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General Civil War Talk > Albert Sidney Johnston (3 replies - 2195 views)

Albert The passage I am asking about is footnoted,"Woodworth,Davis pp49-50", a book I do not have. In "Shiloh", talking of A.S.Johnston, Daniels writes in Chapter One, ...   Fri Mar 12th, 2010 06:35 am

General Civil War Talk > Albert Sidney Johnston (3 replies - 2195 views)

I have just started to re-read Larry Daniel's "Shiloh", a book I read some years ago and have come across something I missed first time ...   Wed Mar 10th, 2010 09:06 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Cheesiest Movie Ever (13 replies - 5002 views)

"The Patriot"? Cheesy movie? You mean that wasn't a historical documentary. ...   Thu Mar 4th, 2010 04:41 pm

General Civil War Talk > fredericksburg (10 replies - 2494 views)

Without doing the research I couldn't tell you what guns they were using but these were the units involved ARTILLERY. Brig. Gen. HENRY J. HUNT. Artillery ...   Wed Feb 24th, 2010 06:38 pm

General Civil War Talk > Who would have been the best commander for the army of the potomac? (30 replies - 6992 views)

Vicksburg had not capitulated when? I can't see a time scale in the question. Hancock was indeed a great general and corps commander but I don't ...   Sat Feb 13th, 2010 10:06 pm

General Civil War Talk > Who would have been the best commander for the army of the potomac? (30 replies - 6992 views)

U S Grant ...   Sat Feb 13th, 2010 05:30 am

General Civil War Talk > calvary (8 replies - 2570 views)

I have a photo, too large for me to scan, in a book called Landscapes of the Civil War, photos from the Medford Historical Society ...   Fri Feb 12th, 2010 08:11 am

General Civil War Talk > What ifs of the Civil War (38 replies - 10866 views)

csamillerp So what if Jackson had been at Gettysburg and what if he had attacked Culps Hill and been badly mauled by "what if" Federals? How high ...   Fri Feb 12th, 2010 07:50 am

General Civil War Talk > Ebay Comercial on the Civil War.So Funny! (1 reply - 1439 views)

Great stuff. Really funny. ...   Sun Jan 24th, 2010 04:08 pm

Other History > Just Imagine (1 reply - 2563 views)

I can only second what Javal said.........incredible! ...   Wed Jan 6th, 2010 03:37 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Anyone get any good books for X-Mas? (10 replies - 4664 views)

Tim K, Trust your son, he's a good judge, Republic of Suffering is a terrific book ...   Wed Jan 6th, 2010 12:36 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Anyone get any good books for X-Mas? (10 replies - 4664 views)

I received "Forgotten Voices of D-Day, The History of the Normandy Landings told by Those Who Were There". Snippets from everyone from the all ...   Tue Jan 5th, 2010 06:39 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Fixed Bayonets (3 replies - 3251 views)

Thanks Mark. As I said, looks easy. I have held Springfield and Enfield rifles but never have had the experience of loading or firing one ...   Mon Jan 4th, 2010 07:11 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Fixed Bayonets (3 replies - 3251 views)

I understand the nine step sequence to load and fire a rifle/musket and that it is usually written that an experienced soldier could complete this ...   Sat Jan 2nd, 2010 09:13 pm

Introductions > newbie (6 replies - 3203 views)

Hello and welcome ...   Mon Dec 28th, 2009 08:30 pm

Food,Cooking and Gardening > Talking about Eating (48 replies - 22452 views)

I have been reading this thread with some incredulity....never before had I heard of deep frying a whole turkey, sounds awesome! I had to google ...   Sun Dec 6th, 2009 10:14 am

Introductions > new member (4 replies - 2195 views)

Welcome Tony. You will find that you are not the only Brit around, there are a few of us here. ...   Thu Oct 29th, 2009 08:03 am

Other Eastern Theater > Why did Lee stay to fight at Sharpsburg? (8 replies - 5192 views)

Harpers Ferry was defended by anything from 10,000 to 14,000 troops (depending on which account you read)led by an inept Colonel, Dixon S Miles, who ...   Sat Oct 24th, 2009 09:14 am

Civil War Books > Sickles at Gettysburg by James A. Hessler (15 replies - 6235 views)

I had to revive this thread as I have just finished reading Mr Hesslers "Sickles at Gettysburg" and wanted to add my thanks to him ...   Fri Oct 16th, 2009 04:20 pm

General Civil War Talk > Civil War Spies (20 replies - 8497 views)

