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The Battle of Shiloh > Best Book about Shiloh (40 replies - 22663 views)

Not very likely, wordpix. There were like 23 farms there. Most of them are named ... Rhea field, Jones field. Pittsburg Landing was just that, a ...   Thu Apr 9th, 2009 03:33 pm

Thomas Stonewall Jackson > Interpretation of Stonewall Jackson (28 replies - 13191 views)

Jackson was an overrated putz. Ole ...   Thu Apr 9th, 2009 01:56 am

Civil War Books > Master of War by Benson Bobrick (52 replies - 17835 views)

There's nothing liberal or conservative about it.Amen, brother. I'm often amazed that people with whom I'm in 100 percent accord on matters of the civil ...   Wed Apr 8th, 2009 12:47 am

Civil War Books > Master of War by Benson Bobrick (52 replies - 17835 views)

Thomas assails the center while Hooker, on the right, makes a looping roundhouse. Sherman is ineffective on the left, but the plan is coming together. Seems ...   Mon Apr 6th, 2009 10:58 pm

General Civil War Talk > Grant's Fall Guy--- "Meade" (17 replies - 5119 views)

See some smoke, 5fish? Or toking some? Meade was a lot like Bragg. His fuse was very short and few, if any, of his subordinates actually ...   Mon Apr 6th, 2009 10:50 pm

Civil War Books > Master of War by Benson Bobrick (52 replies - 17835 views)

One might also go to Brett Schulte's web site wherein Bobrick's book gets a scathing review. Bobrick commented on the review and some remarkably pleasant ...   Mon Apr 6th, 2009 04:34 pm

Other Eastern Theater > The Dahlgren Affair (9 replies - 6143 views)

The books are full of dumb-*** ideas that never could come to fruition. Lee, on his way to Sharpsburg, expected a groundswell of Marylanders to ...   Sat Apr 4th, 2009 10:18 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > What century is this??? (8 replies - 9049 views)

Get up in a bad mood, Johan? When it comes time to eat, I don't much care if the BBQ sauce is period. Me be ...   Sat Apr 4th, 2009 07:18 pm

General Civil War Talk > Grant's Fall Guy--- "Meade" (17 replies - 5119 views)

One doesn't get to be a Lt. General without some weighty politician carrying the ball. I just don't see Grant playing that card. He got Lincoln's ...   Sat Apr 4th, 2009 05:26 pm

Thomas Stonewall Jackson > Interpretation of Stonewall Jackson (28 replies - 13191 views)

Thank you bloody bob for pointing out that I've just wasted the last 40 years by leafing through books. Lemme see what we have here ..... ...   Sat Apr 4th, 2009 02:00 am

Weapons of the Civil War > 116th PA Smmothbores (6 replies - 3738 views)

As I opined, they might well have been issued both. Help me out here, are the calibers the same? In August, 1862, the supply of ...   Wed Apr 1st, 2009 05:53 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > 116th PA Smmothbores (6 replies - 3738 views)

Early volunteers were issued whatever smoothbore muskets were available in state and Federal aresenals. These were replaced as Enfields were acquired and Springfields were manufactured. Some ...   Tue Mar 31st, 2009 12:40 am

Other History > Inchon Invasion Quotes (3 replies - 3964 views)

No quotes here. But if that audacious invasion had failed, general MacArthur would have been pilloried. Big time. He drew against an inside straight and got ...   Sat Mar 28th, 2009 01:10 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Stealing Lincoln's Body (14 replies - 5241 views)

It is the History Channel. You will be seeing this pop up with some regularity. Just check into the web sites periodically and you will ...   Mon Mar 23rd, 2009 05:26 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Stealing Lincoln's Body (14 replies - 5241 views)

I enjoyed watching it (not last night though). Filled with little details. Names, dates, plots ,,,, As to whether it is or is not worth ...   Mon Mar 23rd, 2009 01:00 am

General Civil War Talk > Slaves as Southern soldiers? (138 replies - 25922 views)

It's like the sharp tooth that you can't resist poking with your tongue. I really don't know why the black Confederate raises so much heat. ...   Fri Mar 20th, 2009 08:00 am

General Civil War Talk > Slaves as Southern soldiers? (138 replies - 25922 views)

You might want to inform Javal. ...   Fri Mar 20th, 2009 12:07 am

General Civil War Talk > Slaves as Southern soldiers? (138 replies - 25922 views)

And accurate. ...   Thu Mar 19th, 2009 08:17 am

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Creamy Broccoli Cheese Soup (6 replies - 4742 views)

Plays hob with clothing budget, dont it? Am struggling to stay away from that 200 pound mark. When I was your age, I was considerably ...   Wed Mar 18th, 2009 11:47 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Creamy Broccoli Cheese Soup (6 replies - 4742 views)

