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General Civil War Talk > Master of War (10 replies - 2832 views)

I'm not one to argue with General Grant, but I read somewhere that Thomas ordered the cadets to "slow trot" because the horses at the ...   Sat May 2nd, 2009 11:45 pm

General Civil War Talk > flap holsters (6 replies - 2649 views)

Johan, wasn't there a shortage of leather in the South as the war ground on?  That was one of the reasons that shoes couldn't always ...   Thu Oct 30th, 2008 09:35 pm

General Civil War Talk > Importance of Civil War photography (45 replies - 14458 views)

Thanks, Susan, your details set me straight. Patty aka Widow ...   Fri Oct 17th, 2008 03:43 pm

General Civil War Talk > Importance of Civil War photography (45 replies - 14458 views)

Johan, The one thing that everyone seems to be missing is the value of the CDV for the researcher. You can actually see how the uniforms ...   Fri Oct 17th, 2008 03:14 pm

General Civil War Talk > Importance of Civil War photography (45 replies - 14458 views)

Cleburne Fan, I do find myself wishing that moving picture film, even a very primitive form, had been developed by then. It would be awesome to ...   Fri Oct 17th, 2008 02:54 pm

General Civil War Talk > Importance of Civil War photography (45 replies - 14458 views)

Johan, you said -- A couple well known examples were the famous "Punch Bowl" photos of ANV men captured in the last mos of the war ...   Fri Oct 17th, 2008 01:54 pm

General Civil War Talk > Importance of Civil War photography (45 replies - 14458 views)

Pam, an excellent thread. Can't remember where I read it, but during Sherman's Atlanta Campaign, all the commanders received identical copies of maps before an assault.  ...   Fri Oct 17th, 2008 01:39 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Southern Gentlemen (237 replies - 56339 views)

They're much prettier than oil pumps. ...   Wed Oct 8th, 2008 05:13 pm

General Civil War Talk > Railroads and the Civil War (19 replies - 5371 views)

Pam, yesterday morning I overslept by 45 mins. and had to skip the tour of historic railroad sites in Alexandria.  Simply didn't hear the radio ...   Sun Oct 5th, 2008 04:03 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Need Suggestions and Help on Research Paper (60 replies - 20567 views)

Dixie Girl, good for you, you've chosen an excellent but difficult topic. You've already read other posts about the lack of medical knowledge, and the lack ...   Sun Oct 5th, 2008 03:35 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Jokes... (69 replies - 18672 views)

During the French Revolution, three men were led to the guillotine, a doctor, a lawyer, and an engineer. The doctor was first.  The executioner released the ...   Sun Oct 5th, 2008 03:06 pm

General Civil War Talk > War of attrition versus might? (47 replies - 11736 views)

CleburneFan, to add a little comment about Sherman's reasons, I can't remember where I read it, maybe in Sherman's memoirs, that he wanted to show that ...   Sun Oct 5th, 2008 02:30 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > College Football (36 replies - 8806 views)

Howdy from NoVa. At UVA in Charlottesville, they say "All dirt roads lead to Virginia Tech." UVA calls itself Mr. Jefferson's University.  That's true, but it's meant in ...   Sun Oct 5th, 2008 02:06 pm

General Civil War Talk > Railroads and the Civil War (19 replies - 5371 views)

Fairfax Station was one of many stations on the Orange & Alexandria RR (VA).  On Saturday, Oct. 5, the Friends of Fairfax Station Railroad Museum are ...   Wed Oct 1st, 2008 08:33 pm

General Civil War Talk > Favorite strokes of brillance/sheer luck in the Civil War (21 replies - 6561 views)

The second part of luck is making the right decision - knowing what to do.  The soldiers who found Specil Order 191 did the right ...   Wed Oct 1st, 2008 07:32 pm

Introductions > Saying Hi (17 replies - 5609 views)

Hello, Shani, it's good to have another new member in this board.  We have some of the most fascinating conversations in here.  You'll find others ...   Wed Apr 30th, 2008 09:55 pm

General Civil War Talk > Writing about the war (18 replies - 5336 views)

CleburneFan, I received Newt's trilogy for Christmas.  I HAVE to read it.  It's almost May and I keep setting it aside for something more appealing.  ...   Tue Apr 29th, 2008 10:04 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Quake/tremor (34 replies - 9061 views)

CleburneFan, our little tremor in Caracas was Dec. 31, 1980.  We lived in La Floresta district, just a few blocks from the American Embassy, where ...   Mon Apr 28th, 2008 09:47 pm

General Civil War Talk > Inventions and such that resulted from the Civil War (16 replies - 5264 views)

During the Peninsula campaign, Gen. Fitz John Porter made several balloon ascents with Lowe or assistant as pilot.  One day Porter got in the "car" ...   Mon Apr 28th, 2008 09:36 pm

General Civil War Talk > Writing about the war (18 replies - 5336 views)

Sgt. Ramsey, no, I haven't read "Reveille in Washington." Thanks for pointing it out, I'll add it to the list of books to buy.  It sounds ...   Mon Apr 28th, 2008 11:09 am

Thomas Stonewall Jackson > Thomas Jackson photograph (23 replies - 14108 views)

