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Battles and Campaigns > Significance of Forts Henry and Donelson (11 replies - 8398 views)

Pam, I agree with Ole.  Donelson and Henry started the dominoes falling.  Happened to be Grant as commander, but I don't think it would have mattered ...   Wed Dec 3rd, 2008 01:05 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Oh boy, oh boy...... (29 replies - 6928 views)

Joe, I reluctantly bought one for my wife last Christmas and she's still raving about it.  Ole's right on the accessories.  Not an area I'm terribly ...   Mon Nov 17th, 2008 09:23 pm

General Civil War Talk > Gene Pool Too Small? (8 replies - 3425 views)

I do admire Grierson, but I'm not sure that he makes into the first string. Not that he didn't do a great job with ...   Sat Nov 8th, 2008 12:23 pm

General Civil War Talk > Gene Pool Too Small? (8 replies - 3425 views)

I wanted to get a few more opinions before I throw this one on the blog, and there are more western theater folks here than ...   Fri Nov 7th, 2008 09:12 pm

General Civil War Talk > Differences between Union and Confederate Cavalry (34 replies - 11792 views)

Pam, Johan's correct, the dismounted skirmish line had been around in cavalry doctrine since at least 1855. Late in the war it was much more ...   Tue Oct 28th, 2008 07:50 pm

General Civil War Talk > Differences between Union and Confederate Cavalry (34 replies - 11792 views)

Johan, They didn't rescue the cavalry, who could have simply mounted up at any time and left.  They rescued key terrain that the cavalry had secured ...   Tue Oct 28th, 2008 07:45 pm

General Civil War Talk > Differences between Union and Confederate Cavalry (34 replies - 11792 views)

Johan, Thanks. I haven't been able to visit much, work's kept me really busy. ...   Mon Oct 27th, 2008 09:42 pm

General Civil War Talk > Antietam Battlefield photos (3 replies - 1711 views)

And no, I have no idea what fnatstic means! 8^) ...   Mon Oct 27th, 2008 09:39 pm

General Civil War Talk > Antietam Battlefield photos (3 replies - 1711 views)

Mike, It would be very interesting, but you'll probably have to focus it a bit on a particular unit or formation. A regiment might be ...   Mon Oct 27th, 2008 09:39 pm

General Civil War Talk > Differences between Union and Confederate Cavalry (34 replies - 11792 views)

Pam, Since Eric (both more productive and much more knowledgeable than yours truly) hasn't re-visited, I'll chime in with my two cents.  And maybe even answer ...   Mon Oct 27th, 2008 09:30 pm

General Civil War Talk > best histories (17 replies - 3631 views)

Ed, True, I should have mentioned that, but didn't want to start another long discussion on bias! LOL The one I should have listed was the ...   Thu Oct 23rd, 2008 08:06 pm

General Civil War Talk > best histories (17 replies - 3631 views)

Catton is great, but I think I'd start with McPherson. It's a good single volume coverage of the entire war, where Catton's pretty Army ...   Thu Oct 23rd, 2008 07:03 pm

General Civil War Talk > Differences between Union and Confederate Cavalry (34 replies - 11792 views)

Mike, I will of course defer to the master when Eric posts, but in the meantime your weaponry comment was a little off. Union cavalry ...   Thu Oct 23rd, 2008 06:57 pm

Introductions > Hello to everyone! (19 replies - 5857 views)

Chuck, Welcome aboard, glad to have you. ...   Thu Apr 24th, 2008 10:06 pm

Introductions > Introduction (7 replies - 2510 views)

David, Welcome to the board and GoCards!!! ...   Thu Apr 24th, 2008 10:04 pm

General Civil War Talk > A rarely mentioned officer... (17 replies - 5417 views)

Joe, I'd definitely recommend Profiles in Courage. Also, I'd check the USMA site for more info about him, both in Cullum's files and the site ...   Thu Apr 17th, 2008 07:36 pm

Introductions > Yet another new member (21 replies - 6820 views)

Welcome aboard, Tim! ...   Thu Apr 17th, 2008 07:27 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Son of Qualities of Great Generals (80 replies - 21888 views)

Cleburne, I like "knack for war" a lot better than intangibles. Good one! ...   Thu Apr 10th, 2008 07:41 pm

George Thomas > General George H. Thomas (60 replies - 30992 views)

Nice post, OVVI. Do you recommend Einolf's book? I've had my eye on it. ...   Wed Apr 2nd, 2008 04:15 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Favorite Civil War Subject And Why (42 replies - 20730 views)

Cleburne, I'll be very curious to har what you think of that book on Kilpatrick.  It's tweaked my interest, just not enough to buy it ...   Sat Mar 29th, 2008 08:51 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Son of Qualities of Great Generals (80 replies - 21888 views)

