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General Civil War Talk > I have a stupid question. (3 replies - 2312 views)

Not a stupid question at all. If you don't mind me chiming in at this late date just for fun. Most folks consider the war ...   Mon Sep 21st, 2009 02:34 pm

General Civil War Talk > "Neck Hair" moments (23 replies - 9009 views)

Try riding the Jackson Flank march path at Chancellorsville. A friend of mine and I did that a few years past in June, so ...   Thu Sep 17th, 2009 04:20 pm

Civil War Preservation > The Wilderness and Chancellorsville Battlefields under attack (21 replies - 11636 views)

Now that this has been voted in (by the county anyway), my father and I were chatting about this the other night. Apparently there ...   Wed Sep 16th, 2009 03:59 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > What's everyone reading these days? (181 replies - 60417 views)

Marie - I just finished reading Little House on the Prairie to my daughter (bedtime story) and now she wants me to find LIW's other ...   Thu Nov 13th, 2008 06:17 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > What's everyone reading these days? (181 replies - 60417 views)

Crazy Delawares wrote: I'm half way through "The Rifle Musket in Civil War Combat" by Earl J. Hess. Pretty thought provoking stuff. Let us (me ...   Thu Nov 13th, 2008 06:09 pm

General Civil War Talk > Favorite strokes of brillance/sheer luck in the Civil War (21 replies - 6549 views)

Scout - Josiah Gorgas did do quite well in general, but, face it....he really BLEW it at the Battle of Hampton Roads.  He neglected to ...   Thu Sep 11th, 2008 05:20 pm

General Civil War Talk > Strangest Battles of the Civil War (22 replies - 8576 views)

Is this by any chance "Strange Battles of the Civil War," by Webb Garrison, Jr.? I picked up a copy of that myself (on the bargain ...   Tue Jun 3rd, 2008 03:30 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Vacations (17 replies - 4769 views)

I'd like to take a trip to the Holy Land wtih the kids. Assuming, of course, that we wouldn't get shot at, blown up, ...   Fri Apr 25th, 2008 04:20 pm

Other Civil War Talk > First Battlefield Visit (94 replies - 25330 views)

My favorite place to visit around here is Malvern Hill. Johan mentioned the commercialism of G-Burg, and I'd have to agree. Having tramped ...   Thu Feb 14th, 2008 01:08 pm

Other Civil War Talk > First Battlefield Visit (94 replies - 25330 views)

My first visit was to 1st Manassas around 1974.  I remember it was a slightly stormy day.  We mainly went through the visitor's center and ...   Tue Feb 12th, 2008 03:29 pm

Other Civil War Talk > First Battlefield Visit (94 replies - 25330 views)

I seem to remember this theory was exmined a bit in an issue of America's Civil War.  Probably about two years ago.  I don't remember the exact ...   Tue Feb 12th, 2008 03:21 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > How's the weather? (45 replies - 11037 views)

Here in the Confederate Capital (couldn't resist):D  they are calling for warming temperatures up to the mid 50's and breaking clouds with sunshine this afternoon.  ...   Fri Feb 8th, 2008 12:46 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Kids and history (29 replies - 12439 views)

AMen OLE. It DOES start at home.  Whenever I read in the papers how more and more stuff is being legislated to be taught in the ...   Wed Jan 16th, 2008 04:02 pm

General Civil War Talk > Book Deals (25 replies - 7799 views)

Given their recent efforts to restore it to its 1860's appearance, it would indeed be an interesting book to read and then compare with a ...   Wed Jan 16th, 2008 01:40 am

Other Civil War Talk > Kids and history (29 replies - 12439 views)

From a Happy Dad to a Proud Mom: Congratulations! another one sets out on a life-long journey!  Well, we can only hope anyhow.  I know what you ...   Tue Jan 15th, 2008 01:23 pm

General Civil War Talk > Book Deals (25 replies - 7799 views)

This is my second reply attempt...my first seemed to become posessed. Anyhow:  Try www.Barnesandnoble.com.  My bookstore was likewise out of any CW books in their bargain ...   Fri Jan 11th, 2008 04:47 pm

Civil War Preservation > MOC Folly (21 replies - 13120 views)

The current location of the MOC is dismal.  It is completely cut off by the hospital, for those readers who have never been there.  Over ...   Mon Sep 10th, 2007 01:50 am

General Civil War Talk > Washington, DC Civil War sites (12 replies - 4423 views)

The torpedo factory is really cool if your are down there.  I used to live near enough to visit OT Alexandria rather frequently.   NOW, one ...   Fri Jun 8th, 2007 09:05 pm

Abraham Lincoln > Lincoln Letter Brings up Interesting Question (9 replies - 7595 views)

This article is on the front News Page of the CWI site: http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSN0720751120070607   As the article says, it is the hand written original of a well known ...   Fri Jun 8th, 2007 02:28 pm

General Civil War Talk > The Rebel Battle Flag (109 replies - 32127 views)

Hi Susan (and others),    Your post reminded me of two interesting personal annectdotes fairly recently:    My father (NJ Yankee that he is) was visiting my mother's ...   Mon Mar 26th, 2007 07:34 pm

