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The Battle of Shiloh > Hey Calcav...some help please (24 replies - 13466 views)

I highly recomend reading Larry J. Daniel "Shiloh The Battle That Changed the Civil War". He breaks the battle down quit effectively and paints Wallace in ...   Tue Jun 23rd, 2009 09:50 pm

General Civil War Talk > Black Confederates (64 replies - 25199 views)

I wrote this in another forum here on CWI a few moths ago. I think it partially relates to the topic. "The website for the SCV ...   Fri Jun 19th, 2009 09:24 pm

General Civil War Talk > Who is Your Favorite Civil War Author? (18 replies - 4991 views)

I like: Larry J. Daniels "Cannoneers In Grey" and "Shiloh" Shelby Foote, anything he writes. I love hearing him speak, and think it a loss that he ...   Fri Jun 12th, 2009 08:57 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Battle of Gettysburg and the "Lost Cause" Issue (24 replies - 13215 views)

Johnny, Well said!! The debate will forever rage regarding Sickles' actions, right or wrong. For reasons truely known only to him, he did what he did and ...   Fri Jun 5th, 2009 09:12 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Battle of Gettysburg and the "Lost Cause" Issue (24 replies - 13215 views)

Gettysburg had the chance of never happening at all. Meade put the issue to a vote among his officers whether or not the Federal army should stay and ...   Fri Jun 5th, 2009 02:25 pm

General Civil War Talk > What Caused the Civil War? (60 replies - 16353 views)

I do not believe there was one single cause that made everyone all of a sudden arm themselves and go to shootin'...... Would you go to ...   Tue May 26th, 2009 08:01 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Republican Party or Donner Party? (13 replies - 4744 views)

We need Andrew Jackson again.........In my mind, he was one of the few Presidents that really had guts...... ...   Fri May 8th, 2009 07:09 pm

Introductions > hey im new here and kinda young ok realy young (i think) (4 replies - 3190 views)

Howdy, and Welcome! If you're interested in reenacting, and your teacher is a reenactor, ask him if you could go with to the next reenactment. If ...   Wed May 6th, 2009 07:58 pm

Equipment & Authenticity Questions > Homemade Ground Cover (4 replies - 4636 views)

Thanks! I'll check them out!! ...   Mon May 4th, 2009 06:11 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > cooking without equipment (10 replies - 7155 views)

Last night, I finished reading the William C. Davis book A Taste for War: The Culinary History of the Blue and Gray. Y'all will be ...   Wed Apr 22nd, 2009 12:58 pm

General Civil War Talk > The Confederacy? (105 replies - 27271 views)

Let me say first that I disagree with slavery. Now, let's look at slavery from an 1861 Southern perspective. It had, over the course of American ...   Thu Apr 16th, 2009 09:53 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > New US/Cuban Travel Policy (11 replies - 4144 views)

Bama, You're right regarding the cigars!! IF Cuban cigars are ever allowed in the U.S., I suppose I'd be first in line to try one. I like cigars ...   Wed Apr 15th, 2009 01:00 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > cooking without equipment (10 replies - 7155 views)

I tried a recipe from the book I mentioned. I mada a "Confedrate Molassas Pie". How'd it taste??....Well, my wife wouldn't eat it and you really ...   Tue Apr 14th, 2009 07:41 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > New US/Cuban Travel Policy (11 replies - 4144 views)

I've had a few Cuban cigars......not any different than Hoduran, Dominican, etc....I wouldn't go out of my way for one (nor would I refuse a ...   Tue Apr 14th, 2009 07:35 pm

The Battle of Shiloh > Best Book about Shiloh (40 replies - 23344 views)

Wordpix, My g-g-grandfather, Henry V. Flowers was Sergeant, Co. A, 6th TN Cav under Hurst!! What a band of brigands they were!! We also have Partridge in ...   Thu Apr 9th, 2009 05:49 pm

The Battle of Shiloh > Best Book about Shiloh (40 replies - 23344 views)

Hey Wordpix!!....My family was in McNairy County, TN before and after Shiloh.....Last name is Flowers.... Are you any relation??? Nice to meet you! ...   Thu Apr 9th, 2009 04:09 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > cooking without equipment (10 replies - 7155 views)

My appologies, but I gave the wrong title to the William C. Davis book in an earlier post. The correct title is: A Taste for ...   Thu Apr 9th, 2009 01:15 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > cooking without equipment (10 replies - 7155 views)

Another good book (which I am in the process of reading) is What They Ate: A Culinary History of the Civil War by William C. ...   Wed Apr 8th, 2009 12:53 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > cooking without equipment (10 replies - 7155 views)

In the field, I fix for breakfast fried salt pork or bacon. For supper, I have fried coon (cut up) and rabbit (cut up). I bring ...   Mon Apr 6th, 2009 02:43 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > "Haste"--Longstreet's One Boot Off-- (25 replies - 13276 views)

Assuming for a minute the validity of the "adrenaline junkie" theory, on what other occassions during the Civil War do we see Lee's judgement clouded ...   Mon Mar 23rd, 2009 07:43 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Squash (19 replies - 8504 views)

