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Weapons of the Civil War > XIII-inch bore Mortar, Model of 1861 (18 replies - 12455 views)

The following order from Federal Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles underlines the importance given to the XIII inch bore Seacoast Mortar. Both the Philadelphia ...   Sat Aug 8th, 2009 12:58 am

General Civil War Talk > Attack on DC (5 replies - 2899 views)

An Attack on Washington? Sure....How 'bout a scenario of the spring of 1862, The C.S.S. Virginia forces a passage past Fortress Monroe, in company with ...   Sun Jul 26th, 2009 07:54 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > XIII-inch bore Mortar, Model of 1861 (18 replies - 12455 views)

Bronze was the material of choice for casting of British Mortars prior to 1792. The Royal Marine Artillery took over operation of Mortars from the Royal ...   Fri Jul 3rd, 2009 12:32 am

General Civil War Talk > Civil War Technology Question (8 replies - 5302 views)

I can speak for the Southern end of the wish list. Ferric Metals,in quantity, and the manpower and machinery to work it in quantity, Fast.- ...   Sun Jun 28th, 2009 03:39 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Not a happy troll... (8 replies - 3063 views)

Interesting to note that the tax credits also cover structural modifications to a residence, as well as plug-in Hybrid vehicles. Thanks for this, Wordpix. ...   Sat Jun 27th, 2009 04:32 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Not a happy troll... (8 replies - 3063 views)

In most cases I'd sooner slide down a bannister that turns into a razor blade at the bottom than deal with Bankers. It appears to ...   Fri Jun 26th, 2009 03:30 am

General Civil War Talk > Civil War Monument in Greenwich Village? (2 replies - 1573 views)

Across the street from where I am sitting, staring into the tube as my fingers place these images on it, is a field. No monument ...   Mon Jun 22nd, 2009 11:11 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > XIII-inch bore Mortar, Model of 1861 (18 replies - 12455 views)

The First Connecticut Heavy Artillery, originally the Fourth Connecticut Infantry, was the first volunteer organization that was mustered for three years into the service of ...   Fri Jun 12th, 2009 11:59 pm

General Civil War Talk > Civil War Tactics (7 replies - 2507 views)

A few people influenced the way the military acted when formed for battle during the Civil War period. The Napoleonic Wars and the Crimean War ...   Tue Jun 9th, 2009 07:51 pm

General Civil War Talk > Ironclads on the Potomac (8 replies - 2783 views)

The armament of Fortress Monroe 'round March, 1862 is not mentioned by the press. I do know the place had a mortar battery of 8" ...   Tue Jun 9th, 2009 12:21 pm

General Civil War Talk > Ironclads on the Potomac (8 replies - 2783 views)

Letter extract from George T. Sinclair to John M. Brooke regarding C.S.S. Virginia's engagement with the U.S.S. Monitor.: "The Virginia has had not only the iron ...   Mon Jun 8th, 2009 04:07 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Battle of Gettysburg and the "Lost Cause" Issue (24 replies - 11658 views)

Yeah, What ifs?- What if Thomas Jackson were alive to to mount an operation cocurrent with Lee's drive into Pensy. Jackson crossing the river in ...   Fri Jun 5th, 2009 10:56 am

General Civil War Talk > Ironclads on the Potomac (8 replies - 2783 views)

The C.S.S. Virginia I, as constructed from the propeller steam frigate U.S.S. Merrimac, was deficient in engine power and reliability. That's the reason she was ...   Fri Jun 5th, 2009 10:29 am

Weapons of the Civil War > XIII-inch bore Mortar, Model of 1861 (18 replies - 12455 views)

Another mention of the use of the XIII inch bore Seacoast Mortar of 1861 as told by Lieutenant George W. Gift, C.S.N. regarding operational conditions ...   Thu Jun 4th, 2009 05:48 pm

General Civil War Talk > What Caused the Civil War? (60 replies - 14828 views)

"Resolved by the Confederate States of America in Congress Assembled, That it is the sense of this Congress that a commission of three persons be ...   Wed Jun 3rd, 2009 01:30 pm

General Civil War Talk > What Caused the Civil War? (60 replies - 14828 views)

On consideration of basic fundemental political outlooks it appears as if the Jeffersonians formed the South and those Hamiltonians were of the Northern persuasion. Given the ...   Wed Jun 3rd, 2009 01:05 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Battle of Gettysburg and the "Lost Cause" Issue (24 replies - 11658 views)

Fabricate this- General John C. Gordon, "Reminisences of the Civil War", Page 154 ...   Tue Jun 2nd, 2009 01:43 am

Battle of Gettysburg > Battle of Gettysburg and the "Lost Cause" Issue (24 replies - 11658 views)

Twice during the several day's battle Confederate forces withdrew from taking the high ground, a possession that would have been commanding of the field. Both ...   Sun May 31st, 2009 04:17 am

