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General Civil War Talk > OVVI versus OVI (20 replies - 5269 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 - 1756 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 - 696 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 - 1756 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 - 6470 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 - 5269 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 - 5269 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 - 2727 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

U.S. Grant > Grant Takes Action to Shorten the War.... (5 replies - 2727 views)

I have to wonder if Grant was considering another fact when he said that. Veterans have experince that green recruits won't have. And both sides ...   Wed Apr 17th, 2013 02:40 pm

U.S. Grant > Grant Takes Action to Shorten the War.... (5 replies - 2727 views)

Grant was willing to fight a war of attrition. Lee won most of the battles he fough against Grant but unless he could take those ...   Wed Apr 17th, 2013 01:55 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Drinks (20 replies - 11013 views)

I remember my Boy Scout manual having a recipie for dandelion root coffee as a substitute for real coffee. You were supposed to char the ...   Sat Apr 13th, 2013 03:43 pm

General Civil War Talk > Ft Sumter Anniversary - 4-12 (5 replies - 1687 views)

And if the US and South Korea don't fire shots on North Korea during war games how can North Korea declare them belligerents for conducting ...   Sat Apr 13th, 2013 03:01 pm

General Civil War Talk > Ft Sumter Anniversary - 4-12 (5 replies - 1687 views)

It's been argueed that Anderson's moving the garrison to Sumter in the first place was to be seen as belligerent and the sending of the ...   Fri Apr 12th, 2013 08:56 pm

General Civil War Talk > You never know what might come to light... (2 replies - 1008 views)

Ok, the Washington Post has several articles on this subject. http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/a-soldiers-long-lost-civil-war-ring-is-returned-to-his-family-in-pennsylvania/2013/04/09/e04c06a8-a09a-11e2-9c03-6952ff305f35_story.html http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/lost-civil-war-era-ring-returned-to-family-of-union-soldier-from-pennsylvania/2013/04/10/25cb93c4-a1fe-11e2-bd52-614156372695_story.html http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/civil-war-era-ring-is-back-with-soldiers-family/2013/04/09/d6a3a248-a14c-11e2-9c03-6952ff305f35_gallery.html http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/ring-lost-in-civil-war-is-returned-to-family-of-union-soldier-from-pennsylvania/2013/04/10/6366a596-a200-11e2-bd52-614156372695_story.html Might have to register to read that last one. ...   Thu Apr 11th, 2013 06:21 pm

General Civil War Talk > You never know what might come to light... (2 replies - 1008 views)

TD, according to Find-A-Grave as well he was a private. Like that they had his burial record posted. Wanna see if I can't look up ...   Thu Apr 11th, 2013 06:07 pm

Announcements and Notices > CWi to close (11 replies - 4931 views)

That is sad news, Javal. But health should come first. ...   Tue Apr 9th, 2013 05:13 pm

U.S. Grant > U S Grant (17 replies - 9259 views)

Personally I doubt it. I mean is there going to be something from Plutarch, Herodotus, Appian, or someone like that that says something like "Crassus ...   Mon Apr 8th, 2013 02:13 pm

U.S. Grant > U S Grant (17 replies - 9259 views)

Can that be proven? ...   Mon Apr 8th, 2013 01:09 pm

N.B. Forrest > Forrest - The Conundrum (20 replies - 11269 views)

That's a possibility in today's atmosphere. But I think there's another possibility. If there's anything marking his grave instead of digging him up they may ...   Mon Apr 8th, 2013 01:08 pm

George McClellan > McClellan - Without Question (44 replies - 27870 views)

Ah, then I appologize for the start ofmy response. ...   Fri Apr 5th, 2013 03:24 pm

George McClellan > McClellan - Without Question (44 replies - 27870 views)

I make that you have little care for Jackson and more care for some of the more succesful Federal generals towards the end of the ...   Fri Apr 5th, 2013 12:48 am

George McClellan > McClellan - Without Question (44 replies - 27870 views)

Bad edit, see the double post below. ...   Fri Apr 5th, 2013 12:47 am

Robert E. Lee > Lee forced to surrender at Antietam? (24 replies - 18438 views)

Valley Campaign of 1864. Lee sent Jubal Early and his II Corps to defend the Shennadoah Valley against David Hunter and potentially get Grant to ...   Thu Apr 4th, 2013 08:51 pm

