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Other Civil War Talk > BATTLE OF STONES RIVER MURFREESBORO TN (7 replies - 6761 views)

What reigment was your uncle in? I also had a ggguncle who died of wounds received at Stone's River. He was with the 36th IL ...   Sat Mar 7th, 2009 06:34 am

General Civil War Talk > What Civil War battle or campaign do you think should be made into a movie? (69 replies - 21711 views)

As a fun, or somewhat fun, aside. Did you all know that John Wayne's gfather, Marion Morrison, after whom he was named, was one of ...   Thu Feb 26th, 2009 06:30 am

Civil War News/ Press Releases > C-SPAN and the CW RT of NY March meeting. (3 replies - 2704 views)

Hi Steve, Great coup!! Interesting that Bobrick has written a book on Thomas. He's actually an English Ph.D. or something, but has also written an exceedingly ...   Wed Feb 25th, 2009 07:34 am

General Civil War Talk > What Civil War battle or campaign do you think should be made into a movie? (69 replies - 21711 views)

I have always loved "the General" topic, including the Disnery version. As a Worden cousin, I will always vote for Monitor and Merrimac. The background story ...   Sat Feb 21st, 2009 07:20 am

Help Looking for an individual > Spencer Family (6 replies - 6530 views)

Dear Doc C, Or should I say "Cuz". I'm also a Harriet Beecher Stowe cousin. Nathaniel and Elizabeth Deming Foote had 6 children. The eldest, Elizabeth, ...   Wed Jan 14th, 2009 07:39 pm

Help Looking for an individual > Spencer Family (6 replies - 6530 views)

Dear Doc C, Welcome to the CT family!! I think you'll be very surprised to learn, if I'm remembering this correctly, that the Spencer family of ...   Sun Jan 11th, 2009 05:37 am

Other Civil War Talk > Favorite Civil War Myth or Legend (9 replies - 3367 views)

OK, folks, here are 2 facts that are better than myths. Per my research for my secession chapter in my biography of Anna Ella Carroll, Great ...   Thu Nov 6th, 2008 06:43 am

Battles and Campaigns > Does splitting the Eastern and Western campaigns work? (16 replies - 9383 views)

You might want to take a look at my Tennessee River campaign chapter at nymas.org -- scroll down, right sidebar -- for I go through ...   Sun Aug 17th, 2008 05:18 am

Robert E. Lee > Is Lee overrated? (49 replies - 29769 views)

Dear Perry, Excellent point about the most crucial factor of the war was that the Northern people were willing to keep on going, especially in the ...   Sat Aug 9th, 2008 06:20 am

Robert E. Lee > Is Lee overrated? (49 replies - 29769 views)

I agree with you about Lee's overagressiveness. See my 2 reviews of Edw. Bonekemper's new book on Grant and Lee on this board. The most ...   Fri Aug 8th, 2008 06:13 am

General Civil War Talk > Which General would you have least liked to face? (59 replies - 35719 views)

Dear All, Someone wrote about Grant that he was just "sincere, appllied thought." As I remember, he never consulted staff on a major decision (which may ...   Sun Jul 20th, 2008 05:07 pm

General Civil War Talk > Which General would you have least liked to face? (59 replies - 35719 views)

Dear All, I reiterate and expand on my points given the subsequent remarks: Forrest: he was a bad subordinate because he chafed at being supervised. Lee: his and ...   Sun Jul 20th, 2008 07:24 am

General Civil War Talk > Which General would you have least liked to face? (59 replies - 35719 views)

Dear All, I am a member of the NY Military Affairs Symposium that has about 50 speakers a year, a number of them West Point officers ...   Sat Jul 19th, 2008 06:07 am

Other Civil War Talk > GAR medal (3 replies - 3242 views)

Dear Tex, Thanks!! And you hit the jackpot. My pin is the one featured, of a national staff officer. Once I was informed about ranks, I ...   Thu Jul 3rd, 2008 06:38 am

Other Civil War Talk > GAR medal (3 replies - 3242 views)

Dear All, Years ago, a friend gave me a GAR membership pin consisting of a bronze-trimmed pin iwth a navy background and what looks like an ...   Wed Jul 2nd, 2008 06:41 am

General Civil War Talk > Civil War Collecting (21 replies - 7740 views)

Bama, Ole, et al., Sorry that I still didn't make myself clear. In Rifles for Watie, guerrilla-TYPE raids are made on Union supply lines which left ...   Mon Jun 30th, 2008 07:19 am

General Civil War Talk > Civil War Collecting (21 replies - 7740 views)

Dear Bama46, Sorry, I somewhat miswrote but my gist is not inaccurate. You're correct Stand Watie was commissioned a BG in the CSA and headed the ...   Sun Jun 29th, 2008 05:58 am

