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Robert E. Lee > R.E. Lee and slavery (33 replies - 16200 views)

Hi folks. I've recently read an article in this month's Civil War Times about Lee and his feelings about slavery, written by Elizabeth Brown Pryor. ...   Tue Dec 9th, 2008 11:40 pm

General Civil War Talk > Brigade and Regimental "Nicknames" (22 replies - 10518 views)

I've always been interested in how brigades and regiments on both sides of the Civil War got their "nicknames," and why some (many) never were ...   Sun Dec 7th, 2008 11:40 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Must-see Places (45 replies - 10178 views)

That's it, Susan. I'll be right out! I've been to just about all of the European countries, Canada, Mexico, and Guatemala, but I've never been ...   Fri Dec 5th, 2008 11:32 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Must-see Places (45 replies - 10178 views)

Thought this might be interesting since we're from all over the country (and beyond!). If you had a friend coming to visit your area for ...   Fri Dec 5th, 2008 08:31 pm

General Civil War Talk > Good luck Doc! (14 replies - 3922 views)

Joe, you beat me to it! Best of luck, Doc! Pam ...   Fri Dec 5th, 2008 07:33 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Christmas traditions? (44 replies - 10828 views)

Since I'm a teacher, I know where you're coming from, Susan and Den. My kids are junior high age, though, so it's not as obligatory ...   Thu Dec 4th, 2008 05:21 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Christmas traditions? (44 replies - 10828 views)

Well, Ole, let me see how much we have in our emergency fund right now. . . Pam ...   Thu Dec 4th, 2008 12:09 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Christmas traditions? (44 replies - 10828 views)

Marie, I never actually thought about the car wash. . . I wonder if they have special Christmas tree rates? ;) To continue the gift theme: ...   Wed Dec 3rd, 2008 07:54 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Christmas traditions? (44 replies - 10828 views)

We always do a real tree, though if any of my family had allergies, I'd feel differently. I love the smell of pine in the ...   Tue Dec 2nd, 2008 11:22 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Christmas traditions? (44 replies - 10828 views)

How about this one, Joe and Pvt, though it's not Christmas-related: My husband and I had our wedding reception at The Hotel Bethlehem! I was ...   Mon Dec 1st, 2008 01:27 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Christmas traditions? (44 replies - 10828 views)

Sorry to diappoint, Joe. However, I only dislike the STRAIGHT sauerkraut--the kind with the white wine, juniper berries, and bacon added is way better. I'm ...   Sun Nov 30th, 2008 08:29 pm

Battles and Campaigns > Significance of Forts Henry and Donelson (11 replies - 8274 views)

Why was I under the impression that Halleck really wanted to relegate Grant to the far, far West, and make him pretty much a non-issue? ...   Sun Nov 30th, 2008 07:56 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Christmas traditions? (44 replies - 10828 views)

Susan, I have done the same thing you've done for your nephews and nieces--I've bought my son a new ornament each year since he was born. ...   Sun Nov 30th, 2008 07:52 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Christmas traditions? (44 replies - 10828 views)

Okay, on to something a little different: traditions. I'll admit it: I am a Christmas fiend, thanks in part to my mother, who taught me well. ...   Sat Nov 29th, 2008 11:49 pm

Battles and Campaigns > Significance of Forts Henry and Donelson (11 replies - 8274 views)

Hi all, I just started reading Forts Henry and Donelson: The Key to the Confederate Heartland by Benjamin Franklin Cooling. I've never read anything by Mr. ...   Fri Nov 28th, 2008 11:28 pm

Civil War Preservation > Gettysburg Remembrance Day (18 replies - 13649 views)

Tim, tell your friend great shots! We used to stand at about where your friend was for the pics of the parade, but then we discovered ...   Fri Nov 28th, 2008 01:18 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Oh boy, oh boy...... (29 replies - 6802 views)

So, Joe, c'mon--how's the new TV? Or are you too busy watching to post? ;) Pam   ...   Wed Nov 26th, 2008 11:25 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Civil War-era Food and Drink (9 replies - 5625 views)

We've had quite a yummy time here lately talking about comfort food and Thanksgiving stuffing and the like. I've put on a few pounds thanks ...   Mon Nov 24th, 2008 11:47 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Question about Reenactor Ranks (5 replies - 2949 views)

I was at the Remembrance Day Parade in Gettysburg on Saturday. I thought because it was REALLY cold (about 35 degrees plus wind--there were snow ...   Mon Nov 24th, 2008 12:25 am

General Civil War Talk > Geology and Civil War Battles (11 replies - 3444 views)

Tim, I think maybe the article was talking about the "under the topography" stuff, which is also what makes the topography what it is, of ...   Fri Nov 21st, 2008 11:51 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Thanksgiving dinner (50 replies - 12551 views)

