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Other People of the Civil War > David Glasgow Farragut ..... (2 replies - 821 views)

TD, when did he change his first name to David? Twice you say James Glasgow Farragut an I wasn't aware he changed his name. But ...   Wed Aug 7th, 2013 12:01 am

Weapons of the Civil War > Greek Fire (22 replies - 8283 views)

Ok, here's a website supporting what Johnson said about hotels catching. But it states that Tammany Hall and some lumber yards were torched. But then ...   Mon Aug 5th, 2013 04:27 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Greek Fire (22 replies - 8283 views)

Ok, ended up finding Greek Fire in a source I wasn't considering before. Pulled out Clint Johnson's Civil War Blunders last night because I wanted ...   Mon Aug 5th, 2013 06:03 am

Weapons of the Civil War > Greek Fire (22 replies - 8283 views)

But there was a reason I didn't consider him. The report appears to be a part of a Confederate investigation into the Confederate Navy Department. ...   Tue Jul 30th, 2013 10:19 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Greek Fire (22 replies - 8283 views)

Interesting. Before I found Senator Semmes I was thinking the other possibility to Semmes was his cousin General Paul Jones Semmes. Turns out I went ...   Mon Jul 29th, 2013 07:09 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Greek Fire (22 replies - 8283 views)

Yup, it's me again. Had been hoping when I started this that I wouldn't be the only one posting in it. At lest now I ...   Mon Jul 29th, 2013 05:50 am

Weapons of the Civil War > Greek Fire (22 replies - 8283 views)

Ok, I have found the Mr. Short mentioned in the 5th post. It's a Levi Short. In Official records of the Union and Confederate ...   Sun Jul 28th, 2013 01:30 am

Weapons of the Civil War > Greek Fire (22 replies - 8283 views)

Ok, continuing from the same volume, this time page 219. This is a part the reports of the Federal artillery chief Brigadier General John Turner ...   Sat Jul 27th, 2013 08:56 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Greek Fire (22 replies - 8283 views)

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Series 1 - Volume 28 (Part I), pages ...   Sat Jul 27th, 2013 06:43 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Greek Fire (22 replies - 8283 views)

Continuing with the use of Greek fire. From Series I - Volume 11 of Official records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the ...   Sat Jul 27th, 2013 01:00 am

Weapons of the Civil War > Greek Fire (22 replies - 8283 views)

Ok, looking further in Series I Volume 3 of Official records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion I found ...   Fri Jul 26th, 2013 08:33 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Greek Fire (22 replies - 8283 views)

Ok, the full letter of the link I posted last night reads (as it appears on pages 495 to 496: Letter from the Acting Secretary of ...   Fri Jul 26th, 2013 04:57 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Greek Fire (22 replies - 8283 views)

Ok, anyone who saw the Copper TV thread will have seen that I posted a little on the use of Greek fire during the ...   Fri Jul 26th, 2013 04:38 am

Weapons of the Civil War > Can someone help me please (7 replies - 1889 views)

Well there are certainly some on here better than I who could probably give you the kind of ID you want. You already know what ...   Fri Jul 19th, 2013 05:46 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Can someone help me please (7 replies - 1889 views)

There seems a bit of a problem to me with he knife. It's too perfect for a knife from the war pulled out of a ...   Thu Jul 18th, 2013 08:35 pm

General Civil War Talk > How to teach kids about civil war generals? (2 replies - 1237 views)

http://astore.amazon.com/civilwarinteractive-20/detail/B0085AZ2MI ...   Fri Jul 12th, 2013 08:49 pm

General Civil War Talk > How to teach kids about civil war generals? (2 replies - 1237 views)

Well there is always the basic flash card method for starters. You'd pick some basic facts about generals and put a fact on one side ...   Fri Jul 12th, 2013 04:40 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > A Small Ship.... (5 replies - 1604 views)

Ok, I still want to find the book that I got the info on the chain from, but the DANFS entry on the Kearsarge and ...   Sun Jul 7th, 2013 11:47 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > A Small Ship.... (5 replies - 1604 views)

That might have knocked out Kearsarge's ability to maneuver. Which could have allowed Alabama the chance to escape. But I remember reading somewhere that the ...   Sun Jul 7th, 2013 03:35 am

Introductions > New Member (8 replies - 2872 views)

I think the one that was struck by lightning was the most interesting. ...   Thu Jul 4th, 2013 07:14 pm

Introductions > New Member (8 replies - 2872 views)

Easthampton, huh? Ever gotten done to the Springfield Armory? Right about now it's the only museum I can think of that's in any way Civil ...   Thu Jul 4th, 2013 05:34 am