Javal, I agree with you that it might not be Jackson.  Many men had dark untrimmed beards, and the crushed kepi was common.  That figure ...   Mon Apr 28th, 2008 11:00 am

General Civil War Talk > Civil War Battlefield Maps. (35 replies - 9859 views)

HCTR, fedreb mentioned Jed Hotchkiss' "Make Me a Map of the Valley."  That's the book where I learned about Jackson's reliance on the maps of ...   Mon Apr 28th, 2008 10:46 am

Introductions > Allow me to Introduce Myself (12 replies - 6169 views)

funhistory, what a great handle!  Welcome to this place. At the reenactment of the Battle of Cedar Creek, sutlers' row featured an enterprising mortician with a list ...   Sun Apr 27th, 2008 05:32 pm

General Civil War Talk > Writing about the war (18 replies - 5336 views)

Sgt. Ramsey, you're doing fine, posting in here.  No need to post one answer twice in reply to separate threads. You may have noticed occasionally a ...   Sun Apr 27th, 2008 05:04 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Vacations (17 replies - 4815 views)

Fedreb and CleburneFan, Duh-me (smacks forehead with palm).  I truly live in the wrong century, to forget about Disney World etc.  Never been there myself, though ...   Sun Apr 27th, 2008 05:00 pm

General Civil War Talk > Civil War Battlefield Maps. (35 replies - 9859 views)

Hello, HCTR, welcome to the board, and a very good question. You already know that some maps were incomplete, inaccurate, and had confusing place names.  Generals ...   Sun Apr 27th, 2008 04:47 pm

General Civil War Talk > Writing about the war (18 replies - 5336 views)

Sgt. Ramsey, welcome to the board. The best Civil War novel I've ever read is "Marching through Culpeper," by Virginia Beard Morton, 2001.  She lives in ...   Sun Apr 27th, 2008 04:30 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Vacations (17 replies - 4815 views)

Fedreb, I gotta ask, what the heck is mouse hunting?  Does it mean taking the grandkids on walks in the woods, looking for mice or ...   Sun Apr 27th, 2008 04:02 pm

Other Civil War Talk > What Is a Civil War Round Table? (57 replies - 15541 views)

The Bull Run Civil War Round Table meets at the public library in Centreville, second Thursday of the month, year around.  Some of us meet ...   Sun Apr 27th, 2008 12:23 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Quake/tremor (34 replies - 9061 views)

We lived on the top floor of a brand-new 17-story apartment tower in Caracas, Venezuela.  On New Year's Eve we felt the building sway and ...   Sun Apr 20th, 2008 09:42 pm

Thomas Stonewall Jackson > Did any soldier ever admit to shooting at Stonewall Jackson? (69 replies - 39942 views)

It was so dark in the woods, and several shots were fired.  I doubt that anybody could have known whose shots hit Jackson.  He was ...   Thu Apr 17th, 2008 09:19 pm

George Thomas > General George H. Thomas (60 replies - 32569 views)

On Saturday evening, April 19, 2008, there will be a special program at Arlington House.  The event title is "Lee's Great Decision: How Robert E. ...   Mon Apr 14th, 2008 08:44 pm

George Meade > Thoughts on Meade? (22 replies - 21616 views)

The commanding generals of the Army of the Potomac learned very early that the politicians and press in Washington were quick to pounce on a ...   Sun Apr 13th, 2008 09:04 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Lemat Revolvers (36 replies - 24204 views)

Mosby's Rangers gave up on sabers fairly quickly.  They much preferred pistols and shotguns.  They weren't interested in fighting battles, stirrup to stirrup, but rather ...   Sun Apr 13th, 2008 08:01 pm

General Civil War Talk > Field fortifications (59 replies - 18367 views)

Johan, what a great description of digging entrenchments. Some members of the Bull Run Civil War Round Table have CW entrenchments in their back yards.  They haven't been ...   Sat Apr 5th, 2008 04:20 pm

General Civil War Talk > 1st Manassas (5 replies - 2265 views)

Bryson, That tour of 1st Manassas in May is sponsored by a preservation organization, the Friends of Fort Ward in Alexandria, VA.  We're also hitting Ball's ...   Sat Apr 5th, 2008 02:24 pm

General Civil War Talk > What to name this war? (84 replies - 23758 views)

We've all read or heard "the late unpleasantness."  In the 19th century it was common, I believe, to use "late" as a synonym for "recent." As ...   Sat Apr 5th, 2008 02:20 pm

General Civil War Talk > 1st Manassas (5 replies - 2265 views)

Bryson, I don't know, but probably the Confederates were removed quickly. I'm going on a tour of 1st Manassas on May 3, and will ask our ...   Sat Apr 5th, 2008 01:34 pm

Other Civil War Talk > What Qualities made a Civil War General great (99 replies - 27648 views)

Joanie, for 20 years while commuting to and from work, I crossed a street in Vienna (Fairfax County, VA) called Wade Hampton Drive.  "Strange name ...   Mon Mar 31st, 2008 12:21 am

Other Civil War Talk > What Qualities made a Civil War General great (99 replies - 27648 views)

You've heard of the satirical "Richmond is a Hard Road to Travel"?*  Sung by the Federal soldiers, it pokes fun at six Union generals who ...   Mon Mar 31st, 2008 12:13 am


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