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Other History > Lee's Legion.... (5 replies - 4279 views)

My mistake, I misread his rank and posted as a higher naval rank. On Forsyth I've been skimming through a PDF on Lee's Legion (Lee's Legion ...   Wed Jun 26th, 2013 04:51 am

Other History > Lee's Legion.... (5 replies - 4279 views)

TD, might also want to mention he worked with a future US Marshal for the State of Georgia. Robert Forsyth was a Captain in Lee's ...   Wed Jun 26th, 2013 01:41 am

Weapons of the Civil War > Gatling Gun Description (5 replies - 3945 views)

Or perhaps All the Glory: A guide to seeking Fame and Glory. ...   Wed Jun 26th, 2013 01:15 am

Civil War News/ Press Releases > Civil War Medicine in the news (0 replies - 597 views)

Yahoo is running an AP story right now that some may be interested in. Gettysburg offers lessons on battlefield medicinehttp://news.yahoo.com/gettysburg-offers-lessons-battlefield-medicine-160157849.html ...   Sat Jun 22nd, 2013 09:59 pm

Robert E. Lee > Arlington ... (8 replies - 3284 views)

I'm gonna be honest here, TD, and say I haven't yet clicked a link. But do I remember correctly that the settlement was after Mrs. ...   Mon Jun 17th, 2013 09:49 pm

Announcements and Notices > CWi To Re-open! (11 replies - 4879 views)

Fine with me. Like I said, I'd rather be able to type myself. But boring adds? Personally I'd classify them as more unbelievable. The part ...   Thu Jun 13th, 2013 11:28 pm

Announcements and Notices > CWi To Re-open! (11 replies - 4879 views)

Maybe time to try Dragon. Though I'd rather be able to type myself and don't use that program anyway so I can't say I blame ...   Thu Jun 13th, 2013 10:35 pm

Introductions > New Member in Northern VA (1 reply - 1021 views)

Welcome to the forums. My first suggestion would be to try checking out the Reenacting and Living History section of the Forums, hopefully there may be ...   Sat Jun 8th, 2013 05:22 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Ben Butler (14 replies - 4796 views)

Ok, with the recent talk on Butler, particularly on his performance as a field commander vs as an administrator, I hit one of my favorite sites ...   Thu Jun 6th, 2013 03:45 am

Other People of the Civil War > Ben Butler (14 replies - 4796 views)

And that's my point, TD. Both cases Butler could claim a victory. BUT if you look at it in both cases it looks like there ...   Tue Jun 4th, 2013 01:24 am

Other People of the Civil War > Ben Butler (14 replies - 4796 views)

Of the border states Maryland was the one that was, I'd say, almost always assured of being put under martial law simply because of DC. ...   Mon Jun 3rd, 2013 07:10 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Ben Butler (14 replies - 4796 views)

But that's the thing. The places where one may want to give him credit are places where he's in an administrative position, not a field ...   Mon Jun 3rd, 2013 03:32 am

Other People of the Civil War > Ben Butler (14 replies - 4796 views)

Actually, TD, he apparently did that twice. According to the entry in The Encyclopedia of the American Civil War after his defeat at Beauregard's hands ...   Mon Jun 3rd, 2013 01:29 am

Other People of the Civil War > Ben Butler (14 replies - 4796 views)

I didn't know Matthew Calbraith Buttle was a politician. Hmmm, well looking on Kerry Webb's US Civil War Generals (http://grapevine.com.au/~kwebb/Generals.html) it says that his ...   Sun Jun 2nd, 2013 08:30 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Clement Vallandigham... (3 replies - 1512 views)

Unfortunately to a certain extent I agree with Burnside's activities towards the press, but not because he was trying to suppress voices of dissent. I'm ...   Sat Jun 1st, 2013 10:26 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Clement Vallandigham... (3 replies - 1512 views)

That's interesting. I had thought that A Man Without a Country was written after the war and was based on a Confederate officer/citizen who refused ...   Tue May 28th, 2013 02:48 am

Other Civil War Talk > The Homestead Act of 1862... (3 replies - 1162 views)

Looking back I have to wonder how a 12 x 14 dwelling and growing of crops was "improving" the land. Of course in 1863 they ...   Tue May 21st, 2013 03:44 pm

General Civil War Talk > When the Civil War Actually Ended.... (2 replies - 1393 views)

I go with the Shenedoah and Palmito Ranch as the last land battle. The Shenedoah fired the last shots of the war in June. ...   Mon May 13th, 2013 05:06 pm

Thomas Stonewall Jackson > Would things have been different? (3 replies - 2628 views)

TD I stick by what I said at the start of my first post as I think in part it does go to the intended ...   Fri May 10th, 2013 11:07 pm

Thomas Stonewall Jackson > Would things have been different? (3 replies - 2628 views)

Of course things would have been different. Things would have been different if Grant were moved east June 20, 1863 and assumed command of the ...   Fri May 10th, 2013 05:15 pm

