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Other History > Other history favorites (10 replies - 5826 views)

I like Colonial, Roman, and World War history.  The Middle Ages have never interested me that much.  I want to start reading up on the ...   Wed Aug 12th, 2009 07:38 am

John Bell Hood > John Bell Hood: Psychotically Aggressive? (23 replies - 20598 views)

Hood was no more aggressive than Grant or Lee. ...   Fri Jul 17th, 2009 09:26 pm

General Civil War Talk > Attack on DC (5 replies - 3342 views)

The army was disorganized in the aftermath of First Manassas and they felt that one victory would be enough to ensure an independent nation.  I'm not even sure ...   Tue Jul 14th, 2009 05:26 am

Other Western Theater and Trans-Miss. > Battle of Perryville (Chaplin Hills) (28 replies - 17574 views)

Perryville is a pretty interesting battle.  A tactical Confederate victory and I think Bragg's decision to retreat was the correct move. ...   Sat Jun 27th, 2009 06:29 pm

Introductions > New Member (6 replies - 2861 views)

Welcome Msg... ...   Tue Jun 16th, 2009 04:42 pm

Civil War Books > Chickamauga and Chattanooga: The Battles That Doomed the Confederacy (4 replies - 3194 views)

I have not read it but what exactly are you looking for in a book on Chickamauga and Chattanooga? A general overview? More ...   Thu Jun 11th, 2009 07:54 pm

General Civil War Talk > more pics from Stones River (9 replies - 2852 views)

I've always thought that the first day of Stones River is a very interesting battle.  It was definitely a close run thing to quote Wellington.  If ...   Thu Jun 11th, 2009 07:51 pm

General Civil War Talk > best of my Chickamauga/Chattanooga pics (24 replies - 6568 views)

Very fine pics Cap... ...   Wed Jun 10th, 2009 11:35 pm

General Civil War Talk > more pics from Stones River (9 replies - 2852 views)

Fine pics Cap'n... ...   Wed Jun 10th, 2009 11:29 pm

General Civil War Talk > Ironclads on the Potomac (8 replies - 3190 views)

Plus, her deep draft made it almost impossible to sail out of Hampton Roads. ...   Fri Jun 5th, 2009 06:34 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Anyone Here on Twitter? (21 replies - 7678 views)

I have facebook and a cell phone.  Yeah I do use text messaging because there are times when you just wanna say a few things ...   Fri Jun 5th, 2009 07:23 am

General Civil War Talk > The first batch of pics from my trip to TN and GA (4 replies - 1904 views)

Thanks for sharing! ...   Fri Jun 5th, 2009 07:16 am

General Civil War Talk > What Caused the Civil War? (60 replies - 16425 views)

The 3/5th clause was not enough to equalize the population disparity.  Please show one Presidential election where the electoral votes of the south outnumbers the north.  It ...   Wed Jun 3rd, 2009 02:38 am

General Civil War Talk > What Caused the Civil War? (60 replies - 16425 views)

The Democrats, Federalists, and Whigs were all national parties.  There was no southern party to bubble in on a ballot.  Zachary Taylor was a southern whig whereas Andrew Jackson ...   Tue Jun 2nd, 2009 04:53 am

Idle Chit-Chat > What's everyone reading these days? (181 replies - 61126 views)

Cap'n, I take it that you don't see yourself reading Cozzens' books over and over again? ...   Sat May 30th, 2009 08:38 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Battle of Gettysburg and the "Lost Cause" Issue (24 replies - 13292 views)

I think that Lee was just hoping that somehow the fates would allow him to win an Austerlitz type victory with the complete destruction of ...   Sat May 30th, 2009 08:35 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Battle of Gettysburg and the "Lost Cause" Issue (24 replies - 13292 views)

I'm not even sure that Lee himself knew what his next step would be. I feel that even if Lee had somehow won at ...   Sat May 30th, 2009 04:07 am

Idle Chit-Chat > What's everyone reading these days? (181 replies - 61126 views)

I thought Sea of Gray was painfully dry.  I just started Nolan's book on the Iron Brigade. ...   Thu May 28th, 2009 02:22 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Why some states are failing so badly (12 replies - 4086 views)

I remember reading somewhere that during this past year the number of people leaving California actually outnumbered the number of those coming into the state. ...   Wed May 20th, 2009 08:49 pm

Civil War Preservation > The Wilderness and Chancellorsville Battlefields under attack (21 replies - 11746 views)

Gates came across to me as a very geniune and sincere person. No wonder he hates Washington. ...   Wed May 20th, 2009 02:27 am

Civil War Preservation > The Wilderness and Chancellorsville Battlefields under attack (21 replies - 11746 views)

Did anyone watch 60 Minutes this past Sunday? They were interviewing Robert Gates and he made a comment that anyone in Washington who decides to ...   Wed May 20th, 2009 02:19 am

