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General Civil War Talk > Shameless self-promotion (10 replies - 2609 views)

Congrats Eric, It will be amost welcome addition to my library. Tom ...   Sat Dec 16th, 2006 07:30 pm

General Civil War Talk > Punishment for desertion (9 replies - 5628 views)

Burnside, I have studied the 2nd Massachusetts at great length. During the war the 2nd Cav experienced the highest desertion rate of all regiments raised in ...   Thu Dec 14th, 2006 05:27 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Great Civil War Commanders (22 replies - 14522 views)

One version of where Thomas's nickname came from: "Used by General Grant as a put-down during the Civil War but actually has its origin when Thomas ...   Sat Dec 9th, 2006 05:07 pm

Introductions > Green things and Salivations (9 replies - 3701 views)

Greeting Johan, welcome aboard. Tom (calcav) ...   Sat Dec 2nd, 2006 03:48 pm

Civil War Books > What are you reading these days? (57 replies - 21707 views)

Sunsan, Several members of Berdan's Sharpshoters were here this week. They have been traveling to different CW sites prior to the big Mid-South Civil War Show ...   Sat Dec 2nd, 2006 02:53 pm

Civil War Books > What are you reading these days? (57 replies - 21707 views)

I guess I was right. :D http://www.rawlins-wyoming.com/ ...   Fri Dec 1st, 2006 09:56 pm

Civil War Books > What are you reading these days? (57 replies - 21707 views)

Haven't done my research but my first guess would be Grant's Chief of Staff, General John Rawlins. How'd I do? ...   Fri Dec 1st, 2006 09:43 pm

Civil War Books > What are you reading these days? (57 replies - 21707 views)

I'm really not just making this up. Dodge stayed in the house across the street too (as did Bragg and Hood). Dodge used as his ...   Fri Dec 1st, 2006 09:23 pm

Civil War Books > What are you reading these days? (57 replies - 21707 views)

Ord? Edward O. C. Ord? He stayed in the house across the street. :D ...   Fri Dec 1st, 2006 08:51 pm

Civil War Books > What are you reading these days? (57 replies - 21707 views)

Patty, It gets even better. The house I am in was used by Beauregard up to the Battle of Shiloh, by Breckenridge during the Siege of ...   Fri Dec 1st, 2006 04:05 pm

Civil War Books > What are you reading these days? (57 replies - 21707 views)

I started two books when I moved into the new house in Corinth. Personal Record of the Thirteenth Regiment, Tennessee Infantry, C.S.A. by Brig. Gen. A. ...   Fri Dec 1st, 2006 02:32 pm

Introductions > New to the Board (5 replies - 2676 views)

SJH, Welcome aboard from Corinth, Mississippi. Tom ...   Sat Nov 18th, 2006 01:29 pm

General Civil War Talk > Favorite Civil War Photos (19 replies - 5247 views)

#1 U.S. Grant. The pic was taken at a Washington studio and it is a full figure shot of him with light coming down through ...   Fri Nov 17th, 2006 05:49 pm

General Civil War Talk > Display of Flags (3 replies - 2007 views)

Also watch for the wagon that passes through the training camp. It has crossed sabres and the numeral 2, for the 2nd Massachusetts Cavalry. A ...   Wed Nov 15th, 2006 06:57 pm

General Civil War Talk > Rosters (5 replies - 2134 views)

Doc C, A trip to the archives might be worth your time. Request to see the regimental records of the unit. They will deliver the orignal ...   Wed Nov 15th, 2006 03:45 pm

Civil War Preservation > Relic Hunting: What do you think about it? (38 replies - 22963 views)

Imagine visiting Petrified Forest National Monument in Arizona and being told there is no longer any petrified wood on the park, collectors have carried it ...   Wed Nov 15th, 2006 02:56 pm

General Civil War Talk > The Horse Soldiers (32 replies - 7802 views)

Doc C, Ford had it right. The medal was pinned up until WWII when it became custom to wear the medal around the neck. Check out ...   Wed Nov 15th, 2006 01:31 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > The South (24 replies - 7320 views)

I didn't think it posted the first time so you get treated it to that gem twice. ...   Fri Nov 10th, 2006 09:31 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > The South (24 replies - 7320 views)

To the rest of the world a Yankee is some from the United States. In the United States a Yankee is somenone from the North. In the ...   Fri Nov 10th, 2006 09:30 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > The South (24 replies - 7320 views)

To the rest of the world a Yankee is an American. In the United States a Yankee is someone from the North. In the North a Yankee ...   Fri Nov 10th, 2006 09:25 pm

Civil War Books > Regimental histories (13 replies - 4573 views)

Patty, Thanks for the kind words on the article.  Me, Lowell and the 2nd Mass Cav go way back. Cheyney Doane had a fascinating life indeed. Check ...   Fri Nov 10th, 2006 08:55 pm

Introductions > Howdy from NoVa (22 replies - 6712 views)

