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Battle of Gettysburg > O.O. Howard and July 1 (42 replies - 20138 views)

Why did you say that Howard was the "worst commander in the Union Army."?  I note that Sherman had faith in Joward, making him the ...   Fri Jul 23rd, 2010 03:14 pm

Civil War Books > Foote vs Catton? (16 replies - 11001 views)

The problem with reading Foote is that I'm constantly wondering "That's fascinating, how does he know that?" ...   Thu Jun 10th, 2010 02:12 pm

General Civil War Talk > Charleston April 2011 (3 replies - 1476 views)

As a Tar Heel who has the advantage of knowing how the war turned out, I would say that Charleston should drape itself in black ...   Tue Apr 27th, 2010 03:42 pm

Civil War News/ Press Releases > Virginia Governor Declares April 'Confederate History Month'. (21 replies - 7382 views)

April is an interesting choice for a Confederate History Month.  It was in April that our brothers in S.C. fired on Ft. Sumter, starting the ...   Wed Apr 7th, 2010 02:24 pm

Introductions > Hello from Ireland (6 replies - 4169 views)

That's a terrific video on Myles Keogh.  Thanks for posting it! Old North State ...   Wed Mar 31st, 2010 01:58 pm

General Civil War Talk > Most Important ACW Books? (8 replies - 3360 views)

For my generation (a bit older than y'all's) it would be Bruce Catton's books, which turned a dull school book story into a fascinating one! ...   Wed Feb 3rd, 2010 02:06 pm

Civil War News/ Press Releases > GWTW in the News (3 replies - 2722 views)

The Wall Street Journal today (Dec. 12) has an interesting article on GWTW. ...   Sat Dec 12th, 2009 02:33 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > What's everyone reading these days? (181 replies - 61859 views)

I heard him speak about the book in Seattle recently.  I agree with Susan, it's a fascinating story! ...   Wed Nov 25th, 2009 04:37 pm

Other History > Other history favorites (10 replies - 5889 views)

I've been trying to understand what roles the United States had in Juarez's War of the Reform (1858-1860).  Clearly we were involved both politically and ...   Tue Aug 25th, 2009 02:15 pm

Civil War Books > Nothing But Victory (9 replies - 3882 views)

I have received it (War Like a Thunderbolt) and have read it!  An excellent read -- see Drew's review -- I agree with it precisely.  ...   Tue Aug 25th, 2009 01:09 am

Introductions > Hello Everyone (7 replies - 3027 views)

Merryn, welcome! What interests you about 1863?  Is it Grant's Vicksburg Campaign, Rosecrans and Bragg at Chickamauga or Bragg v. Grant at Chattanooga?  Is it Earl ...   Wed Aug 12th, 2009 02:24 pm

General Civil War Talk > Research Assistance (14 replies - 4687 views)

In a town like Franklin, TN most of the houses were used as hospitals during and after the Battle of Franklin in the late fall ...   Thu Jun 25th, 2009 12:36 pm

General Civil War Talk > Confederate Nurses (8 replies - 5467 views)

Kate Cumming, whom I referred to earlier, speaks of nurses almost always as being male, when they are working on the wards.  Her hospital experience ...   Fri Jun 19th, 2009 06:25 pm

General Civil War Talk > Confederate Nurses (8 replies - 5467 views)

GeorgeM, Also there is "Kate: the Journal of a Confederate Nurse" by Kate Cumming, edited by R.B. Harwell and published by the LSU Press. Kate ...   Fri Jun 19th, 2009 01:59 pm

Introductions > New Member (6 replies - 2884 views)

Mark, Interesting that you are at Ft. Bliss.  I've been reading a lot about the Regiment of Mounted Riflemen who were there in the 1850s, before ...   Wed Jun 17th, 2009 07:35 pm

General Civil War Talk > Who is Your Favorite Civil War Author? (18 replies - 5050 views)

Bruce Catton. But I'll add James McDonough -- especially his "Shiloh" and "Nashville." ...   Sat Jun 13th, 2009 03:08 pm

Civil War Books > Southern Storm: Sherman's March to the Sea (5 replies - 4057 views)

Correction: "...but it was essential to establishing the connection to the Union ships off shore, which contained supplies, and the connection to the rest of ...   Tue Jun 2nd, 2009 12:25 am

Civil War Books > Southern Storm: Sherman's March to the Sea (5 replies - 4057 views)

Brett, I agree with what you've written regarding Trudeau's Southern Storm.  You commented about the division of Sherman's troops as they marched -- left and ...   Tue Jun 2nd, 2009 12:22 am

Idle Chit-Chat > What's everyone reading these days? (181 replies - 61859 views)

Richmond is a bit more difficult to imagine.  Have you read a good book about it? ...   Fri May 29th, 2009 02:56 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > What's everyone reading these days? (181 replies - 61859 views)

I know you'll enjoy the visit to the Perryville battlefield.  Not only is it interesting militarily, but it is a beautiful and peaceful place.:) ...   Fri May 29th, 2009 02:15 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Women of Civil War Battlefields (23 replies - 15293 views)

CK Larson, Thank you for the very thoughtful response. ONS ...   Mon May 11th, 2009 10:15 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Women of Civil War Battlefields (23 replies - 15293 views)

CK Larson, Thank you for your very informative post.  The excellent information is appreciated.  I wonder what your thoughts are about documentation of women's service during ...   Sat May 9th, 2009 08:53 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Women of Civil War Battlefields (23 replies - 15293 views)

Tom, Thanks for the website. I wonder if there is any evidence of her service in the 11th Illinois other than her apparent statement that ...   Mon May 4th, 2009 10:46 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Women of Civil War Battlefields (23 replies - 15293 views)

This is a question.  Are there folks on this forum who are interested in the history of the women who served in the field during ...   Sat May 2nd, 2009 10:01 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Irish Regiments in the West (1 reply - 2167 views)

A new book (Chicago's Irish Legion) about an Irish regiment that was formed in Chicago and served in the Western Theater (primarily with W.T. Sherman) ...   Mon Mar 2nd, 2009 04:53 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Favorite bookstores (21 replies - 10694 views)

I also like Elliott Bay in Seattle but always spend too much money there! Similarly, Powell's in Portland,OR is a great place to spend ...   Wed Feb 25th, 2009 07:47 pm

General Civil War Talk > Brigade and Regimental "Nicknames" (22 replies - 11136 views)

Chicago's Irish Legion, usually just "The Legion," was the 90th Illinois in which 7 out of 10 of the officers and men were born in ...   Sat Feb 21st, 2009 02:27 am


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