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Other Civil War Talk > The Homestead Act of 1862... (3 replies - 1074 views)

But did they specify a size for the dwelling? That's what got me in the link TD posted was that the article specified dimensions but ...   Thu May 22nd, 2014 12:22 am

Other History > early baseball (22 replies - 5256 views)

I don't know what that's like and I played Little League for two years. Never once rode my bike to practice or to a game. ...   Wed May 21st, 2014 05:51 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Photos from 2008 (2 replies - 442 views)

Well, so much for hoping it was just the preview that wasn't working with these pictures. ...   Mon May 19th, 2014 12:40 am

Other People of the Civil War > The Art of War (5 replies - 333 views)

Ok, this part from chapter 2, which Cleary calls Doing Battle caught my attention. When you do battle, even if you are winning, if you ...   Sun May 18th, 2014 06:56 am

Other People of the Civil War > The Art of War (5 replies - 333 views)

Ok, I got to thinking about that first talking point, The Way, and I remembered the Haunting's thread I started back in 2010, in particular ...   Fri May 16th, 2014 06:30 am

Other People of the Civil War > The Art of War (5 replies - 333 views)

I could swear I was taught that some of the generals such as Lee and McClellan had read the book even though it wouldn't officially ...   Fri May 16th, 2014 02:08 am

General Civil War Talk > Most Mistreated/Unfairly Treated General (25 replies - 6559 views)

Charles P. Stone, by Congress and Stanton. Scapegoated by Congress for Ball's Bluff, accused of secretly being a Confederate agent. He spent six months in ...   Thu May 15th, 2014 06:04 am

Other People of the Civil War > The Art of War (5 replies - 333 views)

Ok, don't remember what I was watching that caused me to think of Sun Tzu's treatise but I did start thinking of it. I do ...   Thu May 15th, 2014 03:07 am

Other Civil War Talk > Photos from 2008 (2 replies - 442 views)

Ok, back in the sprig of 2008 I ended up traveling with my folks to visit my baby sister in Virginia Beach. She's active duty ...   Mon May 12th, 2014 02:11 am

U.S. Grant > What made Grant great.. (8 replies - 1208 views)

RebelRouser wrote: When he was stymied, he would try something else. He was aggressive, and he was persistent. Exactly. I've said he was a bulldog. Wondering ...   Sat May 10th, 2014 03:08 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Tears of the Sun (10 replies - 1259 views)

What apologies? This is The Lounge. And break it down even further, it's Idle Chit-Chat. I mean look at the categories in The Lounge. Food, ...   Thu May 8th, 2014 11:45 pm

U.S. Grant > What made Grant great.. (8 replies - 1208 views)

You think you might have offended folks, RebelRouser. I just took a look at my post and at that first sentence and realized what I ...   Thu May 8th, 2014 11:07 pm

U.S. Grant > What made Grant great.. (8 replies - 1208 views)

Nothing actually made Grant great beyond being the general to receive Lee's surrender. I've said it on here a number of time, Grant was more ...   Wed May 7th, 2014 01:04 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Tears of the Sun (10 replies - 1259 views)

And perhaps the search is not in the mountains, perhaps it's in the ocean. Although last night I just saw a show on Montezuma's treasure ...   Mon May 5th, 2014 07:12 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Tears of the Sun (10 replies - 1259 views)

Are they hills or are they mountains. Superstition Mountains. Cause if so, I recently heard a tale of a mine of gold there in. Follow ...   Fri May 2nd, 2014 05:02 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Tears of the Sun (10 replies - 1259 views)

Nay, not treasure kind sir. Fortunato himself, so says the legend. Ah, but it is an interesting legend. You may have seen the <I>Hauntings</I> thread I ...   Fri May 2nd, 2014 12:24 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Tears of the Sun (10 replies - 1259 views)

Amontillado? Are we then Fortunato? Interestingly, the most famous mention of amontillado ties in to Fort Independence on Castle Island in Boston Harbor. ...   Wed Apr 30th, 2014 08:37 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > There's something fishy here (2 replies - 1165 views)

Ok, so I just tried this recipe again tonight, largely following what I did last time with a few changes. First off I used canned ...   Tue Apr 22nd, 2014 01:52 am

Announcements and Notices > Purge Coming (26 replies - 7052 views)

Well, I've been posting since the fifth of this month just looking at the Soda, 1860s style thread without having to look back over the ...   Wed Apr 16th, 2014 01:29 am

Introductions > Hi, a Yankee from SC (10 replies - 1594 views)

What's a colt?:P Actually, I'm no spring chicken myself. Not as old as some of the members on here, but I'm no teen or twenty-something either. ...   Tue Apr 15th, 2014 12:42 am

Other Eastern Theater > honey hill (10 replies - 4114 views)

For just results I think I found one that may trump Honey Hill. Mount Zion Church, July 6, 1864. Wikipedia lists Federal casualties at 106 ...   Sun Apr 13th, 2014 05:35 am

