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Other Western Theater and Trans-Miss. > Quotes form the Battle of Wilderness (6 replies - 12163 views)

"Texans always move them!"-R.E. Lee "...a weird, uncanny contest-a battle of invisibles with invisibles"-federal soldier recounting the battle. "Sure enough,  Robert  E. hasn't many men, but what ...   Fri Jan 23rd, 2009 05:36 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Obama and Lincoln (37 replies - 11776 views)

First, let me say this-Obama is now winding down his first full day as President. So, how can I compare Obama to Lincoln? Obama has basically ...   Thu Jan 22nd, 2009 03:32 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Re Johan Steele (34 replies - 12685 views)

Wow,   I have been away from this site for a while and this is is the first I have heard about the accident. I wish you ...   Thu Jan 22nd, 2009 03:21 am

Civil War Books > Civil War fiction (31 replies - 19308 views)

Alternate history is a sub-genre I suppose of historical fiction. Harry Turtledove, who apparently writes only alternate history of varying time periods, has wrote several during the ...   Thu Jan 22nd, 2009 02:51 am

Civil War Books > Newt Gingrich's Alternate History Trilogy (20 replies - 13260 views)

gettysburgerrn:I liked Gingrich's books (I din't tihink I would but hell I got them as a gift..).. I thought they started getting somewhat stretched towards ...   Thu Jan 22nd, 2009 02:37 am

George McClellan > McClellan - Without Question (44 replies - 37816 views)

I agree with Wrap10 that I believe Lee's quote about Mac, and dismiss outright the quote about Grant. Of course, this is simply my opinion, ...   Wed Jan 21st, 2009 12:51 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Most profane/saintly men in Civil War (20 replies - 16721 views)

A very interesting topic! It has always been amusing to me that many generally refer to sotherners as being somehow more virtuous and pious than their northern ...   Wed Jan 21st, 2009 12:28 pm

General Civil War Talk > Brigade and Regimental "Nicknames" (22 replies - 12797 views)

1st ky brigade=the Orphan Brigade Got their name from the fact the state of kentucky did not formally join the southern cause and leave the union. ...   Tue Dec 16th, 2008 07:09 am

General Civil War Talk > Was Stuart overrated? (8 replies - 3610 views)

The question I would have is over-rated compared to whom? There are so many civil war commanders whose mystique overshadows the actual man. Stuart is ...   Tue Jul 29th, 2008 03:28 am

General Civil War Talk > Which General would you have least liked to face? (59 replies - 40597 views)

Entirely based on the circumstances facing me, the overall situation, and my position, it would vary and without said info it is very difficult to ...   Sat Jul 26th, 2008 06:07 am

Other People of the Civil War > James A Garfield (4 replies - 5311 views)

My hometown Louisa, rests right along the banks of the big sandy river. Garfield passed through it during "the big sandy valley campaign". No real ...   Tue May 27th, 2008 11:36 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Gradumigated at last! (10 replies - 3884 views)

Thats right, finally graduated, much to the parents relief!!  Please, please, no applause is neccessary! Thank you, thank you , you are all too kind, really! Seriously, ...   Tue May 27th, 2008 11:27 pm

General Civil War Talk > Rebel Yell (11 replies - 4260 views)

It's funny, the esteemed gentleman from England pointed out that his first impression was a pack of hounds. I cannot remember the source, but I remember ...   Wed Apr 2nd, 2008 05:37 am

General Civil War Talk > Rebel Yell (11 replies - 4260 views)

A while back, I started a thread concerning the famous Confederate battle cry, more specifically what it really sounded like and how other reenactment groups ...   Tue Apr 1st, 2008 09:50 pm

Other Civil War Talk > What Qualities made a Civil War General great (99 replies - 33219 views)

I think it can be measured Ole, although seemingly in only the most extreme of examples. Some generals inspire, as you say, through victory. Others, like ...   Mon Mar 31st, 2008 12:02 am

Other Civil War Talk > What Qualities made a Civil War General great (99 replies - 33219 views)

Once again joining the party late, as seems more and more the trend with time such a valuable commodity at the present. Seems like enough ...   Sun Mar 30th, 2008 06:07 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Best War Movie Ever (104 replies - 58119 views)

Btw anyone see a movie  thats around the same time fram of Zulu  Where the natives capture  a british sholdier i think it is and the ...   Wed Feb 13th, 2008 07:22 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Best War Movie Ever (104 replies - 58119 views)

The lord of the rings:the two towers is an outstanding war movie. The battle of helms deep was superbly shot. Now, the Urak-hai using crossbows ...   Tue Feb 12th, 2008 10:57 pm

Other History > Kennedy Assassination (24 replies - 16035 views)

Oswald was the lone shooter. The movie "JFK" is an example of excellent film-making, but most of the assertions made by it are absurd and ...   Tue Feb 12th, 2008 10:19 pm

Battles and Campaigns > The Battle of Cold Harbor (164 replies - 85764 views)