General Civil War Talk > Civil War Collecting (21 replies - 7740 views)

Dear Mike et al., Thanks for the thanks. I aim to please. My "sharing" verb was adopted from a friend who severely broke her ankle and ...   Sat Jun 28th, 2008 05:47 am

General Civil War Talk > Civil War Collecting (21 replies - 7740 views)

Dear Folks, Would like to comment both on the artifacts and the kids. RE: artifacts. Guess I was lucky that ca. 1985 when I visited Charleston, I ...   Fri Jun 27th, 2008 07:05 am

Where to begin & how to get started > How to research (6 replies - 5525 views)

Having gone through this process for my mother's family, starting with very little information, here are my suggestions: 1) see if your family surname has a ...   Thu May 22nd, 2008 06:42 am

Other History > I want to learn (28 replies - 15070 views)

Dear 1st Sgt., Was there more than 1 Bell aircraft factory, other than the one in GA? If so, do you know other locations? Go to ...   Sat May 3rd, 2008 05:43 am

General Civil War Talk > Research Methods/Techniques (13 replies - 3578 views)

Folks, Just a few tips all can use: 1) One of the world's best bibliographies, available to all, is the catalogue of the NY Public Library. It's ...   Thu May 1st, 2008 07:23 am

General Civil War Talk > Writing about the war (18 replies - 5309 views)

Dear CleburneFan, Many, many thanks for ordering "Nell"! Understand I wrote it from what I believe to be the perspective of a moderate IL antislavery family ...   Tue Apr 29th, 2008 10:55 pm

General Civil War Talk > Writing about the war (18 replies - 5309 views)

Dear All, A couple of comments on your comments: 1) don't bother with "Freedom"--the publisher paid Safire $800k to write it and spent $800k to publicize ...   Tue Apr 29th, 2008 06:46 am

General Civil War Talk > Writing about the war (18 replies - 5309 views)

Go to the CWi newspaper archive and find the article on Confederate counterfeit bills that they tried to flood the US with. The guy has ...   Sun Apr 27th, 2008 04:32 am

General Civil War Talk > Inventions and such that resulted from the Civil War (16 replies - 5150 views)

Folks, RE: inventions. Please see my webage "Springing to the Call" at nymas.org -- right sidebar, scroll down, the chapters from Martha Coston's memoir. Surprisingly, per Google ...   Sun Apr 20th, 2008 06:49 am

General Civil War Talk > A rarely mentioned officer... (17 replies - 5497 views)

Susan, Thanks for the name correction on Pittinger and the info on him. I know some of these memoirs are self-serving, but I still enjoy "I ...   Sun Apr 20th, 2008 06:29 am

General Civil War Talk > A rarely mentioned officer... (17 replies - 5497 views)

Folks, A number of things about Ames and the MoH: 1) You all probably know that Blanche Butler was Gen. Ben Butler's daughter, but may not know ...   Sat Apr 19th, 2008 06:09 am

General Civil War Talk > Emancipation Proclamation (17 replies - 5966 views)

Dear FedReb et al. Very good question regarding the Emancipation Proclamation. This is why people need to read my biography of Anna Ella Carroll, _Great Necessities: ...   Mon Mar 10th, 2008 05:45 am

General Civil War Talk > Top 50 Books - A Tease (18 replies - 5237 views)

Dear CWi, Very nice job and interesting results. You might want to note that Bruce Catton and Jeff Shaara were also 2x winners. I was a ...   Sun Mar 9th, 2008 05:30 am

Other History > I want to learn (28 replies - 15070 views)

Dear Fuller, The complete text of the USAF WWII combat history (and perhaps administrative) is online at www.nymas.org -- left sidebar, scroll down. And you might ...   Sat Mar 1st, 2008 05:51 am

Battles and Campaigns > Tennessee River campaign (2 replies - 8524 views)

Dear Colleagues: I previously have alerted members to my book chapter on the Tennessee River campaign that is part of my biography, Great Necessities: ...   Thu Feb 21st, 2008 07:04 am

Other History > Ken Burn's The War (9 replies - 6429 views)

My neighbor (USMCWR) and I wrote a letter of complaint to PBS, regarding the lack of coverage of military service women -- only a fiew ...   Sun Oct 7th, 2007 08:05 am

General Civil War Talk > spouses/s.o.'s (43 replies - 12409 views)

Gentlemen, I have been a Civil War buff since childhood, so I confess a life long interest. And I do meet many men who wish their ...   Sat Sep 29th, 2007 06:05 am

Battles and Campaigns > Tennessee River campaign (2 replies - 8524 views)

If you are interested in a detailed analysis of the Tennessee River campaign that resulted in the capture of Forts Henry and Donelson in early ...   Mon Sep 24th, 2007 05:30 pm


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