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General Civil War Talk > Different view on the CW anniversary this time? (13 replies - 3901 views)

Cpt. Crow, You may be surprised to find there are more reenactments than you may think!!! For example: I live in Illinois on the Iowa border. ...   Fri Feb 25th, 2011 11:34 pm

General Civil War Talk > Different view on the CW anniversary this time? (13 replies - 3901 views)

Thank you, Hellcat!!! Very well said and very true!!! I am glad you take the time to go to reenactments and to learn new things. That is ...   Fri Feb 25th, 2011 06:45 pm

General Civil War Talk > Honoring Ancestors (11 replies - 3656 views)

Bama, hmmmmm....good question! A few years ago, I emailed the director of the Chattanooga NPS, who told me the following: "The number of hospitals in and about Chattanooga before and ...   Thu Feb 24th, 2011 08:20 pm

General Civil War Talk > Honoring Ancestors (11 replies - 3656 views)

Doc Ce....Good answer!!!....I didn't see it before I made my post or I would have mentioned it!!!! ...   Thu Feb 24th, 2011 01:51 am

General Civil War Talk > Honoring Ancestors (11 replies - 3656 views)

Bama gives a great answer!!! When reenacting, we remember our ancestors and wonder just how close we come to experiencing what they experienced (and, we understand ...   Thu Feb 24th, 2011 01:34 am

General Civil War Talk > Different view on the CW anniversary this time? (13 replies - 3901 views)

Hank, I don't know where your CW reenactments take place, but as an active reenactor, specifically, with an artillery unit, my feelings are hurt by ...   Tue Feb 22nd, 2011 01:05 am

Introductions > They call me Reb Till Death.... (2 replies - 1257 views)

Congratulations!!! We wish well on your career path with much health and many successes!!! ...   Mon Feb 14th, 2011 12:41 am

N.B. Forrest > Miss. Forrest License Plate (6 replies - 4710 views)

Mark, Excellent idea!!!.....I think the point of the 150th Celebrations is to instill pride among ALL Americans.....not cause divisions amongst us. I would support your idea!! ...   Fri Feb 11th, 2011 12:03 pm

N.B. Forrest > Miss. Forrest License Plate (6 replies - 4710 views)

I know that this will open terrible controversy, and I hope that the discussion is civil. By no means do I intend disrespect to anyone......However, ...   Fri Feb 11th, 2011 03:13 am

General Civil War Talk > How did the civil war divide the country? (53 replies - 14113 views)

In my opinion, I see nothing leinient in Reconstruction. For example, Gov. Parson Brownlow in Tennessee...... ...   Thu Jan 27th, 2011 03:29 am

General Civil War Talk > How did the civil war divide the country? (53 replies - 14113 views)

Wardenerd, Well said!!!! ...   Wed Jan 26th, 2011 11:30 pm

General Civil War Talk > Gettysburg Address (36 replies - 9927 views)

Hank, Thanks!!!....I don't recall how Hawaii came in either..... ...   Mon Jan 24th, 2011 10:32 pm

General Civil War Talk > Gettysburg Address (36 replies - 9927 views)

So, in the end, no state or territory was ever given the choice but to be part of the Union; be it as a territory ...   Mon Jan 24th, 2011 06:35 pm

General Civil War Talk > How did the civil war divide the country? (53 replies - 14113 views)

Thank you, Javal!!!! Hope all is well with you!! ...   Mon Jan 24th, 2011 01:41 pm

General Civil War Talk > Gettysburg Address (36 replies - 9927 views)

For the sake of discussion, I'll momentarily forego (until you respond, in which case I'll most likely see your point and agree!) that the latter ...   Mon Jan 24th, 2011 03:33 am

General Civil War Talk > Gettysburg Address (36 replies - 9927 views)

When you say "granted statehood", does that mean after they had applied for statehood? However, under Manifest Destiny, no territory, parcel of land, etc. would ever ...   Mon Jan 24th, 2011 02:52 am

General Civil War Talk > Gettysburg Address (36 replies - 9927 views)

Forgive my ignorance, but I thought territories had to apply for statehood...... ...   Sun Jan 23rd, 2011 08:40 pm

General Civil War Talk > How did the civil war divide the country? (53 replies - 14113 views)

9Bama, you bet.....I agree with you 100%!!!!.....It's the governments and a few "hot-heads" that ruin the peace of a nation and a people...... ...   Sun Jan 23rd, 2011 03:38 am

General Civil War Talk > How did the civil war divide the country? (53 replies - 14113 views)

Excellent point, Hellcat!! Even Gen. Sherman didn't hate Southerners.....it is well documented that he liked the Southern people and the South..... I think soldiers develope a respect ...   Sun Jan 23rd, 2011 02:55 am

General Civil War Talk > How did the civil war divide the country? (53 replies - 14113 views)

Hellcat, that is very chivalrous of you, and I admire you for it!! ...   Sat Jan 22nd, 2011 02:54 am

General Civil War Talk > How did the civil war divide the country? (53 replies - 14113 views)

