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General Civil War Talk > Ulysses S. Grant: the greatest of generals (84 replies - 36794 views)

Early as a founding father of the Lost Cause, am I wrong? The man was a bitter little man post war. He went ...   Mon Jun 4th, 2012 12:39 pm

General Civil War Talk > Ulysses S. Grant: the greatest of generals (84 replies - 36794 views)

Sieges... well when an army is trapped into a siege it's usually only a matter of time before they surrender or starve. A siege ...   Sun Jun 3rd, 2012 10:02 pm

General Civil War Talk > Ulysses S. Grant: the greatest of generals (84 replies - 36794 views)

Savez wrote: "Jubal Early is that you?"   Sorry, I don't get it ?? Jubal Early was one of the founding fathers of the Lost Cause.  The ...   Sun Jun 3rd, 2012 09:45 pm

General Civil War Talk > Sergeant Rank Assignments (10 replies - 3267 views)

I would use the photo you have of him as a base. A Frock Coat w/ 1st Sgt insignia. Likely either a Forage ...   Sat Jun 2nd, 2012 10:06 pm

General Civil War Talk > Why???? (34 replies - 4589 views)

Hank, Albert I can't log into the site through my work laptop and I'm on the road a lot lately. So I read but ...   Sat Jun 2nd, 2012 12:47 pm

General Civil War Talk > Why???? (34 replies - 4589 views)

Battalion, what mod left?  Because you're making things up again. ...   Sat Jun 2nd, 2012 12:43 pm

General Civil War Talk > Why???? (34 replies - 4589 views)

Savez, bull.  I've never been asked for a source and not provided one.  In the particular case you reference you didn't care for the source ...   Sat Jun 2nd, 2012 12:42 pm

General Civil War Talk > Why???? (34 replies - 4589 views)

Savez, you were not banned. You left. You will be asked for sources here as well and you will be held just as ...   Fri May 25th, 2012 02:24 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Civil War armies compared to Europe (16 replies - 6701 views)

61 to early 63 ANY Continental Army would have routed any North American Army. By mid 63/64... I believe the reverse was true. As to ...   Fri May 25th, 2012 02:16 pm

General Civil War Talk > Put You on the Spot: What's Your Favorite "Part" of the Civil War? (33 replies - 11899 views)

"My favorite "part" is the soldier's view. While so many authors, historians, etc. concentrate on the overall strategy and tactics, I find the view of ...   Tue Oct 5th, 2010 12:30 am

The Battle of Shiloh > General Prentiss a Hero? (32 replies - 24202 views)

CMH? Absolutely not, the man did his job. He held as long as was practical. ...   Fri May 21st, 2010 09:02 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > James black bowie knife (2 replies - 3054 views)

I'm not certain what part of the country you're in but you have a couple avenues of approach. And there are other methods to ...   Thu May 20th, 2010 11:46 am

Introductions > Like a Bad penny (17 replies - 5588 views)

Like a bad penny? Hardly, half dollar at least. ;) ...   Mon May 17th, 2010 04:17 pm

General Civil War Talk > What if?? (13 replies - 3552 views)

If and it's a big if, the CS had managed a peaceful seperation from the US they might have had a chance for a short ...   Thu May 13th, 2010 12:48 am

General Civil War Talk > What if?? (13 replies - 3552 views)

The CS was never really that close to winning as they were hemorging territory west of the Appalachia from the start.  W/ the exception of ...   Mon May 10th, 2010 11:43 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Racial Slur announced over intercom at a walmart. (2 replies - 2441 views)

If it was a Wal Mart employee he's gone, they have all the phones under CCTV. If the APC (Asset Protection Coordinator) can't find ...   Tue Mar 30th, 2010 01:44 am

General Civil War Talk > South carolina and the Confederate flag (87 replies - 21546 views)

Open forum... Most of us here are Americans, enough for me. ...   Fri Mar 19th, 2010 12:46 pm

General Civil War Talk > South carolina and the Confederate flag (87 replies - 21546 views)

Old Blu, no one was trying to answer for Hank C, certainly not me. I hope Hank C has an acceptable enough pedigree for ...   Thu Mar 18th, 2010 10:57 pm

General Civil War Talk > South carolina and the Confederate flag (87 replies - 21546 views)

Why does it matter? ...   Mon Mar 15th, 2010 12:53 pm

Civil War News/ Press Releases > About time - Cushing MOH (3 replies - 3132 views)

Cushing ran the last of his guns to the battle line. The rest had been smashed to scrap by Lee's artillery fire. He held his ...   Fri Mar 5th, 2010 12:38 am

General Civil War Talk > South carolina and the Confederate flag (87 replies - 21546 views)

BorderRuffian, perhaps you would be so kind as to list acceptable Hollywood use of the CBF. ...   Tue Mar 2nd, 2010 03:25 am

