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General Civil War Talk > War of attrition versus might? (47 replies - 12347 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 - 12347 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 - 6144 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 - 14563 views)

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

Battle of Gettysburg > Attending Reenactments/Gettysburg 145th (21 replies - 14563 views)

Regarding our clothes: the more beat up, dirty, etc they get, the better, more realistic us Rebs look! Some of my pards have holes in ...   Mon Jul 21st, 2008 01:44 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Attending Reenactments/Gettysburg 145th (21 replies - 14563 views)

Artor, I usually don't clean my wools, but, they were just awful this time!!! After I took my socks off, I had to shoot'em to keep'em from ...   Mon Jul 14th, 2008 01:55 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Attending Reenactments/Gettysburg 145th (21 replies - 14563 views)

The very next day after getting home, I took my wool pants, coat and two wool blankets to the dry cleaners! Between getting muddy, wet ...   Mon Jul 14th, 2008 12:40 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Attending Reenactments/Gettysburg 145th (21 replies - 14563 views)

I pre-ordered the DVD with the extra features.....I can't wait to see it, too! I took a disposable camera with me and got the pictures back ...   Fri Jul 11th, 2008 12:34 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Attending Reenactments/Gettysburg 145th (21 replies - 14563 views)

Hey Delewares!!   I was part of the Reb skirmish line the last day of the reenactment! We banged away for a good while before Picket's charge!! Hope ...   Wed Jul 9th, 2008 01:29 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Attending Reenactments/Gettysburg 145th (21 replies - 14563 views)

Crazy Deleware, I'm going as a reenactor, so I fully agree about having my "wool on"!!....heehee... This is my first large National event, and I expect to ...   Wed Jul 2nd, 2008 12:48 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Attending Reenactments/Gettysburg 145th (21 replies - 14563 views)

I will be at the 145th of Gettysburg!! YEAY!! Our bus leaves tommorrow!! Be prepared to walk and stand a lot. Since you'll be bringing along ...   Tue Jul 1st, 2008 01:53 pm

Thomas Stonewall Jackson > Did any soldier ever admit to shooting at Stonewall Jackson? (69 replies - 42641 views)

OK, to satisfy my own curiousity and possibley age-related confusion, I e-mailed my freind asking her if and what it was re-named.... ...   Tue Apr 22nd, 2008 09:37 pm

Thomas Stonewall Jackson > Did any soldier ever admit to shooting at Stonewall Jackson? (69 replies - 42641 views)

OK, the Shiloh National Military Park website has a brochure, and Bloody Pond is still listed as just that. However, I am not convinced that ...   Tue Apr 22nd, 2008 09:30 pm

Thomas Stonewall Jackson > Did any soldier ever admit to shooting at Stonewall Jackson? (69 replies - 42641 views)

Bama, I think the last time I was there may have been sometime in '98 or '99, so it's been removed since then. When I lived in ...   Tue Apr 22nd, 2008 09:22 pm

Thomas Stonewall Jackson > Did any soldier ever admit to shooting at Stonewall Jackson? (69 replies - 42641 views)

Bama, When did they put the Johnston's tree in storage? I hadn't been to Shiloh since the late '90's, and was surprised, then, that it still existed ...   Tue Apr 22nd, 2008 09:06 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Quake/tremor (34 replies - 9611 views)

Bama, Elvis, Davy Crockett, Andrew Jackson...Great Tennesseans.......Al Gore.....an anomoly.... ...   Fri Apr 18th, 2008 09:19 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Quake/tremor (34 replies - 9611 views)

I did'nt feel anything in Aledo, Illinois (about 30 miles south of Rock Island/Moline, IL and Davenport, IA). In fact, I didn't know anything about it untill ...   Fri Apr 18th, 2008 06:45 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Top 5 Favorite Types of Food (15 replies - 10927 views)

1) Hardtack 2) Sloosh 3) Jerky 4) Dessicated peas 5) Coffee ...   Tue Apr 8th, 2008 02:29 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Hollywood History (70 replies - 21061 views)

In my opinion, "Gettysburg had a flub.....Longstreet's beard looked like a dead cat was glued to Tom Berringer's chin! ...   Fri Mar 21st, 2008 05:58 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Son of Qualities of Great Generals (80 replies - 24032 views)

If I may, I'd like to include another quality : Being Un-Orthodox. When Gen. Forrest was surrounded at Parker's Crossroads, he gave the order "Charge'em both ...   Fri Mar 21st, 2008 05:55 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > is this weird or what? (28 replies - 8874 views)