Thanks, 9bama!!....I hope to stimulate the conversation a bit and get elizabethsmith's original question answered.....I notice she hasn't posted and hope she wasn't scared away.... ...   Fri Jan 21st, 2011 11:58 pm

General Civil War Talk > How did the civil war divide the country? (53 replies - 14113 views)

I think this is a good "jumping off point" in addressing the intial question. It's Shelby Foote's quote from the Civil War" PBS series. By ...   Fri Jan 21st, 2011 12:59 am

General Civil War Talk > Gettysburg Address (36 replies - 9927 views)

I think it was a good speech because it very simply defined what America was, is, and should be..... ...   Fri Jan 21st, 2011 12:31 am

General Civil War Talk > How did the civil war divide the country? (53 replies - 14113 views)

Show me a President who has NEVER had ANY of the similarities in rejection, opposition, dis-trust, etc, as mentioned......... In any event, I think somehow the ...   Fri Jan 21st, 2011 12:15 am

General Civil War Talk > What is the difference between a revolution and a civil war? (34 replies - 12748 views)

pgwhalen, I think you summed it up quite well!! In essence, it depended on back then, as much as it does for the current discussion, a ...   Tue Jan 11th, 2011 11:32 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Sooo...What did ya get? (8 replies - 3480 views)

We got 2 laptops for me, my wife & son to use....Plus, got internet connection! So, I can keep up a little better with CWI!!! I ...   Fri Jan 7th, 2011 01:29 am

General Civil War Talk > What is the difference between a revolution and a civil war? (34 replies - 12748 views)

I think, perhaps the CW's definition is neither Civil War nor revolution, DEPENDING upon perspective. From the Confederate perspective, it was a war of independance (similar ...   Fri Jan 7th, 2011 01:03 am

General Civil War Talk > What is the difference between a revolution and a civil war? (34 replies - 12748 views)

The definitions I used in my previous reply came from an on-line dictionary.....How would each defintinon be applicable to the conflict in question?? ...   Wed Jan 5th, 2011 09:08 pm

General Civil War Talk > What is the difference between a revolution and a civil war? (34 replies - 12748 views)

Civil War-war between parties, factions or inhabitants of different regions within the same nation. Revolution-an overthrow or repudiation or thoughrough replacement of an established government or ...   Wed Jan 5th, 2011 12:42 am

Weapons of the Civil War > 1861 Springfield Rifle (8 replies - 5324 views)

Hmmmm, BH....I don't know..... I got my Springfield mainly to go to the 145th of Gettysburg; otherwise, I belong to an artillery unit, and only need ...   Thu Dec 30th, 2010 01:39 am

Weapons of the Civil War > 1861 Springfield Rifle (8 replies - 5324 views)

I've got an Amerisport (sic?) that I got about 4 years ago for $475 from James Country sutler (outta MO)......I am very happy with it!! ...   Tue Dec 28th, 2010 03:33 am

General Civil War Talk > Put You on the Spot: What's Your Favorite "Part" of the Civil War? (33 replies - 11109 views)

For me, I like reading Confederat first person accounts.....The viewpoint of the common soldier. Any reenactor who has "gone through the window" feels 1/100 of ...   Tue Dec 14th, 2010 01:46 am

Civil War Preservation > Why was the American Civil War such a bitter and brutal affair? (7 replies - 5698 views)

Mark, You make an excellent point, and well taken!! That's why I said 'every war, within the context of it's own time frame, was brutal"....the Mexican ...   Tue Dec 14th, 2010 12:18 am

Civil War Preservation > Why was the American Civil War such a bitter and brutal affair? (7 replies - 5698 views)

On the other hand, show me a war that was'nt brutal.....Regardless of technology, terrain, strategies, every war, within the context of it's own time frame, ...   Mon Dec 13th, 2010 01:16 am

Civil War Preservation > Why was the American Civil War such a bitter and brutal affair? (7 replies - 5698 views)

WOW!!....What a question!! From a Southern soldier stanpoint, theire homes, in their opnion, were invaded. I won't quote a source, as I feel any basic research ...   Sat Dec 11th, 2010 05:06 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Cheesiest Movie Ever (13 replies - 4819 views)

I'm gonna get groans for this, but I thought "Gods and Generals" was cheesy......It could (should) have been a better movie....... ...   Thu Mar 25th, 2010 06:08 pm

Battles and Campaigns > Golddust, TN (20 replies - 15408 views)

Thanks 5fish!! My grandfather and father were both born in Pleasant Hill, which is between Henning and the Miss River. I spent many a summer on vacation ...   Thu Mar 25th, 2010 06:05 pm

General Civil War Talk > Albert Sidney Johnston (3 replies - 2133 views)

I read that book last year....In my opinion, I LOVE Daiels' books!! I am afraid I have no reference for you, except to wonder how Daniels ...   Thu Mar 11th, 2010 09:38 pm

General Civil War Talk > Civil War Technology Question (8 replies - 5569 views)

When ironclads fought, they should have shot conical ordinance instead of cannon balls at each other. There would have been a better chance of damaging ...   Tue Jun 30th, 2009 01:29 pm

The Battle of Shiloh > Hey Calcav...some help please (24 replies - 12815 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


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