General Civil War Talk > Outdoor Sound Propagation in the U.S. Civil War (4 replies - 4110 views)

Recently got to thinking about acoustic shadows and their effects on the war and had to hunt this old thread down. Since it originally was ...   Mon May 6th, 2013 05:27 pm

Other History > War Criminals (13 replies - 3682 views)

TD, it's not exactly contention. It's listening to people who want to trash Americans, which includes some Americans, and ignore the fact that American soldiers ...   Fri May 3rd, 2013 03:19 pm

Other History > War Criminals (13 replies - 3682 views)

At that time, TD. Since then look at some of what has happened. You have folks declaring who all the war criminals were. And the ...   Fri May 3rd, 2013 01:19 am

Other History > War Criminals (13 replies - 3682 views)

Gee, I'm shocked. After all according to some only the US soldiers raped anyone in the war. And yeah, that was sarcasm. But there is a ...   Fri May 3rd, 2013 12:06 am

General Civil War Talk > OVVI versus OVI (20 replies - 6181 views)

Chevrons were also used to mark ranks/grades in the enlisted ranks. This page will give you the an illustration of the service chevrons and the ...   Sun Apr 28th, 2013 12:43 am

General Civil War Talk > What was the southern way of talking during the civil war? (4 replies - 1748 views)

To expand on what Albert Sailhorst said, accents can vary from various regions of a state as well. Even within a particular regional accent there ...   Fri Apr 26th, 2013 04:41 pm

Civil War News/ Press Releases > John Bell Hood Documents Discovered (7 replies - 4439 views)

You might have mentioned that about the medical records in your first post but thank you for setting me straight none the less. I have ...   Wed Apr 24th, 2013 07:44 pm

Civil War News/ Press Releases > John Bell Hood Documents Discovered (7 replies - 4439 views)

Hood's left arm was wounded at Gettysburg and rendered useless for the rest of his life. I'd assume this would mean he'd loose the use ...   Wed Apr 24th, 2013 02:59 pm

General Civil War Talk > OVVI versus OVI (20 replies - 6181 views)

Gotta love Stackpole books for reprinting some of the manuals from the war. This sheds even more light than what we have already discussed on ...   Wed Apr 24th, 2013 03:49 am

General Civil War Talk > OVVI versus OVI (20 replies - 6181 views)

Thanks kj3553 for digging up General Order 191. ...   Tue Apr 23rd, 2013 04:50 pm

General Civil War Talk > OVVI versus OVI (20 replies - 6181 views)

double post ...   Mon Apr 22nd, 2013 05:56 pm

General Civil War Talk > OVVI versus OVI (20 replies - 6181 views)

Find out what General Order No. 191, ***** of 1863 of the War Department is. I'm asuming the G.O. is General Order, on both images ...   Mon Apr 22nd, 2013 05:56 pm

General Civil War Talk > OVVI versus OVI (20 replies - 6181 views)

What I'm reading is that that individual re-enlisted as a veteran volunteer, not that he re-enlisted in a veteran volunteer regiment. Based on what Johan ...   Mon Apr 22nd, 2013 03:05 pm

Other People of the Civil War > The Prophecies of Sam Houston... (3 replies - 1989 views)

I was just thinking what Camp Douglas and Elmira were like. Let's face it, soldiers who got wounded in battle might be lucky to survive ...   Fri Apr 19th, 2013 10:05 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Kearny (0 replies - 820 views)

Ok so I just got Tim Rowland's Strange and Obscure Stories of the Civil War for Christmas (actually it was one of three books I ...   Fri Apr 19th, 2013 09:15 pm

Other People of the Civil War > The Prophecies of Sam Houston... (3 replies - 1989 views)

Sam Jr sounds pretty lucky to me. Camp Douglas, anyone who survived was lucky to me. ...   Fri Apr 19th, 2013 06:29 pm

Other People of the Civil War > The Sutler (5 replies - 6810 views)

Widow wrote: Another sutler's signboard announced "Oxymoron Product, Fresh Hardtack." Wth some of what I've read concerning hardtack, I don't think that's an oxymoron product. ...   Fri Apr 19th, 2013 05:46 pm

General Civil War Talk > OVVI versus OVI (20 replies - 6181 views)

Actually, the vetereans of the 5th Maine combined with those of the 6th and 7th to form the 1st Maine Veteran Volunteer Infatry in 1864. ...   Fri Apr 19th, 2013 05:22 pm

General Civil War Talk > OVVI versus OVI (20 replies - 6181 views)

What I can find is that VVI regiments were regiments made up of veterans of units that had enlisted for three years but some of ...   Thu Apr 18th, 2013 07:31 pm

U.S. Grant > Grant Takes Action to Shorten the War.... (5 replies - 3127 views)

I'm not disagreeing on that note, TD. I'm just saying that I think given their experince veterans were a bit more important than green recruits ...   Wed Apr 17th, 2013 05:27 pm


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