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Abraham Lincoln > Abraham Lincoln (93 replies - 38087 views)

Hellcat wrote: If that's the case, then why apply it only to those areas in open rebellion against the federal government? The border states were ...   Fri Sep 13th, 2013 02:15 am

General Civil War Talk > Antietam Antietam Sharpsburg 150 (4 replies - 1428 views)

It's at the Legacy Manor Farm in Boonsboro. Not sure if anything is going on at Harpers Ferry. ...   Mon Sep 10th, 2012 08:25 pm

General Civil War Talk > Antietam Antietam Sharpsburg 150 (4 replies - 1428 views)

I'll be heading down to the reenactment on Thursday. Everyone come on by the living history village and visit with myself, portraying Maj. Moxley ...   Sun Sep 9th, 2012 12:25 am

General Civil War Talk > General Jubal Early. (47 replies - 20962 views)

Barlow wrote: While reading various posts, I took a look at the books offered by the LSU Press and one caught my eye: "God and General Longstreet" ...   Fri Jun 29th, 2012 09:10 pm

General Civil War Talk > Why???? (34 replies - 4563 views)

Ugh. Seriously, could you guys please just follow Javal's instructions and let it go? Or at least take it to PM's? I, ...   Tue Jun 26th, 2012 07:59 pm

General Civil War Talk > General Jubal Early. (47 replies - 20962 views)

Old Blu wrote: Perhaps you know enough about General Early to answer the question, ' What did Early write that was wrong?'? Off the top of my head ...   Wed Jun 6th, 2012 09:10 pm

General Civil War Talk > Movie "The Santa Fe Trail" (5 replies - 2573 views)

Longstreet an Custer were never friends, that I've ever come across. The Santa Fe Trail, however, is chock full of historical inaccuracies ...   Thu Dec 29th, 2011 12:38 am

Battle of Gettysburg > Rail fence during Pickett's charge (15 replies - 7318 views)

Fence or no, I tend to agree with my favorite general: "No fifteen thousand men ever arrayed for battle can take that position." ...   Thu Dec 29th, 2011 12:28 am

Introductions > Seriously? (23 replies - 7614 views)

Texas Defender wrote: barrydancer-   If the majority of southerners had been in favor of staying in the Union in 1861, there wouldn't have been millions of ...   Fri Aug 5th, 2011 01:26 am

Introductions > Seriously? (23 replies - 7614 views)

pender wrote: IMO, I don't see how you can argue democracy. When the majority of the southern population is forced to stay in the union at ...   Fri Aug 5th, 2011 12:27 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Vick to the Eagles (59 replies - 21022 views)

Seriously wrote: 6,500 views on this article? Seriously? I see "they" have truly turned us "Northern". Sad ReallyHuh?... ...   Thu Aug 4th, 2011 01:13 am

General Civil War Talk > Vicksburg National Military Park (13 replies - 4213 views)

I'm of two minds. The historian in me would like the field preserved as it was in 1863. The quasi-environmentalist in me doesn't ...   Fri Apr 8th, 2011 04:27 pm

General Civil War Talk > "Lost Cause" (103 replies - 26080 views)

Longstreet's leading of the militia in New Orleans was pretty much the final nail in his coffin of apostasy for Southerners. Not only had ...   Fri Apr 8th, 2011 03:02 pm

General Civil War Talk > "Lost Cause" (103 replies - 26080 views)

Albert Sailhorst wrote: Barry- The only book I have on Longstreet (though I haven't read it yet, as I have too many lined up before it!) ...   Fri Apr 8th, 2011 03:00 pm

General Civil War Talk > "Lost Cause" (103 replies - 26080 views)

Javal, I sure can.  Donald Sanger and Thomas Hay's James Longstreet is good for the overall facts, though some of their material is now outdated/contradicted by ...   Thu Apr 7th, 2011 11:55 pm

General Civil War Talk > "Lost Cause" (103 replies - 26080 views)

We're getting far off the point of the original post, but both are relevant to my interests.  Many points to address, however. "If, as you say, ...   Thu Apr 7th, 2011 09:22 pm

General Civil War Talk > How many died for the Confederacy? (2 replies - 1912 views)

Thoroughly interesting. I think it's minutiae like this that is the future of CW scholarship. ...   Sun Mar 27th, 2011 09:04 pm

Other Civil War Talk > This Day in the Civil War - Union Bias (24 replies - 10486 views)

I guess you find what you look for. I never noticed any bias in the "This Day," but it also never crossed my mind. ...   Fri Mar 18th, 2011 01:27 pm

Civil War Preservation > Civil War preservation group backs Gettysburg casino (6 replies - 4622 views)

I don't quite get the opposition, either. Not that I necessarily want a casino in Gettysburg, but the Eisenhower is a dump and let's ...   Sun Oct 24th, 2010 12:40 am

General Civil War Talk > Charleston 2011 (13 replies - 3834 views)

I'd love to go poke around Castle Pinckney, too. I wish something more could be done to preserve it. I did a paper ...   Fri Aug 6th, 2010 01:36 pm

Civil War News/ Press Releases > Gettysburg Civil War Church to close? (17 replies - 5782 views)