When I was a kid in the '70's (not 1870's) my Dad gave me a tri-folded card with a penny glued to it. The penny ...   Wed Mar 19th, 2008 08:12 pm

Other Civil War Talk > What Qualities made a Civil War General great (99 replies - 29608 views)

OK, I'll agree to forego my McClellan analogy ( a poor choice on my part) but Booklover hit my point on the head when he ...   Wed Mar 19th, 2008 02:46 pm

Other Civil War Talk > What Qualities made a Civil War General great (99 replies - 29608 views)

Part of what makes a great General are the mistakes made by his adversary. If McClellan's enemies had made more mistakes, Little Mac would be a ...   Wed Mar 19th, 2008 01:15 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > What Would Ya Do If Ya Hit The Lottery? (26 replies - 7917 views)

Rob, That's a good one!!   If I wone the lottery: My wife could quit the second job I made her take I'd retire Buy an original CW cannon Buy a house ...   Thu Feb 28th, 2008 06:15 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Akward Momentr (27 replies - 7621 views)

Rob! Thanks! At the time, I figured the buttons went in the back in order to make it easier to use the "little blue houses" at reenactments! ...   Wed Feb 27th, 2008 12:43 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Akward Momentr (27 replies - 7621 views)

javal, I never really had teeth to begin with!!....heehee..... I gotta admit, it takes a real man to admit to a story like yours! Shoot, I was scared ...   Tue Feb 26th, 2008 09:40 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Akward Momentr (27 replies - 7621 views)

Here's my akward moment: 1978: I'm in a bar, wearing a dress....Some sailor with a cut on his neck starts buyin' me drinks (maybe the dim ...   Tue Feb 26th, 2008 08:43 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Where is God in all this? (64 replies - 16956 views)

Thanks, Ashbel!! ...   Wed Feb 20th, 2008 02:18 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Where is God in all this? (64 replies - 16956 views)

Good deeds alone won't get a person to Heaven: "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the ...   Wed Feb 20th, 2008 12:48 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Where is God in all this? (64 replies - 16956 views)

Booklover, You're welcome! I don't think I can answer all of your questions, but my hope is that my answers will help you find that which you may ...   Tue Feb 19th, 2008 09:01 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Where is God in all this? (64 replies - 16956 views)

I think I will get out of this discussion...... But first, I never implied that one person was "favored" over another...my appologies if that is how ...   Tue Feb 19th, 2008 08:37 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Where is God in all this? (64 replies - 16956 views)

Younglobo, Like I said, I'm just a simple man.....Besides, those words came to me....I didn't have to look for'em....hmmmm....Wonder who put them there??? Thanks!! ...   Tue Feb 19th, 2008 08:21 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Where is God in all this? (64 replies - 16956 views)

Thank you, ashbel!! ...   Tue Feb 19th, 2008 08:04 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Where is God in all this? (64 replies - 16956 views)

Where was God?....God is everywhere; in some, He is in our hearts....in others, He is knocking on your door..... Where was God at NIU??....He let 5 ...   Tue Feb 19th, 2008 07:43 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Jobs (45 replies - 13701 views)

I've been a Teacher, a Human Resources Manager and now I am a Career Advisor (help people go to school, counsel them on Career choices/paths, ...   Thu Feb 14th, 2008 08:43 pm

Other History > Kennedy Assassination (24 replies - 14723 views)

Bama, true, "allegedly"....However, eyewitnesses have him in the movie theater. Regardless, IF he shot JFK, his "handlers" (others involved in the conspiracy) would have provided ...   Wed Feb 13th, 2008 01:53 pm

Other History > Kennedy Assassination (24 replies - 14723 views)

I think Oswald acted alone. I do not know as much as I should know about the assassination, so let me qualify my lack of ...   Wed Feb 13th, 2008 01:32 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Best War Movie Ever (104 replies - 52521 views)

How about "Breaker Morant" While not specifically a war movie by virtue of plot, the Boar War is the back-drop. ...   Wed Feb 13th, 2008 12:46 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Best War Movie Ever (104 replies - 52521 views)

"Laurel & Hardy Join the French Forgeign Legion"   Ok, ok, so I'm a smart alleck!! How about:  "The Blue Max" "Patton" "Tora Tora Tora" "Sink the Bismark" "The Rough Riders" "A Walk in ...   Mon Feb 11th, 2008 08:49 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Best War Movie Ever (104 replies - 52521 views)

"McHale's Navy Meets the Wolfman"....... ...   Mon Feb 11th, 2008 12:55 pm


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