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John Bell Hood > John Bell Hood: Psychotically Aggressive? (22 replies - 17359 views)

Guys, I read alot of bantering back and forth over this and after alot of study, I believe very little from the modern day historians ...   Mon Nov 19th, 2012 01:53 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Spencer Repeating Carbine/Rifle (36 replies - 8691 views)

johan, you are right in some repects, but the US government didnot authorize the purchase of Spencer Carbines until that December 1863 contract. The various ...   Mon Nov 12th, 2012 04:58 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Spencer Repeating Carbine/Rifle (36 replies - 8691 views)

I'm sorry guys, I typed that wrong. You are right I screwed up the dates. The contract was in December 1863. I don't know why ...   Sun Nov 11th, 2012 05:10 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Spencer Repeating Carbine/Rifle (36 replies - 8691 views)

BHR62, I have a reference that says the Union supplied ammunition for 123 different types of firearms. What logisitical nightmare. It would make sense for ...   Thu Nov 8th, 2012 02:26 pm

General Civil War Talk > Ulysses S. Grant: the greatest of generals (84 replies - 31627 views)

He probably drank Bonded's 1851 when he could afford it. ...   Fri Nov 2nd, 2012 09:13 pm

General Civil War Talk > Other foreign help (38 replies - 10583 views)

There are several good books out about this subject. I have had some rather heated discussions with British and Americans on this subject. I will ...   Thu Nov 1st, 2012 12:13 pm

General Civil War Talk > Ulysses S. Grant: the greatest of generals (84 replies - 31627 views)

Borderruffian, you are putting Grant down for mistakes, okay he did make some. But so did Lee. The thing that separates Grant from the rest ...   Wed Oct 31st, 2012 10:22 pm

General Civil War Talk > Gen. A. P. Hill, Division or Corps? (5 replies - 1505 views)

I think that A P Hill, was an oustanding division commander. But I also believe he was brought up to Corps command too fast. The ...   Tue Oct 30th, 2012 08:30 pm

Introductions > Lookie Who's Back! (5 replies - 1996 views)

dixie girl don't let them discourage you we have quite a few ladies in that busiuness up here in Ohio. some in partnership of the ...   Tue Oct 30th, 2012 08:21 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Lemat Revolvers (36 replies - 21125 views)

Pvt Clewell is right on the prices of an original LeMat and on the Henry rifles, even though his post is several years old. I ...   Tue Oct 30th, 2012 06:11 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Great Civil War Commanders (22 replies - 14442 views)

I'm new on here and am enjoying many of these postings even if they are several years old. "widow" you have a first class mind ...   Mon Oct 29th, 2012 07:44 pm

Thomas Stonewall Jackson > A Great American Soldier. (8 replies - 4150 views)

Mark, I learned something very important when I portrayed JEB Stuart. You have to include some of the legend in your portrayal. Doesn't mean you ...   Mon Oct 29th, 2012 07:24 pm

Thomas Stonewall Jackson > A Great American Soldier. (8 replies - 4150 views)

Mark you need to remember the fact that JEB Stuart bought him a complete new uniform which he did wear. Including a new forage cap. ...   Mon Oct 29th, 2012 07:19 pm

Thomas Stonewall Jackson > Thomas Jackson photograph (23 replies - 12120 views)

Ole, Jackson could have a casual conversation with someone. In fact the only person they know of during the war who could get him to ...   Mon Oct 29th, 2012 07:14 pm

William T. Sherman > Genreal sherman hero cold blooded killer (115 replies - 47566 views)

Firestontolive, Sherman was not the first to use the concept of total war with a large force. It was done several times before. In the ...   Mon Oct 29th, 2012 01:46 pm

Other History > US Naval planes Vietnam era (10 replies - 10486 views)

Also fuel left in the cylinder as well could spark from the heat, and kick the prop over. The C-1 was a converted S-2. Usually ...   Sat Oct 27th, 2012 04:01 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Conversations with Civil War Personalities (34 replies - 15957 views)

Definiely JEB Stuart. He's always been one of my heroes and to speak with him would be tops. ...   Fri Oct 26th, 2012 05:47 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > J.E.B. Stuarts cavalry rifle (7 replies - 5092 views)

I portrayed the general for almost a decade. I also spoke with Robert Trout who portrayed the general for years and has been closer than ...   Fri Oct 26th, 2012 05:43 pm

Robert E. Lee > Gary Gallagher "Remembering Robert E. Lee" (6 replies - 3078 views)

There have been times that I wish I wouldn't. I have all three of the ones you mentioned. all are excellent! ...   Fri Oct 26th, 2012 05:34 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Haunting (33 replies - 12526 views)

Many years ago my friend and I made my first trip to Gettysburg. He had been there before. What happened one night still boggles my ...   Thu Oct 25th, 2012 06:44 pm

