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 Posted: Thu Apr 10th, 2008 07:57 pm
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I'm Tim and I am the new advertiser that Joe speaks of at the top of this page. I have used this site a few years to keep in touch with CW news around the country, as well as read some of the posts. A couple recent posts have piqued my interest.

First, I thought Glory was a great movie. It created interest in a subject that many people are simply ignorant about. Anything that can make people talk about the Civil War, in my opinion, is a good thing. Except for Gods and Generals - it really was a poor movie.

Second, as a publisher of maps, I found the conversation concerning the photo copying of a book quite interesting. I think you can place me on the side of it is unethical.

Thanks for listening (or reading). I enjoy reading what all you guys have to say.



 Posted: Thu Apr 10th, 2008 08:08 pm
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Tim -

Glad you decided to make the leap. See, that didn't hurt a bit ;)



 Posted: Fri Apr 11th, 2008 04:00 pm
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welcome Tim.



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 Posted: Fri Apr 11th, 2008 11:06 pm
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Hello Tim. Glad to make your acquaintance: I'm seldom happier than when gazing at maps.



 Posted: Sat Apr 12th, 2008 12:35 am
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Hey, Tim, glad you're aboard.

Trailhead Graphics has been recognized for years as the map to get for a battlefield visit. Wore through my first two paper copies of Shiloh so bought three more in the mylar-tape paper. Have been lusting through your listing for a few more to add to the battlefield library.

Am also glad that you're quite willing to pitch in. Keeps the place alive.

ole



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Thanks for the warm welcome and the kind words. They are certainly appreciated.

I'm heading out for my first vacation in five years (I hope I can relax), but when I get back in a week, I would love to hear some opinions on what people think makes a good map. Obviously, I have my opinions, but would love to hear from more users. One thing I will say now - I draw my CW maps to show all due respect to both the North and the South - never intentionally favoring one side or another. Respect is paramount.

Thanks again!
Tim



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Accuracy is paramount. But now that we have access to your ear, you've left yourself open to suggestions. I don't have any, but knowing that I can opens a door or two. Will order some others shortly and we can go from there.

I do find the topography most useful. Get lost for a week and have a really good time.

ole



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Welcome Tim



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Welcome, Tim!

Are your maps available at the NPS bookstores?  I am going to Shiloh this weekend.  Need a map ASAP and am on a business trip in Memphis.

Ashbel



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Asbel go into the bookstore there and the map is there .   I got one last time I was there.  Say hi to the little guy with glasses .  He is a character . Very friendly. 

Susan



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Susan

Thanks.  Will do.

Ashbel



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Welcome aboard, Tim!



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Tim

I am now the owner of one of your maps.  Shiloh.  I love the topo and the material it is made from.  I wish it had more interpretive info.  I found myself referring to other maps and then back to yours.  Not a big deal.  The listing of the monuments is invaluable.

I unfolded it and refolded it at least 30 times on Saturday.  Any other map would have torn by now.  Yours looks new.

Susan.

I talked to the nice man with the glasses in the bookstore.  His name is Don Todd and he has worked at the Park for years on "both sides of the parking lot."  Now retired from Government service and running the bookstore.

Ashbel



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Ashbel , thanks , he is a nice guy.  He actually remembered me the second time I came in to the bookstore three years apart.  He said hello to me and then said to his friend there, this is the lady that spends 100 dollars at least when she comes in .  I said that was only that one time.  Well he finally rang me up and I had topped it.  He turned to the other guy and said see I told you so.  I laughed.

It's a good bookstore.  I added to my collection , Terry's Texas Rangers, Berdans , Army of Tennessee and The Cunningham book on Shiloh which is a favorite of mine now.  That and the pile of postcards.  I have a group of friends that have gotten use to me sending them a post card from sites I visit. 

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Would love to be there but can't afford to go.  Long way from California .  Oh and I don't like heat and crowds.  Put the two together I really don't like.  Will wait and see if people post pictures

Susan



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Susan

Chalk me up for $92 in about 5 minutes of shopping.  Cunningham book.  A book on Lew Wallace.  A CD tour (highly recommended if you are going with someone who is only moderately interested).  Two guide books.  One map.

What fun!



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I have the cd tour . I bought them for each battlefield I visited the first time I visited a battlefield. You will enjoy the Cunningham book.
susan



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Hope you picked up the Grimsley guide book while you were there, ashbel. Now you must take some time to post your impressions of the field.

Think I have the record there. About $250 in 10 minutes. Still making payments on that trip.

ole

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