Geez, javal, this cooking thing is taking over. Next time I see you I'll expect to see a healthy blimp. Will try the recipe, but Dear ...   Wed Mar 18th, 2009 06:37 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > IMA P1853 Enfield (5 replies - 9589 views)

Seriously. Where else can you talk about a Nepalese musket and get a hit from someone who knows the language? This internet thingy is amazing. Ole ...   Wed Mar 18th, 2009 08:55 am

General Civil War Talk > Slaves as Southern soldiers? (138 replies - 25922 views)

Once again, a spang on observation Kernel Private. Didn't and couldn't happen. You don't give muskets to monkeys. No telling where they were going to shoot. Just ...   Wed Mar 18th, 2009 12:02 am

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Squash (19 replies - 8253 views)

Many thanks, Devils Den. Finally found a butternut squash. Fried some up last night and found the "chips" tastier than potato -- and probably more ...   Tue Mar 17th, 2009 02:36 pm

General Civil War Talk > Slaves as Southern soldiers? (138 replies - 25922 views)

Not all blacks had reason to be dissatisfied with their condition, just as not all Southern Whites fought for the south or owned slaves, nor ...   Tue Mar 17th, 2009 01:34 am

General Civil War Talk > Slaves as Southern soldiers? (138 replies - 25922 views)

Let's face it, the black Confederate soldier is largely a myth.  Did some black people pick up a gun and voluntarily fight for the Confederacy?  ...   Mon Mar 16th, 2009 11:45 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Stromboli (8 replies - 5513 views)

Pizza dough will work fine, but make sure it's had time to fully rise before using it. Roll it fairly thin. Make sure you crimp ...   Sat Mar 7th, 2009 11:01 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Stromboli (8 replies - 5513 views)

I haven't had sausage bread. Is it just sausage, or with sauce? And is it sweet or hot sausage? Any of it sounds good! Started this ...   Sat Mar 7th, 2009 10:49 pm

Civil War Books > The Pride of the Confederate Artillery (5 replies - 3502 views)

For those few unaware, the Washington Artillery was five batteries made up from the elite of New Orleans society. One might think that they were ...   Thu Mar 5th, 2009 10:27 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Squash (19 replies - 8253 views)

Thanks DD and pam. Will be trying that soon. Ole ...   Thu Mar 5th, 2009 08:31 pm

Civil War Books > The Pride of the Confederate Artillery (5 replies - 3502 views)

Big sigh. Another book I want and want to read. Will add it to the list. Ole   ...   Thu Mar 5th, 2009 08:27 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Squash (19 replies - 8253 views)

And now I'm off to the store for a squash. Some years ago, I bought a deep-fryer. (I got such looks.) But it is used more ...   Thu Mar 5th, 2009 04:56 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Stromboli (8 replies - 5513 views)

Have you ever had tomato bread? Not quite as exciting, but if you make it with homemade pizza dough and homemade tomato sauce, it's great. Dear ...   Thu Mar 5th, 2009 04:41 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Stromboli (8 replies - 5513 views)

Stromboli is probably a locally invented name for a burrito, but I had one for lunch on Monday and it is well worth trying. It amounts ...   Thu Mar 5th, 2009 01:36 am

General Civil War Talk > Civil War Music (23 replies - 8012 views)

Don't know enough about puters to comment, Pvt. Son posted that it was on Facebook and My Page and a few other social sites. Apparently, ...   Thu Mar 5th, 2009 01:15 am

General Civil War Talk > Civil War Music (23 replies - 8012 views)

WARNING! There is a worm out there plaguing the social sites. One of the keys is "Your Adobe is Outdated. Click here to download the latest ...   Wed Mar 4th, 2009 11:28 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Cauliflower Gratinee (1 reply - 3379 views)

Printed out the recipe but, you're right, it doesn't look very South Beach. What you can do, instead of potatoes, is to steam the cauliflower and ...   Wed Mar 4th, 2009 06:56 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Calling all Green Thumbs! (21 replies - 11897 views)

In gumbo or stew, you don't get much of a taste of the okra. Ole ...   Wed Mar 4th, 2009 06:37 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Calling all Green Thumbs! (21 replies - 11897 views)

Really don't know, Javal, never had any of it except maybe when I didn't know it. But if you can lay a hand on a ...   Wed Mar 4th, 2009 05:36 am

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Calling all Green Thumbs! (21 replies - 11897 views)

The very best gumbos and stews are thickened with okra. ...   Wed Mar 4th, 2009 01:20 am

Thomas Stonewall Jackson > The battle between Stonewall Jackson and A.P. Hill (20 replies - 12915 views)

Very good Duke. At least you picked up on it. If you are to be a general, there are going to be some people who ...   Sun Mar 1st, 2009 10:14 pm


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