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General Civil War Talk > Why the south thought the war (14 replies - 4440 views)

Perry, With all due respect, I don't need a history lesson. I don't profess to know everything, I was just trying to explain to a young ...   Sat Sep 13th, 2008 12:33 am

General Civil War Talk > Why the south thought the war (14 replies - 4440 views)

Perry, With all due respect, I don't need a history lesson. I don't profess to know everything, I was just trying to explain to a young ...   Sat Sep 13th, 2008 12:32 am

General Civil War Talk > what Went wrong At Gettysburg (104 replies - 27373 views)

Not that I know of. He was certainly to report to Lee. Now, its known that Lee had a way of couching his orders in ...   Fri Sep 12th, 2008 09:05 pm

General Civil War Talk > what Went wrong At Gettysburg (104 replies - 27373 views)

Well, joyride might be a little harsh, if I remember right he actually raided the countryside and gathered quite a lot of supplies and livestock. ...   Fri Sep 12th, 2008 03:44 pm

Abraham Lincoln > Lincoln tyrant or savior of the Union (96 replies - 36689 views)

Td, Ignore is the wrong word, but they knew they had a problem that wasn't going away by itself. I'll go with 'couldn't resolve it'- ...   Thu Sep 11th, 2008 11:03 pm

Abraham Lincoln > Lincoln tyrant or savior of the Union (96 replies - 36689 views)

I think that's on the mark. The worst thing that could have happenned for the South and reconstruction was the assassination. ...   Thu Sep 11th, 2008 10:53 pm

General Civil War Talk > Which General would you have least liked to face? (59 replies - 35569 views)

44th, 'Fighting' Joe Hooker was a misnomer, as Lincoln found out. ...   Thu Sep 11th, 2008 10:49 pm

General Civil War Talk > Differences between Union and Confederate Cavalry (34 replies - 11889 views)

Yeah, Pam, I have those same perceptions, not sure if they're accurate or something I just came to believe accurate. I have this image of the southern ...   Thu Sep 11th, 2008 10:46 pm

Abraham Lincoln > Lincoln tyrant or savior of the Union (96 replies - 36689 views)

Thanks for clarifying that, TD. Yes, that is the quote to which I referred. The point is, the war was about states' rights and whether or ...   Thu Sep 11th, 2008 10:31 pm

General Civil War Talk > Which General would you have least liked to face? (59 replies - 35569 views)

I'm impressed by the quality of all these last several comments. I would throw W.S. Hancock into the mix, also. He was fearless, tactically sound, and ...   Thu Sep 11th, 2008 06:47 pm

General Civil War Talk > Why the south thought the war (14 replies - 4440 views)

44th, Its great that you have such passion for the Civil War. Have you traced any family back to the war? I had an ancestor, John ...   Thu Sep 11th, 2008 06:21 pm

Abraham Lincoln > Lincoln tyrant or savior of the Union (96 replies - 36689 views)

Its hard to conceive anyone else being in his seat and keeping the union together. I guess that if you believe we're all better off because ...   Thu Sep 11th, 2008 05:59 pm

General Civil War Talk > what Went wrong At Gettysburg (104 replies - 27373 views)

That's right on, 20th Mass. He'd fought the whole war as the aggressor and it sure had worked up til then. You're right about the coach ...   Thu Sep 11th, 2008 05:40 pm

General Civil War Talk > Favorite strokes of brillance/sheer luck in the Civil War (21 replies - 6407 views)

Wasn't luck, but you've got to be impressed with what Buford did the first day of Gettysburg. Spotting the Reb army, deciding quickly where to ...   Thu Sep 11th, 2008 05:35 pm

General Civil War Talk > what Went wrong At Gettysburg (104 replies - 27373 views)

Guys, So he sent 12,000 men up there with no cover, jsut to get a few last licks in? knowing that if they didn't succeed, the ...   Mon Sep 8th, 2008 01:48 pm

General Civil War Talk > What If the South Had wonn the Civil War (23 replies - 6686 views)

I've got to catch up with Thomas' work. I've been catching up on the old Flashman series, which is hilarious and historically accurate.   ...   Sun Sep 7th, 2008 04:34 pm

General Civil War Talk > what Went wrong At Gettysburg (104 replies - 27373 views)

That's OK, I wanted to see what you had to say. There are some very informed people on this site and you certainly know your ...   Sun Sep 7th, 2008 04:25 pm

General Civil War Talk > what Went wrong At Gettysburg (104 replies - 27373 views)

As far as supbordinates who had major beefs, how about Elon John Farnsworth? His 300 cavlary was ordered against entrenched Confederate infantry on day 3. He said ...   Sat Sep 6th, 2008 04:29 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Oldie but a goodie!!! (30 replies - 16424 views)

Sickles getting his leg blown off probably saved him a courts martial. The guy wasn't even a soldier. He got his commission due to having friends ...   Fri Sep 5th, 2008 10:22 pm