Is it "squash" or "skworsh"????...... ...   Tue Mar 17th, 2009 09:36 pm

General Civil War Talk > Slaves as Southern soldiers? (138 replies - 26346 views)

The website for the SCV Camp 469 of Rome, GA (http://scvcamp469-nbf.com/hollandservice.htm) presents the following in relation to a black Confederate's grave: "Sunday, September 08, 2002     ...   Tue Mar 17th, 2009 07:56 pm

General Civil War Talk > Slaves as Southern soldiers? (138 replies - 26346 views)

An intersting PDF file from the North Carolina Dept. of Cultural Resources, dated Feb. 2002 (http://www.ncdcr.gov/news/2003/opa_2-26-03.pdf): "Among the records in North Carolina‚Äôs archives that document African ...   Tue Mar 17th, 2009 07:20 pm

General Civil War Talk > Slaves as Southern soldiers? (138 replies - 26346 views)

Johann, Thanks for looking into the website I quoted. That was very insightful! Eventhough that particular website may not have given the entire story, I felt that ...   Tue Mar 17th, 2009 06:10 pm

General Civil War Talk > Slaves as Southern soldiers? (138 replies - 26346 views)

HankC, What's "ridiculous" about the opinion I expressed? Just curious..... ...   Tue Mar 17th, 2009 05:47 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Squash (19 replies - 8504 views)

I peel a yellow squash ( I don't remove the seed), slice it so the slices are round and about 1/4 inch or so thick, ...   Tue Mar 17th, 2009 03:01 pm

General Civil War Talk > Slaves as Southern soldiers? (138 replies - 26346 views)

This website, http://www.usgennet.org/usa/mo/county/stlouis/blackcs.htm offers the following: 1. The "Richmond Howitzers" were partially manned by black militiamen. They saw action at 1st Manassas (or 1st Battle of Bull ...   Tue Mar 17th, 2009 02:43 pm

General Civil War Talk > What Civil War battle or campaign do you think should be made into a movie? (69 replies - 22387 views)

Ft. Pillow would be good, as it is a simple battle that Hollywood would'nt have too worry about as many details/intricacies as other battles. I just ...   Wed Feb 18th, 2009 01:28 pm

Equipment & Authenticity Questions > Homemade Ground Cover (4 replies - 4636 views)

Johann, Thanks for the info!!....Glad to see ya again and hope all is going well with you! I like James Country and Upper Miss Merc, but thought ...   Tue Feb 17th, 2009 04:08 pm

Equipment & Authenticity Questions > Homemade Ground Cover (4 replies - 4636 views)

Does anyone have a website, or other information, on how to make a groundcover/poncho? Thanks! Albert Sailhorst   ...   Tue Feb 17th, 2009 01:38 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Re Johan Steele (34 replies - 10972 views)

I am sorry to hear about Johan, but thank God that he and is family are not hurt worse....I hope to meet you again, my ...   Sat Dec 27th, 2008 02:36 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Scholarships (8 replies - 2213 views)

Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov/ for more info and to apply for PELL. Make sure that, after entering your information/registering, that they do not ask to be paid....this ...   Thu Oct 9th, 2008 07:24 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Scholarships (8 replies - 2213 views)

Cliff, If you "google" scholarships, you'll find a boat-load!! If that overwhelms you, narow your google search down; ie, "history scholarships",  "Virgina scholarships", "band scholarships", "corporate scholarships", ...   Thu Oct 9th, 2008 07:01 pm

General Civil War Talk > War of attrition versus might? (47 replies - 11662 views)

I'm stickin' my neck where it don't belong, but I don't think Ramsuer's use of the word "moron" was directed at any particular person, anymore ...   Tue Oct 7th, 2008 09:21 pm

General Civil War Talk > War of attrition versus might? (47 replies - 11662 views)

Cleburn, Thanks for adding to my comment! Had "total war" (or however one cares to term it, "a rose by any other name is still a rose") ...   Tue Oct 7th, 2008 02:24 pm

General Civil War Talk > War of attrition versus might? (47 replies - 11662 views)

If the ANV had food prior to Appomattox, the desertion rate would have been lower and they would have fought on untill they ran out ...   Tue Oct 7th, 2008 12:39 pm

General Civil War Talk > War of attrition versus might? (47 replies - 11662 views)

Lack of industry killed the South....for example, they could'nt make fuses, ammunition for artillery as effective as it could have been done. Batteries had ammo ...   Fri Oct 3rd, 2008 05:21 pm

General Civil War Talk > War of attrition versus might? (47 replies - 11662 views)

I wouldn't say Lee's army was "the most incompetant"....I'd say they were "the most hungry".... ...   Fri Oct 3rd, 2008 02:39 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > explosions? (12 replies - 5888 views)

While acting as skirmishers at Gettysburg this year, we fired so frequently and furiously that we had to use handkercheifs to hold our guns because ...   Fri Sep 12th, 2008 02:37 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Attending Reenactments/Gettysburg 145th (21 replies - 13539 views)

Izzy, Yep! It was fun! The rest of the YouTube videos are really cool, too! ...   Mon Jul 21st, 2008 06:14 pm


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