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Other Civil War Talk > Confederate Flag removed from Civil War display at local high school (62 replies - 17866 views)

To varying degrees yes, but then economics could be said to be the basis of every decision, every type of conflict the human species is ...   Sat Oct 6th, 2007 04:38 am

Other Civil War Talk > Confederate Flag removed from Civil War display at local high school (62 replies - 17866 views)

Perception is reality. The older I get the more I recognize the truth in this. It is remarkable the amount of ignorance we Americans seem ...   Sat Oct 6th, 2007 04:24 am

Other History > Ken Burn's The War (9 replies - 6539 views)

So far I have enjoyed the series, and I believe that it is refreshing to see more of the home front strory told than one ...   Wed Sep 26th, 2007 04:09 am

General Civil War Talk > Battlefield Photos (9 replies - 4663 views)

when you see a dead soldier like the boy at Petersburg, the "sharpshooter" at Gettysburg, the dead at the Alsop farm -- whether some family ...   Wed Sep 19th, 2007 04:01 am

Idle Chit-Chat > College Ball (29 replies - 8643 views)

I'm in kentucky, and as anyone should know basketball is king here. However, Kentucky does have a pretty solid football team this year, too bad ...   Wed Sep 12th, 2007 07:29 am

Civil War Books > Book endorsements (7 replies - 3606 views)

I'm not sure about how all mainstream novels operate on these "endorsements", but I'm pretty sure high tier authors  get paid to review  books,  I know ...   Tue Aug 28th, 2007 11:15 pm

General Civil War Talk > The value of Gettysburg (57 replies - 18442 views)

Even if Lee accomplishes the Austerlitz chimera so coveted by military thinkers of the time, he would have been like Hannibal following Cannae-too strong to ...   Thu Aug 16th, 2007 08:51 pm

General Civil War Talk > The value of Gettysburg (57 replies - 18442 views)

PvtClewell- Just becuase Burnside and Hooker failed and/or were poor  Army commanders does not mean they were inferior corps commanders. Burnside certainly was not great, but ...   Thu Aug 16th, 2007 08:37 pm

General Civil War Talk > The value of Gettysburg (57 replies - 18442 views)

Personally, I don't believe the quality of the federal officer command was bad at all...with the exception of the man at top that is. Really, your ...   Tue Aug 14th, 2007 04:09 am

General Civil War Talk > The value of Gettysburg (57 replies - 18442 views)

Cleburnefan-the fact that the South did not recieve european recognition is a direct result of Antietam. As for the length of the war following antietam? ...   Tue Aug 14th, 2007 01:27 am

Other People of the Civil War > That hill... (81 replies - 34665 views)

Ole: I once read an essay on this very subject. I don't suppose you remember the author? I admit the conclusions I would want to ...   Tue Aug 14th, 2007 12:09 am

General Civil War Talk > The value of Gettysburg (57 replies - 18442 views)

Wow, a thousand apologies to everyone, especially PVTClewell, I had no idea this thread even existed. I inadvertantly "inspire" a post and take no part ...   Mon Aug 13th, 2007 11:49 pm

Other People of the Civil War > That hill... (81 replies - 34665 views)

PVTClewell writes: The 6th Corps was a very good corps under Gen. John Sedgwick. His men loved him, called him 'Uncle John.' Don't think anybody ...   Mon Aug 13th, 2007 07:34 am

Other People of the Civil War > That hill... (81 replies - 34665 views)

Of course in any instance 35 miles is an awesome march far an entire corps of soldiers to complete in that amount of time. However, ...   Mon Aug 13th, 2007 07:09 am

Other People of the Civil War > That hill... (81 replies - 34665 views)

The boys in the 6th must have been well disciplined and the officers must have done a superb job as well. My last post may have seemed ...   Sun Aug 12th, 2007 06:29 am

Other People of the Civil War > That hill... (81 replies - 34665 views)

The roads that the 6 corps traveled by must have been excellent as well for that number of miles to be covered. 35 miles is ...   Mon Jul 30th, 2007 05:24 am

General Civil War Talk > Which American Civil War General are you? (56 replies - 17254 views)

90 percent Nathan Bedford Forrest (really guys, I always thought of myself as a fairly likeable person...really...oh well, at least I ain't incompotent and will ...   Mon Jul 30th, 2007 05:13 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Too much free time? (21 replies - 7143 views)

I work 25-30 hours a week and go to college full time. Thats the explanation for the crazy times I post at...   ...   Sun Jul 29th, 2007 08:12 pm

Other People of the Civil War > That hill... (81 replies - 34665 views)

It takes time to deploy a full division into the field, correct me if I'm wrong in this, but didn't Heth complicate things by feeding ...   Sun Jul 29th, 2007 07:36 am

Other People of the Civil War > The General's reponses to their loss of a leg (25 replies - 15640 views)

Lay aside for a second the aspect of serious injury in the case of Hood and Ewell. How about the promotion from division to corp ...   Thu Jul 19th, 2007 12:22 am

Weapons of the Civil War > The Sound of a Cannon Barrage? (34 replies - 23363 views)

