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Civil War Books > Foote vs Catton? (16 replies - 9968 views)

Paulson wrote: Both authors have a real talent for storytelling, but it's a bit like comparing apples and pears. Foote wrote a narrative of the ...   Sat Apr 13th, 2013 05:41 pm

George McClellan > McClellan - Without Question (44 replies - 27650 views)

Hellcat wrote: I make that you have little care for Jackson and more care for some of the more succesful Federal generals towards the end ...   Fri Apr 5th, 2013 03:23 pm

George McClellan > McClellan - Without Question (44 replies - 27650 views)

Hellcat wrote: Technically Lee did beat Grant even though he surrendered to Grant. If you look at it Lee and Grant actually are involved in ...   Thu Apr 4th, 2013 09:39 pm

U.S. Grant > U S Grant (17 replies - 9159 views)

Hellcat wrote: Now I have no clue how Mr. Murphy came across this info about Grant's supposed inability to consume much alcohol.   There are quotes ...   Sun Mar 17th, 2013 05:40 pm

General Civil War Talk > My reading of Secession Documents on a Snowy day. (11 replies - 3516 views)

By the way, good topic.  I find this far more interesting than either Jefferson Davis or his hair (although I did see a lock of his ...   Sat Feb 23rd, 2013 11:06 pm

General Civil War Talk > My reading of Secession Documents on a Snowy day. (11 replies - 3516 views)

MildMan wrote: 5) The amendment that states that “the powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the ...   Sat Feb 23rd, 2013 11:06 pm

General Civil War Talk > My reading of Secession Documents on a Snowy day. (11 replies - 3516 views)

MildMan wrote: And to respond to your question… The South Carolina secession document makes a number of assertions. I found most compelling its recount of revolutionary ...   Sat Feb 23rd, 2013 10:57 pm

General Civil War Talk > My reading of Secession Documents on a Snowy day. (11 replies - 3516 views)

MildMan wrote: Do you find it odd that the Cherokees sided with any white man? After all they were not treated well by Andrew Jackson ...   Sat Feb 23rd, 2013 10:38 pm

General Civil War Talk > My reading of Secession Documents on a Snowy day. (11 replies - 3516 views)

The faction of the Cherokee Nation that threw its lot in with the South also issued a declaration of causes.  An excerpt: “The Cherokee people ...   Sat Feb 23rd, 2013 09:23 pm

Civil War Books > Foote vs Catton? (16 replies - 9968 views)

I’m not sure anyone here is interested in a two and a half year old thread, but since we’re resurrecting Ol’ Jube and the Lost ...   Thu Jan 31st, 2013 02:38 am

Civil War Books > The Battle of the Wilderness - Gordon Rhea (20 replies - 6722 views)

sgtredleg wrote: Interesting. Was Bull Run, 2nd Manasass, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, The Mule Shoe or Cold Harbor devastating? Arguments could be made either way. My guess would be ...   Mon Nov 12th, 2012 03:03 pm

Civil War Books > The Battle of the Wilderness - Gordon Rhea (20 replies - 6722 views)

BHR62 wrote: I guess we just have different opinions of what is devastating then..... I guess so.  Admittedly it’s a semantic distinction, but I don’t consider ...   Sun Nov 11th, 2012 10:36 pm

Civil War Books > The Battle of the Wilderness - Gordon Rhea (20 replies - 6722 views)

BHR62 wrote: When Longstreet was leading the attack it was rolling up Hancocks Corps. One Union regiment after another broke and ran for the rear. ...   Sun Nov 11th, 2012 03:53 pm

Civil War Books > The Battle of the Wilderness - Gordon Rhea (20 replies - 6722 views)

BHR62 wrote: Grant was stressed enough to where he went into his tent and let out his emotions.    This is a myth. ...   Sun Nov 11th, 2012 05:31 am

Civil War Books > The Battle of the Wilderness - Gordon Rhea (20 replies - 6722 views)

BHR62 wrote: Gordon's attack...Sedgewicks Corps had been depleted of reserves to help Hancock....Ewell had shelled them most of the day causing significant casualties. The Union right ...   Sun Nov 11th, 2012 05:30 am

Civil War Books > The Battle of the Wilderness - Gordon Rhea (20 replies - 6722 views)

BHR62 wrote: Longstreet's flank attack rolled them up in Hancock's words...like a wet blanket.  Regiment after regiment folded up and retreated to the rear. The attack ...   Sun Nov 11th, 2012 05:23 am

Civil War Books > The Battle of the Wilderness - Gordon Rhea (20 replies - 6722 views)

BHR62 wrote: Amazes me that the Union army survived two devastating flank attacks and still stood its ground at the end of two days fighting.    I disagree that ...   Sat Nov 10th, 2012 06:33 pm

Civil War Books > The Battle of the Wilderness - Gordon Rhea (20 replies - 6722 views)

BHR62 wrote: Grant and Meade really jacked up things by not going in when they had all their forces together.  Major blunder there.   What do you ...   Sat Nov 10th, 2012 06:18 pm

General Civil War Talk > Ulysses S. Grant: the greatest of generals (84 replies - 33807 views)

Old Blu wrote: I often wondered what kind of liqueur he drank! Yeah, supposedly so did Lincoln, at least in sarcastic dismissal of a group of ...   Sat Nov 3rd, 2012 05:15 pm

General Civil War Talk > Treasury of Virtue/Great Alibi (38 replies - 7110 views)

