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General Civil War Talk > Why???? (34 replies - 4388 views)

HEY-YA, Johann!!....Glad to see ya!!.....Will we run into each other at reenactments this year??.....Hope all is well, Pard!! ...   Fri May 25th, 2012 11:53 pm

General Civil War Talk > Missed Opportunities (4 replies - 1721 views)

Sgtredleg, I agree 100%....they're in it for the cash, not integrity to the principle of the show. Mark, The only thing I watch on the History ...   Tue Mar 13th, 2012 08:07 pm

General Civil War Talk > Missed Opportunities (4 replies - 1721 views)

This year marks the second year of the 150th's.....I wonder why the History Channel has missed the opportunity to capitalize on this by making shows ...   Tue Mar 13th, 2012 03:05 am

Introductions > New Member (10 replies - 5048 views)

HUZZAH!!.....Welcome!! ...   Sat Mar 3rd, 2012 01:07 am

Jefferson Davis > Jefferson Davis (9 replies - 5534 views)

Agreed, Hellcat!!....Well said.... ...   Fri Mar 2nd, 2012 12:13 am

Jefferson Davis > Jefferson Davis (9 replies - 5534 views)

I agree, Pender.....To try Davis would have opened the potential for seccession to have been determined to be legal. It would have established a precedent.....The ...   Thu Mar 1st, 2012 11:57 pm

Introductions > Howdy from Texas (8 replies - 2268 views)

Howdy, texaswolf!!.....I'll be at the 150th Shiloh, too.....Scott's TN Battery.... We were at the 150th Wilson's Creek last year. A sutler had an old percussion shot-gun, ...   Mon Feb 13th, 2012 12:20 am

General Civil War Talk > 1862 and 2012 (26 replies - 4771 views)

As of today, the 150th Shiloh website shows 3,100 renactors registered.... ...   Sun Feb 12th, 2012 02:33 am

General Civil War Talk > 1862 and 2012 (26 replies - 4771 views)

I was 11 when the Bicentenial occured....There was even a free monthly newspaper from ARBA (American Revolution Bicentenial Association) that I had sent to me....It ...   Sun Feb 12th, 2012 02:32 am

General Civil War Talk > 1862 and 2012 (26 replies - 4771 views)

Yes, that's true......I didn't see anything on the news about the 150th Bull Run eithere. I also agree that so littel attention is being paid to ...   Sat Feb 11th, 2012 11:38 pm

General Civil War Talk > 1862 and 2012 (26 replies - 4771 views)

There was a Bull Run event last year, but it got scaled back somewhat because of the extreame heat..... ...   Sat Feb 11th, 2012 12:07 am

General Civil War Talk > 1862 and 2012 (26 replies - 4771 views)

I'll be participating in the Shiloh reenactment....So far, it appears as though there are about 2,800 reenactors registered.....I am surprised that it is not twice ...   Fri Feb 10th, 2012 12:07 am

Introductions > hello from ma (1 reply - 1047 views)

Hello, and welcome!! I would advise finding a reenacting unit now, so you can participate in all the 150th events. If you don't have gear, a ...   Thu Jan 26th, 2012 01:43 am

Equipment & Authenticity Questions > Deals on muskets (3 replies - 3134 views)

That's about the going rate now, I am afraid.....I got my Springfield 3 years ago for $475....For a reproduction, I would not pay more than ...   Thu Jan 19th, 2012 01:17 am

General Civil War Talk > the real turning point in the war (42 replies - 9397 views)

I whole-heartedly agree with Hank......The War was won/lost in the West......Even the troops knew it in '63, '64..... A GREAT book is Larry Daniles "Soldiering In ...   Tue Jan 17th, 2012 11:50 pm

Introductions > Greetings (1 reply - 999 views)

Howdy and welcome!! ...   Tue Jan 17th, 2012 01:51 am

The Battle of Shiloh > Hornet's Nest (11 replies - 5225 views)

I thing the whole Battlefield Detectives is too melo-dramatic......Their conclusions "refute" the evidence of hundreds of eye-witness/first person accounts, reports, casualty counts.....My opinion is that ...   Mon Dec 26th, 2011 11:56 pm

The Battle of Shiloh > Hornet's Nest (11 replies - 5225 views)

Not that I am aware of, however, "Shiloh: The Battle that Changed the Civil War" by Larry J. Daniels may be of interest. ...   Thu Dec 8th, 2011 12:56 am

Battle of Gettysburg > Southern Victory at Gettysburg (38 replies - 15476 views)

The local populace watched Lee march into Pennsylvania....They knew he was there, yet they (in the form of "militias" or otherwise) destroyed no bridges in ...   Tue Dec 6th, 2011 01:47 am

Battle of Gettysburg > Southern Victory at Gettysburg (38 replies - 15476 views)

Local militia, or any militia, would have no effect against seasoned veterans. I'll grant that MAYBE there would be a furor to join a militia, ...   Mon Dec 5th, 2011 02:45 am

