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General Civil War Talk > The Confederacy and States Rights (98 replies - 23795 views)

It has been postulated that desertion was the primary cause of Lee's defeat. I'll stop short of primary. It certainly didn't help. Looking at desertion ...   Wed Dec 9th, 2009 09:27 am

General Civil War Talk > The Confederacy and States Rights (98 replies - 23795 views)

Excellent point, Mark. Lots of those listed as deserters at one point or another came back. Many of the AWOLs were listed as deserters. The real ...   Wed Dec 9th, 2009 09:13 am

General Civil War Talk > The Confederacy and States Rights (98 replies - 23795 views)

You'll notice that responses are far more restrained than the initial post on this thread. It is one thing to believe certain "facts;" it is quite ...   Tue Dec 8th, 2009 02:51 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Talking about Eating (48 replies - 21895 views)

A goose is greasy. It has to be roasted on a rack twice. And it is a waste of time to stuff them ... the ...   Sat Dec 5th, 2009 07:54 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Talking about Eating (48 replies - 21895 views)

Guess we'd all like to live by the bay and do what it takes to keep the bay alive. Rocky Mountain Oysters aside,(fie TimK)There is ...   Thu Dec 3rd, 2009 05:35 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Talking about Eating (48 replies - 21895 views)

Lordy! No PBJ trolls here. I wouldn't know how to handle myself if I could stroll by the river and pick some oysters. I was ...   Thu Dec 3rd, 2009 02:08 pm

Introductions > Newby from Georgia (1 reply - 1773 views)

Hi, Podad.  You've come to a good place for learning. Ole ...   Thu Dec 3rd, 2009 01:57 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Talking about Eating (48 replies - 21895 views)

Dang! You have me slavering. ...   Wed Dec 2nd, 2009 11:30 pm

General Civil War Talk > Desertion Figures (14 replies - 22660 views)

Before we stand him against the stake, let's look at that post again. Be charitable this time around. Ole ...   Wed Dec 2nd, 2009 11:26 pm

General Civil War Talk > The Confederacy and States Rights (98 replies - 23795 views)

Perhaps, TD, but only perhaps. Kinda looks like that, doesn't it? I suspect that Lincoln expected a shooting match that would be over quickly. The one ...   Tue Dec 1st, 2009 07:38 pm

General Civil War Talk > The Confederacy and States Rights (98 replies - 23795 views)

Lincoln could have called a special session of the new Congress one minute after his inauguration. Agreed, Hank, and nevermind that extending the terms of a ...   Tue Dec 1st, 2009 07:12 pm

General Civil War Talk > The Confederacy and States Rights (98 replies - 23795 views)

With that individual, logic or historical fact is beside the point. Old Blue posted: I will always wonder why he didn't wait until Congress was back ...   Tue Dec 1st, 2009 07:00 pm

Other Civil War Talk > The Declaration of Independence (152 replies - 43210 views)

Not playing fair, bama! But maybe you've hit on it. The secession movements appears to have been, to me at least, a stacked political deck. ...   Mon Nov 30th, 2009 05:30 am

Other Civil War Talk > The Declaration of Independence (152 replies - 43210 views)

We're wandering somewhat. And I'll admit to be an active wanderer in the field of speculation and hypotheticals. I'm just not confident that the secesh ...   Mon Nov 30th, 2009 02:47 am

Other Civil War Talk > The Declaration of Independence (152 replies - 43210 views)

Maybe not, TD. Maybe so. Had Ft. Sumter been re-supplied, it would then have to re- and re- and re-supplied. Its situation was untenable. Lincoln more ...   Sun Nov 29th, 2009 04:48 pm

Other Civil War Talk > The Declaration of Independence (152 replies - 43210 views)

Now lets don't intertwine the war with the secession. They are two seperate events in my mind... but for the states to just walk out... I'll be ...   Sat Nov 28th, 2009 07:49 pm

General Civil War Talk > The Confederacy and States Rights (98 replies - 23795 views)

Lincoln had hoped that he could defuse the situation diplomatically. (Detzer, "Dissonance") Although it seems logical that he ought to have asked Congress to stay on, ...   Fri Nov 27th, 2009 10:25 pm

General Civil War Talk > The Confederacy and States Rights (98 replies - 23795 views)

Without the firing on Ft. Sumter, he couldn't assume the power he did. In the absence of a sitting Congress, he could do little more ...   Fri Nov 27th, 2009 03:45 pm

General Civil War Talk > The Confederacy and States Rights (98 replies - 23795 views)

This is becoming overly complicated. The president-elect is given consideration, a security detail, federally sponsored travel and many kinds of perks but, until he takes ...   Fri Nov 27th, 2009 03:31 am

General Civil War Talk > The Confederacy and States Rights (98 replies - 23795 views)

A new president is elected in early November. He does not become president until his inauguration -- presently January. When Lincoln was elected, his inauguration ...   Thu Nov 26th, 2009 01:45 pm

