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The Battle of Shiloh > Shiloh Letter (23 replies - 19430 views)

One of the more persistent myths surrounding the battle of Shiloh is that Wallace was lost trying to reach the field. Lew Wallace’s Third division ...   Tue Nov 7th, 2006 05:48 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Civil War Newspaper Now Online! (5 replies - 1833 views)

Many thanks Nighthawk. The site has already proven useful. ...   Wed Oct 25th, 2006 01:31 pm

General Civil War Talk > Off the beaten path (17 replies - 6753 views)

Art, The places to visit in Iuka are few and far between. Check out the Blue & Gray Magazine (August 2002) Special Corinth & Iuka Issue. ...   Sat Sep 9th, 2006 04:15 pm

General Civil War Talk > Great Civil War Resource (3 replies - 2487 views)

Thanks Joe! The thesis on the 42nd Alabama is of particular intrest; a whole chapter devoted to Corinth. Tom ...   Wed Sep 6th, 2006 09:13 pm

General Civil War Talk > Slavery Research - Quotables (50 replies - 12602 views)

I thought the "Facts, gentlemen, facts" might be a little coarse. I edited the post so you have to back up to page 2 to see ...   Thu Aug 17th, 2006 09:08 pm

General Civil War Talk > Slavery Research - Quotables (50 replies - 12602 views)

Northerners spoke with strange accents, in a totally different region and culture, and were imposing laws that affected the South's way of life, and the ...   Thu Aug 17th, 2006 08:22 pm

General Civil War Talk > Slavery Research - Quotables (50 replies - 12602 views)

naake, Yes, that is the site where I went for the seccession documents. There are several other sites that have them but I like this site ...   Thu Aug 17th, 2006 07:15 pm

General Civil War Talk > Slavery Research - Quotables (50 replies - 12602 views)

Longstreet, A good point. Whereas, in addition to the well-founded causes of complaint set forth by this convention, in resolutions adopted on the 11th of March, ...   Thu Aug 17th, 2006 05:57 pm

General Civil War Talk > Slavery Research - Quotables (50 replies - 12602 views)

I know it gets deep, but just tossing out slavery as the cause like you are teaching a 7th grade US History class is grossly ...   Thu Aug 17th, 2006 05:28 pm

General Civil War Talk > Civil War Ancestors (11 replies - 6924 views)

Longstreet, Using the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System I found only three Jacob Kings who fought for North Carolina and they served in the 25th, ...   Wed Aug 16th, 2006 04:37 pm

The Battle of Shiloh > Shiloh Letter (23 replies - 19430 views)

Joe, Great letter! I copied the link and sent it off to the other staff members so they could have a look see. There was a ...   Wed Aug 16th, 2006 04:25 pm

General Civil War Talk > Slavery Research - Quotables (50 replies - 12602 views)

The July 4, 2005 issue of Time Magazine had a fantastic graphic concerning slavery in 1860. I cut it out and use it frequently at ...   Tue Aug 15th, 2006 09:16 pm

U.S. Grant > Grant versus Lee (51 replies - 24466 views)

Longstreet, I think I am going to bow out of this "discussion". What at first seemed to be a promising debate has gone nowhere. I come into ...   Sat Aug 12th, 2006 02:07 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Rocketry in the 19th Century (3 replies - 3960 views)

Two types of rockets used during the war, Congrave and Hale, are mentioned in the article at this site. It also includes a photograph of ...   Fri Aug 11th, 2006 04:00 pm

U.S. Grant > Grant versus Lee (51 replies - 24466 views)

Casey (Longstreet), As for Mr. White's statements, I didn't think Fort Donelson, though important, was not a HUGE battle of the Civil War   I think it's time ...   Fri Aug 11th, 2006 02:22 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Rocketry in the 19th Century (3 replies - 3960 views)

Tim, I need to do a little research on this one. Off the top of my head I can only recall a singal mention of signal ...   Fri Aug 11th, 2006 01:43 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Happy Birthday (8 replies - 3464 views)

Happy Birthday Joe! Must be a damn big cake to hold all those candles ;) Tom ...   Thu Aug 10th, 2006 08:49 pm

U.S. Grant > Grant versus Lee (51 replies - 24466 views)

And Grant would've been destroyed at Shiloh if Buell had not arrived at the last minute.  Grant did not win Shiloh, Buell did   Longstreet, Is this statement ...   Thu Aug 10th, 2006 08:36 pm

U.S. Grant > Grant versus Lee (51 replies - 24466 views)

CountyGrey, I am very confused with your post and not sure how to reply.  he didn't put too much of a tactical view on everything... ..example, ...   Wed Aug 9th, 2006 02:30 pm

U.S. Grant > Grant versus Lee (51 replies - 24466 views)

As the tactics of both men are still studied at West Point, Sandhurst and Saint-Cyr I could hardly see how either one could be considered ...   Fri Aug 4th, 2006 05:14 pm

General Civil War Talk > Obligatory PPT (6 replies - 2618 views)