General Civil War Talk > The Rebel Battle Flag (109 replies - 32127 views)

Actully the Army of Tennessee did feature some units who used a rectangular St. Andrews cross design in the late war (1863-64 thereabouts), if I ...   Fri Mar 23rd, 2007 02:25 pm

General Civil War Talk > New taken photo (10 replies - 3350 views)

Are you looking for anything specific, or just Civil War Locations in general?  I live just outside of Richmond, Virginia (AKA Capitol City, Confederate States ...   Mon Mar 19th, 2007 08:19 pm

General Civil War Talk > Junior Ranger Program (5 replies - 2576 views)

Thanks, Tom,     I took your advice, looked at the WebRangers page, and below was a link to the Junior Ranger Program that had exactly what ...   Mon Mar 5th, 2007 04:41 pm

General Civil War Talk > Junior Ranger Program (5 replies - 2576 views)

Hi All,     This year's "Campaign Season" is just starting up for me and my kids again.  This weekend we're going to work on the Junior ...   Thu Mar 1st, 2007 05:50 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > CW Small Arms (9 replies - 8064 views)

Johan, can you recommend a good source of technical information regarding the Spencer rifles and carbines? I was also wondering about more detailed technical information than I've so ...   Wed Feb 7th, 2007 05:34 pm

General Civil War Talk > Prisoner Interrogation in the Civil War (17 replies - 10149 views)

Here is a link to an interesting article in Cape Cod Confidential - "Dedicated to the history of Crime & Scandal in America's Vacation Land". http://capecodconfidential.com/cccanniejones011230.shtml Apparently ...   Wed Feb 7th, 2007 05:22 pm

General Civil War Talk > Favorite Battlefield (30 replies - 10607 views)

I've not had the chance to visit any of the Western Battlefields......yet. My favorites in the Eastern Theatre are: Manassas (My first introduction to hands-on history was ...   Mon Jan 22nd, 2007 06:14 pm

General Civil War Talk > How was it that Henry wirz was hung (9 replies - 3935 views)

The answer can be knocked down quite simply:  Who Won and Who Lost? The Victors, as well as getting the honor of writing the history (usually, ...   Wed Dec 20th, 2006 07:51 pm

General Civil War Talk > Lost Cause (31 replies - 9636 views)

I really liked reading through this one.  Until recently, I was the only member of my family born below the M-D Line, which made for ...   Thu Dec 7th, 2006 07:21 pm

General Civil War Talk > What's your favorite Civil War songs? (72 replies - 24150 views)

My favorite CW Song has to be the Battle Cry of Freedom....both versions. Of course that my have something to do with a comical scene with ...   Wed Nov 8th, 2006 05:20 pm

Other Eastern Theater > Seven Days Battles...and Google Earth (6 replies - 6604 views)

Malvern Hill is a little hard to find, but I managed it the other night by locating the twin chimneys of the Methodist Parsonage alongside ...   Wed Nov 8th, 2006 04:57 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Bore-ing Question (9 replies - 5334 views)

Hi Widow!   I knew about "Matilda" in Fredericksburg, although I haven't heard her "sing" yet as my son put it the other day.  I'll be ...   Wed Nov 8th, 2006 04:53 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Recommended battles to be portrayed in novels, or movies (32 replies - 10118 views)

Forrest's exploits in specific and the war in the West would be neat to see for a change. For the Eastern theatre, I've always been partial ...   Wed Oct 18th, 2006 05:01 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Rocketry in the 19th Century (3 replies - 4080 views)

Does anyone know of good sources for the use of rockets in battle and rocketry in general during the Civil War?  I know they had ...   Fri Aug 11th, 2006 02:16 am

General Civil War Talk > Gods and Generals (TJ Jackson) (16 replies - 5228 views)

OK, now I'm going to have to rewatch the WHOLE thing just to see where some of these are. :D Actually my wife and I had ...   Fri Aug 11th, 2006 02:12 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Wiki as a source? (16 replies - 4995 views)

Personally, I think it wise to take anything found on the internet with a grain of salt.  Just how BIG a grain of salt depends ...   Tue Jul 25th, 2006 02:27 am

Weapons of the Civil War > Bore-ing Question (9 replies - 5334 views)

Thanks, Tom,    I'll have to keep looking to see whatother neat things I can stumble onto.  I did have a thought.  I don't remember looking ...   Tue Jul 25th, 2006 01:53 am

Weapons of the Civil War > Battlefield Curiosity (2 replies - 3208 views)

Thanks, Tom,   I'd seen that designation on a couple of other citings on an online directory of artillery but I wasn't quite sure what it ...   Sat Jul 22nd, 2006 09:33 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Bore-ing Question (9 replies - 5334 views)

Yes, I do have another shot.  Below is a 3/4 profile taken from the breech side.  The detail you supplied on the other rifle is ...   Sat Jul 22nd, 2006 09:23 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Battlefield Curiosity (2 replies - 3208 views)

Question:  When is a Napoleon, NOT a Napoleon? Answer:  When it is a bronze rifle rebored to masquerade as a 12-pounder.  I visited Chancellorsville earlier this ...   Fri Jul 21st, 2006 08:38 pm


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