I'm doing Thanksgiving at my house this year for my side of the family. My mother is in charge of the stuffing, since that's one ...   Fri Nov 21st, 2008 11:44 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > College Football (36 replies - 8372 views)

Let's hope the Birds grace your new TV with a win, Joe. After their pretty pitiful performance last week, I'm hoping your early Christmas is ...   Fri Nov 21st, 2008 11:27 pm

General Civil War Talk > Geology and Civil War Battles (11 replies - 3444 views)

I thought the article about geology and the war in Today's Civil War News was interesting, even though I'm no geologist. If you haven't read it, ...   Thu Nov 20th, 2008 11:25 pm

General Civil War Talk > CSA or USA--better soldiers? (33 replies - 8864 views)

That's an interesting point, 20th Mass. Were there regiments or brigades who were really crack units that didn't have nicknames, or did all the good ...   Tue Nov 18th, 2008 11:50 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Oh boy, oh boy...... (29 replies - 6802 views)

Just keeps getting to be a better and better gift, Joe! Now the only thing that'll make it even better is when Laurie makes you ...   Tue Nov 18th, 2008 11:45 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Oh boy, oh boy...... (29 replies - 6802 views)

What's an electric ice cream scoop? And why didn't I know about this when I worked at the DQ dipping hard ice cream?? Pam ...   Tue Nov 18th, 2008 12:10 am

General Civil War Talk > CSA or USA--better soldiers? (33 replies - 8864 views)

Sigh. Okay. Point taken. Pam ...   Mon Nov 17th, 2008 11:57 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Oh boy, oh boy...... (29 replies - 6802 views)

Hey, you know what, that Kitchenaid mixer is not a bad gift. My husband got me one a few years ago (by my request, too), ...   Mon Nov 17th, 2008 11:27 pm

General Civil War Talk > CSA or USA--better soldiers? (33 replies - 8864 views)

I had a feeling it'd be like this, because that's pretty much how it was for my friend and I, before we almost throttled each ...   Mon Nov 17th, 2008 11:23 pm

General Civil War Talk > CSA or USA--better soldiers? (33 replies - 8864 views)

Here's a question I'm not sure has a definitive answer, but it sure sparked a heated discussion between a friend and I: Which side in the ...   Sun Nov 16th, 2008 11:38 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > What's everyone reading these days? (181 replies - 56595 views)

Someone earlier mentioned young adult fiction, and I read a lot of it. It goes with the English teacher territory. It certainly isn't what I ...   Sun Nov 16th, 2008 11:24 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Is that a one? It IS a one! (36 replies - 8381 views)

Around southeastern PA it hasn't broken below $2 yet, but it's close. Heard on the news that the lower gas prices haven't meant people are ...   Fri Nov 14th, 2008 11:28 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > What's everyone reading these days? (181 replies - 56595 views)

I've also been reading the regimental history of the 153rd PA (pretty specific, except that I have an ancestor in the 153rd), and also Mrs. ...   Wed Nov 12th, 2008 11:18 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Is that a one? It IS a one! (36 replies - 8381 views)

Very cool, Izzy! That sounds like one heck of a tour. Talk about the "spirit(s)" of the season! Pam ...   Wed Nov 12th, 2008 07:33 pm

General Civil War Talk > What Was the Single, Worst Civilian Atrocity in the Civil War? (62 replies - 16362 views)

Once again, folks, you are educating me and reminding me how much I have to learn, at the same time. . . Pam ...   Tue Nov 11th, 2008 11:30 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Is that a one? It IS a one! (36 replies - 8381 views)

Izzy, A Ford Expedition--at a hair over five feet tall, I'd need a ladder and a grappling hook to climb into that, and six or seven ...   Tue Nov 11th, 2008 11:27 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > What's everyone reading these days? (181 replies - 56595 views)

I've been in the mood lately for a good memoir/journal/diary, either Civil War or not. I mean a good one, because I don't often read ...   Tue Nov 11th, 2008 08:02 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Wreck of Edmund Fitzgerald (13 replies - 3176 views)

Pvt., Well, I do like the Beatles, but I have to admit my favorite playlist includes The Hollies (Long Cool Woman), Santana (Black Magic Woman), Thin Lizzy ...   Tue Nov 11th, 2008 07:59 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > What's everyone reading these days? (181 replies - 56595 views)

We haven't talked about books lately, and though I know everyone one here HATES that subject (ha!:D), I thought I'd bring it up. Whatcha reading ...   Tue Nov 11th, 2008 12:17 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Comfort Food (148 replies - 34736 views)

Oh, izzy, I'm sorry to hear about your aversion to olives. I could live on them--green. black, especially kalamata olives. And I use olive oil ...   Mon Nov 10th, 2008 11:21 pm


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