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General Civil War Talk > Speilberg at Gettysburg (8 replies - 2793 views)

Director Steven Speilberg will be the guest speaker at the 149th anniversary of the Gettysburg address. ...   Sat Oct 6th, 2012 10:12 pm

General Civil War Talk > Missing Civil War Gravestones (2 replies - 1406 views)

washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jun/11/23-gravestones-go-missing-from-dc-civil-war-cemete/ I never even knew this cemetery existed! This is a terrible shame. ...   Tue Jun 12th, 2012 05:59 pm

General Civil War Talk > Lincoln's death (4 replies - 1593 views)

'O Doctor, do what you can,' Lincoln's wife pleaded, says new find By Richard Simon, L.A. Times, June 5, 2012 Charles A. Leale was in the theater ...   Thu Jun 7th, 2012 07:48 am

Civil War Books > Cain at Gettysburg (4 replies - 2348 views)

Exactly! What you said hits the nail on the head. I throughly enjoyed reading it and did not want it to end. I also ...   Tue May 8th, 2012 03:27 am

Civil War Books > Cain at Gettysburg (4 replies - 2348 views)

Okay, I have finished CAIN AT GETTYSBURG and have to say i really enjoyed it. The author has done his research and brings in a lot ...   Mon May 7th, 2012 06:51 pm

General Civil War Talk > Civil War's 150th getting the short end of the stick? (22 replies - 4825 views)

I think, in my humble opinion, that Gettysburg was a truning point in the war just due to the amount of Confederate soldiers that were ...   Thu Apr 12th, 2012 05:59 pm

General Civil War Talk > Civil War's 150th getting the short end of the stick? (22 replies - 4825 views)

Is it me, or does it seem that the 150th anniversary of the Civil War is getting the short end of the stick? Now I KNOW ...   Fri Apr 6th, 2012 05:49 am

Civil War Books > Cain at Gettysburg (4 replies - 2348 views)

I am in the middle of Ralph Peters' CAIN AT GETTYSBURG novel. I am finding this book to be a very enjoyable, insightful read. ...   Tue Apr 3rd, 2012 03:36 am

General Civil War Talk > New treasure trove of Civil War telegrams (3 replies - 1520 views)

The Huntington Library in So. California has aquired a new treasure trove of civil war telegrams, many to & from Lincoln. Here's the link ...   Mon Jan 30th, 2012 03:08 am

General Civil War Talk > Going to Richmond..... (3 replies - 1047 views)

does anyone have any suggestions of what to see? I am planning on seeing Museum of the Confederacy. I am hoping to try to visit ...   Thu Oct 20th, 2011 05:46 am

Civil War News/ Press Releases > New estimate made of Civil War dead (2 replies - 2015 views)

New estimate made of Civil War dead BINGHAMTON, N.Y., Sep 21, 2011 (UPI via COMTEX) -- An analysis of historic census figures reveals the death toll ...   Thu Sep 22nd, 2011 07:37 pm

Civil War News/ Press Releases > Gettysburg firming Up plans for 150th (0 replies - 1514 views)

From the Gettysburg Times, Aug. 25, 2011 by Scot Andrew Pitzer The official 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg remains two years away, but interest ...   Thu Aug 25th, 2011 11:48 pm

Civil War News/ Press Releases > Gettysburg: Powers Hill Gets Facelift (1 reply - 1626 views)

POWESR HILL NEXT TO GET 1863 LOOK by Scot Andrew Pitzer, July 22, 2011,Gettysburg Times Staff Writer Three artillery monuments stand atop Powers Hill at Gettysburg National ...   Sat Jul 23rd, 2011 01:44 am

Civil War News/ Press Releases > Alabama cololects Tax for Rebel Vets (0 replies - 1313 views)

Alabama Still Collecting Tax For Confederate Vets by The Associated Press MOUNTAIN CREEK, Ala. July 20, 2011, 09:42 am ET The last of the more than 60,000 ...   Wed Jul 20th, 2011 06:03 pm

General Civil War Talk > Civil War Reenactors Remember the Dead (0 replies - 1084 views)

http://articles.philly.com/2011-05-14/news/29543323_1_civil-war-union-army-soldiers-graves ...   Sat May 21st, 2011 03:49 pm

Civil War Books > What are some good Fiction Civil War Books? (15 replies - 7787 views)

Johnny D. Boggs has two, which are quite good: Once They Wore Gray Camp Ford ...   Sat May 21st, 2011 12:31 am

Civil War Books > Book on Trail of Lincoln conspirators? (1 reply - 2187 views)

Did anyone ever write a book on the trail of the Lincoln conspirators? Having just seen the film, I am quite interested to see if there ...   Sat Apr 16th, 2011 05:48 am

Civil War News/ Press Releases > Recent newspaper articles about books & tours of Civil War (0 replies - 1633 views)

These articles were featured in Sunday's LA Times.  Thought they may be of interest. Two Civil War anthologies 'Hearts Touched by Fire: The Best of "Battles and ...   Mon Apr 11th, 2011 05:02 am

Civil War News/ Press Releases > Civil War Footage Found (2 replies - 2376 views)

DO NOT be fooled by the hoax George Eastman House is playing this April Fool's day! They claim they found a 3-minute reel of soldiers from ...   Fri Apr 1st, 2011 08:06 pm

Civil War News/ Press Releases > Scanning Civil War memories (0 replies - 1405 views)

Interesting article on how Virginia archivists are scanning diaries, letters, and photos to preserve the history of the Civil War http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-civil-war-20110327,0,3524167,full.story ...   Mon Mar 28th, 2011 08:30 am

General Civil War Talk > How many died for the Confederacy? (2 replies - 1829 views)

