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General Civil War Talk > Overrated Units (24 replies - 8701 views)

For a Yank outfit, I nominate the 48th NY. That's probably the Union regiment I'm most interested in. They suffered very heavy losses on several ...   Tue May 9th, 2006 07:19 pm

General Civil War Talk > Overrated Units (24 replies - 8701 views)

Sure. Earlier I mentioned the units at Brawner Farm, but I'll give another example, the First Tennessee Cavalry. It served with Joe Wheeler and went ...   Tue May 9th, 2006 07:13 pm

General Civil War Talk > Overrated Units (24 replies - 8701 views)

If one wants to delve into some sort of analysis, that is one thing. All I really want is some attention given to the more ...   Tue May 9th, 2006 02:20 am

General Civil War Talk > Overrated Units (24 replies - 8701 views)

That jives exactly with my ultimate point: all units deserve to be remembered and the super-famous few really didn't do anything that others didn't. I ...   Mon May 8th, 2006 06:05 pm

General Civil War Talk > Overrated Units (24 replies - 8701 views)

I would label the 20th Maine as too extensively covered at the expense of others. (that's better than "overrated", isn't it?) The 20th ME was a ...   Thu May 4th, 2006 04:28 pm

General Civil War Talk > Overrated Units (24 replies - 8701 views)

I agree that "overrated" was a poor word choice on my part. I still believe that some units get more coverage than they really should, ...   Thu May 4th, 2006 04:18 pm

General Civil War Talk > Overrated Units (24 replies - 8701 views)

Some good points. "Overrated" is probably not a good word, but rather convienent one. The emphasis probably should be that too many units are ignored, ...   Wed May 3rd, 2006 09:03 pm

General Civil War Talk > Overrated Units (24 replies - 8701 views)

Let me clarify a bit, although everyone will have their definition of "overrated".  Some units are fabled ones with comparatively extensive coverage. Most units are ...   Wed May 3rd, 2006 08:19 pm

General Civil War Talk > Overrated Units (24 replies - 8701 views)

What were the most overrated units of the war? Use whatever definition of overrated you please. My votes: 1. Iron Brigade 2. Irish Brigade 3. Stonewall Brigade Lots of publicity ...   Wed May 3rd, 2006 12:31 am

Other Western Theater and Trans-Miss. > 1864 Red River (13 replies - 10245 views)

Unfortunately, there hasn't been a great deal of writing about the Red River campaign. Ludwell Johnson's book from the 50's hasn't really been improved upon. ...   Tue May 2nd, 2006 08:02 pm


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