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General Civil War Talk > What if Kentucky declared for the Confederacy (26 replies - 8687 views)

Well, if AS Johnston still is killed and PGT takes over then Bragg takes over, seems to me that everything still ends as it did. Still, ...   Sun Sep 28th, 2008 01:19 am

Other Civil War Talk > Civil War Poem (27 replies - 9970 views)

If you wrote that, DG, I AM impressed. That's the kind of thinking I'd like to see in my classrooms! Very good. ...   Sun Sep 28th, 2008 01:09 am

Other Civil War Talk > Forrest & Grant (19 replies - 4556 views)

Is there any? ...   Sun Sep 28th, 2008 01:07 am

Other Civil War Talk > The Day I Learned About the War (10 replies - 3743 views)

Well, the best part about standing in a line like that one is you can talk to the guy next to you and learn even ...   Mon Sep 22nd, 2008 02:25 am

Abraham Lincoln > Lincoln tyrant or savior of the Union (96 replies - 38917 views)

I, too, have my doubts, if only because of the prevailing prejudices of the time. ...   Mon Sep 22nd, 2008 02:17 am

General Civil War Talk > what Went wrong At Gettysburg (104 replies - 28334 views)

If one uses history as a barometer, when the British captured/destroyed DC during the War of 1812, it did not cause an end to the ...   Sat Sep 20th, 2008 11:38 pm

Abraham Lincoln > Lincoln tyrant or savior of the Union (96 replies - 38917 views)

Sometimes I like to ponder if Lincoln had lived out his 2nd term, would the rights of persons of color had been respected by everyone ...   Sat Sep 20th, 2008 11:27 pm

Other Civil War Talk > The Day I Learned About the War (10 replies - 3743 views)

At the school where I teach, my fellow professionals call me the expert on the CW. They send Honors students to me so they ...   Sat Sep 20th, 2008 11:06 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Oldie but a goodie!!! (30 replies - 17181 views)

I believe you're dead on, Private! ...   Fri Sep 19th, 2008 12:00 am

Battle of Gettysburg > Oldie but a goodie!!! (30 replies - 17181 views)

I feel your rage, Pam! I feel your rage! ...   Thu Sep 18th, 2008 01:53 am

Robert E. Lee > Lee forced to surrender at Antietam? (24 replies - 19986 views)

I love "What if's", if only for discussion's sake. The 2nd Delaware (the "Crazy Delawares" as McClellan would call them after the battle) was ...   Tue Sep 16th, 2008 01:48 am

Battle of Gettysburg > Oldie but a goodie!!! (30 replies - 17181 views)

I find it interesting that Barlow gets away with his move at Bloecher's Knoll while Sickles does not. The 11th Corps paid for Barlow's ...   Mon Sep 15th, 2008 02:13 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Laugh out Loud (57 replies - 14459 views)

Change...must be an election year. Same old mantra, different mouth. Same old thievery, different names. I don't know. No matter who ...   Mon Sep 15th, 2008 01:47 am

General Civil War Talk > Why the south thought the war (14 replies - 4607 views)

44th, whatever way you go with your presentation, bring in some sheet iron crackers and let your classmates knaw on some while you're presenting. ...   Sat Sep 13th, 2008 12:47 am

Weapons of the Civil War > explosions? (12 replies - 5909 views)

DRAT! You've figured out our secret weapon, Al! ...   Sat Sep 13th, 2008 12:34 am

Civil War News/ Press Releases > 1st Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry Monument Dedication (4 replies - 4333 views)

On behalf of the Col. Louis R. Francine, Camp #7, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, I congratulate you and all who were ...   Wed Sep 10th, 2008 12:05 am

General Civil War Talk > Favorite strokes of brillance/sheer luck in the Civil War (21 replies - 6562 views)

I was always amazed at how they could manuever those HUGE 17,000 lb. Dictators from the train to the platform behind revetments(sp?). ...   Mon Sep 8th, 2008 12:07 am

General Civil War Talk > Missed opportunities/Biggest blunders (39 replies - 11259 views)

My apologies for a poor poste! I meant to separate Sickles' move form Barlow's. ...   Sun Sep 7th, 2008 12:27 am

General Civil War Talk > Missed opportunities/Biggest blunders (39 replies - 11259 views)

Grant & Sherman being surprised at Shiloh. At G-burg...Sickles AND Barlow's move to the Bloecher Knoll. I still put that move on the same plane ...   Sun Sep 7th, 2008 12:26 am

General Civil War Talk > What got you interested in the CW? (28 replies - 9861 views)

Then the trip is worth it! Every year! ...   Sun Sep 7th, 2008 12:16 am

General Civil War Talk > what Went wrong At Gettysburg (104 replies - 28334 views)