Another aspect that some who are not familiar with civil war artillery might find interesting is the distinct difference between, say, a napoleon (bronze) and a ...   Wed Jul 18th, 2007 11:59 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > The Sound of a Cannon Barrage? (34 replies - 23363 views)

I am guessing on this one, but I would say from any distance they would sound similar in intensity of sound (a mortar and gun ...   Wed Jul 18th, 2007 09:12 pm

Daniel Sickles > OK, let's try Sickles (32 replies - 22324 views)

I believe that a decisive battle was still possible during the ACW time period, and that Lee could have defeated the AoP in keeping with ...   Sun Jul 15th, 2007 07:39 am

Weapons of the Civil War > The Sound of a Cannon Barrage? (34 replies - 23363 views)

As far as the sound of the cannon barrage on July 3rd at gettysburg goes, I reenact confederate artillery and I can honestly say even ...   Sun Jul 15th, 2007 07:07 am

Battle of Gettysburg > Gettysburg Trapsing Around (10 replies - 6472 views)

Sorry I've not been able to join in many discussions of late, going to school fulltime and working 25 hours a week will do that. Anyways, ...   Sun May 13th, 2007 08:13 am

General Civil War Talk > Sherman's March: Review/Discuss the Show (69 replies - 22361 views)

Am I the only one who thought this program was increadibly boring? I can't really put my finger on exactly why I thought it was ...   Tue May 1st, 2007 09:39 pm

General Civil War Talk > New taken photo (10 replies - 3353 views)

Yes, Ann please let us know if you want photos of reenactments. I know that I could send you more photos than you could possibly ...   Mon Mar 19th, 2007 11:03 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Asbhby vs Stuartt (9 replies - 5446 views)

I so totally agree with you, Orphan. That is why "what if...?" scenarios are so imponderable because every other factor would have to remain exactly ...   Sat Mar 17th, 2007 10:11 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Southern Gentlemen (237 replies - 55949 views)

There have been several mournful posts about homegenization, thank goodness we still don't have that problem where I'm at -east kentucky. Lets just say if ...   Sat Mar 17th, 2007 09:42 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Asbhby vs Stuartt (9 replies - 5446 views)

But what if Ashby had survived even with his "issues" and had also been at Gettysburg helping out Stuart or helping out Lee while Stuart was ...   Sat Mar 17th, 2007 06:50 am

Other History > Remember the Alamo today! (30 replies - 17937 views)

There were most definately native born Texans who died defending the Alamo. Among those agreed upon were:Juan Abamillo of San Antonio Juan Badillo of San Antonio Carlos ...   Wed Mar 7th, 2007 08:37 pm

Other History > Remember the Alamo today! (30 replies - 17937 views)

"Texans always move them"-Robert E. Lee Just like Lee said, except that there weren't any "native texans" at the alamo. Bowie was born here in Kentucky ...   Tue Mar 6th, 2007 10:31 pm

General Civil War Talk > American civil war (5 replies - 3087 views)

Anyone who complains about your spelling is just like ole says, narrow minded. 100 dollars says that those who complain about your spelling have never ...   Mon Mar 5th, 2007 11:27 pm

Other People of the Civil War > William Clarke Quantrill (31 replies - 15647 views)

All this makes one shudder at the thought that the whole south could have degenerated into Missouri (I say MO as example, but it could have concievably ...   Sun Mar 4th, 2007 09:10 pm

N.B. Forrest > Nathan Bedford Forrest (81 replies - 44179 views)

But this is probably true of any Civil War personality...Lincoln, Davis, Grant. Lee, Sherman, Jackson. I've never heard any topic about the merits of Grant, ...   Sat Mar 3rd, 2007 04:27 am

N.B. Forrest > Nathan Bedford Forrest (81 replies - 44179 views)

I guess it is unavoidable...any conversation about Forrest, no matter how it starts(in this case his merits as a combat officer), always seems to end ...   Wed Feb 28th, 2007 08:29 pm

N.B. Forrest > Nathan Bedford Forrest (81 replies - 44179 views)

@ CleburneFan I am not aware of any such connection between Forrest and the Orphan Brigade proper. They fought together on several battlefields of course, but ...   Fri Feb 9th, 2007 07:56 pm

N.B. Forrest > Nathan Bedford Forrest (81 replies - 44179 views)

Forrest was certainly an excellent field commander. I have always been hesitant about comparing men like Forrest and Mosby to men like Grant or Lee. ...   Sat Feb 3rd, 2007 08:03 am

Other People of the Civil War > Conversations with Civil War Personalities (34 replies - 18015 views)

Again, I think both would have said yes about negotiations. The reason I think the question is flawed, however, is that both men would have known ...   Sun Jan 21st, 2007 03:06 am

Other People of the Civil War > Conversations with Civil War Personalities (34 replies - 18015 views)

would he have demanded that Confederate leaders sit down at the negotaiting table with their Union counterparts and even if it took a year, work ...   Sat Jan 20th, 2007 10:27 pm


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