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Battle of Gettysburg > Southern Victory at Gettysburg (38 replies - 22093 views)

No Mark, with the Army of the Potomac destroyed it would not have mattered what Lincoln would have wanted. Lee would have been free to ...   Tue Dec 6th, 2011 02:48 am

Battle of Gettysburg > Southern Victory at Gettysburg (38 replies - 22093 views)

The problem there is that Grant did not come east immediately after Vicksburg. Chickamauga still had to happen, with Rosecrans being defeated and falling back to ...   Mon Dec 5th, 2011 10:59 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Southern Victory at Gettysburg (38 replies - 22093 views)

I think there was more concern during Lee's second invasion than during his first. He penetrated deeper into the North and people were concerned he ...   Mon Dec 5th, 2011 12:11 am

General Civil War Talk > Corporal duties (3 replies - 3970 views)

Now I really wish that website wasn't down, could post a link to the manual and maybe to the page. But I know Stackpole Books ...   Fri Dec 2nd, 2011 10:27 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Canister (11 replies - 8000 views)

Probably not too willingly. Of course the thing to also consider is the time it takes to load and fire a cannon. Don't know how ...   Fri Dec 2nd, 2011 10:57 am

Weapons of the Civil War > Canister (11 replies - 8000 views)

Canister was close in meant to put up what could probably be called a virtual wall of lead to take down anyone approaching a field ...   Fri Dec 2nd, 2011 05:54 am

General Civil War Talk > Movie "The Santa Fe Trail" (5 replies - 3077 views)

Barlow wrote:  Didn't George Custer come across Longstreet at Appomattox whereby he "demanded" Longstreet surrender the ANV, and Longstreet put him in his place?  In ...   Thu Dec 1st, 2011 06:12 am

Introductions > New member (4 replies - 2222 views)

It'd be a little boring if we all agreed all the time. I mean part of the fun of the forums is that we don't ...   Thu Dec 1st, 2011 04:35 am

Tips and tricks about the new board > avatar (2 replies - 3912 views)

Click on Menu at the top of the screen, You'll see a drop down menu that should look like  Recent My Account Members Calendar Help View Photos Upload Photos Go to My Account. ...   Wed Nov 30th, 2011 10:07 pm

General Civil War Talk > Do Nothing Generals (1 reply - 2131 views)

I think the last paragraph is what the story is all about. This sounds like a set up for a story on "how superior Grant ...   Tue Nov 29th, 2011 02:38 am

General Civil War Talk > Other foreign help (38 replies - 15038 views)

It was known there were Confederates in Canada. Thompson and Clay were Confederate commissioners to Canada. And after the St. Albans raid Canadian officals arrested ...   Mon Nov 28th, 2011 03:54 am

General Civil War Talk > Other foreign help (38 replies - 15038 views)

I ended up looking through some of my other books, and the addendum to Markle's book, BHR. What I didn't go into was the attack ...   Mon Nov 28th, 2011 02:09 am

General Civil War Talk > What ifs of the Civil War (38 replies - 12057 views)

csamillerp wrote: i think everyone is forgetting that the soldiers that would have attacked culps hill was the elites of lee's army. when me or ...   Sun Nov 27th, 2011 10:20 am

General Civil War Talk > the real turning point in the war (42 replies - 11589 views)

Without the Fall of Vicksburg Grant would not have been given command of the Division of the Mississippi and eventually brought back east. And Sherman ...   Sun Nov 27th, 2011 10:05 am

General Civil War Talk > Other foreign help (38 replies - 15038 views)

csamillerp wrote: I dont think it would have been improbable though. A desperate man can make desperate decisions and it's no secret that the south ...   Sun Nov 27th, 2011 08:34 am

General Civil War Talk > Other foreign help (38 replies - 15038 views)

Considering Confederates did operate out of Canada, that would probably have been a bad idea. They have to flee south through northern territory and hope ...   Sat Nov 26th, 2011 06:03 am

General Civil War Talk > Other foreign help (38 replies - 15038 views)

Call it what you want, it's still a blockade. ...   Fri Nov 25th, 2011 08:20 pm

General Civil War Talk > Other foreign help (38 replies - 15038 views)

But wouldn't the same have been true about 78 to 86 years earlier? The British did blockade the colonies during the Revolution and it seemed they ...   Fri Nov 25th, 2011 07:40 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Was Pillow more of a hinderance to the Confederate cause? (6 replies - 3830 views)

Ok TD, thanks for that. Probably dsaid it before and I was too hard headed to get it. I know you said Johnston ordered a ...   Fri Nov 25th, 2011 06:54 am

Other People of the Civil War > Was Pillow more of a hinderance to the Confederate cause? (6 replies - 3830 views)

I think ultimately the only real difference would have been getting troops out of a bad situation. Which is why it makes little sense to ...   Fri Nov 25th, 2011 05:31 am