General Civil War Talk > Wife's descendant (4 replies - 1496 views)

You might want to add that after the unit was mustered into service it was assigned to guard duty at and around Washington DC. http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unnyinf8.htm#20 Another ...   Wed Jul 3rd, 2013 04:20 pm

General Civil War Talk > Wife's descendant (4 replies - 1496 views)

Wouldn't that be ancestor and not descendant? ...   Wed Jul 3rd, 2013 01:37 am

Other History > Lee's Legion.... (5 replies - 3821 views)

It's not just Virginians who made up the Legion, though they were the bulk of it. According to page 47 of the above PDF Most of ...   Wed Jun 26th, 2013 07:06 pm

Other History > Lee's Legion.... (5 replies - 3821 views)

My mistake, I misread his rank and posted as a higher naval rank. On Forsyth I've been skimming through a PDF on Lee's Legion (Lee's Legion ...   Wed Jun 26th, 2013 04:51 am

Other History > Lee's Legion.... (5 replies - 3821 views)

TD, might also want to mention he worked with a future US Marshal for the State of Georgia. Robert Forsyth was a Captain in Lee's ...   Wed Jun 26th, 2013 01:41 am

Weapons of the Civil War > Gatling Gun Description (5 replies - 3746 views)

Or perhaps All the Glory: A guide to seeking Fame and Glory. ...   Wed Jun 26th, 2013 01:15 am

Civil War News/ Press Releases > Civil War Medicine in the news (0 replies - 547 views)

Yahoo is running an AP story right now that some may be interested in. Gettysburg offers lessons on battlefield medicinehttp://news.yahoo.com/gettysburg-offers-lessons-battlefield-medicine-160157849.html ...   Sat Jun 22nd, 2013 09:59 pm

Robert E. Lee > Arlington ... (8 replies - 2845 views)

I'm gonna be honest here, TD, and say I haven't yet clicked a link. But do I remember correctly that the settlement was after Mrs. ...   Mon Jun 17th, 2013 09:49 pm

Announcements and Notices > CWi To Re-open! (11 replies - 4521 views)

Fine with me. Like I said, I'd rather be able to type myself. But boring adds? Personally I'd classify them as more unbelievable. The part ...   Thu Jun 13th, 2013 11:28 pm

Announcements and Notices > CWi To Re-open! (11 replies - 4521 views)

Maybe time to try Dragon. Though I'd rather be able to type myself and don't use that program anyway so I can't say I blame ...   Thu Jun 13th, 2013 10:35 pm

Introductions > New Member in Northern VA (1 reply - 932 views)

Welcome to the forums. My first suggestion would be to try checking out the Reenacting and Living History section of the Forums, hopefully there may be ...   Sat Jun 8th, 2013 05:22 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Ben Butler (14 replies - 4372 views)

Ok, with the recent talk on Butler, particularly on his performance as a field commander vs as an administrator, I hit one of my favorite sites ...   Thu Jun 6th, 2013 03:45 am

Other People of the Civil War > Ben Butler (14 replies - 4372 views)

And that's my point, TD. Both cases Butler could claim a victory. BUT if you look at it in both cases it looks like there ...   Tue Jun 4th, 2013 01:24 am

Other People of the Civil War > Ben Butler (14 replies - 4372 views)

Of the border states Maryland was the one that was, I'd say, almost always assured of being put under martial law simply because of DC. ...   Mon Jun 3rd, 2013 07:10 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Ben Butler (14 replies - 4372 views)

But that's the thing. The places where one may want to give him credit are places where he's in an administrative position, not a field ...   Mon Jun 3rd, 2013 03:32 am

Other People of the Civil War > Ben Butler (14 replies - 4372 views)

Actually, TD, he apparently did that twice. According to the entry in The Encyclopedia of the American Civil War after his defeat at Beauregard's hands ...   Mon Jun 3rd, 2013 01:29 am

Other People of the Civil War > Ben Butler (14 replies - 4372 views)

I didn't know Matthew Calbraith Buttle was a politician. Hmmm, well looking on Kerry Webb's US Civil War Generals (http://grapevine.com.au/~kwebb/Generals.html) it says that his ...   Sun Jun 2nd, 2013 08:30 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Clement Vallandigham... (3 replies - 1345 views)

Unfortunately to a certain extent I agree with Burnside's activities towards the press, but not because he was trying to suppress voices of dissent. I'm ...   Sat Jun 1st, 2013 10:26 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Clement Vallandigham... (3 replies - 1345 views)

That's interesting. I had thought that A Man Without a Country was written after the war and was based on a Confederate officer/citizen who refused ...   Tue May 28th, 2013 02:48 am


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