General Civil War Talk > South carolina and the Confederate flag (87 replies - 21546 views)

Bama, it will be men like you and Larry who do it.  Unfortunately, I think you have a hard row to hoe.  Good Luck ...   Mon Mar 1st, 2010 08:41 pm

General Civil War Talk > South carolina and the Confederate flag (87 replies - 21546 views)

bama, thank you for what you and others like you w/in the SCV have done in regards to the CBF. I asked a SCV ...   Fri Feb 19th, 2010 10:26 pm

General Civil War Talk > South carolina and the Confederate flag (87 replies - 21546 views)

borderuffian wrote: "Some of us are old enough to remember the KKK beating and lynching blacks while carrying the flag." borderuffian wrote: javal1 wrote: Peruse the ...   Wed Feb 17th, 2010 04:34 pm

General Civil War Talk > CBF Hijack, what can you do? (17 replies - 4967 views)

What can you, should YOU do in regards to the hijack of the CBF by groups such as the klan and other White Supremecy organizations? For ...   Tue Feb 16th, 2010 04:39 pm

General Civil War Talk > South carolina and the Confederate flag (87 replies - 21546 views)

Mr Steele has done something about the use of the US flag by your friends Borderruffian, got my first disorderly conduct fine out of the ...   Tue Feb 16th, 2010 02:59 pm

General Civil War Talk > Black Confederates (64 replies - 25287 views)

borderuffian wrote: Will Posey wrote: "...those who would claim that teamsters, cooks and launderers could not be soldiers need look to our modern-day army.....there, most ...   Tue Feb 16th, 2010 03:25 am

General Civil War Talk > Most Important ACW Books? (8 replies - 3334 views)

8) Battle Tactics of the Civil War- Paddy Griffith I think this is a good choice in that it forced many to rethink what they thought ...   Tue Feb 16th, 2010 03:20 am

General Civil War Talk > South carolina and the Confederate flag (87 replies - 21546 views)

Just as it wasn't meant as a joke when someone says the US flag stood for slavery for 300 years... umm 2010-1776= 300? It ...   Tue Feb 16th, 2010 03:10 am

General Civil War Talk > South carolina and the Confederate flag (87 replies - 21546 views)

It obviously wasn't meant as a joke. Not the style he's ever shown here or on other boards. ...   Tue Feb 16th, 2010 03:05 am

Weapons of the Civil War > sharps (10 replies - 7792 views)

Judging from the condition it would make a beautiful wall hanger. Maybe $700, I wouldn't think of shooting it. ...   Mon Feb 15th, 2010 09:01 pm

General Civil War Talk > Black Confederates (64 replies - 25287 views)

borderuffian wrote: javal1 wrote: ruffian, I could have missed it, but I haven't seen anyone on this thread say there were NO black Confederates. You have ...   Thu Feb 11th, 2010 10:23 pm

General Civil War Talk > Black Confederates (64 replies - 25287 views)

Texas Defender wrote: Johan-   History is always told from a point of view. There will always be those who distort reality, either on purpose or ...   Thu Feb 11th, 2010 10:20 pm

General Civil War Talk > Black Confederates (64 replies - 25287 views)

TD I agree w/ much of what you've said. You'll never see me say there were no black men serving the CS in a ...   Thu Feb 11th, 2010 12:42 pm

General Civil War Talk > Black Confederates (64 replies - 25287 views)

I just spent some time on an AFB, gate guards were not SP's or even active duty military but civilian contractors. They are not ...   Thu Feb 11th, 2010 02:21 am

General Civil War Talk > Black Confederates (64 replies - 25287 views)

I tend to go w/ the idea that if the CS didn't consider a man a soldier why should I be contrary? Genl Lee, ...   Tue Feb 9th, 2010 10:15 pm

General Civil War Talk > Black Confederates (64 replies - 25287 views)

It's also important to understand the man may have had an agenda in speaking of numbers of armed black men in the ranks. There ...   Fri Feb 5th, 2010 12:47 am

General Civil War Talk > Black Confederates (64 replies - 25287 views)

As for Krick, the answer may simply be the difference between soldiers and not. When doing research it is possible to come across information that ...   Wed Jan 27th, 2010 05:50 pm

General Civil War Talk > Black Confederates (64 replies - 25287 views)

BorderRuffian your numbers of Black Confederate soldiers are 5000 IIRC, are they the same here as CWT or factasy? Just curious. ...   Wed Jan 27th, 2010 05:49 pm

General Civil War Talk > Black Confederates (64 replies - 25287 views)

Why is Silas Chandler the only account of a Black CS soldier that I ever see, aren't there supposed to be more out there? ...   Tue Jan 26th, 2010 04:16 pm


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