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Introductions > New Member (6 replies - 611 views)

Welcome. What kind of cannon do you have? ...   Mon Aug 11th, 2014 10:59 am

Weapons of the Civil War > Greek Fire (25 replies - 9921 views)

A GREAT job, Hellcat.  Very interesting! While working with making asbestos safe and confined, during the study's of this rock fiber, was the discussion of how it ...   Sun Aug 3rd, 2014 10:57 am

Announcements and Notices > Purge Coming (26 replies - 8626 views)

Me too. )__ ...   Sun Aug 3rd, 2014 10:37 am

General Civil War Talk > Most Mistreated/Unfairly Treated General (25 replies - 8294 views)

Hmmm, Warren tells his side of Wilderness story. http://www.civilwarhome.com/warrenwilderness.html ...   Mon Jun 30th, 2014 11:20 am

General Civil War Talk > Most Mistreated/Unfairly Treated General (25 replies - 8294 views)

Hellcat wrote: I was so much dissatisfied with Warren’s dilatory movements in the battle of White Oak Road and in his failure to reach Sheridan ...   Sun Jun 29th, 2014 01:36 pm

General Civil War Talk > Most Mistreated/Unfairly Treated General (25 replies - 8294 views)

Barlow wrote: Alot of great input.  As we get into 1865 150th next year, we will be hearing alot more about what Phil Sheridan did ...   Sat Jun 28th, 2014 05:46 pm

General Civil War Talk > Most Mistreated/Unfairly Treated General (25 replies - 8294 views)

General Rosecrans. ...   Mon Jun 23rd, 2014 12:15 pm

General Civil War Talk > Most Mistreated/Unfairly Treated General (25 replies - 8294 views)

That sure does sound like a rotten deal to me. Politics.Hellcat wrote: Charles P. Stone, by Congress and Stanton. Scapegoated by Congress for Ball's Bluff, accused ...   Fri May 16th, 2014 12:21 am

Other Eastern Theater > General John F. Reynolds (2 replies - 822 views)

General John F. Reynolds. An interesting story. http://i58.tinypic.com/2hrlgn6.jpg Soon after the start of the Civil War, Reynolds was offered the position as aide-de-camp to Lt. Gen. Winfield ...   Fri Feb 7th, 2014 12:01 pm

Other Eastern Theater > Christmas Time during the Civil War. (15 replies - 5061 views)

Hellcat wrote: Blue-Eyed Child of Fortune pages 273 to 274: Fairfax Station Dec. 30, 1862 Dear Mother, This morning I wrote a short note to father, and having been ...   Mon Jan 20th, 2014 06:54 pm

Other Eastern Theater > Overland Campaign! (0 replies - 491 views)

How many here are going to join the Final Days of the Confederacy? I have to.  It is almost at my back door!  ;) Let's hear from ...   Mon Jan 6th, 2014 11:45 am

Other Eastern Theater > Christmas Time during the Civil War. (15 replies - 5061 views)

Christmas Eve 1862 found Union Brigadier General John Geary in Fairfax Station, Virginia, nearing the end of his convalescence from a wound he ...   Tue Dec 24th, 2013 02:34 am

Other Eastern Theater > Christmas Time during the Civil War. (15 replies - 5061 views)

Excellent post!!)(90 ...   Mon Dec 23rd, 2013 06:42 pm

Other Eastern Theater > Christmas Time during the Civil War. (15 replies - 5061 views)

Hellcat wrote: This is coming from Patricia Mitchell's Civil War Celebrations from a Charles James Winston who served in Co. G, 11th Virginia Infantry, ...   Mon Dec 16th, 2013 08:10 pm

Other Eastern Theater > Christmas Time during the Civil War. (15 replies - 5061 views)

Winter of 1862 – 63. The 52nd rotated with other regiments of the brigade in standing Beckett along the Rappahannock River. "We have some right rough ...   Mon Dec 16th, 2013 01:38 pm

Other Eastern Theater > Christmas Time during the Civil War. (15 replies - 5061 views)

Sure is an eye opener to read what actually happened 150 years ago to the Fighting Men! ...   Mon Dec 16th, 2013 01:17 pm

Other Eastern Theater > Battlefield Maps. (2 replies - 2072 views)

That is why I rather like the 'Trailhead.com" maps.  They are made with water proof paper and fold up like a regular map. Blu ...   Mon Dec 16th, 2013 03:05 am

Other Eastern Theater > Battlefield Maps. (2 replies - 2072 views)

What kind of maps do y'all have when you visit the Battlefields? I found a fantastic one at Costco called "West point Atlas of the Civil ...   Sun Dec 15th, 2013 04:15 pm

Other Eastern Theater > Mine Run. (17 replies - 5471 views)

5. The Second Corps, Major-General Warren commanding, will withdraw after dark in time to follow closely the Third Corps. After that corps had entered the ...   Sun Dec 15th, 2013 11:17 am

Other Eastern Theater > Christmas Time during the Civil War. (15 replies - 5061 views)

I hope all will join in with the stories of the Soldiers lives during Christmas Seasons in the Civil War. My first is from the Regimental ...   Sat Dec 14th, 2013 02:44 pm