Idle Chit-Chat > What's everyone reading these days? (181 replies - 53894 views)

fedreb wrote: Whilst on holiday recently I picked up a book by John Baldwin and Ron Powers called "Last Flag Down", the story of the ...   Sat May 30th, 2009 02:02 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Battle of Gettysburg and the "Lost Cause" Issue (24 replies - 11658 views)

I've considered the question posed. Lee's letter to his boss is included below, let him state his case. I'm in agreement with Cory in the ...   Sat May 30th, 2009 09:04 am

General Civil War Talk > What Caused the Civil War? (60 replies - 14828 views)

Regarding the lack of Southern ability to construct a Navy, granted not a condition of cause, but certainly a major contributor to the outcome, there ...   Sat May 30th, 2009 05:25 am

Weapons of the Civil War > XIII-inch bore Mortar, Model of 1861 (18 replies - 12455 views)

Series I, Volume 18 of the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion covers the development of the attack plan that included, as of ...   Fri May 29th, 2009 03:40 am

Weapons of the Civil War > XIII-inch bore Mortar, Model of 1861 (18 replies - 12455 views)

Primary documentation of the period regarding ammunition. Though the following links to the 1870 British Royal Laboratory "Treatise on Ammunition" the materials and practises are ...   Thu May 28th, 2009 02:07 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Why some states are failing so badly (12 replies - 3716 views)

Managing the available resources that any given state has seems to be beyond the ability of some. I can't see any better financial picture for ...   Wed May 20th, 2009 11:58 pm

General Civil War Talk > What Caused the Civil War? (60 replies - 14828 views)

Schulte- The sidebar poll works. Regarding food as an issue in the conflict, I do not believe the North felt a loss in Southern bid for ...   Thu May 14th, 2009 03:20 am

General Civil War Talk > What Caused the Civil War? (60 replies - 14828 views)

Schulte- I'd linked to your blogsite in the wee hours of the morning and attempted to produce data for you in the form of poll ...   Wed May 13th, 2009 06:56 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > What's everyone reading these days? (181 replies - 53894 views)

The Official Records of the War of the Rebellion, with emphasis on the Naval records, has been daily fare here for the last four years. ...   Sun May 10th, 2009 01:09 am

General Civil War Talk > The Confederacy? (105 replies - 24593 views)

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: A PROCLAMATION. Whereas an insurrection against the Government of the United States has broken out in ...   Thu Apr 30th, 2009 08:28 pm

General Civil War Talk > The Confederacy? (105 replies - 24593 views)

Mark- Please read Lincoln's message to the special session of Congress, July 4, 1861.This will have to do for a formal declaration of war on ...   Fri Apr 17th, 2009 03:27 am

General Civil War Talk > What Civil War battle or campaign do you think should be made into a movie? (69 replies - 19802 views)

My choice of Civil War event for cinematic treatment would be the taking of the lower Mississippi by Farragut and Porter in April, 1862. Picture ...   Thu Apr 16th, 2009 02:36 am

General Civil War Talk > The Confederacy? (105 replies - 24593 views)

Consider the Federal response, in Lincoln's words, to the opening of hostilities started by South Carolina's firing on Ft. Sumpter. The reason given in the ...   Wed Apr 15th, 2009 10:38 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > The Impact of Rifles (7 replies - 4363 views)

To place the combat conditions you describe in another context, for a later war- The Norden bombsight was touted as being "Able to place a ...   Wed Apr 15th, 2009 05:44 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > New US/Cuban Travel Policy (11 replies - 3699 views)

Given the trade and military agreements reached between Russia, Cuba and Venezuela last September and November I am not in agreement that now is the ...   Tue Apr 14th, 2009 11:51 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > XIII-inch bore Mortar, Model of 1861 (18 replies - 12455 views)

Thanks for the info, CleburneFan. The range of the 13" Mortar is around 4325 yards. The Parrot rifle the yanks used to pummel Charleston was ...   Fri Apr 10th, 2009 03:45 am

Weapons of the Civil War > XIII-inch bore Mortar, Model of 1861 (18 replies - 12455 views)

Thank You, CleburneFan- Key West was where the Mortar Flotilla under Capt. David Dixon Porter stopped off to assemble and where they learned how to ...   Thu Apr 9th, 2009 07:24 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > XIII-inch bore Mortar, Model of 1861 (18 replies - 12455 views)

Hello- This is an initial topic on this forum. I am interested in any reference material anyone might have regarding the 13" Seacoast Mortar , ...   Wed Apr 8th, 2009 05:54 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Ammunition (7 replies - 5327 views)

Doc- The U.S. Civil War was a war of transition in many respects. Manufacture of armaments was one of the areas that saw machinery come ...   Wed Apr 8th, 2009 05:45 pm


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