One of my favorite quotes ever is an Army of the Potomac veteran (during the time Mac was the army commander) who, when Hills division began an attack ...   Tue Feb 12th, 2008 08:25 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Ancestors who fought (24 replies - 15852 views)

 I have ancestors who served faithfully on both sides during the war. I have no small amount of pride in this fact, and enjoy learning about their ...   Mon Jan 21st, 2008 05:35 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Dale Junior (198 replies - 48150 views)

I know this is a nascar thread for those who enjoy the "sport" of nascar. So then, could someone please enlighten me as to how ...   Fri Jan 18th, 2008 07:13 am

Other Civil War Talk > Kids and history (29 replies - 14334 views)

My frame of reference for judging the teaching of history, I am sorry to say, is a bit tainted. The last social studies class I had ...   Fri Jan 18th, 2008 06:12 am

General Civil War Talk > Shoes (14 replies - 4431 views)

Unlike the other Confederate states that are one the east side of the Mississippi,Hood's boys had a hard time receiving any supplies from their home states of Texas ...   Fri Jan 18th, 2008 05:52 am

Other Civil War Talk > How Do You Store Your CW Books and Magazines? (46 replies - 13335 views)

Don- I live in Richmond Kentucky and attend school at EKU. I live about 3 miles from the civil war battlefield. The name of the ...   Wed Dec 19th, 2007 07:17 pm

Other Civil War Talk > How Do You Store Your CW Books and Magazines? (46 replies - 13335 views)

I go to school full-time and work close to full time (25-35 hrs a week). I have a small appartment with no book-cases or actual ...   Mon Dec 17th, 2007 11:27 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Author Bias (46 replies - 17447 views)

Name one published historian with a notable bias? How about Michael Bellesiles? He was a historian at Emory who published Arming America: The Origins of ...   Fri Nov 30th, 2007 11:38 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Tasers in Schools? (30 replies - 9746 views)

Bama- The attitude of "us versus them" is not new among law enforcement-It as as old as the profession itself. Hard to blame police for initially ...   Sat Nov 17th, 2007 02:13 am

General Civil War Talk > The Iron Brigade (16 replies - 7160 views)

Anyone posting on this board can see my opinion on this matter expressed resolutley in my response to the Lee overated question. In that post ...   Mon Nov 12th, 2007 05:50 am

Robert E. Lee > Is Lee overrated? (49 replies - 36049 views)

 I hope you understand that I'm not trying to deify Lee or support Lost Cause mythology, but rather, trying to throw in a little perspective ...   Fri Nov 9th, 2007 03:20 am

Robert E. Lee > Is Lee overrated? (49 replies - 36049 views)

Lee had superb troops, the equal of any in American history I think. But then, so did Johnston, Bragg, etc. Let me get this out of ...   Thu Nov 8th, 2007 05:44 am

George Thomas > General George H. Thomas (60 replies - 38746 views)

Why is it that always in debates, depending on views, we must demean that of ones actions to build up anothers? It annoys me to ...   Sun Nov 4th, 2007 07:27 am

General Civil War Talk > What's your favorite Civil War songs? (72 replies - 27656 views)

Dixie, Shenandoah, Battle Hymn of the Republic, Mrs. McGrath (about the war of 1812 actually), Old Dan Tucker (I believe this is the tune that ...   Thu Oct 18th, 2007 04:01 am

Idle Chit-Chat > College Ball (29 replies - 10114 views)

Oops thats right you did play S.C. earlier...well play them again by God, and whip em again lol. I wish UK had another shot at ...   Tue Oct 16th, 2007 06:14 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > College Ball (29 replies - 10114 views)

Thanks Doc, I just wish y'all played south carolina so you could beat the mortal crap outta Steve Spurriers team. I hate the BCS system, it ...   Tue Oct 16th, 2007 02:09 am

Idle Chit-Chat > College Ball (29 replies - 10114 views)

If we were playing in the swamp, I would be really worried. Don't get me wrong florida is a excellent football team, but Kentucky has a ...   Tue Oct 16th, 2007 01:02 am

Idle Chit-Chat > College Ball (29 replies - 10114 views)

C! A! T! S! CATS CATS CATS! I knew they had what I thought was the best offense in the SEC, but the amount their defense ...   Mon Oct 15th, 2007 10:12 pm

General Civil War Talk > uniforms (29 replies - 9529 views)

Everyone mentions Freemantle as a british observer, but their were others as well. General Wolseley, a Colonel at the time, also spent time as an ...   Mon Oct 8th, 2007 07:00 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Confederate Flag removed from Civil War display at local high school (62 replies - 20303 views)

The mass media is dominantly northern Pvt, and so the mesage people get is from that view, much the same as how you mention the ...   Sat Oct 6th, 2007 06:01 am

Introductions > I never really properly introduced myself (15 replies - 5503 views)

Welcome to the board! This is a very enjoyable board with many excellent contributors who are very knowledgeable on the topic. A great place to ...   Sat Oct 6th, 2007 05:50 am

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