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Food,Cooking and Gardening > What century is this??? (8 replies - 9128 views)

That might refer to saganaki, where the set it afire with brandy and douse it with lemon juice to cries of "oooopa." Ole ...   Fri Sep 18th, 2009 03:18 pm

U.S. Grant > U S Grant (17 replies - 10010 views)

hate to say it, but Lincoln never said that line about Grant He probably didn't.  But it does fit nicely into who Lincoln was. If it ...   Tue Aug 25th, 2009 02:22 pm

Civil War Books > Nothing But Victory (9 replies - 3759 views)

It is one of the most comprehensive works on the Army of the Tennessee. Should keep you very busy during your field exercise. Ole ...   Mon Aug 17th, 2009 03:40 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Selling a mansfield and lamb original calv. saber, value? (3 replies - 4811 views)

Don't know the value of that piece by that maker, but I do suggest that you check around to make sure of the price -- ...   Sun Jul 26th, 2009 01:43 am

George McClellan > McDowell vs. McClellan (2 replies - 3837 views)

Studying and teaching tactics kinda loses its luster when the lead is flying. That's a whole nuther ball game. Strangely enough, McDowell was leading the ...   Fri Jul 24th, 2009 06:19 am

Joseph Johnston > Joseph Johnston-A Great Civil War General? (20 replies - 31760 views)

I wouldn't say he was the worst, but he will do until that one comes along. Ole ...   Sat Jul 18th, 2009 11:03 pm

Thomas Stonewall Jackson > Did any soldier ever admit to shooting at Stonewall Jackson? (69 replies - 39130 views)

Is it technically correct to say that Stonewall was mortally wounded? I thought he died of pneumonia. Although it is true that he contracted pneumonia ...   Fri Jul 17th, 2009 03:47 pm

The Battle of Shiloh > Hey Calcav...some help please (24 replies - 13259 views)

Shiloh reveals its secrets one at a time. Haven't felt the need to follow Cleburne's advance. Just looked at it and thought NFW. Sunshine patriot ...   Fri Jul 10th, 2009 04:15 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Not a happy troll... (8 replies - 3370 views)

Your grandparents lived without HVAC, you can too. ...   Fri Jun 26th, 2009 02:37 pm

Introductions > New Here..... (6 replies - 3715 views)

Sitting in Bardstown at this very minute. Going to Richmond tomorrow. Perryville Saturday. Ole ...   Thu Jun 18th, 2009 06:44 pm

Battles and Campaigns > Impossible request on a small action? (27 replies - 13615 views)

Escape from Fort Bravo is most likely it. William Holden, John Forsythe, Eleanor Parker. Ole ...   Sun Jun 14th, 2009 08:20 pm

General Civil War Talk > Who is Your Favorite Civil War Author? (18 replies - 4943 views)

Aware of only that one fedreb, although he did put together a small book on 1st Bull Run for the Virginia Civil War Battles and Leaders ...   Sun Jun 14th, 2009 12:53 am

General Civil War Talk > Civil War Tactics (7 replies - 2741 views)

There are several out there. I have two: "Battle Tactics of the Civil War," Paddy Griffith, and "Civil War Command & Strategy," Archer Jones. Haven't ...   Sat Jun 6th, 2009 11:55 pm

General Civil War Talk > John Brown Question (2 replies - 1628 views)

I figure the only affect he had was maybe to speed up secession a little. ...   Sat Jun 6th, 2009 12:05 am

General Civil War Talk > Ironclads on the Potomac (8 replies - 3131 views)

Doubtful. Although all the guns along the Potomac couldn't have stopped her, she wasn't capable of beating upstream nor dodging the obstructions sunk in her ...   Thu Jun 4th, 2009 11:29 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Anyone Here on Twitter? (21 replies - 7587 views)

Bama, I remember the crank phones. Only because we didn't have one. Short crank, long crank, short crank. Didn't matter who you got because everyone ...   Thu Jun 4th, 2009 01:04 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Anyone Here on Twitter? (21 replies - 7587 views)

Tools of the debbil. Hmmmm. I don't know that I'd go there, but I do find that interesting. I do the grocery shopping for this ...   Thu Jun 4th, 2009 02:00 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Anyone Here on Twitter? (21 replies - 7587 views)

I know nothing of twittering and tweeting. I have enough trouble e-mailing. Shooting out that bit on twitter is the equivalent of tossing that clay ...   Wed Jun 3rd, 2009 09:02 pm

General Civil War Talk > What Caused the Civil War? (60 replies - 16158 views)

The War changed the States vs. national government dynamic.  Actually, ashbel, I don't think it did. The Federal government went on pretty much as it had, ...   Wed Jun 3rd, 2009 02:06 am

General Civil War Talk > What Caused the Civil War? (60 replies - 16158 views)

How could the south by itself have controlled the House much less win the Presidency with a minority population?  The Constitution itself gave the south extra voting power ...   Wed Jun 3rd, 2009 01:48 am