9Bama wrote Sorry tim, Youhave that backwards. Those things are done due to public law as they should be becaues they are public property and should ...   Sat Jul 31st, 2010 08:50 pm

Civil War News/ Press Releases > Gettysburg Civil War Church to close? (17 replies - 5782 views)

Old Sorrel wrote: Oh how I'm sick of all this political correctness. Listen......its a shame some people cant do what other people can. But why ...   Thu Jul 29th, 2010 10:48 pm

Civil War News/ Press Releases > Journals/mags read by CW buffs? (3 replies - 2261 views)

Well, there's the big guns, American Historical Review, and the Journal of American History. The Journal of Civil War History may be more to ...   Wed May 19th, 2010 06:54 pm

Civil War Books > What are you reading these days? (57 replies - 23790 views)

Other than working my way through Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series for the third time, I'm re-reading Moxley Sorrel's At the Right Hand of ...   Tue Apr 20th, 2010 07:22 pm

Civil War News/ Press Releases > Virginia Governor Declares April 'Confederate History Month'. (21 replies - 7284 views)

HankC wrote: Why not call it 'Civil War History Month'?     HankC I think that's a much better idea, actually.  More easily encompasses slaves, Virginian's who fought for ...   Wed Apr 7th, 2010 07:34 pm

General Civil War Talk > Trip to Battelfield Sites (30 replies - 9903 views)

ole wrote: Irish: America is somewhat different. At Gettysburg there are literally hundreds of small shops more than willing to take your money. At Sharpsburg, the ...   Sat Apr 3rd, 2010 02:47 pm

Civil War Preservation > Preservation Disaster at Gettysburg (2 replies - 2639 views)

Call me a cynic too, then, TimK. Building hundreds of new houses in this market doesn't make a whole lot of sense, I think. ...   Mon Mar 15th, 2010 06:41 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Cheesiest Movie Ever (13 replies - 5103 views)

"The Patriot" was Professor Foner's choice for worst Hollywood history. Though, I did find it marginally enjoyable. ...   Sat Mar 6th, 2010 01:09 am

General Civil War Talk > What ifs of the Civil War (38 replies - 11004 views)

Mark wrote: csamiller, in regards to Longstreet as an army commander: he had an independent command once in late 1863 and it resulted in a ...   Fri Feb 26th, 2010 03:17 am

General Civil War Talk > Black Confederates (64 replies - 25199 views)

My own $.02... For me, even ONE black Confederate SHOULD be an ubelievable number given what the Confederacy was and was officially fighting for, but as ...   Mon Feb 15th, 2010 03:28 am

General Civil War Talk > What ifs of the Civil War (38 replies - 11004 views)

I think Jackson would have probably been more aggressive, and assuming the all of the fighting went the same, as Ole said, I think he ...   Sun Feb 14th, 2010 03:22 am

Other Civil War Talk > The Declaration of Independence (152 replies - 45244 views)

One of my professors once made the excellent point to not necessarily assume that the grandiose, self-righteous documents that get written to justify acts are ...   Tue Dec 15th, 2009 09:59 pm

General Civil War Talk > The Confederacy and States Rights (98 replies - 24705 views)

Aww, I missed the deleted posts. Though I can't imagine they were very constructive to debate. What I always found strange about his line of ...   Tue Dec 1st, 2009 06:28 pm

General Civil War Talk > The Confederacy and States Rights (98 replies - 24705 views)

19bama46 wrote: Unionblue wrote: Ole, I just wanted to be sure so I reread my copy of the Constitution and by golly, you're right. Don't see anywhere ...   Tue Nov 24th, 2009 09:53 pm

The Battle of Shiloh > Hey Calcav...some help please (24 replies - 13466 views)

It's weird hearing people talk nicely about places I grew up. Perhaps Calcav can help me with something, as well. Regarding the Shiloh ...   Tue Nov 24th, 2009 12:13 am

The Battle of Shiloh > Best Book about Shiloh (40 replies - 23344 views)

I finished the Cunningham book a few months ago. Very good, though I wish someone would someday spend as much time on the second ...   Tue Nov 24th, 2009 12:08 am

Other Civil War Talk > The Declaration of Independence (152 replies - 45244 views)

"And anyway I'm not quibbling over whether state sovereignty was a "good idea" or not-- I'm stating the fact that each state was, and is, a sovereign ...   Mon Nov 23rd, 2009 08:04 pm

Other Civil War Talk > The Declaration of Independence (152 replies - 45244 views)

ThomasWashington wroteThere you have it-- right from the horse's mouth. He's plainly saying that a congressional majority could constitutionally do these particular things, since the Constitution didn't "expressly ...   Mon Nov 23rd, 2009 05:15 pm

Other Civil War Talk > The Declaration of Independence (152 replies - 45244 views)

So I'm not comparing Lincoln to Hitler-- on the contrary, I'm comparing HITLER to LINCOLN... successfully, since Hitler clearly COPIED Lincoln in his formula and covert ...   Sun Nov 22nd, 2009 02:22 pm

Other Civil War Talk > The Declaration of Independence (152 replies - 45244 views)

"and of course his party backed him up, just like the Nazis backed Hitler, or the communist backed Stalin. In Germany, Hitler used the "Emergency Powers" ...   Sun Nov 22nd, 2009 12:21 am


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