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General Civil War Talk > Ulysses S. Grant: the greatest of generals (84 replies - 36893 views)

Well said Hank! Mark ...   Wed Apr 18th, 2012 01:14 am

Battle of Gettysburg > Gettysburg overrated? (24 replies - 9706 views)

Not entirely true Hank. The Confederate government forbade export of cotton until late 1864 in a bid to force Great Britain's hand and to ...   Wed Apr 18th, 2012 12:30 am

General Civil War Talk > Why slavery was unconstitional? (24 replies - 6939 views)

I confess to still being confused. I am merely trying to explain how most mid-19th century jurists (including Lincoln) interpreted the Constitution. If ...   Tue Apr 17th, 2012 01:51 pm

General Civil War Talk > Why slavery was unconstitional? (24 replies - 6939 views)

ebg, perhaps we misunderstand each other. I would be the last person to suggest that the founding fathers were gods and I'm not sure ...   Tue Apr 17th, 2012 01:41 am

General Civil War Talk > Why slavery was unconstitional? (24 replies - 6939 views)

ebg, have you read the majority opinion of Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857)? I think that would answer most of your questions. Chief ...   Mon Apr 16th, 2012 12:10 pm

U.S. Grant > To Appomatox Casted Rob Lowe. (1 reply - 2016 views)

Maybe he couldn't get that Georgia accent down? ; ) ...   Mon Apr 16th, 2012 11:59 am

Abraham Lincoln > Lincoln had a Constitutional duty to perserve the Union! (34 replies - 13879 views)

Gents, may I suggest that there is no "right" answer to this question? I highly recommend "The Development of American Citizenship" by James Kettner ...   Sat Apr 14th, 2012 05:30 pm

General Civil War Talk > Civil War's 150th getting the short end of the stick? (22 replies - 5361 views)

I think mine is borderline extensive--my wife would disagree. I have about 220. That's not including all the books on the secession crisis ...   Sat Apr 14th, 2012 12:24 pm

General Civil War Talk > Civil War's 150th getting the short end of the stick? (22 replies - 5361 views)

H2 had that new 2hr "Gettysburg" docudrama by Ridley Scott on two days ago. It was just as bad as the first time... Mark ...   Fri Apr 13th, 2012 11:21 am

Abraham Lincoln > Lincoln had a Constitutional duty to perserve the Union! (34 replies - 13879 views)

Oh good grief. Don't start this debate again, it leads to nothing but angry posts. All reasonable people know that is how Lincoln ...   Fri Apr 13th, 2012 11:19 am

Introductions > Hey from Fayetteville, NC (2 replies - 1733 views)

Welcome! I think we have a few other Tarheels around here. Mark ...   Wed Apr 4th, 2012 01:56 pm

General Civil War Talk > Sergeant Rank Assignments (10 replies - 3280 views)

1) That is a bit unusual, but promotion was a bit different back then. The only enlisted ranks were Private, Corporal, Sergeant. The ...   Sun Apr 1st, 2012 11:22 pm

Thomas Stonewall Jackson > Jackson and Pikes (13 replies - 8571 views)

Good to hear from you Pender! Thanks for the reference. I guess that is a good incentive to sign up early! Mark ...   Wed Mar 28th, 2012 04:30 pm

General Civil War Talk > Confederate Quartermaster (5 replies - 2839 views)

The standard work is "Confederate Supply" by Richard D Goff (Duke University Press, 1969). Hope that helps. Mark ...   Sat Mar 24th, 2012 12:05 am

General Civil War Talk > What Civil War battle or campaign do you think should be made into a movie? (69 replies - 22667 views)

Freehling's definition: "In the 1850's, 'filibusters'...denoted organized, private swashbuckling crews who inspired tyranny's victims to free themselves." ~The South versus the South pg. 58 I ...   Wed Mar 21st, 2012 01:30 am

Thomas Stonewall Jackson > Jackson and Pikes (13 replies - 8571 views)

Hellcat, in regards to carrying the pike, I agree with you. In fact, I can point to enlistment ads in several Southern newspapers (spring ...   Mon Mar 19th, 2012 12:51 pm

Thomas Stonewall Jackson > Jackson and Pikes (13 replies - 8571 views)

Ok, I found the April 10 1862 act of the Confederate Congress. I think Jackson and Lee were responding to this. "An Act ...   Sat Mar 17th, 2012 01:16 pm

Thomas Stonewall Jackson > Jackson and Pikes (13 replies - 8571 views)

Thanks for the link Hellcat. As you your question about "eliteness," its for the same reason Civil War soldiers thought that being a member ...   Sat Mar 17th, 2012 12:49 pm

Thomas Stonewall Jackson > Jackson and Pikes (13 replies - 8571 views)

Hellcat, General McCellan actually personally asked the 6th PA Cavalry to take up lances. Seeing this as an opportunity to be a special "elite" ...   Fri Mar 16th, 2012 12:13 pm

Thomas Stonewall Jackson > Jackson and Pikes (13 replies - 8571 views)

