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General Civil War Talk > Most Mistreated/Unfairly Treated General (3 replies - 214 views)

Of the below, whom do you believe to be the most unfairly treated General, "mistreated" being defined as loss of command, embarrassed, sent west/home, disgraced ...   Thu Apr 17th, 2014 12:48 am

Jefferson Davis > Jefferson Davis (9 replies - 4700 views)

Has anyone gone to the new and improved Bouvois in Biloxi? I am going there in May and want to know if it is ...   Fri Feb 7th, 2014 01:30 am

Abraham Lincoln > Mr. Lincoln Meets A War Dog (5 replies - 1593 views)

Abe had a dog back in Springfield named Fido. That's a riot. But, days after the President's assassination, Fido was stabbed to death ...   Fri Feb 7th, 2014 01:25 am

Other People of the Civil War > Politician Officers (5 replies - 2524 views)

Robert Toombs was in the Confederate Congress and was the second choice for President after Jeff Davis.  He was sent back to civilian life after ...   Sun Aug 18th, 2013 11:46 am

Daniel Sickles > Sickles as Vettor (2 replies - 1145 views)

Am reading a fascinating book by Howard Means titled "The Avenger Takes His Place...Andrew Johnson and the 45 Days that Changed the Nation".  Many have ...   Tue Aug 13th, 2013 12:55 am

The Battle of Shiloh > Lew Wallace Scape Goat of Shiloh? (20 replies - 10254 views)

Sorry I meant Ken Hansgen at Shiloh is the Wallace expert.  Think I will skip the trip to Crump...been there. You should attend the Taste of ...   Tue Aug 13th, 2013 12:46 am

The Battle of Shiloh > Lew Wallace Scape Goat of Shiloh? (20 replies - 10254 views)

I ordered mine today and if good will send a copy to Ken Hanshell, the best guide at Shiloh, who is having a tough go ...   Sun Aug 11th, 2013 12:49 pm

The Battle of Franklin > General Earl Van Dorn (2 replies - 4195 views)

Thanks much T.D.   I am heading to Vicksburg in two weeks to see Port Gibson, Champion Hill, Raymond then to Port Hudson and New Orleans;  ...   Mon May 13th, 2013 11:16 am

Announcements and Notices > CWi to close (11 replies - 4463 views)

Javal, Thank You.  Best Wishes.  Muster complete ...   Thu Apr 11th, 2013 11:34 am

U.S. Grant > U S Grant (17 replies - 8521 views)

From my readings, I have never found a scintilla of evidence that Lincoln drank liquor, wine at dinner or otherwise.  Temperance people would frequently visit ...   Sat Mar 16th, 2013 01:34 pm

The Battle of Franklin > General Earl Van Dorn (2 replies - 4195 views)

I have been reading about action around Spring Hill Tenn. in 1864 and a fascinating side story about the death of General Van Dorn by ...   Wed Feb 20th, 2013 12:09 pm

The Battle of Shiloh > Best Book about Shiloh (40 replies - 20271 views)

You have to remember that Cunningham's work  was not a book, when written, but a PhD Dissertation when he was studying at LSU under T. ...   Fri Feb 8th, 2013 11:10 am

General Civil War Talk > Lincoln (3 replies - 1193 views)

Movie was great!  Hasn't this Board been carping for a great Civil War movie for years...or at least months after The Conspirator? found a few small ...   Sat Nov 24th, 2012 11:38 am

General Civil War Talk > Sickles as a movie (15 replies - 4112 views)

music by Francis Scott Key....or his son ...   Wed Nov 21st, 2012 11:27 am

General Civil War Talk > Antietam Antietam Sharpsburg 150 (4 replies - 1136 views)

This is big.  150 years!   Shiloh was big on April 6, soon Gettysburg next year, but for now. History Network, Military Channel, etc should be ...   Fri Sep 7th, 2012 11:54 pm

General Civil War Talk > Gettysburg Daily (1 reply - 1372 views)

I miss the Gettysburg Daily.  It must have been a chore to do a daily posting.  I particularly liked the edgy Daily when they would ...   Sat Jun 30th, 2012 04:46 pm

General Civil War Talk > General Jubal Early. (47 replies - 18450 views)

While reading various posts, I took a look at the books offered by the LSU Press and one caught my eye: "God and General Longstreet" by ...   Thu Jun 28th, 2012 08:30 pm

General Civil War Talk > Rotov: In Praise of Slow Marching (6 replies - 1912 views)

I wonder what General Lew Wallace would think of Rotov's topic? ...   Tue May 15th, 2012 01:59 pm

General Civil War Talk > Which General would you have least liked to face? (59 replies - 34400 views)

No question in my mind:    Phil Sheridan Towards the end, even Grant was relying on Sheridan at Appommatox.  Sheridan had no quit in him and he ...   Sun May 13th, 2012 01:33 pm

General Civil War Talk > Civil War's 150th getting the short end of the stick? (22 replies - 4521 views)

I just read a book review of a Civil War book on Amazon and the author said, "I have an extensive Civil War library...."  and ...   Fri Apr 13th, 2012 11:57 pm