HankC wrote: 3) The 1860 tariff of $53.2M spread among 27M free persons amounts to almost $2 per head.   And if the CSA had been allowed ...   Fri Sep 14th, 2012 03:47 pm

General Civil War Talk > Why slavery was unconstitional? (24 replies - 6002 views)

People reacted harshly to the OP, but he’s actually partially correct.  At least to the extent that some anti-slavery activists—Horace Mann, for example—used the bills ...   Sun Sep 2nd, 2012 06:42 pm

U.S. Grant > Grant versus Lee (51 replies - 24191 views)

bump. ...   Mon Aug 20th, 2012 01:59 am

Other Eastern Theater > Gary Gallagher on the Seven Days (35 replies - 21880 views)

Mark wrote: I've been wondering if "turning point" is a misnomer in historical discussions. I am convinced that nothing in history is inevitable and "turning ...   Tue Aug 14th, 2012 07:46 pm

Other Eastern Theater > Gary Gallagher on the Seven Days (35 replies - 21880 views)

Just going on the three Pender mentioned, the Wilderness, Spotslvania, and North Anna first. Looking at William Price's Civil War Handbook total casualties...are listed as...88,571. William ...   Fri Aug 10th, 2012 08:46 pm

Other Eastern Theater > Gary Gallagher on the Seven Days (35 replies - 21880 views)

pender wrote: My bad, just figured out what I done. If you will look at the link I posted and add Cold Harbor and Petersburg ...   Fri Aug 10th, 2012 08:29 pm

Other Eastern Theater > Gary Gallagher on the Seven Days (35 replies - 21880 views)

pender wrote: How does Gallagher figure Grant had "only" 35,000 casualties throughout the entire war? I think he meant "killed", not "casualties".   At the Wilderness, Spotsylvania and North ...   Wed Aug 8th, 2012 09:23 pm

Other Eastern Theater > Gary Gallagher on the Seven Days (35 replies - 21880 views)

Old Blu wrote: All the writers  I have read about called Grant a butcher   You're apparently not reading the right writers... ...   Wed Aug 8th, 2012 05:23 pm

General Civil War Talk > General Jubal Early. (47 replies - 19487 views)

What did Early say in his book that was wrong?   I you can’t see that Early’s book is filled with errors, omissions, and distortions, I have ...   Wed Jul 4th, 2012 06:54 pm

General Civil War Talk > Shelby Foote's "Civil War" (48 replies - 11923 views)

Savez wrote: JG6789 wrote: Savez wrote: And again the average slave owner did not own 8-15 slaves. Parse it however you like, that was, in fact, the average ...   Fri Jun 22nd, 2012 06:22 am

General Civil War Talk > Who was George Dance of the 8th Tennessee? (13 replies - 4593 views)

csamillerp wrote: Looking at the list of black men that served in the confederate armies i see that a good number of them came from ...   Wed Jun 20th, 2012 04:53 pm

General Civil War Talk > General Jubal Early. (47 replies - 19487 views)

Old Blu wrote: Perhaps you know enough about General Early to answer the question, 'What did Early write that was wrong?'? To be honest, I had ...   Thu Jun 7th, 2012 04:58 pm

General Civil War Talk > General Jubal Early. (47 replies - 19487 views)

The preceding portion of the passage you quote: “Reason, common sense, true humanity to the black, as well as the safety of the white race, ...   Thu Jun 7th, 2012 01:28 am

General Civil War Talk > Ulysses S. Grant: the greatest of generals (84 replies - 33807 views)

borderuffian wrote: And his first campaign against Vicksburg was a disaster.  Right?  I would say that highlights one of Grant's principle virtues.  He was occasionally checked or stymied, ...   Wed Jun 6th, 2012 06:33 pm

General Civil War Talk > Ulysses S. Grant: the greatest of generals (84 replies - 33807 views)

borderuffian wrote: from OP- According to Williams, “Grant was fundamentally superior to Lee because he had a modern mind and Lee did not.  Lee was the ...   Wed Jun 6th, 2012 05:22 pm

General Civil War Talk > General Jubal Early. (47 replies - 19487 views)

Old Blu wrote: He went to Mexico because he didn't know what was going to happen. Then went to Canada for the same reason.   No, he ...   Wed Jun 6th, 2012 04:30 pm

General Civil War Talk > General Jubal Early. (47 replies - 19487 views)

Here we go... ...   Wed Jun 6th, 2012 01:43 am

General Civil War Talk > General Jubal Early. (47 replies - 19487 views)

Mark wrote: after the war Early's writings espoused the "Lost Cause," by which I mean the theory that the South could not have won the war ...   Tue Jun 5th, 2012 04:55 pm

General Civil War Talk > General Jubal Early. (47 replies - 19487 views)

Old Blu wrote: I ran into criticisms of Jub that he was called "lost cause " by a biased "Northern writer" and is a word used ...   Tue Jun 5th, 2012 04:42 pm

General Civil War Talk > Ulysses S. Grant: the greatest of generals (84 replies - 33807 views)

Johan Steele wrote: Sorry, I refuse to post links to Stormfront or any LoSer site.  You wanted sources you got them.  Provide a source that claims ...   Tue Jun 5th, 2012 02:30 am

General Civil War Talk > Ulysses S. Grant: the greatest of generals (84 replies - 33807 views)

Oops. You beat me to it. ...   Mon Jun 4th, 2012 04:11 pm


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