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William T. Sherman > Genreal sherman hero cold blooded killer (115 replies - 54615 views)

thats true i will agree on that. i think Hood did what he was best at... gambling. It didnt work for him, staying in georgia ...   Sun Jan 1st, 2012 03:06 am

William T. Sherman > Genreal sherman hero cold blooded killer (115 replies - 54615 views)

i agree that johnston would have faired better at atlanta, but the fact is that Hood was in command... not johnston. Hood knew he couldnt ...   Sat Dec 31st, 2011 04:12 am

Other Civil War Talk > Famous Regiments (14 replies - 4698 views)

i agree with hellcat, that was a good point. But i still believe Chamberlain was given too much credit. Not saying what he did wasnt ...   Thu Dec 29th, 2011 09:40 am

William T. Sherman > Genreal sherman hero cold blooded killer (115 replies - 54615 views)

i think Hood used his only option by moving into tennessee, if he could take Nashville or Knoxville he would have forced Sherman to confront ...   Thu Dec 29th, 2011 09:35 am

Battle of Gettysburg > Rail fence during Pickett's charge (15 replies - 7091 views)

Barry i believe that if Lee's orders would have been followed then the rebels could have taken the position but with ewell starting the attack ...   Thu Dec 29th, 2011 04:35 am

John Bell Hood > John Bell Hood: Psychotically Aggressive? (23 replies - 19939 views)

I might be the odd ball here but i agree with Hood going on the offensive at Atlanta... think about it, the confederates couldn't hold ...   Wed Dec 28th, 2011 12:03 am

Battle of Gettysburg > Rail fence during Pickett's charge (15 replies - 7091 views)

Nobody has really made any comment on whether or not they think the fence was a critical element in the attack. ...   Tue Dec 27th, 2011 10:07 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Rail fence during Pickett's charge (15 replies - 7091 views)

thanks pender that did shed some light on the subject. it amazes me how anyone survived that attack, arguably one of the most dramatic moments ...   Tue Dec 27th, 2011 07:18 pm

Civil War News/ Press Releases > New estimate made of Civil War dead (2 replies - 2157 views)

to put that into perspective that would be 411 men dying every day for 5 years, compare that to the 287 americans that died every ...   Tue Dec 27th, 2011 01:36 am

The Battle of Shiloh > Hornet's Nest (11 replies - 5508 views)

I'll partially agree with that Klink, i think Chamberlain was given too much credit but thats just my opinion. The soldiers fighting at the mule ...   Tue Dec 27th, 2011 01:31 am

Battle of Gettysburg > Rail fence during Pickett's charge (15 replies - 7091 views)

I can agree with that... Do ya'll know whether the emmitsburg road was sunken at the time of the battle? Even if it was a ...   Tue Dec 27th, 2011 01:28 am

The Battle of Shiloh > Hornet's Nest (11 replies - 5508 views)

i agree ...   Tue Dec 27th, 2011 12:16 am

Battle of Gettysburg > Rail fence during Pickett's charge (15 replies - 7091 views)

if you think about how the springfield musket tended to shoot high because of its high trajectory, it seems to me that a very high ...   Tue Dec 27th, 2011 12:15 am

Battle of Gettysburg > Rail fence during Pickett's charge (15 replies - 7091 views)

I'm sure this subject has been touched on several times but i havent found it. The rail fence lining the Emmittsburg road played a substantial ...   Mon Dec 26th, 2011 10:26 pm

The Battle of Shiloh > Hornet's Nest (11 replies - 5508 views)

just by looking at the battle map you can easily see that the hornets nest would have been a bloody part of the battle, but ...   Mon Dec 26th, 2011 10:18 pm

The Battle of Shiloh > Hornet's Nest (11 replies - 5508 views)

Have ya'll seen Battlefield detective's Shiloh? supposedly the hornets nest was a very small affair. What do ya'll think about that? ...   Mon Dec 26th, 2011 07:07 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Southern Victory at Gettysburg (38 replies - 16868 views)

I do agree with that Mark, if Lee had routed the federal army at gettysburg or any other battlefield during the campaign his biggest concern ...   Thu Dec 8th, 2011 01:25 am

Battle of Gettysburg > Southern Victory at Gettysburg (38 replies - 16868 views)

Agreed hellcat. I think Lee realized that the only way for the south to win was to invade the north, destroy the AOP and march ...   Tue Dec 6th, 2011 02:57 am

Battle of Gettysburg > Southern Victory at Gettysburg (38 replies - 16868 views)

thats a great point Albert, i think most of the milita was massed in harrisburg and pittsburg. What would have happened if Lee would have ...   Tue Dec 6th, 2011 01:54 am

Battle of Gettysburg > Southern Victory at Gettysburg (38 replies - 16868 views)