Ole, Excellent point about Meade's comfort level as compared to Lee's. Would serving at a lower rank for a time actually have given Meade an ...   Fri Sep 5th, 2008 01:51 am

General Civil War Talk > what Went wrong At Gettysburg (104 replies - 28334 views)

Sometimes I wonder if the Meade's command structure wasn't in disarray due to his lack of time in putting "his people" in command positions AND ...   Thu Sep 4th, 2008 02:25 am

General Civil War Talk > Bones found in Gettysburg!!! (3 replies - 4013 views)

I hadn't heard about Memie Eisenhower finding bones. Still, I think it's kind of neat. ...   Thu Sep 4th, 2008 02:06 am

General Civil War Talk > What got you interested in the CW? (28 replies - 9861 views)

Actually, I have a few friends down in KY. (not that they would admit to being a yankee's friend in public). Went to college ...   Wed Sep 3rd, 2008 01:46 am

General Civil War Talk > Bones found in Gettysburg!!! (3 replies - 4013 views)

A few days ago a man who lived on Washington Street in Gettyburg took his metal detector out into his backyard to do some hunting. ...   Wed Sep 3rd, 2008 01:35 am

General Civil War Talk > What got you interested in the CW? (28 replies - 9861 views)

Well, here goes. I'll be dating myself now. When I was about 5 or 6 years old, I would watch a TV show ...   Wed Sep 3rd, 2008 01:20 am

General Civil War Talk > A chance to edgucate on the civl war (4 replies - 2300 views)

Talk about the missed opportunities of the battles! Kids love it when adults foul up! :-) ...   Tue Sep 2nd, 2008 12:11 am

General Civil War Talk > what Went wrong At Gettysburg (104 replies - 28334 views)

Remember too that the Army of NVa had some chances to turn the tide of battle. ...   Tue Sep 2nd, 2008 12:09 am

General Civil War Talk > what Went wrong At Gettysburg (104 replies - 28334 views)

Two points to ponder: 1) Lee (diarrhea) , Ewell (infected leg) and Hill (protatitis) were all feeling less than 100%. 2) The change in ordnance in ...   Tue Sep 2nd, 2008 12:07 am

General Civil War Talk > Southern Governors (4 replies - 2016 views)

RTD: Something about your logic there escapes me. The towns folk refuse to pay so it's their fault?! ...   Mon Sep 1st, 2008 11:53 pm

General Civil War Talk > Southern Governors (4 replies - 2016 views)

I believe Governors Vance (NC) and Brown (GA) withheld supplies from the armies because they wanted their own supplies to go to the troops from ...   Mon Sep 1st, 2008 11:52 pm

General Civil War Talk > The Hishtory books (15 replies - 3937 views)

If you really want to get into it, you have to go all the way back to the original Constitution and start there. The ...   Sun Aug 31st, 2008 03:02 am

William T. Sherman > Genreal sherman hero cold blooded killer (115 replies - 56537 views)

The wanton theft of private property by any soldier was wrong. Rape is always wrong. Leaving a family without their milk cow was ...   Sun Aug 31st, 2008 02:48 am

General Civil War Talk > If You Would Like Kids to Know One Thing about the CW (Question from Pam C.) (62 replies - 15852 views)

If you are close enough, visit a battlefield and do a/the tour! ...   Sun Aug 31st, 2008 02:36 am

General Civil War Talk > If You Would Like Kids to Know One Thing about the CW (Question from Pam C.) (62 replies - 15852 views)

Pam, I teach that slavery & union were equal parts of the of a braid of rope that had many strands. Just as a rope ...   Sun Aug 31st, 2008 02:36 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Hyphenated - Americans (38 replies - 11089 views)

Maybe some day it all won't matter. I don't care for hyphens. They're confusing and I cringe every time our media uses them. ...   Sat Aug 30th, 2008 02:41 am

General Civil War Talk > What CW era person would you most like to meet? (25 replies - 7901 views)

Yep! Read old Pete's memoirs. I believe he and Grant were friends before the war. I'm guessing all the way back to ...   Wed Aug 27th, 2008 01:52 am

General Civil War Talk > What CW era person would you most like to meet? (25 replies - 7901 views)

I'd like to talk to my g-g-grandfather, Pvt. James L. Marlin, Co. B, 2nd DE(&the 13th PA Cav.). Then I'd like to talk ...   Tue Aug 26th, 2008 12:42 am

Robert E. Lee > Was Lee an Audacious Commander? (26 replies - 16337 views)

I believe Lee was audacious. I think he had to be. Sure he made mistakes ( my apologies to the members of the ...   Fri Aug 22nd, 2008 01:47 am

Introductions > Hello to you all (11 replies - 3883 views)

Thanks Todd! ...   Thu Aug 21st, 2008 03:03 am


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