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General Civil War Talk > 1890 Census: Number of Civil War Veterans (3 replies - 2520 views)

X = overserved. ...   Sat Apr 11th, 2009 11:32 pm

Thomas Stonewall Jackson > Interpretation of Stonewall Jackson (28 replies - 15883 views)

Probably not, but it was very Jeffersonian of him, if he did say that. Somewhere in the past 200 years, Jefferson's idyllic vision of an agrarian ...   Sat Apr 11th, 2009 09:13 pm

Civil War Books > Master of War by Benson Bobrick (52 replies - 20147 views)

Believe I heard that Benson Bobrick is going to discuss his book tonight on BookTV. Check your local times and listings. I'd heard it was ...   Sat Apr 11th, 2009 02:49 pm

Civil War Books > Master of War by Benson Bobrick (52 replies - 20147 views)

Thanks for coming back on that brett. I thought the exchange was more than civil, but I'm quite old and can't remember how to cite ...   Thu Apr 9th, 2009 03:44 pm

The Battle of Shiloh > Best Book about Shiloh (40 replies - 27352 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 - 15883 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 - 20147 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 - 20147 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 - 5876 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 - 20147 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 - 7097 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 - 10094 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 - 5876 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 - 15883 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 - 4188 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 - 4188 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 - 4490 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 - 5690 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 - 5690 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 - 27813 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 - 27813 views)

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

General Civil War Talk > Slaves as Southern soldiers? (138 replies - 27813 views)

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

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Creamy Broccoli Cheese Soup (6 replies - 5463 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 - 5463 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 - 10294 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 - 27813 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 - 9807 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 - 27813 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 - 27813 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 - 6392 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 - 6392 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 - 3852 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 - 9807 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 - 3852 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 - 9807 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 - 6392 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 - 6392 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 - 9154 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 - 9154 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 - 3742 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


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