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Thomas Stonewall Jackson > A Great American Soldier. (8 replies - 4731 views)

Why does that sound like a pun to me? To be honest, Old, I can't really make out any cannons. I do believe you that their ...   Fri Oct 7th, 2011 01:49 am

Other History > Revolutionary War video (2 replies - 1725 views)

Ok, so the video I posted earlier was actually longer than I believed at two mintues fifty seconds (thought the unedited video was a minute ...   Tue Oct 4th, 2011 12:23 am

Other History > Revolutionary War video (2 replies - 1725 views)

I was just at a Revolutionary War reenactment/encampment on the second and wanted to try and share some of the video footage. At the moment ...   Mon Oct 3rd, 2011 08:10 am

Weapons of the Civil War > Union rifles (17 replies - 12714 views)

True. Though I like to think of how the times have changed. Seems like you could say a dollar then was worth a hundred today. Or ...   Fri Sep 30th, 2011 01:47 am

Weapons of the Civil War > Union rifles (17 replies - 12714 views)

So maybe $13.25 for musket and sling then.  According to what William Price said in The Civil War Handbook, the average cost of a musket in ...   Thu Sep 29th, 2011 09:39 am

Other Western Theater and Trans-Miss. > Civil War in the Southwest. Any Significance? (6 replies - 3185 views)

Don't know if this will be of any interest on the subject, but I did find this site, http://www.militarymuseum.org/HistoryCW.html, pertaining to California during the war. ...   Wed Sep 28th, 2011 02:03 am

Other Western Theater and Trans-Miss. > Civil War in the Southwest. Any Significance? (6 replies - 3185 views)

California, or at least southern portions of the state, did consider seceding and forming their own nation. So I think the Southwestern theater was probably ...   Mon Sep 26th, 2011 11:51 pm

Civil War News/ Press Releases > New estimate made of Civil War dead (2 replies - 2075 views)

But how does he know that's correct? Folks moved away after the war, which could possibly account for the difference in census records for one. ...   Thu Sep 22nd, 2011 09:57 pm

General Civil War Talk > Those Armies Which We Admire... (40 replies - 13299 views)

ole wrote: Real Civil War fruitcakes know that the Real Civil War was fought in the Western Theater. ole Try convincing folks who only go by textbooks ...   Thu Sep 22nd, 2011 08:50 am

Introductions > Confederate Activities (15 replies - 4808 views)

I thought I read in one of my books that scouts were to be treated like spies unless taken in uniform. Or maybe even if ...   Tue Sep 20th, 2011 09:10 pm

Introductions > Confederate Activities (15 replies - 4808 views)

Maybe, maybe not. If I had hardcopy I might go for that first. I looked at a copy on Amazon a few years ago. The ...   Tue Sep 20th, 2011 12:54 am

Introductions > Confederate Activities (15 replies - 4808 views)

My CD-ROM is PDF files so a PDF reader should be able to read it. Even with the errors it's still a great thing to ...   Mon Sep 19th, 2011 05:45 am

Introductions > Confederate Activities (15 replies - 4808 views)

Albert, that's a brilliant idea. I do have The War of the Rebellion on CD-ROM, but I tend to access it online a lot too. ...   Sun Sep 18th, 2011 11:20 pm

Introductions > Confederate Activities (15 replies - 4808 views)

Alright, I'm hitting the Civil War Battles Page roight now, having to do a word search since they had to take down the listing of ...   Fri Sep 16th, 2011 04:22 am

Other Civil War Talk > Buster Kilrain (2 replies - 2308 views)

Does he damn all gentlement too? I always did love that scene in both the book and the movie. Kilrain talking about what he's fighting ...   Sun Sep 4th, 2011 05:01 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Getting weird folks! (4 replies - 2219 views)

Well, now that Irene has come and gone is everyone here whose from the east coast, or anywhere else affected by the strom, ok? Didn't take ...   Thu Sep 1st, 2011 07:07 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Getting weird folks! (4 replies - 2219 views)

Sounds like you're suggesting the 2012 thing, javal. Don't believe the interpertations myself. As pam said, just mother nautre reminding us that no matter how ...   Wed Aug 24th, 2011 02:25 am

Food,Cooking and Gardening > What century is this??? (8 replies - 8835 views)

Old Sorrel wrote: Johan Steele wrote: Bad weekend... bad week. Feels like two steps back right now. Grated Parmisan... ummm. Wife made a huge Greek Meal last ...   Mon Aug 15th, 2011 09:09 pm

Other Eastern Theater > Order of battle (4 replies - 3381 views)

Fedreb beat me to it. I visit the Civil War Battles page a lot for OBs. It also gives series, volume, and page number from ...   Sun Aug 14th, 2011 07:52 pm

Civil War News/ Press Releases > NY Times discusses the Civil War (3 replies - 3129 views)

Lincoln certainly wasn't the most impressive sight, but why do I get the impression that Prince Napoleon Joseph Charles Paul Bonaparte impression of him had ...   Sun Aug 14th, 2011 07:17 am

