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General Civil War Talk > Do Nothing Generals (1 reply - 2087 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 - 14669 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 - 14669 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 - 11839 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 - 11274 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 - 14669 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 - 14669 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 - 14669 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 - 14669 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 - 3712 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 - 3712 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 - 3712 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 - 3712 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 - 14669 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 - 12125 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 - 12125 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 - 12125 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 - 12125 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 - 17887 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 - 13273 views)

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

The Battle of Franklin > Franklin Charge (23 replies - 13273 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 - 4506 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 - 13273 views)

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

The Battle of Franklin > Franklin Charge (23 replies - 13273 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 - 13273 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 - 13273 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 - 13273 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 - 2701 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 - 2130 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 - 2080 views)

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

U.S. Grant > Grant What If (15 replies - 6853 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

U.S. Grant > Grant What If (15 replies - 6853 views)

I have to wonder if that would have been true, Cogswell. By one definition it is leadership based on intellectual criteria. By another it is a ...   Tue Nov 8th, 2011 09:23 am

General Civil War Talk > Alcohol induced war? (2 replies - 2080 views)

The recent what if questions have caused me to wonder something that actually pertains to how the war played out. Drinking. I'm wondering how much ...   Mon Nov 7th, 2011 08:56 am

U.S. Grant > Grant What If (15 replies - 6853 views)

Twilight zone, best describes all what if situations really. And here's a thought we haven't seemed to touch on the what if. Grant never going west ...   Mon Nov 7th, 2011 02:34 am

Battle of Gettysburg > Gettysburg 26th N.C. Monument (4 replies - 2706 views)

Did they have a choice? ...   Sun Nov 6th, 2011 10:28 pm

U.S. Grant > Grant What If (15 replies - 6853 views)

The Lee comment is why you've got an erased from me. I wanted to trade states, see what would have happened if Virginia had never ...   Sun Nov 6th, 2011 10:21 pm

U.S. Grant > Grant What If (15 replies - 6853 views)

csamillerp wrote something in pender's General Trading thread that got me to wondering something. The statement in question was csamillerp wrote: Also would trade anyone other then ...   Sun Nov 6th, 2011 05:35 am

Battle of Gettysburg > Different What If Question for Gettysburg (5 replies - 3237 views)

Sickles was a Hooker man. I've seen it argued that he either misunderstood Meade's order on the Day 2 or deliberately ignored the order because ...   Sun Nov 6th, 2011 02:35 am

Battle of Gettysburg > Different What If Question for Gettysburg (5 replies - 3237 views)

Difficult.  I think Chancellorsville would have been a case of utter failure makes recklessness with Hooker wanting to avenge his defeat. With how well secrets ...   Sat Nov 5th, 2011 01:02 pm

General Civil War Talk > General Trading (3 replies - 1458 views)

Erased. ...   Sat Nov 5th, 2011 12:36 pm


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