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General Civil War Talk > Deadliest single hour of the war (4 replies - 2291 views)

I think its hard to tell, but I suspect that Cold Harbor and Franklin have to be contenders. Mark ...   Sat Nov 12th, 2011 12:14 pm

William T. Sherman > Sherman - First commandant of L.S.U. (11 replies - 4865 views)

I think you are looking at it from a 21st century point of view sgtredleg. When Sherman went north in 1860, he did not ...   Thu Nov 10th, 2011 12:39 pm

William T. Sherman > Sherman - First commandant of L.S.U. (11 replies - 4865 views)

American History, concentrating on the Early Republic through Reconstruction Mark ...   Thu Nov 10th, 2011 02:11 am

General Civil War Talk > USCT Books (1 reply - 1230 views)

Here are a couple to start with: Like Men of War (Noah Trudeau) Forged in Battle (Joseph Glatthaar) The Sable Arm (Dudley Cornish) The Negro in the ...   Wed Nov 9th, 2011 02:53 am

William T. Sherman > Sherman - First commandant of L.S.U. (11 replies - 4865 views)

Hey Doc, I'm working on my PhD at LSU right now! When did you go? And I am very happy to hear that ...   Wed Nov 9th, 2011 02:47 am

Battle of Gettysburg > Gettysburg 26th N.C. Monument (4 replies - 1992 views)

It is interesting to me that they would rather have their part in Pickett's Charge remembered rather than their part on the first day. Mark ...   Sun Nov 6th, 2011 09:40 pm

General Civil War Talk > how to read a battlefield (1 reply - 685 views)

Nice find Cleburne! Grimsley is an excellent historian. He is almost single-handedly bringing military history back into vogue with academic historians. Mark ...   Sun Nov 6th, 2011 03:07 am

Weapons of the Civil War > CW Flail/Morning Star? (10 replies - 4454 views)

Could it be part of a small boat anchor? Looks like a good candidate for Antique Roadshow! ...   Sat Nov 5th, 2011 11:38 am

General Civil War Talk > confederate war strategy (13 replies - 2453 views)

The real question for the Confederate high command was whether to defend everywhere or to conduct an active defense. Initially they did try to ...   Sat Nov 5th, 2011 01:57 am

General Civil War Talk > Fencing on battlefields (9 replies - 2636 views)

I think Battlefield Detectives did a program on the Emittsburg Road fence and the failure of Pickett's Charge. They argued that the majority of ...   Fri Nov 4th, 2011 02:11 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Marine Corps Marathon (1 reply - 1298 views)

Congrats! 22 miles is nothing to sniff at! I'm glad you will be giving it another shot next year. Mark ...   Wed Nov 2nd, 2011 12:29 pm

General Civil War Talk > The Right of Secession (42 replies - 8389 views)

Cogswell: yes, I can clear that up in two sentences. The whole process of civil war was a messy ordeal that this country ...   Tue Nov 1st, 2011 02:01 pm

Civil War Books > Guns of the South by Harry turtledove (9 replies - 3128 views)

Awesome TD! I'm a 19K myself. Mark ...   Mon Oct 31st, 2011 10:28 pm

Civil War Books > Guns of the South by Harry turtledove (9 replies - 3128 views)

TD: Gunner, COAX, Santa Anna, 300m! Were you a tanker back in the day? Mark ...   Mon Oct 31st, 2011 02:59 pm

General Civil War Talk > "Lost Cause" (103 replies - 24309 views)

Still, the Confederacy almost won foreign intervention mid-way through 1862, came very close to causing the peace party to be elected in 1864 and failed ...   Mon Oct 31st, 2011 12:48 pm

General Civil War Talk > Lee's tendency to order frontal assaults (20 replies - 4257 views)

Jackson didn't understand the political dimensions of the war and he had a nasty habit of never letting his subordinates know what his plans were. ...   Mon Oct 31st, 2011 12:43 pm

Civil War Books > Guns of the South by Harry turtledove (9 replies - 3128 views)

Isn't that the one where some time-traveling bozos give the Confederacy a bunch of AK-47s? I couldn't get back the description on the back ...   Mon Oct 31st, 2011 12:41 pm

General Civil War Talk > The Right of Secession (42 replies - 8389 views)

In the case of West VA, the federal government recognized the government in Charleston as the legitimate VA state government and then allowed them to ...   Sun Oct 30th, 2011 07:44 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Counter attack after PPT charge (21 replies - 6616 views)

I knew we would agree on something eventually Pender! Mark ...   Sat Oct 29th, 2011 10:20 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Counter attack after PPT charge (21 replies - 6616 views)

It wouldn't be Hancock's Corps I'd be worried about. It would be the 6th Corps. Most of that was still unengaged and reasonably ...   Sat Oct 29th, 2011 01:10 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Stonewall at Gettysburg (19 replies - 4108 views)