Civil War Books > Southern Storm: Sherman's March to the Sea (5 replies - 3986 views)

Quite agree Old North State. Until I picked up "Southern Storm," I figured the march was a romp through the park. Trudeau demonstrated that it ...   Tue Jun 2nd, 2009 12:49 am

General Civil War Talk > What Caused the Civil War? (60 replies - 16158 views)

It seems to me that slavery was the key issue (although I like the Taco theory). I like Taco/equator theory myself, it makes much more sense ...   Tue Jun 2nd, 2009 12:33 am

General Civil War Talk > What Caused the Civil War? (60 replies - 16158 views)

There is no question that the North, having more industry, built more ships, but the idea being advanced here that the South built none is ...   Mon Jun 1st, 2009 06:50 pm

General Civil War Talk > What Caused the Civil War? (60 replies - 16158 views)

It wasn't greed or lack of vision that denied the South it's shipyards. Merely, the basic ecnomics of supply and demand... Most all available southern capital ...   Mon Jun 1st, 2009 04:12 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > What's everyone reading these days? (181 replies - 59632 views)

I have something like 10 started books on my reading table. Actually that's not true; Dear One clears that table regularly and stacks them in ...   Sat May 30th, 2009 10:35 pm

Equipment & Authenticity Questions > Slouch Hats (7 replies - 7918 views)

If you can afford it, stay away from wool felt. That gets wet and it goes slouchy. Fur felt stands the weather better. Buying your ...   Sat May 30th, 2009 07:58 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Battle of Gettysburg and the "Lost Cause" Issue (24 replies - 13056 views)

Carhart and Harmon have written interesting books. That they've been blasted mercilessly by the CW crowd does not make them worthless. By all means, if ...   Sat May 30th, 2009 05:30 pm

General Civil War Talk > What Caused the Civil War? (60 replies - 16158 views)

Tennessee's separation from the Union was made by the State Legislature (an elected body). For a group supposedly trying to return to the Constitution of the Founding Fathers, ...   Sat May 30th, 2009 01:22 pm

General Civil War Talk > What Caused the Civil War? (60 replies - 16158 views)

  Guess I'm obliged to respond. They did secede. Ole- Do we need to go through the procedures state by state? More than a few states rammed ...   Sat May 30th, 2009 12:43 am

General Civil War Talk > What Caused the Civil War? (60 replies - 16158 views)

Glad you did. I just wanted color to separate my response.  Thanks and my apologies. ...   Thu May 28th, 2009 06:32 pm

General Civil War Talk > What Caused the Civil War? (60 replies - 16158 views)

borderuffian wrote: ole wrote: Why was 'Union' valuable to the North, but not to the South? Your're saying that the Union was not valuable to ...   Thu May 28th, 2009 12:43 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Why some states are failing so badly (12 replies - 4007 views)

Do what you gotta do, Javal, to keep your board growing. I hope that you can find a way to keep the chaff out of ...   Wed May 27th, 2009 12:14 am

General Civil War Talk > What Caused the Civil War? (60 replies - 16158 views)

Why did the North (supposedly anti-slavery) want to be reunited with 11 'slave' states? As you seem to be hinting at a cause, I guess it's not ...   Wed May 27th, 2009 12:00 am

General Civil War Talk > What Caused the Civil War? (60 replies - 16158 views)

Quite right, Miss Susan. Dig into all those "other" causes and you'll find slavery as the source. No slavery; no war. ...   Tue May 26th, 2009 02:59 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Republican Party or Donner Party? (13 replies - 4656 views)

Doubledog Amen, Captain! ...   Mon May 25th, 2009 06:40 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Why some states are failing so badly (12 replies - 4007 views)

The cows are coming home to roost. Rather than discuss which states have spent themselves into a hole, I'd like to hear about those who ...   Thu May 21st, 2009 12:47 am

Civil War Books > Master of War by Benson Bobrick (52 replies - 17936 views)

I also noted the Piatt link. There's some logic in the citation, but I don't believe it. Sherman came to worship Grant. That he might have ...   Mon May 18th, 2009 04:14 am

Civil War Books > Master of War by Benson Bobrick (52 replies - 17936 views)

When Logan was passed over for McPherson's spot, he finished off the war with his mouth mostly shut. After the war comes another story. Ole ...   Sun May 17th, 2009 02:38 pm

General Civil War Talk > What Caused the Civil War? (60 replies - 16158 views)

I'm thinking we're not answering Brett's original question: What caused the Civil War. All welcone frivolity aside, there is only one answer: Slavery. Sectionalism. Sectional ...   Thu May 14th, 2009 05:26 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > It was Warren afterall! (18 replies - 9150 views)

Which, Iron Duke, is where I was going. With such does reside the term, "unforgiven." It's a little hard put to say that they are ...   Wed May 13th, 2009 11:30 pm


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