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Idle Chit-Chat > Vacations (17 replies - 5662 views)

Oh, just about anywhere. Why should reality interfere with my travel plans? My dream trips currently include: - getting on a train at the top of ...   Fri Apr 25th, 2008 05:45 pm

General Civil War Talk > Humorous moments (22 replies - 9298 views)

You planning on re-enacting it one day? (Sorry, couldn't resist - a fantastic tale which deserves to be true) ...   Thu Apr 24th, 2008 06:47 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Quake/tremor (34 replies - 10730 views)

One of the problems with the UK is we only have to suffer a couple of inches of snow, a minor tremor, or similar, ...   Mon Apr 21st, 2008 07:49 am

Thomas Stonewall Jackson > Did any soldier ever admit to shooting at Stonewall Jackson? (69 replies - 47218 views)

Rebel Yell wrote:  there are several Confederate sharpshooters who claimed credit for hitting Sedgwick at Spotsylvania Heh - reminds me of this from Wiley's 'Life of ...   Sat Apr 19th, 2008 09:19 am

Introductions > Hello to everyone! (19 replies - 6945 views)

Hello Chuck. ...   Fri Apr 18th, 2008 11:38 pm

Civil War News/ Press Releases > New Museum and Visitor Center At Gettysburg (12 replies - 6625 views)

Great description of the new visitors centre, Sarah. Naturally, what matters most is how good the coffee is. ...   Mon Apr 14th, 2008 11:46 pm

Introductions > Yet another new member (21 replies - 8331 views)

Hello Tim. Glad to make your acquaintance: I'm seldom happier than when gazing at maps. ...   Sat Apr 12th, 2008 12:06 am

Introductions > Thought I'd introduce myself (10 replies - 4231 views)

Thanks Starjet - I'm sure there's an interesting story behind each person you list. Were you interested in genealogy before you got hooked on the ...   Fri Apr 11th, 2008 11:45 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Hollywood History (70 replies - 23808 views)

I've finally watched 'The Birth of a Nation'. I am restricting my comments and initial impressions to the first part of the film. What follows ...   Fri Apr 11th, 2008 11:36 pm

Civil War Books > Glory (14 replies - 7015 views)

Yes, it does work as a 'hook' to raise awareness about the role of the USCT - a topic which does deserve more attention than ...   Fri Apr 11th, 2008 05:04 pm

General Civil War Talk > Leadership Ratings for Civil War Generals (19 replies - 7895 views)

generals would have to be judged on a basis of equivalent rank and commands I do like the idea of the league tables, as ...   Fri Apr 11th, 2008 04:56 pm

Civil War Books > Glory (14 replies - 7015 views)

What matters is the suspension of disbelief. As I think I've written elsewhere, I was so engrossed in 'The Raid' * I didn't have ...   Thu Apr 10th, 2008 11:59 pm

General Civil War Talk > Leadership Ratings for Civil War Generals (19 replies - 7895 views)

Interesting project Bschulte. I did have a pedantic point about definitions here, but have now removed it as it would not have actually related to ...   Thu Apr 10th, 2008 11:36 pm

Introductions > Thought I'd introduce myself (10 replies - 4231 views)

starjet wrote: Being new to all of this I'm guessing you want to know if they were Inf. or heavy artilliy etc. Is that correct? ...   Wed Apr 9th, 2008 06:46 pm

Introductions > Another new person (24 replies - 8830 views)

Hello Renee. ...   Tue Apr 8th, 2008 09:11 pm

Introductions > Thought I'd introduce myself (10 replies - 4231 views)

Hello Starjet. It's all very addictive. Do you know much about what your ancestors did during the war? ...   Tue Apr 8th, 2008 09:09 pm

Civil War Preservation > Allatoona Georgia (12 replies - 10735 views)

Thanks Johan. Until your post I was unaware of Allatoona. It's great that people take the effort to preserve and pass on the history of ...   Tue Apr 8th, 2008 07:55 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Jobs (45 replies - 15073 views)

Reading through this thread has cheered me up a lot. I was feeling like everyone else has a course which they've kept to, but the ...   Tue Apr 8th, 2008 07:48 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Death of Charlton Heston (7 replies - 3539 views)

I remember going to hear him speak a few years ago. There was something enchanting about his voice, almost as if he was Moses. Which ...   Mon Apr 7th, 2008 06:46 pm

General Civil War Talk > Interesting discussion about Lincoln at Sam Wheeler's board (3 replies - 2544 views)

An interesting diversion, but I'm afraid I fall into the 'struggle to care' camp. Unless someone can provide examples where he can point to hypocrisy ...   Mon Apr 7th, 2008 06:13 pm