Robert E. Lee > Gary Gallagher "Remembering Robert E. Lee" (6 replies - 3078 views)

Have you guys read the "The Gettysburg Campaign, A Study in command, by Edwin B. Coddington? If not try and find a copy and read ...   Thu Oct 25th, 2012 06:26 pm

Equipment & Authenticity Questions > Slouch Hats (7 replies - 6640 views)

It used to be when dealing with Dirty Billy, you were better off speaking to his wife. But that has been over 13 years ago. ...   Thu Oct 25th, 2012 12:14 pm

Equipment & Authenticity Questions > Slouch Hats (7 replies - 6640 views)

That's strange ole, I haven't had that trouble with felt. Of course its what you buy and pay for. I like to buy the Amish ...   Thu Oct 25th, 2012 12:10 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Weapons (46 replies - 22385 views)

i have seen articles that say the shot was between 500 and 600 yards. The officer with Lincoln was shot. You do not have to ...   Thu Oct 25th, 2012 02:37 am

Weapons of the Civil War > Weapons (46 replies - 22385 views)

The term Napoleon originally came from the type of artillery piece that Napoleon improved upon and made the backbone of his artillery units. He redesigned ...   Thu Oct 25th, 2012 02:25 am

Weapons of the Civil War > 1851 Colt Navy revolver (9 replies - 7563 views)

A couple of quick pointers if you are looking at percussion era colts replica o0 otherwise. Grab the cylinder with your thumb and forefinger on ...   Wed Oct 24th, 2012 07:41 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Gallager rifle (6 replies - 3721 views)

You are welcome sir. About 30 years ago, one of the replicia building companies put out a Gallagher carbine. It had a cartridge extractor on ...   Wed Oct 24th, 2012 07:27 pm

U.S. Grant > Grant versus Lee (51 replies - 22477 views)

I see alot of bantering here about tactics and little about strategy and logistics. First of all Strategy is the plan of action or policy ...   Wed Oct 24th, 2012 07:20 pm

Daniel Sickles > OK, let's try Sickles (32 replies - 19295 views)

David, Sickles did follow command procedure, it was only when the order change was not forthcoming did he take action. He did have Hunt to ...   Wed Oct 24th, 2012 06:57 pm

John Reynolds > why didnt reynolds take command? (10 replies - 7255 views)

Reynolds did want the command but as you gents have said there was plenty of political strings attached. He also found out that he would ...   Tue Oct 23rd, 2012 08:03 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Union rifles (17 replies - 11603 views)

If you are in Indiana, find a library that has a history of "Indiana in the Civil War" series of books. Most states had their ...   Tue Oct 23rd, 2012 07:49 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Asbhby vs Stuartt (9 replies - 4609 views)

Gents I agree on some of this but not on other parts. Ashby was a guerilla fighter plain and simple. He did not have the ...   Tue Oct 23rd, 2012 03:50 pm

General Civil War Talk > Other foreign help (38 replies - 10583 views)

England was in a quandary about helping the Confederacy. Slavery was illegal in England and had been for quite some time. But the factions in ...   Tue Oct 23rd, 2012 03:38 pm

Introductions > New to this Forum (11 replies - 8408 views)

Albert, the wife and I miss it very much, but it just seems like we don't have the time right now. Maybe in the future. ...   Tue Oct 23rd, 2012 12:04 pm

Other People of the Civil War > J.E.B Stuart (11 replies - 2455 views)

sorry about the double posting. My computer froze on my then jumped. Newby mistake! ...   Mon Oct 22nd, 2012 10:41 pm

Other People of the Civil War > J.E.B Stuart (11 replies - 2455 views)

Alot of what you gents has written corellates with the facts, except Stuart ended having large bodies of Federal troops in his line of march. ...   Mon Oct 22nd, 2012 10:38 pm

Other People of the Civil War > J.E.B Stuart (11 replies - 2455 views)

Alot of what you gents has written corellates with the facts, except Stuart ended having large bodies of Federal troops in his line of march. ...   Mon Oct 22nd, 2012 10:37 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Famous Regiments (14 replies - 3928 views)

My last duty station was Brunswick, Maine and I used to pass the Chamberlain house every day on the way to work. Visited it several ...   Mon Oct 22nd, 2012 10:25 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Gallager rifle (6 replies - 3721 views)

I've checked the serial number, it doesn't have who it was issued to but a total of 17,782 were sold to the U S Army ...   Mon Oct 22nd, 2012 10:21 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Gallager rifle (6 replies - 3721 views)

first question, does it have a cartridge extractor? The First model does not have one. The later models do. Quite a few Gallaghers were issued ...   Mon Oct 22nd, 2012 10:16 pm


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