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Civil War News/ Press Releases > Rocky Mountain CWRT Symposium (7 replies - 3135 views)

Tim This looks like an excellent program.  I like the website presentation too. Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend.  I am in Colorado several times ...   Fri Sep 4th, 2009 02:19 pm

General Civil War Talk > Who is Your Favorite Civil War Author? (18 replies - 4649 views)

Bruce Catton and Shelby Foote top my list. For pure writing style and clarity there is none better than Jack Waugh. ...   Fri Jun 12th, 2009 06:52 pm

General Civil War Talk > best of my Chickamauga/Chattanooga pics (24 replies - 5968 views)

Great pictures.  With your permission I would like to put a link to them in the Fort Worth Civil War Round Table website.  Thanks. ...   Sun Jun 7th, 2009 10:13 am

General Civil War Talk > What Caused the Civil War? (60 replies - 14975 views)

Ole I didn't know I had a dog that was trying to hunt. I agree with your points.  I especially like your description of a democracy which ...   Tue Jun 2nd, 2009 02:18 pm

General Civil War Talk > What Caused the Civil War? (60 replies - 14975 views)

It seems to me that slavery was the key issue (although I like the Taco theory). But it really came down to certain states and the ...   Mon Jun 1st, 2009 07:58 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Republican Party or Donner Party? (13 replies - 4217 views)

It would be nice if we could focus on local government and work our way out.  Unfortunately, the complexity of today's world is much greater ...   Fri May 8th, 2009 09:39 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Republican Party or Donner Party? (13 replies - 4217 views)

Bama I wouldn't mind being called a Jeffersonian Democrat either - but the agrarian economy of Jefferson's day is long gone. David Good analysis.  Things will swing ...   Fri May 8th, 2009 07:49 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Republican Party or Donner Party? (13 replies - 4217 views)

And if a 3rd party were possible would it be more moderate directed at the middle and the slightly right of middle or would it ...   Fri May 8th, 2009 06:15 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Republican Party or Donner Party? (13 replies - 4217 views)

Is the Republican Party really like the Donner Party - "powerless, leaderless and rudderless" and at the risk of extinction? http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1896588,00.html ...   Fri May 8th, 2009 05:51 pm

General Civil War Talk > Confederate symbols under fire (16 replies - 4739 views)

Agreed. ...   Fri May 1st, 2009 06:29 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > What's everyone reading these days? (181 replies - 54359 views)

Chris Nothing But Victory about The Army of the Tennessee by Steven Woodworth is a great book.  Woodworth has a very easy-to-read style and is an ...   Fri May 1st, 2009 05:53 pm

General Civil War Talk > Confederate symbols under fire (16 replies - 4739 views)

I agree with Tim.  It is the hate groups flying the CBF that have caused the problem. Simple solution.  Fly the Stars and Bars.  Six Flags ...   Fri May 1st, 2009 01:36 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Civil War Roundtable (6 replies - 2763 views)

Doc Technically David is correct.  However, most CWRT's do not generate enough income to warrant setting up a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation.  The only time ...   Wed Apr 29th, 2009 03:26 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Civil War Roundtable (6 replies - 2763 views)

Doc Great idea! Forming a Civil War Round Table is quite easy.  To my knowledge there is no formal process.  In other words a simple declaration on ...   Tue Apr 28th, 2009 03:06 pm

General Civil War Talk > What Civil War battle or campaign do you think should be made into a movie? (69 replies - 19972 views)

Five Forks. Intrigue - Confederate commanders at a fish bake drinking whiskey and eating fish when the battle begins. Injustice - Sheridan sacks G.K. Warren after his ...   Sat Feb 21st, 2009 10:56 am

Idle Chit-Chat > What's everyone reading these days? (181 replies - 54359 views)

Just finished the John Hunt Morgan biography by Dee Alexander Brown.  Great story.  Dee Brown is a master in the use of the English language. This ...   Tue Feb 3rd, 2009 04:35 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Re Johan Steele (34 replies - 10170 views)

Shane My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family for a speedy and complete recovery. ...   Wed Dec 24th, 2008 01:25 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Year-end Donations to Civilwarinteractive (8 replies - 2474 views)

Tim I am looking forward to the changes as well. Let's hope others step up to the plate and write a check to help.   ...   Mon Dec 22nd, 2008 09:48 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Year-end Donations to Civilwarinteractive (8 replies - 2474 views)

Tim I am looking forward to the changes as well. Let's hope others step up to the plate and write a check to help.   ...   Mon Dec 22nd, 2008 09:48 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Auto company bail-outs (12 replies - 3356 views)

Doc 401K's and pensions covered by the Pension Guarantee Trust are two different things.  Pension's are "insured" much like the FDIC insures bank deposits.  Companies that ...   Sun Dec 21st, 2008 10:20 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Auto company bail-outs (12 replies - 3356 views)