Introductions > alow myself to introduce... myself !!! (3 replies - 2586 views)

Hello Brian "talk about my interests and hobbies with out a fear of people being wierd and changing the subject or ignoring all together" Yeah, I know ...   Mon Apr 7th, 2008 07:46 am

General Civil War Talk > What to name this war? (84 replies - 27423 views)

Johan Steele wrote: a buckskinner That's a new one. When's the best situation to use it? ...   Fri Apr 4th, 2008 11:47 pm

Introductions > sort of new member (13 replies - 5441 views)

Hello Cody! ...   Fri Apr 4th, 2008 07:52 am

Idle Chit-Chat > top 5 favorite tv shows (58 replies - 16712 views)

Top Gear Definitely. Even if you don't care much for cars, it's one of the most entertaining programmes ever. Other than that: Frasier - a big ...   Thu Apr 3rd, 2008 11:09 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Jokes... (69 replies - 21957 views)

Dixie Girl - I'll remember that one. RebT.D. - Your tastes will change over time, trust me. ...   Thu Apr 3rd, 2008 08:15 pm

General Civil War Talk > Rebel Yell (11 replies - 4259 views)

Demonic. That's the term. It's the unnaturally high pitch that makes it terrifying. ...   Wed Apr 2nd, 2008 07:14 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Books we would like others to read (16 replies - 5969 views)

Unfortunately, the books I would like others to read are unrelated to the war. * I have a recurring daydream in which my long-suffering friends ...   Tue Apr 1st, 2008 10:45 pm

General Civil War Talk > Rebel Yell (11 replies - 4259 views)

Surprisingly, my first impression was that of a pack of hounds. Regardless of the accuracy of the veteran's recreation it's an interesting curio - and ...   Tue Apr 1st, 2008 10:31 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > need music (22 replies - 7360 views)

Just last week I discovered a folk-country-ish singer called Josh Ritter (a friend took me to a gig - I had never heard of him ...   Tue Apr 1st, 2008 07:33 am

Other People of the Civil War > Favorite Civil War Subject And Why (42 replies - 25820 views)

Hmmm... as with Ashbel my favourite subject does tend to be whatever I'm currently interested in at the moment. But I think there are two ...   Sun Mar 30th, 2008 09:18 pm

Other History > Reconstruction (5 replies - 5459 views)

Much obliged to all of you. At this stage I think I'll try for the grand sweep to see what trends and issue catch my ...   Sun Mar 30th, 2008 04:45 pm

Other History > Reconstruction (5 replies - 5459 views)

Anyone know of a decent introduction to the reconstruction period? I tried Eric Foner's bulky 'Reconstruction' but struggled to get through the first chapter. Having ...   Fri Mar 28th, 2008 08:55 am

Other Civil War Talk > Son of Qualities of Great Generals (80 replies - 26812 views)

Thinking about this list of qualities: would those we would want in a general also be desired in subordinate officers? I'm inclined to accept that good ...   Fri Mar 28th, 2008 08:43 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Hollywood History (70 replies - 23808 views)

I was thinking about mentioning 'Birth of a Nation'. As with 'Triumph of the Will', regardless of the film's politics or attitudes it is ...   Fri Mar 28th, 2008 08:39 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Hollywood History (70 replies - 23808 views)

Susan - Glad to know you are also a fan. I will definitely add the Bond book to my ever-expanding list (and here's me thinking ...   Wed Mar 26th, 2008 01:38 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Hollywood History (70 replies - 23808 views)

Cleburne:   well researched book  was released last year that studies this event in far greater detail. It is  called Stealing the General: The Great Locomotive Chase and ...   Tue Mar 25th, 2008 09:00 am

Other Civil War Talk > Civil War "Clothing" for Small-Sized Dogs (9 replies - 4036 views)

I hope they don't also produce dog-sized muskets. I've only recently overcome my childhood fear of dogs. ...   Tue Mar 25th, 2008 12:19 am

Other Civil War Talk > Thanks to DCWD (2 replies - 1986 views)

Hello Joshua. Where are the 7th Virginia campaigning this season? ...   Mon Mar 24th, 2008 11:58 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Hollywood History (70 replies - 23808 views)

"where was this going?" I have no idea, but I'm deeply fascinated. Slightly disturbed, but fascinated nonetheless. As for Southerners eating dirt - who knows what ...   Sun Mar 23rd, 2008 12:04 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Hollywood History (70 replies - 23808 views)

Hollywood's historical blunders? Well, there's the whole of 'U571' for starters. As for 'Gettysburg', when I'm not laughing at the beards (as if I can talk) ...   Fri Mar 21st, 2008 11:45 pm

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