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General Civil War Talk > Research Methods/Techniques (13 replies - 3631 views)

Ashbel Even though I have a very healthy library, I use the internet a lot for research, especially sites like Google books, netlibrary, newspaperarchive, Documenting the ...   Thu May 1st, 2008 12:28 pm

General Civil War Talk > What to name this war? (84 replies - 23545 views)

The War of Rebellion That’s actually what Congress called it. When have we ever liked what Congress did? I use Civil War a lot. It is ...   Sun Feb 17th, 2008 05:15 pm

Other Civil War Talk > First Battlefield Visit (94 replies - 25297 views)

First battlefield visit was Olustee in 1983. I had an uncle that had gotten me into reenacting and this was my dad’s first event. It ...   Fri Feb 15th, 2008 04:07 pm

Battles and Campaigns > The Battle of Cold Harbor (164 replies - 71585 views)

Sorry - that should have been "Cold Harbor thread" ...   Fri Feb 15th, 2008 11:17 am

Battles and Campaigns > The Battle of Cold Harbor (164 replies - 71585 views)

I think the Cold Harbor has died.... It was fun! Funny thing about me and Spotsylvania. I had been to the site three times, studying the ...   Fri Feb 15th, 2008 11:16 am

Battles and Campaigns > The Battle of Cold Harbor (164 replies - 71585 views)

I personally think there may be merit to the myth - just not documentation to support it. ...   Wed Feb 13th, 2008 02:21 pm

Battles and Campaigns > The Battle of Cold Harbor (164 replies - 71585 views)

Joanie Reb: It is unfortunate that Hood was placed in command of the Army of Tennessee after his Chickamauga wounding. I’ll take Joe Johnston any day! ...   Wed Feb 13th, 2008 01:05 pm

Battles and Campaigns > The Battle of Cold Harbor (164 replies - 71585 views)

Ole: I hope no one takes offense. I love a good debate. My mom says that I should have been a lawyer, that I could argue ...   Mon Feb 11th, 2008 07:39 pm

Battles and Campaigns > The Battle of Cold Harbor (164 replies - 71585 views)

I'm thinking that Grant's detractors must consider him a dim bulb capable only of throwing troops in wasteful frontal assaults against fortified positions because he ...   Mon Feb 11th, 2008 07:17 pm

Battles and Campaigns > The Battle of Cold Harbor (164 replies - 71585 views)

So does Meade not sound just a little dejected? Lee wrote a letter home on June 5. I’ve seen this letter referenced, but I have yet ...   Mon Feb 11th, 2008 03:03 pm

Introductions > Greetings, y'all... (59 replies - 15183 views)

Welcome to the group Jim! Regards, Michael www.michaelchardy.com ...   Mon Feb 11th, 2008 12:51 am

Introductions > New Member (13 replies - 4420 views)

Chuck: Welcome to the group. I too live in western NC - Avery County. I do a lot of writing about the area - currently working ...   Mon Feb 11th, 2008 12:48 am

Battles and Campaigns > The Battle of Cold Harbor (164 replies - 71585 views)

I would argue that Lee didn't control the strategy, since he was the one always rushing around trying to block Grant's next maneuver. Unless, of ...   Sun Feb 10th, 2008 09:37 pm

Battles and Campaigns > The Battle of Cold Harbor (164 replies - 71585 views)

JoanieReb: I went through the army regulations (US, revised 1863) and could find nothing regarding communications with the enemy when you want to bury the dead ...   Sat Feb 9th, 2008 10:51 pm

Battles and Campaigns > The Battle of Cold Harbor (164 replies - 71585 views)

Grant’s omission of defeat. This afternoon, I found this letter from Grant to Halleck, dated June 5. It is from the Official Records, Series 1, vol. ...   Sat Feb 9th, 2008 10:33 pm

Battles and Campaigns > The Battle of Cold Harbor (164 replies - 71585 views)

Too bad Denney didn't authenticate it with a source. Very true. But we might be able to find more by going through the ORs. I'll try ...   Sat Feb 9th, 2008 06:33 pm

Battles and Campaigns > The Battle of Cold Harbor (164 replies - 71585 views)

Grant and Meade thought they had done rather well, having turned Lee out of his North Anna line, maneuvered him nearly 20 miles closer to ...   Sat Feb 9th, 2008 04:18 pm

Battles and Campaigns > The Battle of Cold Harbor (164 replies - 71585 views)

I agree. Grant attacked Lee’s fortified line (repeatedly) at Cold Harbor. Grant failed to carry that line. It is Grant’s responsibility to ask for terms ...   Sat Feb 9th, 2008 01:25 am

Battles and Campaigns > The Battle of Cold Harbor (164 replies - 71585 views)

If that truly was the custom, and if Lee could claim victory after the battle of Cold Harbor, then wouldn't it be incumbent upon Lee ...   Fri Feb 8th, 2008 10:54 pm

Battles and Campaigns > The Battle of Cold Harbor (164 replies - 71585 views)

About two years ago, I made a serious visit to the Cold Harbor site. I had drive through the park once before, but since the ...   Fri Feb 8th, 2008 05:07 pm

