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Robert E. Lee > Who's the better General? (56 replies - 35684 views)

Hellcat wrote: But Ole, you're talking about how things were. The initial post asks if Both Lee and Grant had the same amount of provisions, the ...   Wed Aug 19th, 2015 06:39 pm

Robert E. Lee > Who's the better General? (56 replies - 35684 views)

Ain't gonna take nothing away from Lee, but he had had it. He was whupped and thoroughly. Now we can argue about what and why ...   Mon Aug 17th, 2015 05:21 am

Announcements and Notices > Purge Coming (33 replies - 21002 views)

Nice to see you too, Hellcat. ...   Sat Jul 25th, 2015 04:33 am

Announcements and Notices > Purge Coming (33 replies - 21002 views)

Me too. ...   Sat Jul 4th, 2015 05:16 am

General Civil War Talk > Why???? (34 replies - 5400 views)

Hey, guys and gals. ...   Tue Jun 26th, 2012 07:29 pm

General Civil War Talk > Shelby Foote's "Civil War" (48 replies - 17352 views)

I'm pleased to see Foote designated as a story-teller. He told the story of the civil war in three-volumes, and each volume was more enjoyable ...   Mon Feb 6th, 2012 10:16 pm

William T. Sherman > Genreal sherman hero cold blooded killer (115 replies - 67755 views)

csamillerp wrote: i think Hood used his only option by moving into tennessee, if he could take Nashville or Knoxville he would have forced Sherman to ...   Fri Dec 30th, 2011 09:40 pm

William T. Sherman > Genreal sherman hero cold blooded killer (115 replies - 67755 views)

BHR62 wrote: Ole...I agree Hood was in a very desperate situation after Atlanta.  He knew he couldn't stop Sherman in battle (but he would have at ...   Thu Dec 29th, 2011 06:20 am

William T. Sherman > Genreal sherman hero cold blooded killer (115 replies - 67755 views)

BHR62 wrote: Sherman was a hero. He marched through Georgia to show the South their government was powerless to protect them. It was a ...   Tue Dec 27th, 2011 10:27 pm

General Civil War Talk > my New online shop (3 replies - 1979 views)

I'd much rather have had one of your photos than what I got: The Battle of the Crater by Newt Gingrich and that other fellow. ...   Tue Dec 20th, 2011 06:09 am

The Battle of Franklin > Franklin Charge (23 replies - 15229 views)

There were few reporters in the west, and fewer photographers. Would you ride a train for a week to get to Nashville when there was something ...   Sun Nov 13th, 2011 09:59 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Counter attack after PPT charge (21 replies - 9861 views)

Chasing Lee would be very much like crawling into a hole to chase a rattler. Meade's army was very much spent and not in any condition ...   Thu Nov 10th, 2011 04:33 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Counter attack after PPT charge (21 replies - 9861 views)

I think those that survived PPT were so relieved that it was over, that they had no heart to pursue. Pursuing was the logical thing to ...   Sun Oct 30th, 2011 07:19 pm

General Civil War Talk > Which General would you have least liked to face? (59 replies - 40758 views)

Your admiration of Grant closely parallels mine. He was what was needed at the time. His army was fed and equipped, and I know of only ...   Sun Oct 30th, 2011 07:11 pm

Civil War Books > Error on Page 197 of Bill O'Reilly's Book "Killing Lincoln." (6 replies - 6714 views)

Sickles would later stand trial and be acquitted using the first known successful temporary insanity defense. And his attorney was Stanton. ...   Thu Oct 20th, 2011 11:10 pm

Equipment & Authenticity Questions > Union Bedroll (3 replies - 4535 views)

Extra bedding was welcome in camp. On the march, it wasn't. Yes, a quilt gramma made was nice to have, but it would likely be found ...   Sat Jul 23rd, 2011 06:12 am

Battle of Gettysburg > Heth at Gettysburg (6 replies - 7794 views)

On long marches, corps and divisions took turns leading the column. (Aside from the risk, the leading division got the best pickings.) It was AP ...   Sat Jul 23rd, 2011 06:00 am

Introductions > Allow me to Introduce Myself (12 replies - 7321 views)

"Bubba" can be taken two ways. Some will find it jocular; some will find it insulting. "Bubba" may be the 6'6" 400-pound man you might have ...   Sat Jul 23rd, 2011 05:53 am

General Civil War Talk > What is the difference between a revolution and a civil war? (34 replies - 15814 views)

"In the inaugural address I briefly pointed out the total inadequacy of disunion as a remedy for the differences between the people of the two ...   Tue Feb 1st, 2011 07:12 am

General Civil War Talk > My Fall ACW photography trip. (15 replies - 5610 views)