Introductions > Hi, a Yankee from SC (10 replies - 1594 views)

Why getting so literary, Wondering? I'm counting Hawthorne, Stevenson, and Crane in your response. Ironic that two of them were alive to witness the war ...   Sun Apr 13th, 2014 01:15 am

Other Eastern Theater > honey hill (10 replies - 4114 views)

What were the numbers engaged? It seems like classifying Honey Hill as the most lopsided battle merely because of the results. The results of the ...   Fri Apr 11th, 2014 06:33 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Soda, 1860s style (1 reply - 911 views)

Well I'm back with a couple of fresh experiments on this recipe. First up, my considerations of orange juice from the initial post. Because things ...   Mon Apr 7th, 2014 06:20 am

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Soda, 1860s style (1 reply - 911 views)

Ok, this recipe I previously posted in the Drinks thread. This is the Carbonated Syrup Water recipe from Civil War Recipes: Receipts from the Pages ...   Sat Apr 5th, 2014 09:06 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Drinks (20 replies - 11634 views)

You know, looking back over this thread and especially the coffee discussion I'm having to wonder how folks so used to today's fast food coffee ...   Wed Apr 2nd, 2014 04:46 am

Other People of the Civil War > James Longstreet (12 replies - 2144 views)

Just to get the ball rolling for you I did a search for Longstreet in the forums. Here's some of what I came up with: http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/forums/view_topic.php?id=1673&forum_id=1&highlight=Longstreet martymtg ...   Sun Mar 9th, 2014 03:16 am

Food,Cooking and Gardening > I'll get you drunk without giving you a drop to drink (9 replies - 2845 views)

In my mom's case it's two out of three. One of us never really paid attention and their cooking isn't exactly what you'd look forward ...   Wed Feb 26th, 2014 04:09 am

Food,Cooking and Gardening > I'll get you drunk without giving you a drop to drink (9 replies - 2845 views)

Had one of the girls in my class in high school who admitted she couldn't boil water in a microwave, she somehow burned it. Though ...   Sat Feb 22nd, 2014 07:02 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > I'll get you drunk without giving you a drop to drink (9 replies - 2845 views)

Don't think I'd call them inspirational. These are just my attempts at these historical recipes and my opinions of these attempts turned out. That's why ...   Sat Feb 22nd, 2014 12:22 am

Food,Cooking and Gardening > There's something fishy here (2 replies - 1165 views)

Well tried another recipe out of Civil War Recipes edited by Lily May Spaulding and John Spaulding. This time the fish fritters recipe. From pages ...   Sun Feb 16th, 2014 12:48 am

Other Eastern Theater > General John F. Reynolds (2 replies - 760 views)

Ok, only partially went through my books last night, primarily through the four (I'll be honest, folks, I checked the indices of the four I ...   Tue Feb 11th, 2014 10:03 pm

Thomas Stonewall Jackson > Stonewall Jackson's Arm (5 replies - 4029 views)

Find-a-Grave has two listings for Jackson, one for him and one for his arm Jackson's Arm http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=2739 Jackson http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=536 http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2001/222/jacksonstonewall.jpg 2001 Find-a-Grave photo of Jackson's burial plot http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2005/109/536_111403907175.jpg 2005 ...   Sun Feb 9th, 2014 08:49 pm

Other Eastern Theater > General John F. Reynolds (2 replies - 760 views)

Didn't he also turn down command of the Army of the Potomac which then went to Meade? Would have to check things but I'm fairly certain ...   Sun Feb 9th, 2014 08:24 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Greek Fire (23 replies - 8811 views)

Ok, I had to do a lot of backtracking on this one to learn the who and when. So this is from a War Department, ...   Wed Feb 5th, 2014 05:13 am

Weapons of the Civil War > Greek Fire (23 replies - 8811 views)

Yup, still interested in this subject. I found the following just tonight: Greek Fire was an effective and very threatening method of attack that can demolish ...   Sun Feb 2nd, 2014 05:09 am

General Civil War Talk > CW era letter (5 replies - 1399 views)

Not a problem. And thanks for the Haw River comment, we moved around a bit when I was a kid an spent a few years ...   Fri Jan 31st, 2014 05:18 am

General Civil War Talk > CW era letter (5 replies - 1399 views)

I don't know if this will be any help to you or not. http://www.civilwarindex.com/armync/6th_nc_infantry.html ...   Wed Jan 29th, 2014 08:25 pm

Battles and Campaigns > One and Only Chance (12 replies - 2367 views)

Well the idea of Early moving quicker is a scenario, but the battle obviously isn't. But it is something to really look at when you're talking ...   Wed Jan 29th, 2014 01:06 am

General Civil War Talk > CW era letter (5 replies - 1399 views)

Right w the only Liberty Mills I can find is in Indiana. The question is what side was he fighting on. Although North Carolina was ...   Thu Jan 23rd, 2014 09:37 pm


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