Battles and Campaigns > The Battle of Cold Harbor (164 replies - 71585 views)

JoanieReb Me too! Rhea really short-changes Lane’s brigade. Weisiger’s brigade gets lost in the woods and never comes up to support Lane in his attack. ...   Fri Feb 8th, 2008 01:57 am

Civil War Books > Article in Civil War Times (2 replies - 2286 views)

Yep, that’s me. My first article in CWT. I’ve had articles in just about every other CW mag. I’ve got a web page if you ...   Fri Feb 8th, 2008 01:43 am

Battles and Campaigns > The Battle of Cold Harbor (164 replies - 71585 views)

Imagine if the aggressive Grant is running the Peninsula campaign, especially if he's facing Johnston. Slam dunk, game over. And, gosh, just think of all ...   Fri Feb 8th, 2008 12:16 am

Battles and Campaigns > The Battle of Cold Harbor (164 replies - 71585 views)

No - I don’t get mad. I love a good debate. And thinking and talking and writing about the war (and at times local history) ...   Fri Feb 8th, 2008 12:13 am

Battles and Campaigns > The Battle of Cold Harbor (164 replies - 71585 views)

There was also a truce at Fredericksburg. According to O’Reilly, three days after the battle General Franklin (US) sent a request for an informal truce ...   Thu Feb 7th, 2008 06:05 pm

Battles and Campaigns > The Battle of Cold Harbor (164 replies - 71585 views)

According to one of Grant’s biographers (McFeely), it was not Grant that tried to cover up his losses, but his did generals (171). McFeely goes ...   Thu Feb 7th, 2008 05:34 pm

Battles and Campaigns > The Battle of Cold Harbor (164 replies - 71585 views)

Yes, Mary was a little daft. But, 17,000 dead in one month and nothing to show for it. Grant was no closer to capturing Richmond ...   Wed Feb 6th, 2008 07:25 pm

Battles and Campaigns > The Battle of Cold Harbor (164 replies - 71585 views)

Meade was no more than a clerk once Grant chose to make his headquarters in the field with the Army of the Potomac. Meade is ...   Wed Feb 6th, 2008 12:16 am

Battles and Campaigns > The Battle of Cold Harbor (164 replies - 71585 views)

No, Grant should not have fought at Cold Harbor. Was it not about this time that Mary Todd Lincoln bestowed on Grant the title “butcher”? ...   Tue Feb 5th, 2008 01:27 pm

General Civil War Talk > Deserters (5 replies - 2637 views)

Ole: Thanks for the note. I could easily argue that the judicial system made desertion easier for North Carolina soldiers. State Supreme Court chief justice Richmond ...   Mon Jan 28th, 2008 10:37 pm

General Civil War Talk > Deserters (5 replies - 2637 views)

Anyone know which regiment, North or South, had the most deserters? Thanks, Michael http://www.michaelchardy.com ...   Mon Jan 28th, 2008 01:54 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Ancestors who fought (24 replies - 13603 views)

Roger: So far, all of my ancestors from that time period have been Confederate - 37th AL, 58th AL, 7th AL Cav., 48th TN, and 7th ...   Mon Jan 21st, 2008 01:12 pm

Other History > Regimental tailors (2 replies - 3807 views)

Roger - so are you looking for information on regimental tailors in the Confederate army? I’ve often wondered about this myself. In the regiment that ...   Fri Jan 18th, 2008 01:09 pm

Other People of the Civil War > The War in Western North Carolina (8 replies - 4883 views)

Not a problem. To be honest, I've seen it spelled both ways. I just prefer Tar Heel. ...   Thu Jan 17th, 2008 07:37 pm

Other People of the Civil War > The War in Western North Carolina (8 replies - 4883 views)

Tar Heel ...   Wed Jan 16th, 2008 03:02 pm

Other People of the Civil War > The War in Western North Carolina (8 replies - 4883 views)

Two books are paramount. They are: Bushwhackers by Trotter and The Heart of Confederate Appalachian by Inscoe and McKinney. Where is your friend wanting to concentrate their research? I’ve ...   Tue Jan 15th, 2008 12:42 pm

Introductions > civil war rifle (12 replies - 4877 views)

Caps do fall off, even on revolvers. That is why we give caps a little squeeze at the open end before placing them on the ...   Tue Oct 23rd, 2007 06:25 pm

Introductions > civil war rifle (12 replies - 4877 views)

Has anyone ever seen one of these underhammer rifles up close? I was at a sale once that had one, but I was interested in ...   Tue Oct 23rd, 2007 12:39 pm

Introductions > civil war rifle (12 replies - 4877 views)

There were a couple of manufactures making “Underhammer Rifles”, mostly in New England, but in a few other places in the 1830s and 1840s. There ...   Mon Oct 22nd, 2007 02:29 pm

Introductions > Just Joined Yesterday (4 replies - 2546 views)

Well, since I’ve already jumped into the fray, I thought an introduction would be appropriate. I live in western North Carolina. I first became interested ...   Thu Sep 27th, 2007 01:58 am


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