Chancellorsville did not destroy the AOP. Hooker just pulled it back across the river. It was still able to fight again. I'll ...   Fri Oct 28th, 2011 08:55 pm

General Civil War Talk > Corinth/Shiloh pics Fall 2011 (6 replies - 1564 views)

Nicely done. I really like the fall colors and the mist effects! Mark ...   Fri Oct 28th, 2011 01:23 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Stonewall at Gettysburg (19 replies - 4108 views)

csamilerp, I am talking about a Austerltiz type victory that so devastates an army that it cannot take the field again without significant reorganization. ...   Fri Oct 28th, 2011 10:57 am

George McClellan > McClellan - Without Question (44 replies - 27770 views)

pender wrote: McClellan never suffered a defeat such as these in any of his battles.  I would argue that is because McClellan never truly committed his troops ...   Thu Oct 27th, 2011 11:46 pm

General Civil War Talk > The Right of Secession (42 replies - 8389 views)

CSAmillerp, the terms are spongy now, but if you want to know what the participants would have said about it in a legal sense see ...   Thu Oct 27th, 2011 11:54 am

Battle of Gettysburg > Stonewall at Gettysburg (19 replies - 4108 views)

and even if the Confederates win the battle of Gettysburg, the ANV still could not have decisively crushed the Army of the Potomac, and Grant ...   Thu Oct 27th, 2011 11:51 am

N.B. Forrest > Miss. Forrest License Plate (6 replies - 4631 views)

Did the decision makers in Mississippi ever come to a decision on the matter? I have yet to see any state with a USCT ...   Wed Oct 19th, 2011 11:59 am

General Civil War Talk > DOGS (16 replies - 6450 views)

If I remember correctly, the 1st MD (Confederate) had a big dog as a mascot. Poor guy got killed in their attack on Culp's ...   Sat Oct 15th, 2011 12:46 pm

General Civil War Talk > going back to Corinth/shiloh..... (16 replies - 2691 views)

In my opinion the best NPS movie out there is the Antietam one. Its a couple years old now, but still a great intro ...   Fri Oct 14th, 2011 12:04 pm

Thomas Stonewall Jackson > A Great American Soldier. (8 replies - 4669 views)

Perhaps I should clarify... Stonewall Jackson was unquestionably a superb Confederate general. However, according to the historical record he was also man with a ...   Sat Oct 8th, 2011 03:09 pm

Announcements and Notices > CWi Update - 10/7 (4 replies - 2555 views)

Feel better soon! ...   Sat Oct 8th, 2011 12:21 pm

Thomas Stonewall Jackson > A Great American Soldier. (8 replies - 4669 views)

Nice picture. I always thought that this ought to be called Thomas Jackson's Steroid memorial! It's a great example of how historical memory ...   Thu Oct 6th, 2011 06:11 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Union rifles (17 replies - 12552 views)

I like to think of it as a month's pay for a Private! Mark ...   Thu Sep 29th, 2011 11:18 pm

Other Western Theater and Trans-Miss. > Civil War in the Southwest. Any Significance? (6 replies - 3111 views)

The Maximillian Regime in Mexico probably would have been more than happy to reoccupy some of the more wealthy areas of the south-west if the ...   Tue Sep 27th, 2011 06:56 pm

Other People of the Civil War > A.P. HILLS LIGHT DIVISION (72 replies - 25521 views)

I think it was everyone's MO... Jackson was just better at actually accomplishing it! ...   Tue Sep 27th, 2011 12:50 pm

Introductions > New Texas Member (2 replies - 1416 views)

Welcome! I lived in El Paso against my will for the last couple years. I hope you are living in a more hospitable ...   Tue Sep 27th, 2011 01:17 am

Other Western Theater and Trans-Miss. > Civil War in the Southwest. Any Significance? (6 replies - 3111 views)

The silver and gold deposits in New Mexico might have prolonged the war, but I don't think it would have made a strategic difference. ...   Mon Sep 26th, 2011 11:28 pm

Other People of the Civil War > A.P. HILLS LIGHT DIVISION (72 replies - 25521 views)

I think that sgtredleg pretty much has it right. Lee couldn't pull off his tactical offensives because his subordinates were not up to it. ...   Fri Sep 23rd, 2011 01:27 pm

General Civil War Talk > Those Armies Which We Admire... (40 replies - 13144 views)

I'm going to go with the Army of the James. It had the deck stacked against it from the start and did about as ...   Thu Sep 22nd, 2011 02:35 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Polarizing Figures (14 replies - 3950 views)

I would just add two to your list Tim. They were a lot more polarizing then than they are now. Benjamin Butler and ...   Thu Sep 15th, 2011 02:15 pm


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