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General Civil War Talk > South carolina and the Confederate flag (87 replies - 20202 views)

that is what it has evloved into to uneducated people. if you will say an object symbolizes hate then you can say guns are a ...   Mon Feb 15th, 2010 03:10 pm

General Civil War Talk > South carolina and the Confederate flag (87 replies - 20202 views)

no matter what flag it is doesnt change the point. the naacp wants the flag down and the flag on the state grounds REPRESENTS the ...   Mon Feb 15th, 2010 12:53 pm

General Civil War Talk > South carolina and the Confederate flag (87 replies - 20202 views)

im glad im not the only one that thinks that. im not racist but naacp has too much power if they can tell a state ...   Mon Feb 15th, 2010 04:36 am

General Civil War Talk > Who would have been the best commander for the army of the potomac? (30 replies - 6684 views)

the question isnt what happened but who you would choose to lead the federal forces ...   Mon Feb 15th, 2010 04:29 am

General Civil War Talk > Who would have been the best commander for the army of the potomac? (30 replies - 6684 views)

Reynold's i think would have done a pretty good job unrestricted from political obligations. In that case McClellan may have done good, doubt it but ...   Mon Feb 15th, 2010 01:30 am

General Civil War Talk > Who would have been the best commander for the army of the potomac? (30 replies - 6684 views)

just something to think about but what would have happened if grant would have fought lee in '62 or early '63?  When Grant first took ...   Mon Feb 15th, 2010 12:09 am

General Civil War Talk > South carolina and the Confederate flag (87 replies - 20202 views)

the stars and bars were replaced with the battle flag because in the thick of battle it was hard to tell the difference between the ...   Sun Feb 14th, 2010 05:15 pm

General Civil War Talk > South carolina and the Confederate flag (87 replies - 20202 views)

the stars and bars were replaced with the battleflag and that is what most people associate with the confederacy. the war was not fought over ...   Sun Feb 14th, 2010 04:02 pm

General Civil War Talk > South carolina and the Confederate flag (87 replies - 20202 views)

I am from south carolina born and raised, and being from south carolina i will always be a reb. But for the last several years ...   Sun Feb 14th, 2010 04:44 am

General Civil War Talk > Who would have been the best commander for the army of the potomac? (30 replies - 6684 views)

i just love to think about things like that, how different the war may have been if lee had taken the offer to command the ...   Sun Feb 14th, 2010 04:32 am

General Civil War Talk > Pickett's Charge (6 replies - 2145 views)

thank you doc that proves my point that even if lee would have broke the federal line and was able to hold that position for ...   Sun Feb 14th, 2010 04:27 am

General Civil War Talk > Pickett's Charge (6 replies - 2145 views)

i understand that there was reenforcements and lee should have known that an attack that would take 28 mins to even reach the federal lines ...   Sun Feb 14th, 2010 04:22 am

General Civil War Talk > What ifs of the Civil War (38 replies - 10566 views)

well you have given me food for though doc but the whole thing im trying to get at is that it would have been better ...   Sun Feb 14th, 2010 04:14 am

General Civil War Talk > What ifs of the Civil War (38 replies - 10566 views)

longstreet was an amazing corp commander and i think he would have made an interesting army commander. he is one of my favorite commanders partially ...   Sun Feb 14th, 2010 04:12 am

General Civil War Talk > Who would have been the best commander for the army of the potomac? (30 replies - 6684 views)

i think if given the chance Hancock would have  achieved the same things as grant but with less casualties ...   Sat Feb 13th, 2010 10:33 pm

General Civil War Talk > Pickett's Charge (6 replies - 2145 views)

well one of the things that have always made me wonder is in the time it would take the confederates the time to approach the ...   Sat Feb 13th, 2010 10:31 pm

General Civil War Talk > Pickett's Charge (6 replies - 2145 views)

Everyone knows the story behind pickett's charge but what i would like to discuss is why in the world would general lee, an extraordinary commander ...   Sat Feb 13th, 2010 06:07 am

General Civil War Talk > Who would have been the best commander for the army of the potomac? (30 replies - 6684 views)

why grant? i would choose hancock, he knew how to inspire his troops and make decisive decisions. his performance in every conflict was amazing. i ...   Sat Feb 13th, 2010 05:59 am

