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Weapons of the Civil War > Union rifles (17 replies - 13014 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 - 5921 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 - 24941 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 - 24941 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 - 24941 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 - 2773 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 - 2773 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 - 25409 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 - 4339 views)

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

Introductions > TROYS BROTHERS (17 replies - 4339 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 - 4339 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 - 4339 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

Introductions > TROYS BROTHERS (17 replies - 4339 views)

I was going to say to try Find A Grave, but the only Troy listed as dieing at the Battle of the Wilderness on May ...   Thu Jul 14th, 2011 05:36 am

Other Civil War Talk > Need help with USCT Regiments (2 replies - 2307 views)

I got it then more skimmed through it so I don't know what help it would be, but you might try Like Men of War: ...   Tue Jul 12th, 2011 05:06 am

General Civil War Talk > What CW books need to be written? (14 replies - 3720 views)

Ok, this might be some help. Turns  out according to this site, http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/VALib/v48_n3/reviews.html, that Mr. Pinnegar is a retired high school math and computer scinces ...   Sat Jul 9th, 2011 05:23 am

General Civil War Talk > What CW books need to be written? (14 replies - 3720 views)

At 296 pages that's still awfully expensive for such a recent book. His other book on Amazon, Virginia and State Rights, 1750-1861: The Genesis and ...   Sat Jul 9th, 2011 01:53 am

General Civil War Talk > What CW books need to be written? (14 replies - 3720 views)

I think you've already pushed the book without maybe realizing it, javal. The last writing contest you just held, lesser known battles. Seems to me ...   Fri Jul 8th, 2011 06:00 am

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Drinks (20 replies - 11686 views)

Ok, that was a fail. Forgot that vinegar is an acid and that's the reason for the fizzing between baking soda and vinegar. No acid ...   Wed Jul 6th, 2011 02:37 am

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Drinks (20 replies - 11686 views)

Hey, got another one for you. Got the Spauldings Civil War Recipes: Receipts from the Pages of Godey's Lady's Book for Christmas and since this ...   Tue Jul 5th, 2011 11:32 pm

General Civil War Talk > "Lost Cause" (103 replies - 25265 views)

Used to have things telling what mana is. What I recall, mana is something you can add to someone whose posts you find interesting or ...   Mon Jul 4th, 2011 02:28 am

Other People of the Civil War > A.P. HILLS LIGHT DIVISION (72 replies - 26966 views)

Sorry Pender, I don't know enough of my family to say if any of them made up members of the division or even fought it. ...   Sun Jul 3rd, 2011 04:55 pm

General Civil War Talk > "Lost Cause" (103 replies - 25265 views)

Where was it I recently saw or heard it said that either during or after the war there were free blacks who said they prefered ...   Thu Jun 30th, 2011 07:24 am

Battle of Gettysburg > Artillery at the Battle of Gettysburg (20 replies - 14676 views)

I don't think Lee could have operated in PA indefinately. Both sides faced the same problem. That is the possibility of the enemy capturing their ...   Sat Jun 25th, 2011 03:16 am

Battle of Gettysburg > Artillery at the Battle of Gettysburg (20 replies - 14676 views)

I would have thought semaphor would have been faster than the telegraph on the battlefield. I mean I know the telegraph is technically going to ...   Fri Jun 24th, 2011 03:49 am

Weapons of the Civil War > Balloning Develops Into a CW "Weapon." (9 replies - 8180 views)

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap_travel/20110610/ap_tr_ge/us_travel_brief_civil_war_balloon_espionage Just had to revive the thread after seeing the article. Was anyone able to attend this? ...   Mon Jun 13th, 2011 09:47 am

General Civil War Talk > Cover-ups (12 replies - 4732 views)

It's certainly easy to see how friendly fire could have an adverse affect on the troops of those units not involved in the firing. You ...   Mon Jun 13th, 2011 04:53 am

Introductions > Introduction (5 replies - 2445 views)

Well, at least you didn't say you're from Gibsonville. ...   Mon Jun 13th, 2011 03:24 am

General Civil War Talk > Cover-ups (12 replies - 4732 views)

TD, I'm aware friendly fire goes hand in hand in warfare. Even without the Garrison book I'd already learned of incidents of it during the ...   Mon Jun 13th, 2011 03:17 am

General Civil War Talk > Cover-ups (12 replies - 4732 views)

Ok, so I was reading Webb Garrison's Friendly Fire in the Civil War today, more precisely I was reading the sixteenth story entitled Cover-Up, and ...   Sun Jun 12th, 2011 11:34 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Lindenmueller Coins/Tokens (3 replies - 3071 views)

Ok, from skimming through the article I'm wondering a little something about whether his refusal to pay Third Ave Railroad was simply because he never ...   Sun Jun 12th, 2011 01:18 am

Battle of Gettysburg > Pursuit after Gettysburg (19 replies - 8954 views)

There might have been more to it than whether or not the Army of the Potomac was in any shape and organized enough to follow ...   Sat Jun 11th, 2011 08:40 am

Other Civil War Talk > Lindenmueller Coins/Tokens (3 replies - 3071 views)

Hey, has anyone heard or know anything about something called Lindenmueller Coins or Lindenmueller Tokens? Just got a new book today, Armchair Reader: Civil War: Untold ...   Thu Jun 9th, 2011 05:46 am

General Civil War Talk > Sickles as a movie (15 replies - 4660 views)

Oh it's got a leg, it's just in a museum:P ...   Wed Jun 8th, 2011 01:20 am

Jefferson Davis > Davis' eye problem (6 replies - 7659 views)

I mentioned this to someone and they said they'd read mercury had been used for this purpose either as far back as the Renissance or ...   Sat Jun 4th, 2011 05:30 am

Abraham Lincoln > Lincoln tyrant or savior of the Union (96 replies - 37177 views)

mikenoirot wrote: While I am a huge Lincoln fan, has anyone ever wondered, how he would have been viewed had he not been assassinated? Booth's ...   Fri Jun 3rd, 2011 05:33 am

Jefferson Davis > Davis' eye problem (6 replies - 7659 views)

Mercury and ammonia? Are they absolutely sure he wasn't blind in that eye? I mean the cure to me sounds like it would have induced ...   Fri Jun 3rd, 2011 05:12 am

General Civil War Talk > Opinions: Who is He Representing? (14 replies - 3099 views)

I know who he's supposed to be protraying, as I already said. But even though he's smoking a cigar I just look at the face ...   Tue May 31st, 2011 05:14 am

General Civil War Talk > Opinions: Who is He Representing? (14 replies - 3099 views)

Thank you Javal, that was my thoughts. He is supposed to be Grant (irony for you, it's Sam Grant portraying US Grant) but I look ...   Mon May 30th, 2011 08:56 pm

General Civil War Talk > Opinions: Who is He Representing? (14 replies - 3099 views)

Ok, this is a photo from my local paper which was taken at a Civil War related event in one of the towns in this ...   Mon May 30th, 2011 03:27 am

Civil War Books > What are some good Fiction Civil War Books? (15 replies - 8162 views)

I enjoyed Micheal Shaara's The Killer Angels and Jeff Shaara's God's and Generals and The Last Full Measure. Also Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith ...   Mon May 23rd, 2011 02:04 am


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