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General Civil War Talk > Getysburg Witness Tree Falls (15 replies - 5250 views)

Here is a picture of the Devil's Den Witness tree, from May 2007.  I sure pray it is stll there.  I have a lot of ...   Mon Aug 18th, 2008 06:51 pm

General Civil War Talk > Getysburg Witness Tree Falls (15 replies - 5250 views)

I believe the only Witness tree to fall, was the one at Evergreen Cemetery, near where Lincoln gave his address.  The one at Devil's Den ...   Mon Aug 18th, 2008 06:47 pm

General Civil War Talk > Those Armies Which We Admire... (40 replies - 12342 views)

The AoT (Confederate) did fight tenaciously into Tennessee.  If there had been a better overall commander, they might have had success, as early as Columbia.  ...   Mon Aug 18th, 2008 03:20 pm

General Civil War Talk > Those Armies Which We Admire... (40 replies - 12342 views)

I would agree that the ANV, and the to a certain degree, the AotP had a certain romantic quality.  They were definitely good fighters and ...   Mon Aug 18th, 2008 01:09 pm

General Civil War Talk > Those Armies Which We Admire... (40 replies - 12342 views)

I would agree with most all of the suggestions put out so far.  I believe Ole hit the proverbial nail on the head:  Western men. Ounce ...   Sun Aug 17th, 2008 02:06 pm

General Civil War Talk > Travelbrains (6 replies - 2331 views)

I believe I have all of the Travel Brains ACW battlefield guides.  They are very well done. ...   Sun Aug 17th, 2008 04:14 am

General Civil War Talk > Most underrated cavalry commander - Federal or Confederate (10 replies - 3124 views)

Benjamin Grierson is also my choice.  His contribution to the campaign in the west, specifically during the Vicksburg campaign, was instrumental in the Federal success.  ...   Sat Aug 16th, 2008 01:40 pm

General Civil War Talk > Most underrated cavalry commander - Federal or Confederate (10 replies - 3124 views)

I totally agree with your assessment of Buell.  He was probably the weakest major general of the war.  Regarding Wilder, I really think he never ...   Sat Aug 16th, 2008 02:12 am

General Civil War Talk > Most underrated cavalry commander - Federal or Confederate (10 replies - 3124 views)

Javal1, John Wilder is an interesting choice.  Technically, he was a colonel of an infantry brigade - the Lightning Brigade.  He provided his troops Spencer repeating ...   Sat Aug 16th, 2008 01:55 am

General Civil War Talk > Most underrated cavalry commander - Federal or Confederate (10 replies - 3124 views)

Who is the most underrated cavalry commander, either Federal or Confederate?  I have given this a lot of thought.  I have read many histories/biographies on Nathan ...   Fri Aug 15th, 2008 10:25 pm

General Civil War Talk > Some of my ACW battlefield pics (35 replies - 8275 views)

I have a lot of Wilson Creek photos.  They are just waiting for me to put up.  My web site is constantly under development.  I ...   Fri Aug 15th, 2008 12:31 am

General Civil War Talk > Some of my ACW battlefield pics (35 replies - 8275 views)

Captain Crow, What books have you read on Vicksburg?  I would highly recommend you read Vicksburg, by Michael Ballard.  It is a great study of the ...   Thu Aug 14th, 2008 06:37 pm

General Civil War Talk > The Iron Brigade (16 replies - 6014 views)

J, I am a huge fan, of the Iron Brigade.  I have recently read the following two books, both of which I would recommend to ...   Thu Aug 14th, 2008 04:51 pm

General Civil War Talk > Some of my ACW battlefield pics (35 replies - 8275 views)

While I do not have picture transitions, I have lots of pictures of Vicksburg (and a LOT of other battlefields), on my website: http://www.BattlefieldPortraits.com/.  When ...   Thu Aug 14th, 2008 02:50 am

General Civil War Talk > Scariest Moment on a Civil War Battlefield? (20 replies - 6104 views)

I was also approached by a dog, recently, while I was at the Mine Creek Battlefield, in Kansas. Fortunately, he was a well behaved ...   Mon Aug 4th, 2008 10:48 pm

General Civil War Talk > Scariest Moment on a Civil War Battlefield? (20 replies - 6104 views)

I have read Pam's comments about her visit to Gettysburg, especially her trek up the far side of Culp's Hill.  I would definitely agree with ...   Sun Aug 3rd, 2008 06:10 pm

General Civil War Talk > "Retreat" from Gettysburg (22 replies - 6206 views)

I was at the new Visitor's Center on my last trip to Gettysburg, this past April.  It had just opened, within the past week, or ...   Sat Aug 2nd, 2008 10:08 pm

General Civil War Talk > Group for Facebook Users (10 replies - 2473 views)

I have some pictures of the tornado damage at Newtonia.  It is a very small town, and obviously without a lot of resources.  There is ...   Sat Aug 2nd, 2008 10:02 pm

General Civil War Talk > Group for Facebook Users (10 replies - 2473 views)

Typo... I meant to say I was recently at Mine Creek battlefield, in Kansas - not Mine Springs. ...   Sat Aug 2nd, 2008 08:52 pm

General Civil War Talk > Group for Facebook Users (10 replies - 2473 views)

I have been to Mine Springs, in Kansas.  It is a site they CWPT has already supplied a lot of funding for.  I also recently ...   Sat Aug 2nd, 2008 08:51 pm

General Civil War Talk > Group for Facebook Users (10 replies - 2473 views)

Yes I have taken quite a few.  They also link to my website from www.civilwar.org.  Thanks for the comments. ...   Sat Aug 2nd, 2008 07:33 pm

General Civil War Talk > Group for Facebook Users (10 replies - 2473 views)

Greetings CWI members, I have recently joined this site, and look forward to reading your posts.  I am very involved in Civil War battlefield preservation, and ...   Sat Aug 2nd, 2008 06:46 pm

General Civil War Talk > Your choice for command in the West (29 replies - 8528 views)

I took a quick glance through the previous posts. I like D.H. Hill. He would have made a fine commander. However, I ...   Fri Aug 1st, 2008 09:12 pm


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