George McClellan > McClellan - Without Question (44 replies - 27870 views)

Double Canister wrote: Lee beat Mac. He did not beat Grant. Technically Lee did beat Grant even though he surrendered to Grant. If you look at ...   Wed Apr 3rd, 2013 05:06 pm

Joseph Johnston > Joseph Johnston-A Great Civil War General? (20 replies - 30599 views)

I know this is an old thread and all, but looking at some of the suggestions for possible what if if Lee hadn't taken command ...   Wed Apr 3rd, 2013 12:06 pm

General Civil War Talk > Reenactment Time! (5 replies - 1673 views)

Gee, sounds like you had an absolutely terrible time.;) Joking aside, it does sound like you folks had a great weekend St Pat's weekend. Glad you ...   Mon Apr 1st, 2013 03:15 pm

General Civil War Talk > Reenactment Time! (5 replies - 1673 views)

How'd the weekened go? ...   Sun Mar 31st, 2013 06:51 pm

Tips and tricks about the new board > Mana? (9 replies - 11284 views)

Not so sure about that, TD. It does say at the top that for other uses to see the Mana (disambiguation) page. Could be we're ...   Sun Mar 31st, 2013 01:46 pm

General Civil War Talk > Who was the generals of the civil war? (4 replies - 1455 views)

This site should help you out a little. http://grapevine.com.au/~kwebb/Generals.html ...   Fri Mar 29th, 2013 02:53 pm

Tips and tricks about the new board > Mana? (9 replies - 11284 views)

Texas Defender wrote:     Another CW forum that I have seen assigned ranks to all of its members, apparently based solely on the number of postings ...   Wed Mar 27th, 2013 11:47 pm

Thomas Stonewall Jackson > the man they called stonewall (9 replies - 3388 views)

Top right of the page. Rate Topic. About as close as you'll get to a like button. Unless you mean people. In which case that's ...   Sat Mar 23rd, 2013 08:46 am

Thomas Stonewall Jackson > the man they called stonewall (9 replies - 3388 views)

That I'm not sure I knew about Wheeler. But I think we all get what we've both said about some form of governmental service after ...   Fri Mar 22nd, 2013 07:18 pm

Thomas Stonewall Jackson > the man they called stonewall (9 replies - 3388 views)

Same thing could be said about other Confederate generals, TD. Fitzhugh Lee was US consul general at Havana and then was Major General of Volunteers ...   Fri Mar 22nd, 2013 05:26 pm

Thomas Stonewall Jackson > the man they called stonewall (9 replies - 3388 views)

Technically Thomas could really get things conused. The most famous, as Johan Steele pointed out, is Major General George Henry Thomas. Which is who folks ...   Fri Mar 22nd, 2013 03:23 pm

General Civil War Talk > The Costs Of War.... (1 reply - 958 views)

Given you still hear occasionally of folks today being killed from shells from the Civil War, I'd say the costs from 20th century wars will ...   Thu Mar 21st, 2013 11:43 am

General Civil War Talk > Who was the generals of the civil war? (1 reply - 830 views)

Which theater and when? I mean I could say in March 1862 Joe Johnston was the major general in the Eastern Theater. ...   Thu Mar 21st, 2013 11:20 am

U.S. Grant > U S Grant (17 replies - 9259 views)

Just found this article from January 2005 http://www.historynet.com/truth-behind-us-grants-yazoo-river-bender.htm As it seems we have been discussing the drunkeness of Grant, and Lincoln's temperance, it seems it's a ...   Sat Mar 16th, 2013 07:39 pm

U.S. Grant > U S Grant (17 replies - 9259 views)

Was Lincoln actually a member of the temperance movement. According to Douglas Lee Gibboney's Scandals of the Civil War, pages 2&3: Despite growing up on the ...   Sat Mar 16th, 2013 06:50 pm

General Civil War Talk > Reenactment Time! (5 replies - 1673 views)

For all of us who can't afford to be there, good luck and I hope you guys can interest a few people into signing up ...   Fri Mar 15th, 2013 04:16 pm

Other Civil War Talk > The General (10 replies - 8342 views)

Everything about possible paint schemes for The General is helpful to the topic. My last post I posted a link to the reason why I ...   Fri Mar 8th, 2013 02:00 pm


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