General Civil War Talk > The Hishtory books (15 replies - 3766 views)

The seeds definitely go back to the beginnings. Jefferson wrote, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." He wrote this while ...   Fri Sep 5th, 2008 10:05 pm

General Civil War Talk > What If the South Had wonn the Civil War (23 replies - 6686 views)

I don't believe the South would have remained one country. Remember, they were fighting for STATE's rights, not the Confederacy as a whole. Lee said, "If ...   Fri Sep 5th, 2008 09:58 pm

General Civil War Talk > What got you interested in the CW? (28 replies - 9609 views)

For me, what got me interested was a series of articles in one of the local papers commemorating the 100th anniversary of the War. And ...   Fri Sep 5th, 2008 09:24 pm

General Civil War Talk > Missed opportunities/Biggest blunders (39 replies - 10798 views)

You could make a case for a lot of these being the worst. I think we can agree that McClellan had MORE blunders than anyone else, ...   Fri Sep 5th, 2008 09:14 pm

General Civil War Talk > what Went wrong At Gettysburg (104 replies - 27373 views)

Yes, he was respected. Even Grant was careful not to step on his toes after he took over. But, he was bad-tempered, rough on subordinates, and ...   Fri Sep 5th, 2008 09:00 pm

General Civil War Talk > What CW era person would you most like to meet? (25 replies - 7638 views)

For me, it would have to be my ancestor, John MIlton Hancock. Since I was a kid, we had been told that we were somehow related ...   Mon Sep 1st, 2008 06:40 am

General Civil War Talk > what Went wrong At Gettysburg (104 replies - 27373 views)

44th, There's no doubt that the occupation of Little Roundtop was the key to the battle, particularly for the Union because it gave their flank an ...   Sun Aug 31st, 2008 06:55 pm

General Civil War Talk > what Went wrong At Gettysburg (104 replies - 27373 views)

No doubt that Meade allowed the AoNV to escape when he possibly could have ended the war right there. Give him credit for the victory, ...   Sun Aug 31st, 2008 03:13 pm

General Civil War Talk > what Went wrong At Gettysburg (104 replies - 27373 views)

Good shootin' Ole. I can see you ain't just another pretty face. Marching up the other side of the mountain range, unbeknownst to the AoP, whose leadership ...   Sun Aug 31st, 2008 12:54 am

General Civil War Talk > what Went wrong At Gettysburg (104 replies - 27373 views)

That's good stuff, Captain. I just think he wasn't going so much for a long campaign as he was for a victory on northern soil that ...   Sat Aug 30th, 2008 10:06 pm

General Civil War Talk > what Went wrong At Gettysburg (104 replies - 27373 views)

I understand, Ole, but the amount of desperation that Lee (justifiably) felt cannot be overstated. Nor, probably, can the amount of confidence he had in ...   Sat Aug 30th, 2008 09:53 pm

General Civil War Talk > what Went wrong At Gettysburg (104 replies - 27373 views)

I don't think invading Pa was a mistake. He knew his resources were limited and time and money were on the North's side. So he gambled on ...   Sat Aug 30th, 2008 01:17 pm

General Civil War Talk > What CW era person would you most like to meet? (25 replies - 7638 views)

Wow, I did not know that he fired on Confederate veterans. ...   Fri Aug 29th, 2008 07:41 pm

General Civil War Talk > What CW era person would you most like to meet? (25 replies - 7638 views)

If you've read Longstreet's memoirs, he seems to put Grant on a higher pedestal than Lee. You probably know of this story. There was a reunion ...   Tue Aug 26th, 2008 12:45 pm

General Civil War Talk > What CW era person would you most like to meet? (25 replies - 7638 views)

I think Lincoln and Shatner would have a fight to the death over the attentions of LT. Ahura. Abe would probably win because he's a little ...   Mon Aug 25th, 2008 09:55 pm

General Civil War Talk > My Vicksburg pictures (25 replies - 6902 views)

Hey, Pam, I see you're closer than I am to G'burg! I don't know why but when I first read your comment I thought you were ...   Mon Aug 25th, 2008 07:42 pm

General Civil War Talk > My Vicksburg pictures (25 replies - 6902 views)

Gettysburg IS as good as it gets. I just got back from my fifth trip out there (only a 3 hr ride from where I ...   Mon Aug 25th, 2008 06:45 pm

General Civil War Talk > My Vicksburg pictures (25 replies - 6902 views)

Thanks for sharing the pics. I've got to get down to some of the 'western campaign' battlefields. I've seen Gettysburg, Frederick, Manassas, Antietum, Petersburg (which ...   Mon Aug 25th, 2008 05:51 pm

General Civil War Talk > What CW era person would you most like to meet? (25 replies - 7638 views)

By all accounts Jackson was a great general but from what I've read I don't know if he'd have been a very good interview. I'd have ...   Mon Aug 25th, 2008 05:35 pm


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