Mark, dont you think that lee would have used Jeb stuart to hold those bridges if they were that important? How fast did he cross ...   Tue Dec 6th, 2011 01:38 am

Battle of Gettysburg > Southern Victory at Gettysburg (38 replies - 16868 views)

England Emancipated slavery in 1832 if i'm not mistaken. Also England recognized Brazil as a country even though Brazil was pro slavery. Another aspect to ...   Sun Dec 4th, 2011 01:10 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Southern Victory at Gettysburg (38 replies - 16868 views)

If Lee had defeated the North on its own soil and forced Washington to be abandoned, how could England not recongize the south? Again i ...   Sun Dec 4th, 2011 12:33 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Southern Victory at Gettysburg (38 replies - 16868 views)

I think people under estimate lee. I dont think anyone on this board can honestly say that lee was an incompetent commander. Lee would not ...   Sun Dec 4th, 2011 12:28 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Southern Victory at Gettysburg (38 replies - 16868 views)

If the Confederates had won at Gettysburg what would have happened next in the war? Would Enland have recongnized the south? Or would it have ...   Sun Dec 4th, 2011 07:36 am

U.S. Grant > Grant What If (15 replies - 5620 views)

Thats a good point Pender, but Knoxville was Longstreets 1st independent command. Also i think the weather played a big role in longstreets loss at ...   Sun Dec 4th, 2011 03:37 am

U.S. Grant > Grant What If (15 replies - 5620 views)

Pender i have always thought that Gordon was one of Lee's best corp commanders, he had alot in common with jackson... what if he HAD ...   Sat Dec 3rd, 2011 04:20 am

Weapons of the Civil War > Canister (11 replies - 6404 views)

so even at a full run it would take at least 2 mins to cover 350 yards, at double canister thats about 350 half pound ...   Fri Dec 2nd, 2011 08:13 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Canister (11 replies - 6404 views)

nasty buisness thats for sure. I dont see how those soldiers walked straight into them. ...   Fri Dec 2nd, 2011 07:49 am

Weapons of the Civil War > Canister (11 replies - 6404 views)

I think the canister was far more destructive then the minie ball. here's a pic of a confederate soldier that had been hit by ...   Fri Dec 2nd, 2011 03:11 am

Weapons of the Civil War > Canister (11 replies - 6404 views)

I read some years ago that artillery only accounted for 6% of the casualties during the war. But from what I have read canister seemed ...   Fri Dec 2nd, 2011 02:13 am

Other Eastern Theater > honey hill (10 replies - 4174 views)

Thanks Pender, i remember reading that there was friendly fire that caused some of the casualties... but could there have been that many casuaties as ...   Fri Dec 2nd, 2011 01:21 am

Other Eastern Theater > honey hill (10 replies - 4174 views)

Went on Google Earth, there is no battlefield markers that i can see, but the NEW Rd Babtist church is still there. I guess since ...   Thu Dec 1st, 2011 03:51 pm

Other Eastern Theater > honey hill (10 replies - 4174 views)

i'll go on google maps and see what is left of the battlefield ...   Thu Dec 1st, 2011 03:44 pm

Other Eastern Theater > honey hill (10 replies - 4174 views)

i have never been to the battlefield but i would guess it would still be there as it was mostly swamps. the 2 sources i ...   Thu Dec 1st, 2011 03:43 pm

Other Eastern Theater > honey hill (10 replies - 4174 views)

Was Honey Hill the most lopsided battle in the Civil War? 746 Union casualties to the 50 Confederate casualties. Thats almost a 15 to 1 ...   Thu Dec 1st, 2011 05:08 am

General Civil War Talk > the real turning point in the war (42 replies - 9875 views)

I agree with you Old North State, but I still believe there was the one deciding factor that changed the war. Every one of the ...   Mon Nov 28th, 2011 10:13 pm

General Civil War Talk > Other foreign help (38 replies - 12480 views)

Did Canada know about the confederates launching raids from its country? Wouldnt the U.S see that as an act of war? Or did the U.S ...   Mon Nov 28th, 2011 03:07 am

General Civil War Talk > the real turning point in the war (42 replies - 9875 views)

Hellcat, Without one event you cant have the other... but out which one had the biggest effect on the path of the war, which event ...   Mon Nov 28th, 2011 03:00 am

Battle of Gettysburg > Counter attack after PPT charge (21 replies - 7057 views)

Do you think if Meade had used his cavalry to block the fords, before Lee could get to them, if it would have made a ...   Sun Nov 27th, 2011 11:40 am

General Civil War Talk > Other foreign help (38 replies - 12480 views)

If England had joined the south, what other countries would have followed? ...   Sun Nov 27th, 2011 11:32 am


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