Thanks for the quote TD. I see that quote plastered all over the internet. Supposedly it is from April of 1862, but I ...   Thu Mar 15th, 2012 11:07 pm

Thomas Stonewall Jackson > Jackson and Pikes (13 replies - 8571 views)

Somewhere I remember reading that Jackson had made requisitions for a large number of pikes for his soldiers, but I cannot for the life ...   Thu Mar 15th, 2012 08:14 pm

General Civil War Talk > What Civil War battle or campaign do you think should be made into a movie? (69 replies - 22667 views)

True, but the original meaning of the word meant very specifically one who supported the Jacobins during the French Revolution. The 20th century sense ...   Thu Mar 15th, 2012 07:15 pm

General Civil War Talk > What Civil War battle or campaign do you think should be made into a movie? (69 replies - 22667 views)

Ibuttery, I think the key though is when you said, "in today's terms." I think we need to be very cautious in labeling Brown ...   Thu Mar 15th, 2012 11:50 am

General Civil War Talk > What Civil War battle or campaign do you think should be made into a movie? (69 replies - 22667 views)

Last I heard The American Film Company (same bunch that did The Conspirator) is working on a movie about John Brown's raid. I ...   Wed Mar 14th, 2012 01:13 am

General Civil War Talk > Missed Opportunities (4 replies - 1864 views)

I wonder if a reality show featuring Civil War re-enactors would bring viewers? I might tune in, but I suppose I'm not really their ...   Tue Mar 13th, 2012 12:36 pm

Civil War Books > 10th Alabama Infantry (4 replies - 2686 views)

The only one I can bring up through the Worldcat database is "The Tenth Alabama Infantry Regiment in the Confederate States Army" by Ira Harrison ...   Fri Mar 9th, 2012 06:16 pm

General Civil War Talk > Contemporary Political Cartoons (11 replies - 9609 views)

I think that is supposed to be Jeff Davis and friends kowtowing to the British and the British snubbing them... Mark ...   Fri Mar 2nd, 2012 08:18 pm

General Civil War Talk > Contemporary Political Cartoons (11 replies - 9609 views)

Mine is from the April 22, 1865 edition of Harpers Weekly. Mark ...   Tue Feb 28th, 2012 11:24 pm

General Civil War Talk > Contemporary Political Cartoons (11 replies - 9609 views)

Interesting idea... My interest has always been with the USCT, so here is my favorite. http://www.flickr.com/photos/armydiversity/4248750309/ ...   Tue Feb 28th, 2012 03:16 pm

Abraham Lincoln > Lincoln tyrant or savior of the Union (96 replies - 38921 views)

BHR62, I think you are right that Lincoln found the idea of slavery repugnant-even if he held pretty standard views of black men for his ...   Mon Feb 27th, 2012 04:32 pm

Abraham Lincoln > Lincoln tyrant or savior of the Union (96 replies - 38921 views)

The Emancipation Proclamation is crafted the way it is because of Lincoln's belief that slavery could only be abolished through Constitutional amendment. However, as ...   Sat Feb 25th, 2012 12:18 pm

General Civil War Talk > 1862 and 2012 (26 replies - 5389 views)

Hank, don't you think that understanding both tactics and strategy along with social, cultural and political aspects of the war give us a more complete ...   Thu Feb 23rd, 2012 01:33 pm

Introductions > Not exactly new (5 replies - 2404 views)

What kind of sources have you found for your book so far? Mark ...   Wed Feb 22nd, 2012 03:11 pm

William T. Sherman > Sherman our first colonel (4 replies - 3068 views)

Yes, Colonel Sherman was notified of his appointment to be the commander of the 13th US Infantry on May 14, 1861. The 13th US ...   Fri Feb 17th, 2012 09:39 pm

General Civil War Talk > 1862 and 2012 (26 replies - 5389 views)

What is the source of the quote Barlow? I couldn't find it in Grant's Memoirs. I was hoping to look at it in ...   Thu Feb 16th, 2012 12:59 pm

General Civil War Talk > Ulysses S. Grant: the greatest of generals (84 replies - 36893 views)

Interesting take... although I find it more interesting to read what the newspapers and his contemporaries were saying about him in 1862-64 rather than what ...   Fri Feb 10th, 2012 12:33 am

General Civil War Talk > Shelby Foote's "Civil War" (48 replies - 13847 views)

Foote is indeed a brilliant storyteller! I'm glad you are enjoying his work. If you like Foote, you might try reading some of ...   Sat Feb 4th, 2012 03:07 am

General Civil War Talk > New treasure trove of Civil War telegrams (3 replies - 1636 views)

Thanks for the link. I hope they are able to digitize it! Mark ...   Mon Jan 30th, 2012 04:45 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Ironclads - Not what you expect (12 replies - 5150 views)

I was looking at the first one listed on the page. That one is just a big naval gun placed on a flatcar with ...   Wed Jan 25th, 2012 02:49 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Ironclads - Not what you expect (12 replies - 5150 views)

Here is the picture I mean... Mark http://www.firstmdus.net/Rail%20cars.htm ...   Mon Jan 23rd, 2012 01:00 pm


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