Fuller, California, Louisiana, Virginia, New York, Tennessee and Mississippi. Got a kick out of today's paper where New Yahk Congressman Charlie Rangel put his loafer in ...   Fri Nov 10th, 2006 06:54 pm

General Civil War Talk > complet (4 replies - 3372 views)

 Ann, There is an outstanding website on the USCT that I recommend you visit. The site is where I copied the below list of USCT ...   Fri Nov 10th, 2006 06:28 pm

Introductions > Howdy from NoVa (22 replies - 6712 views)

Fuller, Holy Cow! Utah and now California too? We were practically neighbors! I grew up in the San Fernando Valley in the town of Sylmar. All ...   Fri Nov 10th, 2006 06:11 pm

Introductions > Howdy from NoVa (22 replies - 6712 views)

Patty, No horses here. I used to ride alot in high school. Had some friends that had a big spread and I hepled work the ...   Fri Nov 10th, 2006 05:40 pm

Civil War Books > Regimental histories (13 replies - 4573 views)

Bear Flag and Bay State in the Civil War: The Californians of the Second Massachusetts Cavalry. I wrote an article on the Colonel of the unit, Charles ...   Fri Nov 10th, 2006 05:32 pm

Introductions > Howdy from NoVa (22 replies - 6712 views)

Patty, I'm a bit of a wanderer. I grew up in Southern California and right out of high school joined the Navy. I thought I'd do ...   Fri Nov 10th, 2006 01:53 pm

Civil War Books > Regimental histories (13 replies - 4573 views)

Widow, Aurora Hunt's book was and is very special to me. Her chapter on the California Hundred and Battalion was one of the deciding factors in me ...   Fri Nov 10th, 2006 01:34 pm

The Battle of Shiloh > Shiloh Letter (23 replies - 18191 views)

Close. He was at Adamsville with Col. Charles Whittlesay's brigade. Follow the link to a photo of the 78th's monument at Shiloh. http://www.shilohbattlefield.org/closeup.asp?ClosePhoto=TN003M145C.jpg The brigade of four ...   Fri Nov 10th, 2006 02:19 am

General Civil War Talk > complet (4 replies - 3372 views)

Ann, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System lists 182 different units of U.S Colored Troops. Go to http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/regiments.cfm In the State(or Origin) box scroll down to U.S. ...   Thu Nov 9th, 2006 09:45 pm

General Civil War Talk > complet (4 replies - 3372 views)

Ann, I think I may be having a lack of caffine moment here. Can you rephrase the question. Tom ...   Thu Nov 9th, 2006 08:31 pm

The Battle of Shiloh > Shiloh Letter (23 replies - 18191 views)

Ole, Hey, you should work here! Looks like you've got a pretty good grasp of what happened. I agree that controversy is probably a better word ...   Thu Nov 9th, 2006 05:41 pm

The Battle of Shiloh > Shiloh Letter (23 replies - 18191 views)

Fuller, You're cracking me up here! I've been sharing your emails with some of the staff and we are all very curious where you are hearing ...   Thu Nov 9th, 2006 02:08 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Bore-ing Question (9 replies - 5062 views)

We bought a 6 pounder smoothbore at Shiloh over the summer but have yet to put on any interpretive programs. We have lost several staff ...   Wed Nov 8th, 2006 06:05 pm

General Civil War Talk > The Horse Soldiers (32 replies - 7802 views)

There is about a zillion links concerning Parker/Ross/The Searchers/Britt Johnson One more: http://www.truewestmagazine.com/archives/westerns/western-searchers_04_06.htm Susan, I didn't make it out to Los Angeles as planned, all the family came ...   Wed Nov 8th, 2006 04:07 pm

General Civil War Talk > The Horse Soldiers (32 replies - 7802 views)

A link concerning Ross and Cynthia Anne Parker. http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/RR/fro81.html ...   Wed Nov 8th, 2006 03:56 pm

General Civil War Talk > The Horse Soldiers (32 replies - 7802 views)

Not only was The Searchers "loosley" based on the capture of Cynthia Ann Parker, John Wayne's charachter was based on the civil war soldier who recovered ...   Wed Nov 8th, 2006 02:10 pm

Introductions > Howdy from NoVa (22 replies - 6712 views)

Welcome aboard Widow! I used to be a resident of the Old Dominion myself and often find myself missing it. Loved you comment about a bridge ...   Tue Nov 7th, 2006 09:45 pm

General Civil War Talk > Strange events at reenactments? (12 replies - 4375 views)

Fuller, I'd love to tell you a good Shiloh ghost story...but I don't know any. I lived on the park for seven years. My first job ...   Tue Nov 7th, 2006 09:25 pm

The Battle of Shiloh > Shiloh Letter (23 replies - 18191 views)

Fuller, Glad to help out. There are many myths surrounding the battle of Shiloh, Lew Wallace's march and the men bayonetd in their tents are only ...   Tue Nov 7th, 2006 09:11 pm


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