General Civil War Talk > Who would have been the best commander for the army of the potomac? (30 replies - 6684 views)

Lets say you were in the position of A. Lincoln, you need to find a commander that will organize and use the federal forces the ...   Sat Feb 13th, 2010 05:20 am

General Civil War Talk > Most Important ACW Books? (8 replies - 3133 views)

one of my favorite books, which aint really factual but presents a fun scenerio is Guns of the south by harry turtledove. Awesome book, it ...   Sat Feb 13th, 2010 05:12 am

General Civil War Talk > What ifs of the Civil War (38 replies - 10566 views)

thats true i really didnt think about that. i have never been to gettysburg, it has always been a dream of mine since i was ...   Sat Feb 13th, 2010 05:05 am

General Civil War Talk > What ifs of the Civil War (38 replies - 10566 views)

lol true but i think the main conversation has turned to practability of anyone taking culp's hill. ...   Sat Feb 13th, 2010 12:51 am

General Civil War Talk > What ifs of the Civil War (38 replies - 10566 views)

i think everyone is forgetting that the soldiers that would have attacked culps hill was the elites of lee's army. when me or you walk ...   Sat Feb 13th, 2010 12:47 am

General Civil War Talk > What ifs of the Civil War (38 replies - 10566 views)

that is why you have skirmishers ahead of your main line, if they get chewed up then you make the decision whether to attack or ...   Sat Feb 13th, 2010 12:41 am

Battle of Gettysburg > Artillery at the Battle of Gettysburg (20 replies - 13984 views)

i know during the gettysburg campaign that the fuses used by the confederates were defective. A few months before the battle the richmond armory had ...   Fri Feb 12th, 2010 08:24 pm

General Civil War Talk > What ifs of the Civil War (38 replies - 10566 views)

well in my opinion if picketts troops could march 7/8 of a mile across open terrain and momentarily break the union lines then ewell jackson ...   Fri Feb 12th, 2010 08:13 pm

John Bell Hood > John Bell Hood (4 replies - 11431 views)

from what i have read he blamed his troops for the disasters he implimented. But Hood was a great division commander just a terriable army ...   Fri Feb 12th, 2010 08:03 pm

General Civil War Talk > The Confederacy and States Rights (98 replies - 23303 views)

well if you get a chance check out the book state of jones the entire county of Jones Mississippi was in a state of mutiny. ...   Fri Feb 12th, 2010 07:50 pm

General Civil War Talk > What ifs of the Civil War (38 replies - 10566 views)

well there was a fresh DIVISION but ewell had a corp. Jackson had a way of pushing his troops in a way that probably no ...   Fri Feb 12th, 2010 07:45 pm

General Civil War Talk > What ifs of the Civil War (38 replies - 10566 views)

He may have failed, but at least he would have tried. I think everyone would agree that Culps hill was at its weakest point on ...   Fri Feb 12th, 2010 04:21 pm

General Civil War Talk > The Confederacy and States Rights (98 replies - 23303 views)

well if a slave got word of the emancipation proclamation and knew there was union forces nearby then there would be an increased chance of ...   Fri Feb 12th, 2010 04:14 pm

General Civil War Talk > The Confederacy and States Rights (98 replies - 23303 views)

i think the south lost because of the apparent reasons. for one the union naval blockade, two being so out numbered and three because of ...   Fri Feb 12th, 2010 04:42 am

General Civil War Talk > What ifs of the Civil War (38 replies - 10566 views)

Jackson may not have done his best during the pennsula campaign but look at what he had done the week prior to that, look at the ...   Fri Feb 12th, 2010 04:19 am

General Civil War Talk > What ifs of the Civil War (38 replies - 10566 views)

Ewell's men could hear the Federals digging in on culp's hill on july 1st. If he would have attacked he may have taken the hill. ...   Fri Feb 12th, 2010 04:08 am

General Civil War Talk > What ifs of the Civil War (38 replies - 10566 views)

I stand to believe that if Stonewall Jackson had survived Chancellorsville then the south would have most definetly won Gettysburg. I know ill get alot ...   Thu Feb 11th, 2010 01:32 am


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