Other Eastern Theater > Mine Run. (17 replies - 5471 views)

3. The Third Corps will withdraw from its position as soon as it is dark (6 o'clock), and move to the Orange Court-House plank road ...   Thu Dec 12th, 2013 07:50 pm

Other Eastern Theater > Mine Run. (17 replies - 5471 views)

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, December 1, 1863. The following movements of troops are ordered for to-day and to-night: 1. The First Corps, Major-General ...   Wed Dec 11th, 2013 01:14 pm

Other Eastern Theater > Mine Run. (17 replies - 5471 views)

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, December 1, 1863-1.30 a.m. Corps commanders are directed to place under charge of a competent officer all wagons and ...   Mon Dec 9th, 2013 01:42 pm

Other Eastern Theater > Mine Run. (17 replies - 5471 views)

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, FIRST CORPS, November 30, 1863. [Lieutenant Colonel C. KINGSBURY, Jr., Assistant Adjutant-General, First Army Corps:] COLONEL: I think that the works can ...   Sat Dec 7th, 2013 01:27 pm

Other Eastern Theater > Mine Run. (17 replies - 5471 views)

Meade's Retreat. NOVEMBER 30, 1863-7.45 a.m. General MEADE: It is now 7.45 and I have no firing from you, from which I fear the enemy has ...   Sat Dec 7th, 2013 12:02 am

Other Eastern Theater > Mine Run. (17 replies - 5471 views)

Private Silas Jones of the 52nd wrote: Christmas is near at hand and today finds me in the cold-. We are building Winter huts....I am afraid ...   Mon Dec 2nd, 2013 02:02 pm

Other Eastern Theater > Mine Run. (17 replies - 5471 views)

Quote: General Meade sent his Army across the Rapidan on November 27 in an attempt to turn Lee's right flank ...   Mon Dec 2nd, 2013 12:29 pm

Other Eastern Theater > Mine Run. (17 replies - 5471 views)

A good read. http://www.civilwar.org/education/history/warfare-and-logistics/warfare/winter/winter-encampments-1.html ...   Mon Dec 2nd, 2013 12:26 pm

Other Eastern Theater > Mine Run. (17 replies - 5471 views)

Today, November 30, 1863 the battle of mine run has ended. This battle was called the “greatest battle that never was” Due to the heavy ...   Sat Nov 30th, 2013 12:07 pm

Other Eastern Theater > Mine Run. (17 replies - 5471 views)

After an all day fight on the 27, night stopped the bloody fighting. During the night of the 27, General Lee moved his army back to ...   Fri Nov 29th, 2013 01:01 am

John Bell Hood > John Bell Hood (4 replies - 11879 views)

javal1 wrote: Gen. John Bell Hood, C.S.A.  http://www.johnbellhood.org/index.htm    Really good book.  I have it on my Kindle. ...   Thu Nov 28th, 2013 12:49 pm

Abraham Lincoln > Abraham Lincoln is the only president.... (8 replies - 1765 views)

A lot of times having impeachment charges brought and being convicted of the same is somewhat confusing. Johnson had charges brought against him but he wasn't ...   Thu Nov 28th, 2013 12:41 pm

Other Eastern Theater > Mine Run. (17 replies - 5471 views)

Earth works across from Zoar Church. http://i43.tinypic.com/2vbrkgl.jpg ...   Wed Nov 27th, 2013 10:56 pm

Other Eastern Theater > Mine Run. (17 replies - 5471 views)

The fighting starts to increase. http://i41.tinypic.com/fm5474.jpg http://i43.tinypic.com/mr5lyr.jpg ...   Tue Nov 26th, 2013 04:44 pm

Other Eastern Theater > Mine Run. (17 replies - 5471 views)

The battle of Mine Run begins when general Lee orders General Johnson to move down the Jacob Ford Road. Doing so, He runs headon into Union ...   Tue Nov 26th, 2013 02:22 pm

Other Western Theater and Trans-Miss. > Today in History. November 24, 1863 (2 replies - 1196 views)

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Other Eastern Theater > Gary Gallagher on the Seven Days (35 replies - 23231 views)

I have always thought and said the Battle of Chancellorsville was the high point for the Confederacy. ...   Sun Nov 24th, 2013 10:46 am

Other Eastern Theater > Train Wreck in 1863 (3 replies - 2686 views)

I found some info that may be helpful. The last minute change of rail lines caused General Longstreet's corps to have to travel over sixteen different ...   Sat Nov 23rd, 2013 09:24 pm

Other Eastern Theater > Train Wreck in 1863 (3 replies - 2686 views)

I don't know of any train wreck but the line Longstreet wanted too use was torn up and could not be used.  This sent him on ...   Sat Nov 23rd, 2013 09:17 pm

John Bell Hood > John Bell Hood: Psychotically Aggressive? (23 replies - 20497 views)

Kyguy wrote: Great comments on this subject. If Hood was psychotically aggressive, he would have attacked Schofield at Columbia rather than flank him at Spring Hill. And Hood ...   Sat Nov 23rd, 2013 11:06 am


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