General Civil War Talk > What Caused the Civil War? (60 replies - 16425 views)

Just like the First World War, this war had been brewing for decades before the storm finally broke. I don't really buy into the ...   Wed May 20th, 2009 02:10 am

Introductions > New Member (5 replies - 2794 views)

Welcome... ...   Wed May 20th, 2009 01:49 am

Civil War Preservation > The Wilderness and Chancellorsville Battlefields under attack (21 replies - 11746 views)

We don't need another wally world with dead end retail jobs. It's sickening to see how Kennesaw Mountain has become surrounded by neighborhoods, apartments, ...   Tue May 19th, 2009 06:35 am

Civil War Books > Author of "Stealing the General" Has New Book (13 replies - 5038 views)

Mr. Bonds, I came across your magazine article on Polk. How that man was able to gain a generalship when he had no military experience ...   Mon May 18th, 2009 04:04 am

Civil War Books > Master of War by Benson Bobrick (52 replies - 18233 views)

Thanks Barry for sharing that.  First, Sherman had a notorious reputation for hating reporters so why would he all of a sudden get jealous of ...   Mon May 18th, 2009 03:58 am

General Civil War Talk > North & South Magazine (9 replies - 3567 views)

That's a shame as North and South, along with Blue and Gray, were the only quality ACW magazines out there. Their articles actually contained ...   Thu May 14th, 2009 11:23 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > It was Warren afterall! (18 replies - 9336 views)

Krick is rather infamous for his opinion of Longstreet.  I hope any objectionable ACW buff would take anything he says regarding Old Pete with a pinch of ...   Wed May 13th, 2009 09:05 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > What's everyone reading these days? (181 replies - 61126 views)

Sword's description of Civil War combat is quite good especially when he starts talking about Opdycke's counterattack at the Carter House. Regardless of how one ...   Sun May 10th, 2009 12:50 am

Idle Chit-Chat > What's everyone reading these days? (181 replies - 61126 views)

I am currently struggling to finish Cozzens "This Terrible Sound:the Battle of Chickamauga" and hoping to make it through"the Shipwreck of Their Hopes: The Battles ...   Fri May 8th, 2009 01:36 am

General Civil War Talk > Confederate symbols under fire (16 replies - 5178 views)

Bama, You said that the people of Illinois were screaming invasion and bloody murder when the VA approved that monument to the Confederate POWs. I ...   Sun May 3rd, 2009 05:26 am

General Civil War Talk > Confederate symbols under fire (16 replies - 5178 views)

Bama, Susan is correct about the Tredegar comment. ...   Sat May 2nd, 2009 12:20 am

General Civil War Talk > Confederate symbols under fire (16 replies - 5178 views)

4. A few years ago, the IL Division SCV, the IL Society MOS&B, The IL UDC and the IL Orderof the Confederate Rose, raised funds ...   Fri May 1st, 2009 04:49 am

General Civil War Talk > Virginia Domination (1 reply - 1512 views)

Has anyone read American Lion?  Well I was thumbing through it and came across something very interesting on page 234: Floyd was inclined to throw in his ...   Mon Apr 27th, 2009 04:26 am

General Civil War Talk > The Confederacy? (105 replies - 27403 views)

ddov, I can't help but quote Archer from Blood Diamond, "We thought we were fighting communism but then we realized that it was just over who ...   Mon Apr 27th, 2009 04:08 am

General Civil War Talk > The Confederacy? (105 replies - 27403 views)

A new book if anyone is interested: http://www.amazon.com/Clash-Extremes-Economic-Origins-Civil/dp/080909536X/ref=wl_it_dp?ie=UTF8&coliid=IZQ9S353KEDXM&colid=2RJ69OGXQ1JA0 ...   Mon Apr 20th, 2009 06:06 pm

General Civil War Talk > Master of War (10 replies - 2829 views)

The term "slow" is all relative. Slow in comparison to what? ...   Mon Apr 20th, 2009 05:14 pm

Civil War Books > Master of War by Benson Bobrick (52 replies - 18233 views)

I thought I mentioned two books.  Did you look at them?  I thought it was in both  I gave two cites.  One had a page # ...   Mon Apr 20th, 2009 05:13 pm

The Battle of Shiloh > Best Book about Shiloh (40 replies - 23499 views)

I've read the books by Wiley Sword and Larry Daniel. Daniel goes into more detail about the run-up to the actual battle but Sword's battle ...   Fri Apr 10th, 2009 05:48 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Charleston SC and Savannah GA (11 replies - 5362 views)

If you like nautical stuff there is an interesting ships museum in Savannah proper.  It's not that far of a walk from River Street.  Plus, ...   Fri Apr 10th, 2009 05:39 pm


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