Civil War Books > List of books, (3 replies - 2083 views)

It lists Catton so I'm happy. ...   Fri Aug 12th, 2011 09:10 pm

General Civil War Talk > Cadet Rank in the Civil War (4 replies - 1997 views)

I'm not entirely sure, Mark. I think I'm being confused by a quoted sub-paragraph within 569.   "77. A board, to consist of the Professors of Mathematics ...   Thu Aug 11th, 2011 07:56 pm

General Civil War Talk > Cadet Rank in the Civil War (4 replies - 1997 views)

Mark wrote: During the early national period, the US Army adopted the European practice of allowing some cadets into the officer corps. The rank of ...   Wed Aug 10th, 2011 11:05 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Weapons (46 replies - 24360 views)

Just picked up a new book today. Weapon: A Visual History of Arms and Armor from Covent Garden Books. It says the Whitworth was accurate ...   Tue Aug 9th, 2011 10:37 pm

Introductions > Seriously? (23 replies - 6930 views)

That would be the difference, wouldn't. One thing to accept the results, another to accept the man. South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Lousiana, and ...   Sat Aug 6th, 2011 07:49 am

Introductions > Fresh Fish (4 replies - 2015 views)

You got his records? Anything about a Cold Creek? And I'm not sure if I mean Cold Harbor or if it's an entirely different battle. ...   Sat Jul 30th, 2011 07:25 pm

Introductions > Fresh Fish (4 replies - 2015 views)

Who was the Alabama relative? ...   Sat Jul 30th, 2011 02:59 am

Battle of Gettysburg > North Carolina at Gettysburg (6 replies - 3436 views)

Well, according to The Civil War Handbook, by William H. Price, it was the 26th NC that suffered the heaviest losses of the battle. Seven ...   Fri Jul 29th, 2011 09:40 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Union rifles (17 replies - 12714 views)

BHR might mean this one, Rabbit, http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~indiana42nd/Horrall.PDF. It's in the Letters, Diaries, and Misc. Information section of the 42 Indiana link I posted in my ...   Thu Jul 28th, 2011 04:21 am

Introductions > Allow me to Introduce Myself (12 replies - 5794 views)

ole wrote: "Bubba" can be taken two ways. Some will find it jocular; some will find it insulting. "Bubba" may be the 6'6" 400-pound man you ...   Wed Jul 27th, 2011 03:32 am

Weapons of the Civil War > Weapons (46 replies - 24360 views)

Ok, was able to get some of my books out. The Library of Congress Civil War Desk Reference (editors Margaret E. Wgner, Gary W. Gallagher, ...   Mon Jul 25th, 2011 10:19 am

Weapons of the Civil War > Weapons (46 replies - 24360 views)

Don't recall, Mark. I remember them talking about the shot and having to take several attempts at it because it was a windy day. Remember ...   Sun Jul 24th, 2011 03:37 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Weapons (46 replies - 24360 views)

I thought that was Fort Stevens in the Washington area. I know that Lincoln's supposed to have come under sniper fire at Fort Stevens on July ...   Sun Jul 24th, 2011 05:54 am

Weapons of the Civil War > Spin stabilization in rifled artillery shells (2 replies - 2707 views)

The Civil War Artillery page (http://www.civilwarartillery.com/mainpage.htm) does mention what type of sabot was used with each projectile type, if any. The second sub-patern Blakely (http://www.civilwarartillery.com/hap/page61.htm), used ...   Fri Jul 22nd, 2011 12:09 am

Weapons of the Civil War > Spin stabilization in rifled artillery shells (2 replies - 2707 views)

I've recently been looking at artillery shells and some of them have raise a question for me. Were any shells designed for spin stabilization. I'm ...   Thu Jul 21st, 2011 02:50 am

Weapons of the Civil War > Technological advances in weaponry during the CW (30 replies - 24996 views)

Actually it was less about the destruction Swamp Angel inflicted and more about the psychological effect. The Swamp Angel was meant to inflict a lot ...   Wed Jul 20th, 2011 11:29 pm

Introductions > TROYS BROTHERS (17 replies - 4048 views)

Good luck and have fun. ...   Sat Jul 16th, 2011 06:12 am

Introductions > TROYS BROTHERS (17 replies - 4048 views)

There were several hospitals in the area during the battle according to Plate 94, map 6 of The Offical Military Atlas of the Civil War. ...   Sat Jul 16th, 2011 04:40 am

Introductions > TROYS BROTHERS (17 replies - 4048 views)

javal1 wrote: . At the end of the day’s campaigning, each division hospital set up what was referred to as a “Ambulance hospital” that treated minor ...   Fri Jul 15th, 2011 04:30 am

Introductions > TROYS BROTHERS (17 replies - 4048 views)

I've got something for you. Not his gravesite I'm afraid, but I managed to find the Pa Veteran card file and according to it he ...   Thu Jul 14th, 2011 02:19 pm


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