Weapons of the Civil War > Canister (11 replies - 5986 views)

A good gun crew can fire 3 times a minute....Canister was used for short-range targets......Any target at short range posed a threat to the safety ...   Fri Dec 2nd, 2011 11:53 am

General Civil War Talk > the real turning point in the war (42 replies - 9397 views)

In my opinion, the Confederacy lost the western theater at Shiloh, and thus the war in the west. Had the Federal army been destroyed there, Union ...   Sat Nov 26th, 2011 12:33 am

The Battle of Franklin > Franklin Charge (23 replies - 9295 views)

In my opinion, the Eastern theater got more attention, in part, because that is where both capitals were.....The thought at the time was, should the ...   Wed Nov 16th, 2011 01:28 am

Other Civil War Talk > Opening a can of Worms (22 replies - 5240 views)

Ame, brother....Amen..... ...   Mon Nov 7th, 2011 12:17 am

General Civil War Talk > confederate war strategy (13 replies - 2455 views)

Thanks, hellcat!! ...   Sun Nov 6th, 2011 04:13 am

General Civil War Talk > confederate war strategy (13 replies - 2455 views)

Thanks, csmiller!!! ...   Sun Nov 6th, 2011 04:12 am

Other Civil War Talk > Opening a can of Worms (22 replies - 5240 views)

Again, I agree.....Buy AMERICAN and increase our own profitability and keep our own people employed. I also agree that it is a travesty that our elderly ...   Sun Nov 6th, 2011 04:10 am

General Civil War Talk > confederate war strategy (13 replies - 2455 views)

I agree about Lincoln....Grant as General was the key to victory....he did things the other Generals were afraid to do, and that was wage war....Untill ...   Sat Nov 5th, 2011 02:40 am

General Civil War Talk > confederate war strategy (13 replies - 2455 views)

Mark That's very true!! The war in the West was lost long before it was in the North...The Southern soldiers in the West even knew they were ...   Sat Nov 5th, 2011 02:02 am

General Civil War Talk > confederate war strategy (13 replies - 2455 views)

Then again, when Kentcuky was "invaded" by Confederate forces, Kentucky was lost for the Confederacy.... ...   Sat Nov 5th, 2011 01:16 am

General Civil War Talk > confederate war strategy (13 replies - 2455 views)

For Southern morale purposes, I think that being defensive enabled them to foster more hatred for Yankees, who by nature of a Southern defensive strategy, ...   Sat Nov 5th, 2011 01:15 am

Other Civil War Talk > Opening a can of Worms (22 replies - 5240 views)

CSMiller.....I appreciate what you're doing working for a better life for you & your daughter....I admire that quality and I sure can empathize with a ...   Sat Nov 5th, 2011 12:45 am

Other Civil War Talk > Opening a can of Worms (22 replies - 5240 views)

I would give the Wall Street protesters more credance if they had a more viable argument. Empoyment is at approximately 91%. I do not fault ...   Fri Nov 4th, 2011 02:41 am

General Civil War Talk > Fencing on battlefields (9 replies - 2637 views)

Mark, I agree!!....I saw that Battlefield Detectives and concluded that I wasted an hour of life watching such shody "detective" work.....IF the fence held them ...   Fri Nov 4th, 2011 02:33 am

Other Civil War Talk > Opening a can of Worms (22 replies - 5240 views)

Nope....no revolt.....Just a handfull of people that would rather camp out on Wall Street than to look for the jobs that they say aren't there.....The ...   Fri Nov 4th, 2011 12:04 am

General Civil War Talk > going back to Corinth/shiloh..... (16 replies - 2694 views)

What unit was he with???....We'd be glad to have you with us!!!....If ya can't fight with us, we'd be glad to give ya a camp ...   Thu Oct 13th, 2011 03:51 am

General Civil War Talk > going back to Corinth/shiloh..... (16 replies - 2694 views)

Come out in a grey uniform & we'll put ya on the gun!!! ...   Thu Oct 13th, 2011 02:12 am

General Civil War Talk > going back to Corinth/shiloh..... (16 replies - 2694 views)

You have quite the cunundrum between going to Shiloh or Japan!!! ...   Thu Oct 13th, 2011 01:19 am

General Civil War Talk > going back to Corinth/shiloh..... (16 replies - 2694 views)

Hey, Thanks!!! Wait till you try their cole slaw!!! We'll be going as a Reb Artillery unit.....We'll be in Ruggle's line for a total of 62 Conf. ...   Wed Oct 12th, 2011 02:14 am

General Civil War Talk > going back to Corinth/shiloh..... (16 replies - 2694 views)

I used to live in Jackson, TN.....Whenever I went to Shiloh, it was MANDITORY to eat there!! Next year, me & my reenacting unit will participate ...   Wed Oct 12th, 2011 01:24 am


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