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Tips and tricks about the new board > MANA? (3 replies - 5899 views)

Thanks so much for shedding some light on the subject javal1. I can rest easy knowing I didn't inadvertantly open a black hole just waiting ...   Sun Jan 14th, 2007 08:55 pm

General Civil War Talk > Confederate Flag on ESPN (13 replies - 4778 views)

Like many other issues, the reaction to the battle flag of the confederacy is all about perception. It is a shame that the flag has been turned ...   Sun Jan 14th, 2007 03:49 am

Weapons of the Civil War > Repeating Carbines (9 replies - 5523 views)

I loose patience with the argument that the U.S. ordinace department resisted the change from single shot muzzle loaders to repeater simply because of resisting ...   Sat Jan 13th, 2007 05:03 am

Tips and tricks about the new board > MANA? (3 replies - 5899 views)

Ok, heres the deal. I have no idea what the heck "mana" is. I was looking at the list of members and saw "mana", so ...   Fri Jan 12th, 2007 05:31 am

Robert E. Lee > Who's the better General? (52 replies - 27346 views)

Widow- I realize it is just an illustration by the author, my post was simply that I believe that the illustration should be reversed in regards ...   Fri Jan 12th, 2007 04:52 am

Civil War Books > The Gleam of Bayonets (3 replies - 3212 views)

I have read countless books on the American Civil War, and this book remains my favorite. The book, The Gleam of Bayonets: The Battle of Antietam ...   Thu Jan 11th, 2007 05:14 am

Other People of the Civil War > Favorite Civil War Subject And Why (42 replies - 21375 views)

Well, I enjoy reading anythig having to do with the civil war. Latley, I have to say I have been more into reading Brigade and Regimental histories ...   Thu Jan 11th, 2007 02:53 am

Robert E. Lee > Who's the better General? (52 replies - 27346 views)

Ole- but it is profitable only in that it stimulates thinking and discussion. There is no conclusion. Of course, there is no way to definitively say which ...   Tue Jan 9th, 2007 06:26 am

Robert E. Lee > Who's the better General? (52 replies - 27346 views)

I do, however, fault Lee for not using his influence with Davis to focus on the west. Ole, this statement...I'm afraid I don't understand. I can see ...   Tue Jan 9th, 2007 06:00 am

Robert E. Lee > Who's the better General? (52 replies - 27346 views)

I can't assign better or best to one or the other -- they were different men in different circumstances. It is true that both Generals were ...   Mon Jan 8th, 2007 08:32 pm

Robert E. Lee > Who's the better General? (52 replies - 27346 views)

Ole: You are correct about Shiloh being the only tangible example of Grant fighting a defensive battle. I'm sure he made preparations to intercept any forces ...   Mon Jan 8th, 2007 04:39 am

Robert E. Lee > Who's the better General? (52 replies - 27346 views)

Ole: I think Shiloh is a poor example of Grant's defensive capabilities. He made many mistakes in that battle, and the nature of the battle (lack ...   Mon Jan 8th, 2007 03:32 am

Robert E. Lee > Who's the better General? (52 replies - 27346 views)

Susan: The Austerlitz Chimera refers to the vain attempt by military commanders to seek a battle of anhilation (like the battle of Austerlitz). That is, instead of ...   Sat Jan 6th, 2007 08:40 pm

Robert E. Lee > Who's the better General? (52 replies - 27346 views)

I believe abysmal is much too strong a word for Lee's strategic thought process. While it certainly can be argued that Grant proved to be a greater ...   Sat Jan 6th, 2007 01:50 am

Robert E. Lee > Who's the better General? (52 replies - 27346 views)

This same question has been asked by historians (amateur and profesional) for years. It's interesting, I think, that the answer to this question has changed ...   Fri Jan 5th, 2007 10:31 pm

General Civil War Talk > Fantasy Civilwar Army (16 replies - 5682 views)

CleburneFan:If there was a similar outfit to Berdan's in the Confederacy, please tell me who they were. Cleburne did used to hold contests to see ...   Thu Dec 28th, 2006 06:22 am

General Civil War Talk > Fantasy Civilwar Army (16 replies - 5682 views)

Army Commander -Robert E. Lee Corps commanders- Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, John Reyonolds Divisions: A.P. Hills division in entirity, John Gibbons division, Hoods division  reinforced with 1st Ky. ...   Thu Dec 28th, 2006 12:41 am

Other Civil War Talk > Recommended battles to be portrayed in novels, or movies (32 replies - 9992 views)

The lack of Antietam in the film medium has always got me though. It has gathered more attention from writers and historians not only for ...   Fri Dec 22nd, 2006 06:24 am

Other Civil War Talk > Recommended battles to be portrayed in novels, or movies (32 replies - 9992 views)

I always thought that a movie about Forrest would be really good or really bad with no "in between". A movie about the Overland campaign ...   Fri Dec 22nd, 2006 05:35 am


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