2011. June. We'll take off and stop at Shiloh. Then we'll go to Charleston and Savannah. After those specifics, I'll try to sneak in some ...   Thu Nov 18th, 2010 07:27 am

General Civil War Talk > secession-tariffs (4 replies - 3018 views)

i guess i just want someone to really explain the reason taxes were the cause-thanks for any replies. Texas Defender has already responded better than I ...   Thu Nov 11th, 2010 04:19 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Vick to the Eagles (59 replies - 26285 views)

We can be forgiving when a repentant butthead redeems himself by winning games. Call me what you'd like, but I will never see a hero in ...   Sat Oct 2nd, 2010 06:02 am

General Civil War Talk > Put You on the Spot: What's Your Favorite "Part" of the Civil War? (33 replies - 14567 views)

Extremely difficult question in that this week's favorite will likely not be last week's. Nor next week's. My favorite invariably involves a thoughtful post that ...   Sat Oct 2nd, 2010 05:27 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Clement Vallandingham (8 replies - 5281 views)

Ain't wartime, Barlow. He only gets to do that when there's some domestic shooting going on. ...   Sat Sep 11th, 2010 08:59 pm

Other Civil War Talk > The Greatest Generation ? (9 replies - 5902 views)

They certainly were special, bama. My dad was 35 in 1942, and he had six kids and was a farmer.  He got a nice letter ...   Sat Sep 11th, 2010 08:52 pm

Civil War Preservation > Annual Event Supports Restoration Of Forrest’s Boyhood Home (1 reply - 2721 views)

I you're interested in Forrest's home, Old Blu, you probably know Larry Cockerham of Nashville who is deeply involved in the restoration. When you see ...   Sat Sep 11th, 2010 08:42 pm

Other History > History and Tom Hanks (31 replies - 16753 views)

 Interest in history wont be kindled in today's theaters....but it can be kindled at home if an environment of learning is maintained. And in living history ...   Thu Sep 2nd, 2010 08:48 pm

General Civil War Talk > Gettysburg Address (36 replies - 12043 views)

I go with the theory that the President's address at Gettysburg did give a jump start to the popularity and subsequent development of the park. Who ...   Sun Aug 29th, 2010 11:31 pm

General Civil War Talk > Charleston 2011 (13 replies - 4476 views)

Please keep posting. I am planning to do Charleston next summer and can use all the help I can get as Dear One is not ...   Sun Aug 8th, 2010 02:17 am

Civil War Books > Anyone have a copy of "Justice in Grey" ? (9 replies - 5193 views)

Try "file" and "save as." ...   Sun Jun 27th, 2010 02:04 am

General Civil War Talk > this years ACW road trip... (45 replies - 14200 views)

Yeungling's beer was a nice discovery also.Gaaaack! ...   Sun Jun 27th, 2010 02:01 am

Civil War Books > Foote vs Catton? (19 replies - 13922 views)

Going with fedreb. Really, really close. There are few if any books out there more enjoyable to read than Foote ... except maybe Catton. Catton wrote ...   Thu Jun 10th, 2010 10:48 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Pursuit after Gettysburg (19 replies - 11321 views)

Read an interesting observation the other day, on this board or maybe another, that the pursued are on the defensive. They may have time to ...   Mon May 17th, 2010 03:06 am

General Civil War Talk > What if?? (13 replies - 4334 views)

I appreciate "what ifs," so long as they remain in their place. They invariably result in an explorative discussion that does, in fact, disclose historical facts ...   Mon May 17th, 2010 02:18 am

Introductions > Like a Bad penny (17 replies - 6736 views)

Dang computers! Have had that happen on other boards, but not this one. ...   Sun May 16th, 2010 07:21 am

Idle Chit-Chat > The Pacific (11 replies - 6115 views)

that is a very good summary! No, Hank. It's a super summary. Ole ...   Sun May 9th, 2010 03:06 am

Introductions > New Old Guy (3 replies - 2617 views)

Welcome again, Notch. Isn't Waynesville the next town west of O'Fallon? Ole ...   Sun May 9th, 2010 02:59 am

Civil War Books > Shiloh (10 replies - 3494 views)

Bet you can't read just one! The ones browner mentioned are all good. You'd think one book would be enough. Sure, you'll learn about the battle, ...   Sun May 9th, 2010 02:42 am

Civil War Preservation > No Casino Gettysburg (7 replies - 5996 views)

There's always another side to the story.No one wants to sully the sacred ground. But there's a big but. Jobs. Got no dog in this fight, ...   Thu May 6th, 2010 11:12 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Doonesbury (2 replies - 2894 views)

That's cold! But maybe it will awaken some interest. ...   Wed May 5th, 2010 12:55 am

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