to get into some tedious reading.

Have a good time. Maybe you can squeeze in Spring Hill and Franklin while you're near Murphreesboro. (But that would be three more books, wouldn't it?)

Ole
I have definitely considered the Franklin/Spring Hill strategy as well...it all depends on my time constraints.....and as you say there is the addition of a couple of books to the pile to consider.....hmmmm.



 Posted: Fri Feb 6th, 2009 11:20 pm
   PM  Quote  Reply 
6th Post
susansweet3
Member


Joined: Tue Sep 11th, 2007
Location:  
Posts: 312
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 

  back to top

Carter House is a site not to be missed .  egging you on think Franklin .

Susan



 Posted: Fri Feb 6th, 2009 11:41 pm
   PM  Quote  Reply 
7th Post
Captain Crow
Proud Southerner


Joined: Sun Jul 13th, 2008
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USA
Posts: 542
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 

  back to top

susansweet3 wrote: Carter House is a site not to be missed .  egging you on think Franklin .

Susan
I was there back in 1991....but at the time I was not very knowledgeable on the specifics of the battle...I was more of a tourist than a true devotee to things ACW.
I think I might try to squeeze it in.



 Posted: Fri Feb 6th, 2009 11:52 pm
   PM  Quote  Reply 
8th Post
ole
Member


Joined: Sun Oct 22nd, 2006
Location:  
Posts: 2027
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 

  back to top

Suspect that if you hit Murpreesboro first thing, you'll find little to keep you there. Head straight for Franklin. Very nice lodging in both Spring Hill and Franklin.

Ole



 Posted: Fri Feb 6th, 2009 11:53 pm
   PM  Quote  Reply 
9th Post
ole
Member


Joined: Sun Oct 22nd, 2006
Location:  
Posts: 2027
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 

  back to top

Suspect that if you hit Murpreesboro first thing, you'll find little to keep you there. Head straight for Franklin. Very nice lodging in both Spring Hill and Franklin.

Ole



 Posted: Sat Feb 7th, 2009 01:48 am
   PM  Quote  Reply 
10th Post
LTBunten
Member


Joined: Thu Feb 23rd, 2006
Location: Fayetteville, North Carolina USA
Posts: 26
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 

  back to top

Hi everyone!!

I have not posted in some time but wanted to drop by and tell you that I will be in Nashville & Murfreesboro next week (mostly to look for a job & a place to live...not sure how much time I will have to sight see). I plan on being moved by mid-March. I have lived above the Mason Dixon line all my life, and I am looking forward to a change of scenery. I will miss not being able to go to Gettysburg whenever I want, but excited at the prospect of seeing something new every day for a while... The real Lt Bunten was wounded @ Shiloh and I have always wanted to go there. Maybe this summer. Capain, thanks for posting your reading list...looks like my library is gonna grow a bit!!


                                          Paula



 Posted: Sat Feb 7th, 2009 02:39 pm
   PM  Quote  Reply 
11th Post
Captain Crow
Proud Southerner


Joined: Sun Jul 13th, 2008
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USA
Posts: 542
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 

  back to top

those libraries have a tendency to grow a bit...especially after you are exposed to this bunch of folks...there are some serious readers in this group. Good luck with the move!



 Posted: Sat Feb 7th, 2009 05:16 pm
   PM  Quote  Reply 
12th Post
susansweet3
Member


Joined: Tue Sep 11th, 2007
Location:  
Posts: 312
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 

  back to top

Hello My name is Susan I am a bookaholic last book I bought was two days ago. 

Now looking for books on Perryville and Cumberland Gap. 

Hoping to visit both sites this summer . 



 Posted: Sat Feb 7th, 2009 09:19 pm
   PM  Quote  Reply 
13th Post
Captain Crow
Proud Southerner


Joined: Sun Jul 13th, 2008
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USA
Posts: 542
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 

  back to top

altogether: HI SUSAN!



 Posted: Sun Feb 8th, 2009 12:26 am
   PM  Quote  Reply 
14th Post
susansweet3
Member


Joined: Tue Sep 11th, 2007
Location:  
Posts: 312
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 

  back to top

LOL  I really am , I even have a t shirt Marie bought me that says so.  I am looking for books on Perryville for trip this summer and Cumberland Gap. 

I have some books on Perryville on a list but nothing I can find on Cumberland Gap. 

Susan



 Posted: Sun Feb 8th, 2009 04:28 am
   PM  Quote  Reply 
15th Post
kj3553
Born in the wrong century


Joined: Tue Sep 6th, 2005
Location: Toledo, Ohio USA
Posts: 169
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 

  back to top

Hello My name is Susan I am a bookaholic last book I bought was two days ago. 


*raises hand*

I'm right with you, Sister! :D

Have you read Perryville: This Grand Havoc of Battle by Kenneth W. Noe?

Here's a link if you're not familiar with it and would like to know more:
http://www.kentuckypress.com/viewbook.cfm?Group=19&ID=855

A few years back, I used some of Mr. Noe's comments about Braxton Bragg to put together a short (like about 10 minutes' worth) presentation for my Roundtable's luncheon group, called "What's Ailing Braxton Bragg?"

Not familiar with any book about Cumberland Gap, but did visit it years ago. What I remember most is my mother and I getting out of the car, looking around at the remains of a fort that had been up there (Fort McCook, I think was the name), and wondering how in the heck anybody got guns up there! The road, as I recall, was quite steep. In fact, I wouldn't be at all surprised if I were to learn that it was the essentially the same road used back in the 1860s.

Last edited on Sun Feb 8th, 2009 04:29 am by kj3553



 Posted: Sun Feb 8th, 2009 04:46 am
   PM  Quote  Reply 
16th Post
susansweet3
Member


Joined: Tue Sep 11th, 2007
Location:  
Posts: 312
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 

  back to top

Thanks for the information.  it seems that Noe book is the major book along with one other that is very expensive even used .  I am excited to go to Perryville but REALLY excited to go though the Cumberland Gap.  I have wanted to do that since I was a little kid in 5th grade and learned about Daniel Boone.  Now it has even more of a reason to go with all the Civil War related information . 

 

I got two more of the msyteriesin the mail today  I am reading these in and around the Civil War books .  Tamar Myers books.  Good time to read as it is raining and has been for two days now. Finished Holzer's Lincoln so reading a mystery.

Oh dear I am off topic.  So I will hit the road this summer to do Civil War for a couple of weeks after I fly to Kentucky. 



 Posted: Sun Feb 8th, 2009 04:51 am
   PM  Quote  Reply 
17th Post
kj3553
Born in the wrong century


Joined: Tue Sep 6th, 2005
Location: Toledo, Ohio USA
Posts: 169
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 

  back to top

It's been quite some time since I visited Cumberland Gap. My mother and I were taking a Kentucky/Tennessee Civil War trip one year. I insisted upon going to places with high elevations -- like Cumberland Gap and Wildcat Mountain, with its one lane dirt-and-gravel road to the top.

It's beautiful country, and I'm sure you'll enjoy it.



 Current time is 04:30 pm
Civil War Interactive Discussion Board > Civil War Talk > General Civil War Talk > plannig another ACW journey this Summer....
Top




UltraBB 1.17 Copyright © 2007-2008 Data 1 Systems
Page processed in 0.4147 seconds (8% database + 92% PHP). 27 queries executed.