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Idle Chit-Chat > Getting weird folks! (4 replies - 2465 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 - 9340 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 - 3692 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 - 3363 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 - 2282 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 - 2174 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 - 2174 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 - 26026 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 - 7836 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 - 2217 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 - 2217 views)

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

Battle of Gettysburg > North Carolina at Gettysburg (6 replies - 3848 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 - 13588 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 - 6238 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 - 26026 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 - 26026 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 - 26026 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 - 2895 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 - 2895 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 - 26153 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 - 4815 views)

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

Introductions > TROYS BROTHERS (17 replies - 4815 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 - 4815 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 - 4815 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 - 4815 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 - 2434 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 - 3914 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 - 3914 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 - 3914 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 - 12394 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 - 12394 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 - 26515 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 - 28563 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 - 26515 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 - 15363 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 - 15363 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 - 8478 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 - 5082 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 - 2552 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 - 5082 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


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