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Food,Cooking and Gardening > Drinks (20 replies - 13127 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 - 13127 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 - 13127 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 - 2792 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 - 5118 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 - 13127 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 - 13127 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 - 1468 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 - 5280 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 - 5280 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 - 5280 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 - 3450 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 - 23421 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 - 11455 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 - 11455 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 - 4434 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 - 4434 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 - 11042 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 - 22675 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 - 7508 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 - 7508 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 - 7508 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 - 3912 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 - 14249 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

Weapons of the Civil War > Union rifles (17 replies - 14249 views)

Sorry, don't know. I know of several websites that might lead to websites with that kinda of info, but I got that out of a ...   Sun Apr 10th, 2011 12:20 am

Other Civil War Talk > Civil War Baseball (0 replies - 1603 views)

A few years ago while looking through Shotgun's Home of the American Civil War (http://www.civilwarhome.com/) I came across something I thought was a bit cute ...   Sat Apr 9th, 2011 08:06 am

Announcements and Notices > Writers Contest Coming! (6 replies - 4530 views)

Ok. I had to ask though cause I thought after the Brandy's Station and South Mountain examples that you meant lesser battles in campaigns that ...   Thu Apr 7th, 2011 12:02 am

Announcements and Notices > Writers Contest Coming! (6 replies - 4530 views)

Quite a bit. Was thinking of campaigns that'd be a little less likely to be heard of if your just studying those battles. ...   Wed Apr 6th, 2011 10:40 pm

Announcements and Notices > Writers Contest Coming! (6 replies - 4530 views)

Do they have to be related to the ones listed in the details or could it come from any campaign? ...   Wed Apr 6th, 2011 09:57 pm

George McClellan > McClellan Revisited (11 replies - 7846 views)

My thoughts remain the same, Mark. Grant was willing to fight a war of attrition. I know attrition is supposed to be loss of men ...   Wed Apr 6th, 2011 05:54 am

Weapons of the Civil War > Union rifles (17 replies - 14249 views)

According to the Library of Congress Civil War Desk Reference the most commonly used muskets and rifles in the Federal Army were:   American Made U.S. Rifle, Model ...   Tue Apr 5th, 2011 05:26 am

Robert E. Lee > Lee forced to surrender at Antietam? (24 replies - 21200 views)

                                                GEO. B. MCCLELLAN." "FREDERICK CITY, MD., September 13, 1862, 11 P.M. ("Received 1 P.M., September 14.) "MAJOR-GENERAL H. W. HALLECK, "General-in-Chief:        An order from ...   Mon Apr 4th, 2011 10:50 pm

George McClellan > McClellan Revisited (11 replies - 7846 views)

BHR62 wrote: Until Grant every time the Yanks got whipped they ran back to Washington with their tail between their legs. While they regrouped there....Lee ...   Mon Apr 4th, 2011 08:46 pm

George McClellan > McClellan - Without Question (44 replies - 33179 views)

Right now the only one I can get is this from June of 1862:   McClellan will make this a battle of posts. He will take position ...   Mon Apr 4th, 2011 08:22 pm

George McClellan > McClellan - Without Question (44 replies - 33179 views)

I wonder if the Lee quote came from a McCleallan quote. Randall Bedwell's War Is All Hell: A Collection of Civil War Quotations provides the ...   Mon Apr 4th, 2011 06:56 am

Announcements and Notices > Changes to board - now open (3 replies - 2978 views)

Beat me on my edit, Javal :) ...   Sun Apr 3rd, 2011 10:33 pm

Announcements and Notices > Changes to board - now open (3 replies - 2978 views)

Javal, where exactly in the Re-enactors catergory is the letters and journals topic to be found? I've loked through a few of the topics and haven't ...   Sun Apr 3rd, 2011 10:19 pm

Civil War Books > Upcoming books on the Civil War (4 replies - 3782 views)

The old saying don't judge a book by it's cover. Though to be honest I'm more likely to judge by the synopsis on the back ...   Wed Mar 16th, 2011 01:12 am

Help Looking for an individual > need help on blood of line of Robert E. Lee (3 replies - 4526 views)

TD's link is better than what I was going to scan. Was going to scan the Custis-Lee Geneology out of The Robert E. Lee Family ...   Tue Mar 15th, 2011 02:01 am

Civil War Preservation > Gettysburg Remembrance Day (18 replies - 15069 views)

Thanks J Harold. That clears a lot up so now I can understand it a little better even if I've not attended. Sometimes just need ...   Wed Mar 2nd, 2011 11:32 pm


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