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 Posted: Tue Dec 26th, 2006 03:55 pm
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I just know we were all very good boys and girls last year and Santa brought everyone lots of presents.

What did y'all  get?  Books?  Music?  Clothing? Or maybe that new wall tent all us reenactors want?

Regards, from NW Ohio,

Jana



 Posted: Wed Dec 27th, 2006 06:15 pm
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Hi Jana. NW Ohio? Yay! That's where I'm from, too.

I got the Gettysburg game by Talonsoft. I haven't had a decent Civil War game to play since I got my new computer and could not use my old games, which were made for Windows 98.

I know, there are games out there but I just hadn't looked very hard for them. Too many other things taking priority as to how my money is to be spent. :P But Santa must have taken pity on me and dropped this one in my stocking. Now I have to load it and remember how to play this particular one.

Kathy



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My wife made me 2 hand stitched civilian undershirts.

My Captain presented me w/ a fine bottle of Hennessey...

My father gave me his 1st edition Grants Memoirs.  I gave him a leather bound hardback copy of Hardtack & Coffee & a 1970's vintage Sherman's Memoirs

I gave myself a couple outstanding books on the ACW from my local Half Price Books.



 Posted: Wed Dec 27th, 2006 08:53 pm
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First Edition of Grant's Memoirs???

Wow...you must have been a good boy:shock:

I got the new bio of Varina Davis, Cozzens' book on Stone's River, Jacobon's "For Cause and Country" and the National Geographic "Eyewitness to the Civil War"

Plus I got a dress length for a new day dress, a minie ball and a regift.

Last year I gave my Mom & step-dad a 1000 peice jigsaw puzzle titled "The Civil War"

They worked it and framed it and it hung in their living room for most of the year, until they gave it to me  :)

Regards,

Jana

 

 

 



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Kathy,

Go west on Central Avenue about 35 miles, or until you come to the second stoplight.

Go through the stoplight, and park on the right hand side of the street, about halfway down the block...get out of your car and holler...you're in front of my office  :)

Regards,

Jana

 



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Marie wrote: Kathy,

Go west on Central Avenue about 35 miles, or until you come to the second stoplight.

Go through the stoplight, and park on the right hand side of the street, about halfway down the block...get out of your car and holler...you're in front of my office  :)

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Jana
Well heck, we're practically neighbors! Howdy!!:)
 



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Santa was very good to me. No sure I was deserving, though, but anyway, St Nick did favor me with not one, but two identical Civil War desk calenders with daily triva.  One is going beside my computer, but the other ...well, I don't know just yet what I will do with the other. 

Santa also was kind enough to bestow upon me some excellent Civil War books. Now the challenge is deciding which to read first.

Rush's Lancers: The Sixth Pennsylvania Cavalry in the Civil War by Eric J Wittenburg

The Battle of Monroe's Crossroads and the Civil War's Final Campaign by Eric J Wittenburg

Kill-Cavalry: The Life of Union General Hugh Judson Killpatrick by Samuel J Martin

Shiloh: Bloody April by Wiley Sword

Very Happy New Year to every one here. May 2007 bring you all the best of luck and health.



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My sister in law asked me what I wanted so I sent her a list.  She got me For Cause and For Country and it is even autographed!!!  She also got me Jeff Shaara's Civil War Battlefields. 

My good friends from South Carolina  gave me Burke Davis's biography of Stonewall Jackson

The Petersurg Campaign The Battle of the Crater, "The Horrid Pit"  and a book on Appomattox Courthouse.    A print of The Surrender at Appomattox, and two Palmetto Roses from Charleston.   Was a very Civil War Christmas. 



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I gave myself a shopping orgy through the secondary/used market, plus Scales' new book, Sherman Invades Georgia.

Ole



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I bought myself and my dad each an autographed hardback edition of calcav (Tom's) book "Bear Flag and Bay State".  It's about the 2nd Regiment of Cavalry, Massachusetts Volunteers from California.  He is a humble man who never speaks of his fine work.  Yes people, we have great talent on the board with us.  I can't wait to start reading it.  Also be looking in an upcoming edition of Blue&Gray magazine.  You will find his name there too for a main article.

Fuller 



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Fuller what a treat, and thanks for the information on the article.  I am looking forward to going to Corinth one day and meeting Tom in person.  He just gave one of our Round Table members a tour there after I contacted him.  I am going to have to add this book to my book list .

Susan



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My daughter and son-in-law gave me "The Civil War, Blood and Honor" three dvd set. My wife gave me a 100pdr Parrott Rifle in Fortress Emplacement model from WRM Graphics. Great model detail!



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My sweetheart bought me "Civil War-- A Complete Photographic History" by William C. Davis and Bell Wiley. Looks like hours of fun, this thing is huge!!! Hope you all have a safe and happy New Year!!

                             Paula



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Paula I got that book two years ago for Christmas from a friend .  I love it .  It is a wonderful book.  I still am going though it .  Sooo much to see and read. 

Enjoy the book .  Nice present. 

Susan



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I went to the bookstore today with a gift card I received for Christmas and came home with "The Story of the Confederacy" by Robert Selph Henry, "Fredericksburg to Chancellorsville--The Longest Journey" by Shelby Foote, and "Freedom--Novel of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War" by William Safire.  Looks like many hours of good reading ahead.



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Let's face it we are all addicted . . . . to books!!!!



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susansweet wrote: Let's face it we are all addicted . . . . to books!!!!
Food never goes out of print...  Half Price Books is a lot fewer carbs than McDonalds.



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True , true .  When I traveled cross country I hit every outlet bookstore I could find .  Plus every bookstore at the National parks I walked into I walked out with a pile of books. 



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Well, I guess for me at least the question is kinda two fold as my birthday is a little over a week before Christmas. So I guess I'll just go with everything I either recieved or purchased with giftcards and money I recieved for both. The only thing I actually recieved was Volumes I and II of the Civil War Minutes: Conderate DVDs, and that was for my birthday. With some of the money I got for my birthday I purchased More Strange Tales of the Civil War by Michael Sanders. A Barnes and Nobel giftcard I got for Christmas resulted in my ordering Like Men of War: Black Troops in the Civil War 1862-1865 by Noah Andre Trudeau. And finally, with some cash I got for Christmas I bought God Rest Ye Merry, Soldiers by James McIvor. The funny thing on the last book is that at the time I purchased Mr. Sanders's book I saw Mr. McIvor's book and, based on the synopsis on the back, figured it was a Christmas novel set during the war rather than a non-fiction book. So I turned it down because I didn't want a novel, but picked it up the day after Christmas after actually looking at some of the actual book.



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