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Other Civil War Talk > Son of Qualities of Great Generals (80 replies - 22728 views)

>DELEGATE EFFECTIVELY Yes. Allied with this point is number 13 on our menu - planning/organisation. The general should know how to effectively use his subordinates*. More importantly, ...   Fri Mar 21st, 2008 10:24 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Electronic devices at historical events. (12 replies - 4257 views)

Cheers Johan. That saves me having to ask the 'what do you get out of re-enacting' question I was working on. The more I think about ...   Thu Mar 20th, 2008 12:09 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Electronic devices at historical events. (12 replies - 4257 views)

Absolutely - it's all down to attitude. ...   Tue Mar 18th, 2008 10:49 pm

Other Civil War Talk > What Qualities made a Civil War General great (99 replies - 27437 views)

Booklover - interesting points. Remind me to find a sympathetic biographer now (I'm reminded of Churchill's line about history being good to him as he ...   Tue Mar 18th, 2008 08:50 pm

Other History > "10,000 BC"---Prehistory (12 replies - 6309 views)

I never cared for 'The Lord of the Rings' or 'The Hobbit', but when I watched the first movie I was taken in by it ...   Tue Mar 18th, 2008 06:49 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Electronic devices at historical events. (12 replies - 4257 views)

younglobo wrote: It is a hobby afterall You know, although I'm not a re-enactor, I can appreciate this sentiment. I think I'd have more respect for ...   Tue Mar 18th, 2008 06:43 pm

Introductions > Welcome... (7 replies - 3135 views)

(Just done a quick search - heh! Hooray tanky tanky!) Hi Gunner - good that you've joined. I've been here just over the week and already ...   Thu Mar 13th, 2008 10:55 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Conversations with Civil War Personalities (34 replies - 17920 views)

Johan - those are wise words, especially given what we now know about contemporary hygiene. CleburneFan - the need to pass on to the next ...   Thu Mar 13th, 2008 10:37 pm

General Civil War Talk > Emancipation Proclamation (17 replies - 6104 views)

Ed, Hank: It does all come back to lines of communication. It's hard to conceive of the scale of the land in a period when ...   Thu Mar 13th, 2008 10:22 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > I'm not easily shocked, but... (23 replies - 7149 views)

And, er, where did he go? ...   Wed Mar 12th, 2008 09:54 pm

General Civil War Talk > Emancipation Proclamation (17 replies - 6104 views)

HankC wroteIt is an interesting point that the section of Tennessee longest under firm union control (the west) was the most secessionist part of the state, and ...   Wed Mar 12th, 2008 06:32 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > American Indian Day (32 replies - 9139 views)

Much appreciated. I'm afraid I don't really have much of an opinion on the desirability or otherwise of a special day for remembrance. Are issues surrounding ...   Mon Mar 10th, 2008 06:54 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > American Indian Day (32 replies - 9139 views)

A very good post Dixie. I find it's far too easy to overlook the Native Americans when looking at the Civil War. I skimmed through ...   Sun Mar 9th, 2008 09:59 am

General Civil War Talk > Emancipation Proclamation (17 replies - 6104 views)

I'm writing from memory so am probably a bit hazy on the detail but as far as I understand it, Tennessee had been divided on ...   Sun Mar 9th, 2008 09:22 am

Other Civil War Talk > Except here and there a stray picket (34 replies - 10693 views)

Thanks for the replies! The US Regulars site in particular looks to be a handy resource for the sort of obscure questions that spring to mind ...   Sat Mar 8th, 2008 05:24 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Except here and there a stray picket (34 replies - 10693 views)

What were the rules relating to the behaviour of pickets whilst on duty? I know they shouldn't fall asleep, but was communication across lines, or ...   Sat Mar 8th, 2008 01:36 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Conversations with Civil War Personalities (34 replies - 17920 views)

J - that's an interesting story. I've read several accounts of soldiers going to extreme measures to save their limbs: one cannot even ...   Fri Mar 7th, 2008 08:54 pm

Introductions > Another introduction (26 replies - 8394 views)

Cheers ole. I'll be sure to remember this thread! Not sure when I'll be back out yet, alas. ...   Fri Mar 7th, 2008 06:58 pm

Introductions > Another introduction (26 replies - 8394 views)

Fedreb - "Did you take in Appomattox Court House or the Museum of the Civil War Soldier at Pamplin, both good days out." Sadly not. I'm ...   Thu Mar 6th, 2008 07:39 pm

Other History > Medieval History (46 replies - 22031 views)

Heh. I'm reminded of the line about there being nothing great in being prime minister of Luxembourg in peacetime. The worst tyrants often make the ...   Wed Mar 5th, 2008 06:52 pm

Introductions > Another introduction (26 replies - 8394 views)

Hi Fedreb. I love the Shenandoah too. Not only was the landscape amazing, but I saw several bears and a rattlesnake in the wild, which is ...   Wed Mar 5th, 2008 06:45 pm

General Civil War Talk > Top 50 Books - A Tease (18 replies - 5260 views)

"one of my most cherished books" Well, I can't let that one slip by. What is it? ...   Wed Mar 5th, 2008 06:33 pm

General Civil War Talk > Top 50 Books - A Tease (18 replies - 5260 views)

Well, there goes my promise to go for a month without buying any books. "1863 votes" For some reason that made me grin. As for the results...good to ...   Tue Mar 4th, 2008 08:20 pm

Introductions > Another introduction (26 replies - 8394 views)

Thanks for the replies. Ole - I quite agree. Not sure that I'll be in a line with a musket anytime soon, though (despite what several ...   Tue Mar 4th, 2008 08:05 pm

Other Civil War Talk > First Battlefield Visit (94 replies - 25327 views)

Absolutely. The few days I spent tramping about various battlefieds last summer were probably a better education about the war than the all the chapters ...   Mon Mar 3rd, 2008 10:32 pm

Other History > Medieval History (46 replies - 22031 views)

I might have to give the Cornwell books a try as I've only really read Sharpe (I gave up on Nat Starbuck after the first ...   Mon Mar 3rd, 2008 10:05 pm

Introductions > Another introduction (26 replies - 8394 views)

Hello. As I recently joined the forum I thought it best to drop a line here prior to posting anything else. I live in Oxford, England, ...   Mon Mar 3rd, 2008 09:57 pm


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