Other People of the Civil War > Was Pillow more of a hinderance to the Confederate cause? (6 replies - 3830 views)

There's no doubt that both Floyd and Pillow passed the buck so they could escape, but what might have happened had Pillow not pulled his ...   Thu Nov 24th, 2011 05:10 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Was Pillow more of a hinderance to the Confederate cause? (6 replies - 3830 views)

I was looking at some things concerning Gideon Pillow and there was a quote by Grant which makes me wonder if Pillow might have been ...   Thu Nov 24th, 2011 06:13 am

General Civil War Talk > Other foreign help (38 replies - 15038 views)

http://www.civilwarhome.com/europeandcivilwar.htm http://azrebel.tripod.com/page11.html http://www.civilwarhome.com/cottondiplomacy.htm http://www.iol.ie/~kiersey/civwar.html ...   Wed Nov 23rd, 2011 09:48 am

John Reynolds > why didnt reynolds take command? (11 replies - 12883 views)

And how many would have actually followed that order? Remember most in the Federal army saw the Confederates as being traitors. For McClellan to say ...   Wed Nov 23rd, 2011 07:47 am

John Reynolds > why didnt reynolds take command? (11 replies - 12883 views)

Congress would have removed him. I think that's why Lincoln didn't promise Reynolds he wouldn't have had to deal with political influences, he couldn't promise ...   Wed Nov 23rd, 2011 06:36 am

John Reynolds > why didnt reynolds take command? (11 replies - 12883 views)

Hard to say. Seems there was a bit of backstabbing in the Federal army. McClellan did it to Pope, Sickles and Butterfield did it to Meade, ...   Wed Nov 23rd, 2011 05:57 am

John Reynolds > why didnt reynolds take command? (11 replies - 12883 views)

Politics. Supposedly the only reason he turned down command of the Army of the Potomac is that he wanted to be free of all political ...   Wed Nov 23rd, 2011 03:40 am

Civil War Books > Civil War fiction (29 replies - 18320 views)

It's one thing if the author actually incorporates the war fully into the plot and doesn't just grab it for a backdrop then heavily push ...   Mon Nov 21st, 2011 10:56 pm

The Battle of Franklin > Franklin Charge (23 replies - 13950 views)

Double post. Sorry. ...   Thu Nov 17th, 2011 09:06 am

The Battle of Franklin > Franklin Charge (23 replies - 13950 views)

If the western theater were to get locked down completely, no more Confederate troops in the west and none of the Confederate troops who were ...   Thu Nov 17th, 2011 09:06 am

Weapons of the Civil War > Gatling Gun Description (5 replies - 4641 views)

The guns were condemned by the Ordnance Department for using too much ammunition to ever be practical, and the guns saw little use on the ...   Thu Nov 17th, 2011 06:02 am

The Battle of Franklin > Franklin Charge (23 replies - 13950 views)

Now that I could agree with. ...   Thu Nov 17th, 2011 05:37 am

The Battle of Franklin > Franklin Charge (23 replies - 13950 views)

How long would it have taken McClellan to get ready? I understand that after First Bull Run (First Manassas) that he had an army to ...   Wed Nov 16th, 2011 09:34 am

The Battle of Franklin > Franklin Charge (23 replies - 13950 views)

I don't think that Lincoln caused as much problems for the generals in the east as you suggest. Yes, they had to more put up ...   Tue Nov 15th, 2011 03:25 am

The Battle of Franklin > Franklin Charge (23 replies - 13950 views)

I don't think it's cause of the situation that caused Gettysburg to get more attention. Battles the North lost in the east seem to have ...   Sun Nov 13th, 2011 06:25 am

The Battle of Franklin > Franklin Charge (23 replies - 13950 views)

I'm one of those who think Vicksburg was more important than Gettysburg, but the attention is to Gettysburg. But the press was more focused on ...   Sat Nov 12th, 2011 10:38 pm

General Civil War Talk > Deadliest single hour of the war (4 replies - 2772 views)

How many of that 10,000 were dead? Casualties, as you undoubtedly know, aren't just the dead but also include the wounded. And may also include ...   Sat Nov 12th, 2011 01:02 am

Other History > Revolutionary War video (2 replies - 2210 views)

Well, here's another couple videos from that weekend. http://www.flickr.com/photos/36621302@N02/6331711208/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/36621302@N02/6331718982/   ...   Thu Nov 10th, 2011 11:27 am

General Civil War Talk > Alcohol induced war? (2 replies - 2128 views)

I'm not sure I follow, Cogswell. ...   Wed Nov 9th, 2011 03:16 am

U.S. Grant > Grant What If (15 replies - 7081 views)

Technically it could be asked about many of the generals, but at the time it was asked Grant was who came to mind. Fedreb, I don't ...   Wed Nov 9th, 2011 12:30 am


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