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General Civil War Talk > The Confederacy? (105 replies - 26698 views)

"When the people of South Carolina, in Convention assembled, seceded from the Union of the United States, they put forth in justification of their course, ...   Thu Apr 16th, 2009 01:03 pm

General Civil War Talk > The Confederacy? (105 replies - 26698 views)

"It is very certain that the immediate cause of the political agitation which culminated in the dissolution of the Union was the institution of slavery. ...   Thu Apr 16th, 2009 01:03 pm

General Civil War Talk > The Confederacy? (105 replies - 26698 views)

"...the only war in modern times as to which we can be sure, first, that no skill or patience of diplomacy would have avoided it; ...   Thu Apr 16th, 2009 01:01 pm

General Civil War Talk > The Confederacy? (105 replies - 26698 views)

"The triumph of the Confederacy would be a victory of the powers of evil which would give courage to the enemies of progress and damp ...   Thu Apr 16th, 2009 01:00 pm

General Civil War Talk > The Confederacy? (105 replies - 26698 views)

"What a stupendous, what an incomprehensible machine is man,--who can endure toil, famine, stripes, imprisonment, and death itself, in vindication of his own liberty, and, ...   Thu Apr 16th, 2009 12:59 pm

General Civil War Talk > The Confederacy? (105 replies - 26698 views)

Please delete, consolidating as per Javal. ...   Thu Apr 16th, 2009 12:59 pm

General Civil War Talk > The Confederacy? (105 replies - 26698 views)

Slavery is a divine institution. So is hell! Ralph Waldo Emerson October 1862 ...   Thu Apr 16th, 2009 12:58 pm

General Civil War Talk > The Confederacy? (105 replies - 26698 views)

"You slaveholders have lived so long on your plantations with no one to gainsay you and the negroes only look up and worship you that ...   Thu Apr 16th, 2009 12:57 pm

General Civil War Talk > The Confederacy? (105 replies - 26698 views)

"I'd rather every one of my children should be laid out on the cooling board, than to have the Yankees get my slaves." Georgia mother of ...   Thu Apr 16th, 2009 12:56 pm

General Civil War Talk > The Confederacy? (105 replies - 26698 views)

The irony in your question is that there wasn't much of a Federal Govt that could be called corrupt and what was was in many ...   Wed Apr 15th, 2009 10:00 pm

The Battle of Shiloh > Best Book about Shiloh (40 replies - 22543 views)

As for titles on the scrap their; I've always been quite fond of Sword's work; Shiloh, Bloody Shiloh if I remember the title correctly. ...   Fri Apr 10th, 2009 01:44 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Charleston SC and Savannah GA (11 replies - 5256 views)

Angel Oak is just south of Charleston, IMO it is a must see. If you go, get DETAILED directions. Take a tour of the Customs ...   Wed Apr 8th, 2009 02:21 am

Food,Cooking and Gardening > cooking without equipment (10 replies - 6958 views)

A few titles suggested by the better half: Ball Corporation.  Ball Blue Book: The Complete Guide to Home Canning and Freezing. Barchers, Suzanne I. and Patricia C. ...   Tue Apr 7th, 2009 09:48 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Q:About a "Peace/Zouave" Powder Flask (1 reply - 5730 views)

I'll wager it is post war as it looks identical to mine which I bought from Dixie Gunworks a decade or so ago. ...   Tue Apr 7th, 2009 09:21 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > What century is this??? (8 replies - 9020 views)

Bad weekend... bad week. Feels like two steps back right now. Grated Parmisan... ummm. Wife made a huge Greek Meal last night. Legof lamb, Fried ...   Sun Apr 5th, 2009 03:44 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > cooking without equipment (10 replies - 6958 views)

Below are a few period recipes I've prepared in the field while campaigning. Apples.. eaten raw, w/ or w/out skins w/ Hardtack oar'deuvre. Apples, sliced and cored ...   Sun Apr 5th, 2009 03:41 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > What century is this??? (8 replies - 9020 views)

Does it say "19th Century Food, Cooking and Gardening?" Many of the people here have done quite a bit of real research. Buried w/in the ...   Sat Apr 4th, 2009 06:31 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > 116th PA Smmothbores (6 replies - 3721 views)

"Old pattern" would refer to the M1816/22 conversions. At the time of Gettysburg the 116th PA shows only M1842 muskets in .69 w/ the ...   Wed Apr 1st, 2009 10:40 pm

General Civil War Talk > "Surrender, you Yankee SOB!" (8 replies - 3086 views)

Bushrod... yes. :) ...   Sat Mar 28th, 2009 11:37 pm

General Civil War Talk > "Surrender, you Yankee SOB!" (8 replies - 3086 views)

Judging from the number of POWs taken by both sides I expect the sentiments were mutual. ...   Sat Mar 21st, 2009 04:11 pm

General Civil War Talk > Slaves as Southern soldiers? (138 replies - 25871 views)