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704662604576202823930087328.html?mod=WSJ_hp_MIDDLENexttoWhatsNewsTop This is an interesting article about two guys who have been doing research on the number of Confederate dead during the war.  North Carolina has ...   Sat Mar 26th, 2011 09:02 pm

Civil War News/ Press Releases > Gettysburg Park gets 95 additional acres (0 replies - 1375 views)

http://www.gettysburgtimes.com/news/local/article_099b6640-5762-11e0-93c3-001cc4c002e0.html The National Park has obtained 95 acres that had been part of the Gettysburg County Club. ...   Sat Mar 26th, 2011 08:53 pm

Civil War Books > Best book on Pickett's Charge? (9 replies - 4508 views)

Can anyone recommend the best (i.e., factually accurate) about Pickett's ill-fated charge? Thanks in advance!:) ...   Sun Mar 20th, 2011 04:11 pm

Civil War Books > Upcoming books on the Civil War (4 replies - 3408 views)

This is an article from the LA Times book section about some upcoming books covering the Civil War. http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/books/la-ca-civil-war-books-20110306,0,5671827.story Looks like I might be needing MORE ...   Tue Mar 15th, 2011 05:10 am

Civil War News/ Press Releases > Fairfield finalizes plans for Civil War anniversary kick-off (0 replies - 1631 views)

Fairfield finalizes plans for Civil War anniversary kick-off by Rick Fulton, Gettysburg Times, Feb. 23, 2011 Fairfield Borough plans for the coming opening commemoration of the ...   Wed Feb 23rd, 2011 06:11 pm

General Civil War Talk > Different view on the CW anniversary this time? (13 replies - 3857 views)

Personally, looking at it from a historical and dramatic POV, I think it would be extremely effective to show a slave auction, with the families ...   Sun Feb 20th, 2011 06:15 pm

General Civil War Talk > Different view on the CW anniversary this time? (13 replies - 3857 views)

Interesting article in the LA Times about how the 150th anniversary of the Civil War is being celebrated/comemorated in Montgomery, AL. I do wonder if this ...   Sun Feb 20th, 2011 04:35 am

Civil War News/ Press Releases > Gettysburg gears up for the 150th (1 reply - 1814 views)

http://www.gettysburgtimes.com/news/article_ee46d558-3a3f-11e0-9969-001cc4c03286.html The article is not about what Gettysburg will be doing for the 150th anniversary of the battle, but what they will be doing to commemorate ...   Fri Feb 18th, 2011 06:29 am

Civil War News/ Press Releases > NY Times discusses the Civil War (3 replies - 3054 views)

The New York Times has started, in their opinion page section, a series of commentaries called DISUNION discussing various subjects about the Civil War. I have ...   Wed Feb 2nd, 2011 06:09 pm

Civil War Books > Best Book on Mosby (5 replies - 3517 views)

Can anyone here tell me what is the best biography on John Singleton Mosby? Thanks in advance! Michael F. Blake ...   Wed Jan 26th, 2011 03:10 am

Civil War Books > Interview with author Jeff Shaara (2 replies - 2978 views)

GREAT interview!  Thanks for posting it & the link. I love his work. ...   Wed Jan 26th, 2011 03:07 am

Civil War News/ Press Releases > Gettysburg Train Station Bill Dies (1 reply - 1805 views)

A bill that would have expanded the boundaries of the Gettysburg National Military Park to include the Gettysburg Railroad Station on Gettysburg’s Lincoln Square and ...   Wed Dec 29th, 2010 04:43 pm

Civil War News/ Press Releases > VA man Donates Rare CW Photos To Library of Congress (2 replies - 2188 views)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/02/AR2010100201985.html?wprss=rss_metro/va   This is a fascinating story.  This man has collected over 700 portrait photos of US & Confederate soldiers, as well as civilians.  An amazing array ...   Wed Oct 6th, 2010 07:23 pm

Civil War Preservation > Gettysburg Casino hearings (5 replies - 3796 views)

Casino hearing closes by Scott Andrew Pitzer and Mark Walters, Gettysburg Times, Sept. 2, 2010 Public testimony on the proposed Mason Dixon Resort & Casino ...   Thu Sep 2nd, 2010 07:09 pm

Civil War Preservation > Civil War preservation group backs Gettysburg casino (6 replies - 4318 views)

Civil War preservation group backs Gettysburg casino By Evan Haning, August 17, 2010 Proponents of a project to convert Gettysburg's Eisenhower Conference Center into a gambling ...   Tue Aug 17th, 2010 06:09 pm

Civil War News/ Press Releases > Gettysburg Civil War Church to close? (17 replies - 5277 views)

As I remember it, it was pretty easily accessible for anyone. ...   Wed Jul 28th, 2010 04:50 am

Civil War News/ Press Releases > Gettysburg Civil War Church to close? (17 replies - 5277 views)

http://www.gettysburgtimes.com/news/local/article_56f59bfc-9937-11df-a45c-001cc4c03286.html The article covers the recently built (2006) church that re-creates what a church in the CW-era may have looked like. Seems there are some soreheads there ...   Tue Jul 27th, 2010 05:25 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Prisoners of War (1 reply - 2380 views)

Does anyone know where the Union & Confederates would have placed their respective prisoners (those not wounded) during the 3-day battle? ...   Tue Jul 20th, 2010 03:11 am

Idle Chit-Chat > RIP James Gammon (1 reply - 1899 views)

Character actor James Gammon died this morning, Fri, July 16, of cancer. Gammon's gravelly voice and rugged features made him a natural for many Westerns including ...   Fri Jul 16th, 2010 07:49 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Uniform queston from GETTYSBURG (8 replies - 4536 views)

Personally, I LOVE the Zouave uniforms.  They do stand out, which probably made them a vey easy target! ...   Thu Jul 8th, 2010 04:02 am


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