I joined up in 78 and was on the "Snortin' Norton" from 79 to 83. She was an old converted sea plane tender from WWII. Gawd, ...   Tue Aug 1st, 2006 02:14 pm

General Civil War Talk > Obligatory PPT (6 replies - 2618 views)

I was on the USS Norton Sound AVM-1. The ship that tested the radar & launchers before they went to the fleet. BTW the Spruance ...   Tue Aug 1st, 2006 01:48 pm

General Civil War Talk > Obligatory PPT (6 replies - 2618 views)

Navy AEGIS, wow that takes me back! I was on the test ship for that program long before it hit the fleet. I think I ...   Sat Jul 29th, 2006 01:22 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Bore-ing Question (9 replies - 5211 views)

Tim, You found another one of a kind gun at Petersburg. Although you did not see any identifying stamps apparently someone did awhile back before it ...   Mon Jul 24th, 2006 03:48 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Bore-ing Question (9 replies - 5211 views)

Tim, Do you have another photo of the unmarked cannon, a profile shot? The cannon on the right is intresting. The records show it should be at ...   Sat Jul 22nd, 2006 05:34 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Battlefield Curiosity (2 replies - 3140 views)

What you have there is a "false Napoleon". These are found mostly at Gettysburg and were 6-pounder guns and rifles that were modified by the ...   Sat Jul 22nd, 2006 05:12 pm

General Civil War Talk > Accusations of Guilt (27 replies - 11102 views)

This account occurs as the 55th USCT is retreating through Ripley, MS after Brice's Crossroads, "While fighting at this place, large numbers of men and women ...   Wed Jul 12th, 2006 03:43 pm

General Civil War Talk > Southern Pride (93 replies - 25849 views)

John, No offense taken. Enjoying this thread immensly. Best regards, Tom ...   Wed Jul 12th, 2006 02:23 pm

General Civil War Talk > Southern Pride (93 replies - 25849 views)

Hank, The numbers concerning slavery in the southern sates can indeed be confusing when considering the number of families that owned slaves or the number of ...   Tue Jul 11th, 2006 03:10 pm

General Civil War Talk > Southern Pride (93 replies - 25849 views)

John, It was not my intention to “sugarcoat” the results of the release of the Emancipation Proclamation, nor is there any need to. It is ...   Tue Jul 11th, 2006 02:32 pm

General Civil War Talk > Southern Pride (93 replies - 25849 views)

I rarely respond but I just felt compelled to add my two cents.I apologize for the length of my response.    They want you to believe the ...   Fri Jul 7th, 2006 04:10 pm

General Civil War Talk > 'Slave' label gets village re-enactor ousted (8 replies - 3557 views)

Interpretation - Do not try to satisfy your vanity by teaching a great many things. Awaken people's curiosity. It is enough to open minds; do ...   Tue Jun 20th, 2006 03:12 pm

General Civil War Talk > Overrated Units (24 replies - 8338 views)

So I guess the real topic is who are the unsung underrated units? Which regiments and brigades gave their all and never made the headlines? I ...   Thu May 4th, 2006 01:57 pm

General Civil War Talk > The Klan at Antietam (20 replies - 7023 views)

I enjoyed the spirited debate over the last several weeks concenring the thread: "Is the Confederate Flag a symbol of racism?" The answer to this ...   Thu Apr 27th, 2006 09:54 pm

General Civil War Talk > What battlefields will you be visiting this spring & summer? (45 replies - 13176 views)

I can assure you the existence of high grass at Stone’s River is not an indication of neglect of the historic resource. Like many of ...   Sun Mar 26th, 2006 01:51 pm

General Civil War Talk > What battlefields will you be visiting this spring & summer? (45 replies - 13176 views)

Susan, Go to http://www.laalmanac.com/history/hi06b.htm The site has a small paragraph about the union barracks on Catalina Island. Tom ...   Sat Mar 18th, 2006 05:38 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Weapons (46 replies - 24066 views)

Rebalgray, It is my understanding that the powder chamber was to concentrate the force of the smaller charge of powder, thus similar projectiles of the same ...   Fri Mar 17th, 2006 01:49 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Weapons (46 replies - 24066 views)

Rebelgray, Let me quote from Field Artillery Weapons of the Civil War: To bridge the gap between high velocity guns and "vertical firing" mortars, howitzers were ...   Thu Mar 16th, 2006 05:49 pm

General Civil War Talk > What battlefields will you be visiting this spring & summer? (45 replies - 13176 views)

Amost forgot, I'm headed to California in September and plan on hitting Drum Barracks and the union barracks on Catalina Island. Tom ...   Wed Mar 15th, 2006 03:14 pm

General Civil War Talk > What battlefields will you be visiting this spring & summer? (45 replies - 13176 views)

Hello Gang, Aside from daily visits to Corinth and Shiloh I have a week long trip to Vicksburg planned (I'll be doing some bronze preservation work ...   Wed Mar 15th, 2006 03:12 pm


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