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General Civil War Talk > Cover-ups (12 replies - 4949 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 - 3172 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 - 9200 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 - 3172 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 - 4866 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 - 7837 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 - 38573 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 - 7837 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 - 3248 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 - 3248 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 - 3248 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 - 8433 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

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Drinks (20 replies - 12117 views)

Welcome and good luck. ...   Sat May 21st, 2011 06:16 am

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Drinks (20 replies - 12117 views)

Ok, maybe it'd be a bit different. Quarantiello does give some very basic recipies for making root beer. The easiest is to make up a ...   Fri May 20th, 2011 05:14 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Help (1 reply - 1600 views)

You might want to check with Writing For Dollars (http://www.writingfordollars.com/GuidelinesDB.cfm) for a market. ...   Fri May 20th, 2011 01:43 am

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Drinks (20 replies - 12117 views)

You should be able to, I'd imagine. Beer yeast is one of the yeasts Cresswell discusses as an ingredient for trying to make ones one ...   Thu May 19th, 2011 05:24 am

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Drinks (20 replies - 12117 views)

That's just the way it goes. Get a million and one things going before anything gets going and your year is gone. Yeah I know ...   Thu May 19th, 2011 01:55 am

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Drinks (20 replies - 12117 views)

Sarsaparilla is one of many possible ingredient in root beer. Cresswell also mentions that it's root and sassafras root are both traditional ingredients in sarsaparilla soda. And yes ...   Wed May 18th, 2011 04:42 am

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Drinks (20 replies - 12117 views)

Managed to find my other book, Laura E. Quarantiello's The Root Beer Book: A Celebration of America's Favorite Soft Drink.  Only one of the root ...   Tue May 17th, 2011 09:56 pm

Civil War Books > What are some good nonfictions books on the civil war? (3 replies - 2631 views)

John Billings' Hardtack & Coffee or The Unwritten Story of Army Life is good as Billings was a vet, he served with the 10th Mass. Battery for ...   Tue May 17th, 2011 09:12 pm

Civil War Books > Best book on Pickett's Charge? (9 replies - 4852 views)

Captain Crow wrote: Pickett's Charge: A Microhistory of the Final Attack at Gettysburg, July 3, 1863. By George R. Stewart.....an oldy but a goody. Aren't oldies ...   Sun May 15th, 2011 09:12 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Drinks (20 replies - 12117 views)

Oh I've got a couple books with recipes for making root beer. And of course the simplese way is simple syrup, carbonated wate, and root ...   Fri May 13th, 2011 04:17 am

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Drinks (20 replies - 12117 views)

Don't know if anyone is interested or not, but Stephen Cresswell lists some historical drinks in his book Homemade Root Beer, Soda, and Pop. There ...   Thu May 12th, 2011 10:13 pm

General Civil War Talk > Manhunt Similarities (1 reply - 1403 views)

I think you can drop DNA as they didn't use DNA evidence back then. It wasn't until 1869 that Friedrich Miescher discovered DNA, and he called ...   Tue May 10th, 2011 03:19 am

General Civil War Talk > Sickles as a movie (15 replies - 4866 views)

All the juicy details? What, are we talking a possible movie or sitting around a table trading gossip? A mini-series would work if it were a good ...   Tue May 10th, 2011 02:08 am

General Civil War Talk > Sickles as a movie (15 replies - 4866 views)

That's possible. From what I read Teresa's grandfather supposedly befriended Sickles when he was a teen and helped him get into the New York University. He ...   Mon May 9th, 2011 10:02 pm

General Civil War Talk > Sickles as a movie (15 replies - 4866 views)

They'd age Teresa Sickles to eighteen or her early twenties when they got married for the movie. The way things are today seems no way Hollywood would ...   Sat May 7th, 2011 09:11 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Politician Officers (5 replies - 3142 views)

Ok, after some of the comments in some of the threads here I'm a little currious about something. How many officers were politicians before and ...   Fri May 6th, 2011 06:40 am

Daniel Sickles > Union General Sickles (25 replies - 22321 views)

Maybe this is worng, but according to this site (http://grapevine.com.au/~kwebb/ung_s.html) Sickles Brigadier General's star was September 1861 whith his Major General's Star coming in November 1862. ...   Wed May 4th, 2011 10:29 pm

Other Civil War Talk > This Day in the Civil War - Union Bias (24 replies - 10503 views)

It seems I always hear folks saying now that it's only the South that doesn't believe that, javal. But I'm not terribly certain myself. Course ...   Wed May 4th, 2011 10:22 pm

Other Civil War Talk > This Day in the Civil War - Union Bias (24 replies - 10503 views)

I typically don't post in this thread because I really have nothing to add to it. But for some reason today when I saw it ...   Wed May 4th, 2011 01:55 am

Announcements and Notices > Storm Problems (6 replies - 4135 views)

Don't really have to tell me about devistation. Then again I was like eight at the time so maybe you do. But with all the storms ...   Fri Apr 29th, 2011 08:22 pm

Announcements and Notices > Storm Problems (6 replies - 4135 views)

How close have the storms come to you, javal? ...   Fri Apr 29th, 2011 04:10 am

U.S. Grant > U S Grant (17 replies - 10226 views)

This article might be of interest. http://www.historynet.com/who-kept-u-s-grant-sober.htm Now I have seen someone argue that though Grant was is known for being an alcoholic today he may ...   Mon Apr 25th, 2011 08:37 pm

John Bell Hood > John Bell Hood: Psychotically Aggressive? (23 replies - 20522 views)

I gotta disagree a little, Mark. I don't think it's entirely a sign of laziness on the part of the historian, I think it's a ...   Mon Apr 25th, 2011 08:12 pm

General Civil War Talk > Duties of an Orderly (12 replies - 6941 views)

Don't know about Old but it helps me as it tells me not to bother. Can't imagine any of the others I've got would even ...   Sat Apr 23rd, 2011 04:23 pm

General Civil War Talk > Duties of an Orderly (12 replies - 6941 views)

I could do like mark and dig out the 1865 customs of service and see if it says anything. But I think Mark covered it ...   Sat Apr 23rd, 2011 07:06 am

General Civil War Talk > Duties of an Orderly (12 replies - 6941 views)

If ordely fits as servant then three for a Federal BG, can't say for a Confederate BG.. Bob Zeller's The Civil War Collection is a ...   Fri Apr 22nd, 2011 10:59 pm

Other People of the Civil War > THE MYTHICAL ROOTS OF U.S. DRUG POLICY: (3 replies - 3692 views)

Myth, really? They seemed to have known at that time people could become addicted to drinking, but did they know what else they could become ...   Fri Apr 22nd, 2011 03:53 am

Weapons of the Civil War > Union rifles (17 replies - 13366 views)

Ok, just got something interesting here for you. It's from The History of the Forty-Second Indiana by Captain S.F. Horrall (http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~indiana42nd/Horrall.PDF). Now I did a simple ...   Sun Apr 10th, 2011 03:53 am


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