Maybe "intangibles" for "it"? I would submit there are probably several "it"s. McClellan, for example, didn't seem to get "it", though he would ...   Sat Mar 29th, 2008 08:37 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Son of Qualities of Great Generals (80 replies - 21888 views)

Hmm, so much for that error message that my post didn't go through. Looks like I was redundant and I said it twice.... ...   Thu Mar 27th, 2008 10:22 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Son of Qualities of Great Generals (80 replies - 21888 views)

Ole, I was thinking of that as "communicating" instead of politics, but I see what you mean. Bama, No, I wasn't thinking of "suck-up." What I think ...   Thu Mar 27th, 2008 10:19 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Son of Qualities of Great Generals (80 replies - 21888 views)

Hmm. I would have to agree with TD that luck is very important in someone having the opportunity to become a great general. ...   Thu Mar 27th, 2008 05:34 pm

Other Civil War Talk > What Qualities made a Civil War General great (99 replies - 26530 views)

And you've caught me in a busy week where I don't have time to look them up for you, doggone it! 8^P How ...   Thu Mar 27th, 2008 05:18 pm

Other Civil War Talk > What Qualities made a Civil War General great (99 replies - 26530 views)

HankC, I'm not sure that I agree with you on that one. he gave Sheridan all that he wanted in a couple of battles, and ...   Tue Mar 25th, 2008 02:26 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Son of Qualities of Great Generals (80 replies - 21888 views)

Cleburne, I don't know about too short a list, I was thinking 15-20 of 'main topics', with subsets under many. Does physical capacity make the leader more ...   Sun Mar 23rd, 2008 06:37 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Son of Qualities of Great Generals (80 replies - 21888 views)

Okay, I have four additions to our list: ruthlesness (my apologies, Cleburne), unorthodoxy, ability to delegate effectively and embracing technology. I currently have "stubborn ...   Sun Mar 23rd, 2008 03:56 am

Other Civil War Talk > Son of Qualities of Great Generals (80 replies - 21888 views)

You're quite welcome, dear lady. ...   Fri Mar 21st, 2008 12:12 am

Introductions > Introduction - question (17 replies - 5657 views)

I'll concede the rucksacks, but where would they put such things on their persons? I'm not an expert on period uniforms, but don't remember ...   Fri Mar 21st, 2008 12:01 am

Other Civil War Talk > What Qualities made a Civil War General great (99 replies - 26530 views)

That's what happens when you PM someone at lunchtime and mention eating.... ...   Thu Mar 20th, 2008 11:54 pm

Other Civil War Talk > What Qualities made a Civil War General great (99 replies - 26530 views)

At Joanie's request, I've started a new thread to focus on her original question, but let's not abandon this thread. There's too much good ...   Thu Mar 20th, 2008 11:33 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Son of Qualities of Great Generals (80 replies - 21888 views)

At Joanie’s request, I’d like to start a “son of” the qualities of a great general thread and see if we can’t collectively narrow down ...   Thu Mar 20th, 2008 11:21 pm

Other Civil War Talk > What Qualities made a Civil War General great (99 replies - 26530 views)

When one tries to compare different leaders over time, it's important to remember that they would receive the benefits of the new time as well. ...   Wed Mar 19th, 2008 11:59 pm

Other Civil War Talk > What Qualities made a Civil War General great (99 replies - 26530 views)

Albert Sailhorst wrote: Part of what makes a great General are the mistakes made by his adversary. If McClellan's enemies had made more mistakes, Little Mac ...   Wed Mar 19th, 2008 11:49 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Except here and there a stray picket (34 replies - 10269 views)

Susan, Nearly all of them. Most of mine didn't survive my little sister, nor did most of my wife's survive her brother. Fortunately ...   Wed Mar 19th, 2008 11:38 pm

Introductions > Introduction - question (17 replies - 5657 views)

Hopefully this is of some assistance. 'Normal' or 'quick' time, then as now is time and a half. At double-time, they would have been moving ...   Wed Mar 19th, 2008 11:33 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Except here and there a stray picket (34 replies - 10269 views)

Susan, Very few bios, but they did have copies of Mackinley Kantor's "Gettysburg" and "Lee and Grant at Appomattox" from the old clothbound series by Landmark. ...   Sat Mar 15th, 2008 11:14 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Except here and there a stray picket (34 replies - 10269 views)

Susan, I'll keep an eye out next time I'm in there (maybe this weekend, have been trying to track down Dr Seuss books for the kiddo) ...   Fri Mar 14th, 2008 02:14 am

Introductions > Welcome... (7 replies - 3034 views)

Gunner, coax, troops! Well, it would have ended Pickett's charge sooner.... Welcome!! ...   Thu Mar 13th, 2008 09:39 pm


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