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Idle Chit-Chat > College Football (36 replies - 8892 views)

an elephant in mount juliet, the tide is back!! .....crap. see ya in a couple weeks. ...   Sun Oct 5th, 2008 03:57 am

General Civil War Talk > What if Kentucky declared for the Confederacy (26 replies - 8723 views)

That is an interesting point. In reading the Connely books on the AoT, one thing that seemed so obvious was the advantage to the CSA ...   Fri Sep 26th, 2008 12:46 pm

General Civil War Talk > Significant night attacks? (20 replies - 8048 views)

I can't imagine night fighting to be an advantage for either side. Another battle that comes to mind is Wauhatchie. Longstreet sent a few brigades ...   Thu Sep 25th, 2008 08:04 pm

Civil War Preservation > Franklin's Charge (33 replies - 15548 views)

i think the cleburne statue is going to be placed in the actual gap (in the ridge) on county owned land. it will not be ...   Thu Sep 25th, 2008 12:12 am

The Battle of Franklin > Hood's Options at Franklin.... (15 replies - 11138 views)

Hood praising his army, after he destroyed it...does not grant reprieve. Ken, you're right to comment that Schofield (and most commanders) will justify their ...   Sun Sep 21st, 2008 05:28 pm

General Civil War Talk > If You Would Like Kids to Know One Thing about the CW (Question from Pam C.) (62 replies - 16039 views)

This is a great thread! Thanks for getting another one started Pam, and for your diligence in the classroom! My sixth grade teacher recognized my ...   Fri Sep 19th, 2008 05:36 pm

Other Eastern Theater > Petersburg? (43 replies - 20050 views)

I really don't know much about the last days. But I have to agree, susan, that the original plan (which had the experienced troops going ...   Fri Sep 19th, 2008 05:09 pm

John Bell Hood > Hood's Performance at Nashville (20 replies - 11452 views)

I think the climate in which Hardee turned it down following the debacle at Chattanooga has to be recognized. There was a near officer coup ...   Thu Sep 18th, 2008 02:28 am

John Bell Hood > Hood's Performance at Nashville (20 replies - 11452 views)

Thanks for that link Ole. It was quite the discussion. I agree with Bama's reflection on Hood's wounds. In the Atlanta Campaign (previous to replacing Johnston) ...   Wed Sep 17th, 2008 01:42 am

John Bell Hood > Hood's Performance at Nashville (20 replies - 11452 views)

Yes Pam it's my hometown. Sadly very little of the battlefield remains. There are a few small parks that are within the core area. Sevier ...   Tue Sep 16th, 2008 07:29 pm

John Bell Hood > Hood's Performance at Nashville (20 replies - 11452 views)

Many of us have pondered these very same issues. For me, following his aggressive failures in and around Atlanta, Gen. Hood makes few decisions I ...   Tue Sep 16th, 2008 03:21 pm

General Civil War Talk > What got you interested in the CW? (28 replies - 9913 views)

My interest was more like fascination. I was young and little, about 8 when I was walking around the farm my dad's mom grew up ...   Tue Sep 9th, 2008 11:45 pm

General Civil War Talk > Favorite strokes of brillance/sheer luck in the Civil War (21 replies - 6594 views)

-What Josiah Gorgas was able to accomplish and invent to help keep the South armed and primed was astonishing. -also, Patrick Cleburne's defense of Ringgold ...   Mon Sep 8th, 2008 02:04 pm

General Civil War Talk > Favorite strokes of brillance/sheer luck in the Civil War (21 replies - 6594 views)

luck. Rosecrans pulls out Wood's division minutes before Longstreet's Wing concentrates its attack on that very spot at Chickamauga. ...   Sun Sep 7th, 2008 02:42 pm

General Civil War Talk > Missed opportunities/Biggest blunders (39 replies - 11354 views)

"But still, I  wonder if Hood should have dogged Sherman instead of taking on the seemingly impossible even quixotic mission of fighting his way through ...   Sat Sep 6th, 2008 01:57 pm

General Civil War Talk > Missed opportunities/Biggest blunders (39 replies - 11354 views)

Why is it that there was so much conflict among Western Confederate Generals? And so little effective conflict among the Western Union Generals? That is a ...   Sat Sep 6th, 2008 02:18 am

General Civil War Talk > Missed opportunities/Biggest blunders (39 replies - 11354 views)

"Was it Isham's blunder? Or was it the lack of Confederate focus?" --It was not only Gov Harris, but rather a mindset controlled by what i ...   Fri Sep 5th, 2008 06:59 pm

General Civil War Talk > what Went wrong At Gettysburg (104 replies - 28618 views)

britain would never support a Confederacy that meant to preserve slavery. they could have quite easily opened enough ports had the Conf. leadership/congress began some ...   Sat Aug 30th, 2008 01:59 pm

Robert E. Lee > Is Lee overrated? (49 replies - 31022 views)

I must also mention Lee's post-war actions (in addition to character and tactical genius) to help understand the mythic figure, I believed earned, he rose ...   Tue Aug 5th, 2008 09:51 pm

Civil War Preservation > Civil War Battlefield Bill (4 replies - 4952 views)

Thanks for the heads up. Just thanked my 3 reps. ...   Thu Jul 31st, 2008 03:10 pm

General Civil War Talk > Heading to Murfreesboro to Tour the Field of Battle at Stones River (12 replies - 3082 views)

Where will you be coming from? I think most of this will fall under No. 6 of your outline. One local paper that this site often has links ...   Tue Jul 29th, 2008 01:19 am

General Civil War Talk > Your choice for command in the West (29 replies - 9358 views)

I agree with you that the A o T deserved far better. The fact is that when the army is at its strongest and most ...   Mon Jul 21st, 2008 02:28 am

General Civil War Talk > Your choice for command in the West (29 replies - 9358 views)

I believe Hardee deserved a chance. A solid corps commander with a wealth of service experience and a well organized hard fighting command, who ...   Sat Jul 19th, 2008 08:49 pm

General Civil War Talk > What to name this war? (84 replies - 23964 views)

noted. apologies. ...   Sat Apr 5th, 2008 02:19 am

General Civil War Talk > What to name this war? (84 replies - 23964 views)

when an ingrate's got you by the giblets ...   Sat Apr 5th, 2008 01:49 am

Introductions > sort of new member (13 replies - 4657 views)

CF, I remember the '98 tornado very well. I was in high school and practising baseball when in a matter of minutes the sky turned ...   Sat Apr 5th, 2008 01:39 am

Introductions > sort of new member (13 replies - 4657 views)

interesting point on the powers of presidents. i beleive his popularity among the common public and his decidedly unaristocratic development gave him the brass to ...   Fri Apr 4th, 2008 11:09 pm

Civil War Preservation > Need Help, Honey Hill Battlefield (2 replies - 7827 views)

i'm guessing the "large amount of area to be held in conservation" would be the swamps or the land not profitable to develop, and as ...   Fri Apr 4th, 2008 02:57 pm

Introductions > sort of new member (13 replies - 4657 views)

hey cody, i too am curious as to why Old Hickory is your favorite. ...   Fri Apr 4th, 2008 01:39 pm


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