Some people enjoy history, others prefer fiction that fits their feel good illusions. Thankfully the majority here prefer history... some just can't handle that. ...   Sat Mar 21st, 2009 04:10 pm

General Civil War Talk > Slaves as Southern soldiers? (138 replies - 25871 views)

HankC... very true, very true. ...   Tue Mar 17th, 2009 07:31 pm

General Civil War Talk > Slaves as Southern soldiers? (138 replies - 25871 views)

Albert; over the years I've found some from Arkansas, Texas and Alabama as well that detail black men fighting but they are very few and ...   Tue Mar 17th, 2009 07:30 pm

General Civil War Talk > Slaves as Southern soldiers? (138 replies - 25871 views)

"Soldier" Anyone on the muster roll was counted as a soldier-  privates, musicians, teamsters, etc. I've even seen specific cases where officers refer to black musicians as ...   Tue Mar 17th, 2009 07:08 pm

General Civil War Talk > Slaves as Southern soldiers? (138 replies - 25871 views)

Old Blu; 12-1300 or even 13,000 Black men bearing arms is not a myth. Grossly exaggerated and patently ridiculous numbers all the way up to ...   Tue Mar 17th, 2009 07:06 pm

General Civil War Talk > Slaves as Southern soldiers? (138 replies - 25871 views)

"The three mentioned were all established around 1900. I know of only one monument to the USCT established during that period. The rest are of ...   Tue Mar 17th, 2009 07:02 pm

General Civil War Talk > Slaves as Southern soldiers? (138 replies - 25871 views)

Under normal circumstances my reply would be in red, but for some reason I cannot do so from this PC so my replies are in ...   Tue Mar 17th, 2009 05:57 pm

General Civil War Talk > Slaves as Southern soldiers? (138 replies - 25871 views)

"The three mentioned were all established around 1900.  I know of only one monument to the USCT established during that period.  The rest are of ...   Tue Mar 17th, 2009 02:05 am

General Civil War Talk > Slaves as Southern soldiers? (138 replies - 25871 views)

And they were still not allowed firearms... The topic of Slaves as Southern Soldiers pretty much has been answered, slaves were not used as ...   Mon Mar 16th, 2009 03:53 pm

General Civil War Talk > What Civil War battle or campaign do you think should be made into a movie? (69 replies - 21629 views)

The Battle of Allatoona Pass on October 5th 1864 is often referred to as the bloodiest battle of the Civil War with 30% casualties in ...   Sat Mar 14th, 2009 05:59 pm

General Civil War Talk > Civil war cavalry (1 reply - 1334 views)

Yes and no, depends on what unit and where. Forrest was Forrest but Wheeler, as one example, got his heiny handed to him a ...   Sat Mar 14th, 2009 05:44 pm

Other History > War Reenactments (11 replies - 7126 views)

From the veterans I've talked to... they aren't keen. Especially the combat vets when they see re-enactors who make light or are just "playing ...   Wed Mar 4th, 2009 05:38 pm

Civil War Books > Review: HamptonLegion Infantry C.S.A. (2 replies - 2402 views)

I'm looking forward to this, it sounds like an intriguing book on an interesting subject. I wasn't aware of it... interlibrary loan here I ...   Wed Mar 4th, 2009 03:58 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Squash (19 replies - 8217 views)

Squash is kind of stringy but not bad, kind of a sweet potato flavor to me. PAMC... you're making me hungry! ...   Wed Mar 4th, 2009 03:56 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Calling all Green Thumbs! (21 replies - 11830 views)

Javal; to be honest I thought it was the nastiest thing I'd ever tasted. Kind of a slimey texture that really turned me off ...   Wed Mar 4th, 2009 03:55 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Calling all Green Thumbs! (21 replies - 11830 views)

My better half is planting ground cherries, rhubarb, about six different breeds of tomato, turnips, cucumber, radishes, a couple different lettuces, parsley, peppers, beets, catnip, ...   Tue Mar 3rd, 2009 08:44 pm

Other History > War Reenactments (11 replies - 7126 views)

THere are WW2, WW1, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Napoleanic, Franco Prussian War, Ancient Roman, Viking, War of the Roses re-enactors that I have heard of. Hell, ...   Tue Mar 3rd, 2009 08:41 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Favorite bookstores (21 replies - 10198 views)

Any Half Price Books... and abebooks.com but w/ the accident I'm not buying many books now and won't be for a while. ...   Fri Feb 27th, 2009 04:31 pm

Equipment & Authenticity Questions > Homemade Ground Cover (4 replies - 4540 views)

Over on the AC a while back someone posted the period recipe for the covering. Started w/ 22oz Cotton Duck and painted it w/ ...   Tue Feb 17th, 2009 03:06 pm

Introductions > New Here (4 replies - 2512 views)

Glad to see you here as well as over to CWT. The only two boards I've been able to frequent since my meet n ...   Tue Feb 17th, 2009 03:02 pm


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