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Weapons of the Civil War > sharps (10 replies - 7788 views)

When the Sharps Co. hit serial number 99,999, they added the "C" and started over with C 1. According to Coates & McAulay, " All ...   Mon Aug 25th, 2008 09:09 pm

Other Civil War Talk > What Qualities made a Civil War General great (99 replies - 27626 views)

I think this question can be taken in several different directions. Might a "Great" Civil War General simply be one that history has been ...   Tue Mar 18th, 2008 08:50 pm

Other History > I want to learn (28 replies - 15504 views)

Thanks for posting that Fuller. You are correct that in the case of our WWII Vets, "There is no such thing as too much ...   Thu Feb 28th, 2008 02:40 am

Weapons of the Civil War > Balloning Develops Into a CW "Weapon." (9 replies - 8391 views)

Yes, Lowe has a very prominent California connection. Lowe moved to L. A. in 1887 and to Pasadena in 1890. He ...   Sat Dec 30th, 2006 03:09 am

Weapons of the Civil War > Balloning Develops Into a CW "Weapon." (9 replies - 8391 views)

Ballooning began in 1783, when two French brothers, Etienne and Joseph Montgolfier launched a hot air filled, 33 foot diameter "paper bag," to an altitude of 1000 ...   Fri Dec 29th, 2006 08:43 pm

Other People of the Civil War > The Sutler (5 replies - 6822 views)

Everette, Thank you for your kind words. I always appreciate hearing that something I've written struck a chord, or that it was found ...   Thu Dec 28th, 2006 09:33 pm

Other People of the Civil War > The Sutler (5 replies - 6822 views)

I'm not a reenactor, but I do get to a reenactment at least once a year. My favorite place to go while there is ...   Sat Dec 23rd, 2006 10:06 pm

General Civil War Talk > How was it that Henry wirz was hung (9 replies - 3961 views)

I certainly agree that Wirz was a scapegoat, and that the treatment of POW's during the CW on both sides was inhumane and a low ...   Sat Dec 23rd, 2006 05:33 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Discharged for Good For Nothingness (2 replies - 2886 views)

Anyone who has spent time in the military can tell you that there are some recruits that just don't belong there. After the first couple of days, ...   Mon Dec 18th, 2006 10:18 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Thomas O. Harter Saves the AoP (15 replies - 6751 views)

Hello Eric, The only other information I have on Harter, is that he went to work for Provost Marshal James McPhail in Baltimore, having ...   Sat Dec 16th, 2006 10:09 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Thomas O. Harter Saves the AoP (15 replies - 6751 views)

Patty; Nope, GGGrandpa didn't show much of a sense of style when it came to his haircut, he probably had his mess mates cut it or ...   Fri Dec 15th, 2006 08:05 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Thomas O. Harter Saves the AoP (15 replies - 6751 views)

It's not me, That's my GGgrandfather, Photographed in Fort Wayne, Indiana, when he was 20 years old. He had just been released from ...   Thu Dec 14th, 2006 02:52 am

Other People of the Civil War > Thomas O. Harter Saves the AoP (15 replies - 6751 views)

Regina, If you have an interest in CW espionage, besides Edwin Fishel's "The Secret War for the Union" that I mentioned, you might also fing ...   Wed Dec 13th, 2006 08:35 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Thomas O. Harter Saves the AoP (15 replies - 6751 views)

Hello Patty, I first came across mention of Harter in the "Encyclopedia of the American Civil War," by Heidler and Heidler, under the entry ...   Tue Dec 12th, 2006 10:50 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Thomas O. Harter Saves the AoP (15 replies - 6751 views)

While doing some reading the other day, I came across a casual mention of some espionage by a Union sergeant, Thomas O. Harter. A ...   Tue Dec 12th, 2006 02:43 am

Civil War Books > What are you reading these days? (57 replies - 23845 views)

Hello everyone, I've been spending time with the "First Lady of the Confederacy, Varina Davis's Civil War," by Joan E. Cashin. I must ...   Fri Dec 8th, 2006 12:49 am

General Civil War Talk > In memory of.... (5 replies - 3513 views)

While we mourn our loss, I can't help but think of AoT being greeted by his Civil War heroes, and his immediate acceptance by them, ...   Tue Nov 1st, 2005 10:29 pm

Civil War Books > Review - "The Elusive Eden" (3 replies - 2886 views)

The lands ceded to the McMullen colony were between the towns of Periube and Connceicao - nearly 500 square miles. It was later groups ...   Wed Oct 5th, 2005 07:28 pm

Civil War Books > Review - "The Elusive Eden" (3 replies - 2886 views)

This book, by William Clark Griggs, focuses on Frank McMullan's post war Confederte colony in Brazil. The 152 person colony was short lived, but they ...   Wed Oct 5th, 2005 03:37 am

General Civil War Talk > Hurricanes (6 replies - 4577 views)

Several years ago I began to keep a sort of Civil War weather log. Diaries, letters, newspaper articles, and OR entries, anything that made ...   Mon Oct 3rd, 2005 12:45 am

General Civil War Talk > Hurricanes (6 replies - 4577 views)

July 10, 1861 - In the West Atlantic, a hurricane struck, causing the vessel "Bowditch" to flounder. All the crew but one was lost. ...   Sun Oct 2nd, 2005 08:23 pm

Other People of the Civil War > A Union Rooster (3 replies - 3786 views)

IMO, one of the elements that develops people's ever growing interest in the Civil War, are the shared stories that expose the folks of that ...   Wed Sep 14th, 2005 11:02 pm

General Civil War Talk > Desertion Figures (14 replies - 23111 views)

In 1928, Ella Lonn did one of the most often cited studies of desertion during the Civil War, "Desertion During the Civil War. Her ...   Tue Sep 13th, 2005 10:35 pm

Other People of the Civil War > When an author is more than an author (3 replies - 3491 views)

Like many of you, I love Civil War research, and Civil War research books. Did you ever stop to think when you pick up ...   Thu Sep 8th, 2005 11:44 pm

Civil War Books > Review - "Intimate Strategies of the Civil War" (3 replies - 3095 views)

Not a new book, published in 2001, "Intimate Strategies of the Civil War, Military Commanders and Their Wives," edited by Carol Bleser and Lwsley Gordon, ...   Thu Sep 8th, 2005 01:05 am


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