Abraham Lincoln > Lincoln had a Constitutional duty to perserve the Union! (34 replies - 11001 views)

a Anybody been to the catfish restaurant in Crump, Tennessee?  Im going to Shiloh next month and have heard of this place. ...   Fri Apr 13th, 2012 11:47 pm

General Civil War Talk > 1862 and 2012 (26 replies - 4325 views)

Since it was Grant's quote and he obviously was not around to post a thread last year, he must have been referring to his critics, ...   Thu Feb 16th, 2012 11:59 am

General Civil War Talk > 1862 and 2012 (26 replies - 4325 views)

I wrote to the Governor of Indiana and asked if our state can have a specialty license plate for the 150th (since we have plates ...   Fri Feb 10th, 2012 11:40 am

General Civil War Talk > 1862 and 2012 (26 replies - 4325 views)

As we approach the 150th Anniversary of the battles fought in 1862, I hope that the campaigns in the western theatre get equal treatment with ...   Thu Feb 9th, 2012 11:51 pm

Civil War Books > Battle Cry of Freedom by James McPherson (11 replies - 3372 views)

Didn't the Duke Brothers in "Trading Places" have an argument about genetics versus environment and the bet was one dollar???? ...   Thu Jan 12th, 2012 10:25 pm

General Civil War Talk > Movie "The Santa Fe Trail" (5 replies - 2216 views)

Saw this movie for the first time.  Great Movie for Civil War enthusiasts.  Raymond Massey as John Brown, Ronald Regan as George Custer, and Errol ...   Tue Nov 29th, 2011 06:43 pm

N.B. Forrest > Nathan Bedford Forrest (81 replies - 38098 views)

he was a criminal and should have been hung ...   Tue Aug 23rd, 2011 12:50 am

General Civil War Talk > What CW books need to be written? (14 replies - 3321 views)

I've been reading a bit about the Grand Review of the Armies, which occurred on May 23rd and 24th, 1865.  Does anybody know of a ...   Thu Aug 4th, 2011 01:53 am

General Civil War Talk > What CW books need to be written? (14 replies - 3321 views)

You know strange as it seems, there is a real paucity of information and the lack of a good in depth biography of Abner Doubleday. ...   Sun Jul 10th, 2011 11:23 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Frederick Douglass Statue Dedication (5 replies - 2467 views)

The beauty of the man is that he recognized that until blacks held a real stake in the war, and participated by becoming soldiers, then ...   Sun Jun 19th, 2011 01:34 am

General Civil War Talk > Manhunt Similarities (1 reply - 1237 views)

Similarities 1.  2 greatest manhunts in history:  Booth and Bin Laden 2.  proof required in identification and dna at death 3.  conspiracy theories abound unless identification done properly 4.  ...   Tue May 3rd, 2011 01:17 am

Civil War Books > Book on Trail of Lincoln conspirators? (1 reply - 2125 views)

Read "Blood on the Moon" by Steers.  Excellent coverage of the trial.  ...   Sat Apr 16th, 2011 12:22 pm

General Civil War Talk > How did the civil war divide the country? (53 replies - 13082 views)

I haven't had this much fun since Neal Young sang "Southern Man" and the Allman Brothers sang, "Sweet Home Alabama...   Being from the North, I just ...   Thu Jan 20th, 2011 02:00 am

General Civil War Talk > How did the civil war divide the country? (53 replies - 13082 views)

Let me count the ways: 1.  When Notre Dame plays Alabama, I always root for Notre Dame.  North trumps South Always in sports 2.  When I see ...   Thu Jan 13th, 2011 12:20 am

General Civil War Talk > My Fall ACW photography trip. (15 replies - 4292 views)

Hello all, do you have your 2011 CW Trip plans for 2011 yet?  I am thinking that 2011 will bring a Gettysburg, Monacacy, Harper's Ferry, ...   Thu Nov 11th, 2010 09:52 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Clement Vallandingham (8 replies - 3508 views)

Why doesn't President Obama treat this minister wanting to burn the Quoran like Lincoln treated Clement Valandingham and suspend habeas and have him arrested? ...   Thu Sep 9th, 2010 01:30 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > O.O. Howard and July 1 (42 replies - 17383 views)

June 30th: "...For Sickles, the march to Gettysburg was the culmination of three frustrating days under Meade's command.  In addition to being reprimanded because his trains ...   Thu Aug 26th, 2010 02:00 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > O.O. Howard and July 1 (42 replies - 17383 views)

If Meade was appointed in late June and had several days to look at his commanders, AND, knowing what he knew about Sickles, then why ...   Wed Aug 25th, 2010 01:26 pm

General Civil War Talk > Gettysburg Address (36 replies - 9447 views)

From the book Gettysburg Experiences by Diana Loski: President Jack Kennedy was invited to attend the 100th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address on November 19, 1963.  ...   Sun Aug 15th, 2010 03:35 pm

General Civil War Talk > Gettysburg Address (36 replies - 9447 views)

Might I suggest the book "Gettysburg Remembers..President Lincoln and Eyewitness Accounts of November 1863 by Linda Giberson Black.  Here's things I did not know: 1.  Everett ...   Fri Aug 13th, 2010 12:17 am


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