For more info on Spies you could read Spies and Spymasters of the Civil War by Donald E Markle which gives short histories of dozens ...   Sat Oct 10th, 2009 08:29 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Vick to the Eagles (59 replies - 20507 views)

javal1 wrote: "I'm a believer in poetic justice. I hope he DOES score the winning touchdown. And on his way to his Mercedes, or Cadillac ...   Sat Sep 26th, 2009 01:05 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Bits and Pieces from Gettysburg (11 replies - 5768 views)

t4tillerman wrote: Does anybody know of definitive information on where Stuart was during Gettysburg? For a complete account of Stuart's Gettysburg campaign you should read "Plenty ...   Fri Sep 18th, 2009 05:53 am

General Civil War Talk > "Neck Hair" moments (23 replies - 8881 views)

It was the sunken road at Antietam that did it to me and earlier this year I got that spine tingling feeling whilst standing ...   Thu Sep 3rd, 2009 06:08 pm

General Civil War Talk > Origin of Taps (3 replies - 2238 views)

There are many sites that bebunk the Ellicombe story as a myth,and that suggest neither Ellicombe or his son ever existed. The story of the ...   Wed Sep 2nd, 2009 08:01 am

General Civil War Talk > Seeing the Elephant (7 replies - 3237 views)

Fifty years after the ACW, in WW1, soldiers were marching across open fields into the teeth of machine guns for all the same reasons as ...   Sun Aug 30th, 2009 03:37 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > The Shiloh Eagles (2 replies - 3052 views)

Wow, what great photos, I can't wait to show my grandson ...   Tue Aug 25th, 2009 06:40 pm

Other History > Other history favorites (10 replies - 5683 views)

Great story CKL. I'm sure those women deserved to be transported to the Colonies, probably got hungry and stole a loaf of bread or something just as ...   Tue Aug 25th, 2009 08:42 am

U.S. Grant > U S Grant (17 replies - 9978 views)

Thanks for that CKL. There are many stories about Grants drinking habits but a lot of them are many times removed from original sources and I ...   Mon Aug 24th, 2009 01:19 pm

Introductions > New member (2 replies - 2194 views)

Welcome ...   Sun Aug 23rd, 2009 04:16 pm

U.S. Grant > U S Grant (17 replies - 9978 views)

I have recently read Edward G Longacre's biography of Grant which talks a lot of the authors conviction that Grant was an alcoholic and cites ...   Fri Aug 21st, 2009 07:04 am

Other History > Other history favorites (10 replies - 5683 views)

World War 1, The Boer War or any naval conflict sparks my interest. ...   Wed Aug 12th, 2009 11:00 am

General Civil War Talk > Gettysburg Question re: Doubleday (10 replies - 3568 views)

The best telling of Hancocks encounter with Howard that I have read is in David G Martins' excellent "Gettysburg July 1" (pages 483-487) where ...   Wed Aug 5th, 2009 04:13 pm

Civil War Books > Sickles at Gettysburg by James A. Hessler (15 replies - 6235 views)

Last night I watched Jim Hesslers' mini video tour of the Sickles story on the Gettysburg Daily site. I'll be ordering the book today and ...   Sun Jul 19th, 2009 07:43 am

John Bell Hood > John Bell Hood: Psychotically Aggressive? (23 replies - 20097 views)

Given that pschosis is a mental disorder characterized by symptoms that indicate impaired contact with reality, was the attack on Franklin pschotically aggressive? The reported ...   Sat Jul 18th, 2009 07:35 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Not a happy troll... (8 replies - 3363 views)

Maybe you should reconsider and take that trip to Shiloh. It won't fix your a/c but slug burgers and chicken livers (in any form ) ...   Fri Jun 26th, 2009 07:21 am

General Civil War Talk > Who is Your Favorite Civil War Author? (18 replies - 4936 views)

bschulte, Thanks for that, I'll have a search for it ...   Fri Jun 12th, 2009 09:20 pm

General Civil War Talk > Who is Your Favorite Civil War Author? (18 replies - 4936 views)

Stephen Sears, Shelby Foote, Wiley Sword, Bruce Catton, for me, all great authors. John J Hennessy, I can only find the one by him ( Return ...   Fri Jun 12th, 2009 07:33 pm

Other History > If Germany Won World War II (2 replies - 3326 views)

Well over here in England we would never have got to play Germany in the 1966 World Cup Final (and beat them for those that ...   Fri Jun 5th, 2009 06:08 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Anyone Here on Twitter? (21 replies - 7578 views)

Didn't I see a movie about this "Terminator. Rise of the Machines" ...   Thu Jun 4th, 2009 07:26 am

Idle Chit-Chat > What's everyone reading these days? (181 replies - 59465 views)

Whilst on holiday recently I picked up a book by John Baldwin and Ron Powers called "Last Flag Down", the story of the commerce raider ...   Wed May 27th, 2009 03:01 pm


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