Joe is right about the wage issue.  The figure of $75 to $85 per hour is loaded with retiree costs.  I really don't know the ...   Sat Dec 20th, 2008 04:51 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Year-end Donations to Civilwarinteractive (8 replies - 2474 views)

The folks at Civilwarinteractive do a fantastic job with this website. I enjoy participating in the Forums and learn something almost every day.  This expenses for ...   Tue Dec 16th, 2008 05:25 pm

General Civil War Talk > What Was the Single, Worst Civilian Atrocity in the Civil War? (62 replies - 15775 views)

I would vote for the Gainesville, Texas hanging of 42 men in October of 1862.  This was organized public murder on a mass scale.  ...   Mon Nov 17th, 2008 02:04 pm

Robert E. Lee > "If Practical"-- General Lee and Initiative (23 replies - 15490 views)

I have read the Bowden and Ward book several times.  I would highly recommend it. Their thesis is that Lee gave the order to Ewell to ...   Thu Sep 4th, 2008 01:36 pm

General Civil War Talk > If You Would Like Kids to Know One Thing about the CW (Question from Pam C.) (62 replies - 14216 views)

Pam Teach your students that the Civil War was the pivotal event in American history.  An Knowledge of what happened before, during and after the war are ...   Wed Sep 3rd, 2008 09:36 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Favorite Place Names (52 replies - 10678 views)

David I think they were too Humble. ...   Wed Sep 3rd, 2008 04:07 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Favorite Place Names (52 replies - 10678 views)

A few years ago a travel company advertised a tour to Paris, Rhome and Athens for $299.  To the surprise of many it was a visit ...   Wed Sep 3rd, 2008 01:17 pm

General Civil War Talk > Your choice for command in the West (29 replies - 8550 views)

I would vote for Richard Taylor.  He commanded competently in all of his assignments. Besides if Davis had selected Taylor we would have had a much ...   Fri Aug 1st, 2008 03:23 pm

Other Civil War Talk > 4 interpretations of TWBTS (39 replies - 4009 views)

Bama Read the article.  It seems to me the "interpretations" are a justification for Jarvis's political agenda. For those that haven't read the article the four interpretations ...   Tue Jun 17th, 2008 02:46 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Greatest week in gold (30 replies - 6288 views)

What a great tournament! The debate will go on as to whether or not Tiger is the best golfer of all time.  But in my mind ...   Tue Jun 17th, 2008 01:21 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Saga of the Battle of Palmetto Diorama (27 replies - 9562 views)

Then you probably had your Driver's License when you were 14 or 15! Let me know if you are ever in this direction.  Coffee is on ...   Thu May 29th, 2008 05:11 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Saga of the Battle of Palmetto Diorama (27 replies - 9562 views)

Exactly.    Unfortunately, they are from Texas. ...   Thu May 29th, 2008 01:41 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Saga of the Battle of Palmetto Diorama (27 replies - 9562 views)

If they are not using the students to rebuild the diorama, they are totally missing the point.  #%$# ...   Wed May 28th, 2008 10:05 pm

Announcements and Notices > Blatant Soliciting (6 replies - 4672 views)

Tim I would like to receive your newsletter.  I will send you my e-mail. I was going through my maps this weekend and found your map of ...   Tue May 20th, 2008 04:11 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Saga of the Battle of Palmetto Diorama (27 replies - 9562 views)

Tim I applaud the Park Ranger who had the good sense to look at the bigger picture.  Those field trips just might produce some great historians ...   Tue May 13th, 2008 01:14 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Saga of the Battle of Palmetto Diorama (27 replies - 9562 views)

The story continues. The Texas Civil War Museum in Fort Worth has offered to pay for the restoration and "correction" of the Diorama and will display ...   Mon May 12th, 2008 09:22 pm

Other History > Real American Heroes - What we owe them (7 replies - 5335 views)

ma An eloquent tribute.  We owe our fighting men and women a lot including the finest medical care possible - both physical and mental. I also like ...   Mon May 12th, 2008 09:16 pm

General Civil War Talk > Civil War Battlefield Maps. (35 replies - 9131 views)

I agree that Craig Symonds' Battlefield Atlas of the Civil War is a must.  I have taken it on every battlefield tour I have made.  ...   Sun May 4th, 2008 01:55 pm

General Civil War Talk > Research Methods/Techniques (13 replies - 3347 views)

ck and Michael Thanks for the excellent information.  This is exactly what I was hoping to receive.  this should be useful for all. Ashbel ...   Thu May 1st, 2008 03:42 pm

General Civil War Talk > Writing about the war (18 replies - 5144 views)

In my opinion the best historical fiction sticks close to the facts then uses dialogue (and imagination) to develop the characters.  I have particularly enjoyed ...   Tue Apr 29th, 2008 10:19 am


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