General Civil War Talk > The Confederacy and States Rights (98 replies - 23795 views)

Don't apologize for your English, Marmaduke. We've seen a lot worse from many. It remains that a president-elect is free to organize his staff and signal ...   Wed Nov 25th, 2009 11:22 pm

Other Civil War Talk > The Declaration of Independence (152 replies - 43210 views)

Agreed. Ole ...   Wed Nov 25th, 2009 04:51 pm

Other Civil War Talk > The Declaration of Independence (152 replies - 43210 views)

In the same way, the folks in the seceeding states, rightly or wrongly (opinions vary!) had decided in their own minds that the bond was ...   Wed Nov 25th, 2009 04:08 pm

Other Civil War Talk > The Declaration of Independence (152 replies - 43210 views)

But don't let the rest of us stop discussing some really interesting topics. Barrydancer: I agree with your interpretation of the excerpt of Lincoln's speech. Lincoln ...   Wed Nov 25th, 2009 03:14 am

General Civil War Talk > The Confederacy and States Rights (98 replies - 23795 views)

I guess he COULD have sent a letter to Congress telling them he was going to call an emergency session AFTER he was sworn in ...   Tue Nov 24th, 2009 10:46 pm

Other Civil War Talk > The Declaration of Independence (152 replies - 43210 views)

Irrelevant. The South claimed that the other states were doing it, and Lincoln admitted it;  there's really no need to quibble over and delve into minutiae, ...   Tue Nov 24th, 2009 10:38 pm

Civil War Books > What are you reading these days? (57 replies - 23143 views)

You can see it by going to booktv.org and doing a search for Brian McGinty. ...   Tue Nov 24th, 2009 10:33 pm

General Civil War Talk > The Confederacy and States Rights (98 replies - 23795 views)

And so it goes. Disagree, get on the ignore list. That does tend to limit input from those who disagree, and allows ranting on without ...   Tue Nov 24th, 2009 04:32 pm

Other Civil War Talk > The Declaration of Independence (152 replies - 43210 views)

Waaaaaah!=+- This is the way this will end. Our new troll will likely be shunned or ejected. In a way, that makes me sad because we ...   Mon Nov 23rd, 2009 10:34 pm

Other Civil War Talk > The Declaration of Independence (152 replies - 43210 views)

Again, I'd ask for examples, but I've come to realize that you have none... Oh, but he does, Hank, you'll find them in his statement, "Because ...   Mon Nov 23rd, 2009 02:08 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Pursuit after Gettysburg (19 replies - 8841 views)

There were several Federal units in good enough shape to follow -- the broken cavalry was sent after the AoNV -- but there is a ...   Mon Nov 23rd, 2009 01:39 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Pursuit after Gettysburg (19 replies - 8841 views)

Only because the river was high and the pontoons were nowhere close. Close counts only in horseshoes and hand grenades. I'm of a mind that Meade ...   Mon Nov 23rd, 2009 02:36 am

Battle of Gettysburg > Pursuit after Gettysburg (19 replies - 8841 views)

Definitely an iffy, Naim. One of the least advised military movements is impetuously chasing a retreating army. (Chasing a routed army is a must, but ...   Sun Nov 22nd, 2009 11:49 pm

General Civil War Talk > The Confederacy and States Rights (98 replies - 23795 views)

There's a lot to consider here about factual history and international law. Still waiting for the factual history. First of all, the Confederate states WEREN'T fighting for slavery; they were DEFENDING ...   Sun Nov 22nd, 2009 11:36 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Ludicrou media coverage of Fort Hood massacre (2 replies - 2543 views)

What is your point? If we were to crucify everyone who says stupid things, we'd have no time earn our dinner. We have fruitcakes. If ...   Wed Nov 11th, 2009 11:41 pm

Other Eastern Theater > Why did Lee stay to fight at Sharpsburg? (8 replies - 5072 views)

All good stuff! Although I think Lee had been alerted to some surprisingly rapid movements (maybe not the Lost Orders, but certainly unexpectedly rapid movements) ...   Sat Oct 31st, 2009 04:47 pm

General Civil War Talk > Latschar Out at Gettysburg (11 replies - 3524 views)

Gotta admit I know only as much about the man as has been posted on the boards. What I've seen, I don't like, but it's ...   Thu Oct 22nd, 2009 11:33 pm

General Civil War Talk > Latschar Out at Gettysburg (11 replies - 3524 views)

Sounds like the guy (didn't say "man" intentionally) has made enemies during his tenure. Ole ...   Thu Oct 22nd, 2009 02:35 pm

Introductions > Fanciful introduction (5 replies - 2832 views)

Grazers! At least, if you confine your activities, you won't reproduce. Pasty Shoemaker;) ...   Tue Oct 20th, 2009 09:11 pm

General Civil War Talk > The Confederacy and States Rights (98 replies - 23795 views)

The concept of independent states was and is incompatible in situations which require pulling together. ...   Tue Oct 20th, 2009 12:34 am


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