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Civil War Books > The "To Read" list (52 replies - 17041 views)

1/ One Continuous Fight--After reading Plenty of Blame this one has to be next. 2/ Retreat from G/burg--Brown 3/ Last in their Class. Custer,Pickett and the Goats ...   Wed Jul 23rd, 2008 08:04 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Got Any Suggestions??? (11 replies - 3655 views)

Wow DG, Jackson and Forrest in a month, that's some studying. As I'm sure you know, studying a life is more than just reading a ...   Tue Jul 22nd, 2008 07:04 am

General Civil War Talk > Which General would you have least liked to face? (59 replies - 35403 views)

Forrest, Cleburne, Jackson, all formidable opponents US Grant, you gotta be uneasy when you keep hitting a guy who just gets up and comes at you ...   Fri Jul 18th, 2008 05:36 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Mount Rushmore (30 replies - 8218 views)

According to the Mt Rushmore website they were chosen to represent, Washington:- The stuggle for independence ...   Sun Jul 13th, 2008 05:40 am

Civil War News/ Press Releases > Good book(s) about Battle of Cedar Creek? (3 replies - 2889 views)

I would recommend Jeff Werts' "Winchester to Cedar Creek", There is also the E.J Stackpole book "Sheridan in the Shenandoah" a little dated in ...   Sat Jul 12th, 2008 06:53 pm

Civil War Books > A good biography of Stonewall Jackson? (8 replies - 3778 views)

"Stonewall Jackson. The Man The Soldier,The Legend" by James I Robertson is the definitive Jackson. It is over 760 pages but well worth the effort. ...   Tue Jul 8th, 2008 08:12 am

Other History > WW I July 1, 1916 Battle of the Somme begins (5 replies - 4619 views)

Steven If it is WW1 history that you like then there is no better source than Lyn Macdonald, her books are classics of the era and ...   Wed Jul 2nd, 2008 07:24 pm

Other History > WW I July 1, 1916 Battle of the Somme begins (5 replies - 4619 views)

How ones words can come back to bite. Just over a year before the Somme where General Haig sent British troops into the teeth of ...   Wed Jul 2nd, 2008 05:57 pm

Civil War Books > New Book: One Continuous Fight: The Retreat from Gettysburg--- (27 replies - 11826 views)

Ole, The Amazon UK ones that I quoted are actually sourced in the States, shipping comes on top of that price. I ...   Wed Jun 11th, 2008 03:45 pm

Civil War Books > New Book: One Continuous Fight: The Retreat from Gettysburg--- (27 replies - 11826 views)

Having read and enjoyed "Plenty of Blame.." I thought I would like to try this new offering from these excellent authors. Amazon UK lists "One ...   Wed Jun 11th, 2008 02:32 pm

General Civil War Talk > More vandalism of a CW memorial. (26 replies - 7430 views)

This sort of mindless vandalism is usually the result of an alcohol fueled, spur of the moment, done for kicks and a laugh act, forgotten ...   Thu Jun 5th, 2008 08:52 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Gradumigated at last! (10 replies - 3132 views)

Congratulations and good luck in the job search ...   Wed May 28th, 2008 07:47 pm

Other People of the Civil War > James A Garfield (4 replies - 4337 views)

Thanks Unionman, and welcome to the board ...   Sun May 25th, 2008 05:45 pm

Other People of the Civil War > James A Garfield (4 replies - 4337 views)

I have recently been reading James M Perry's "Touched with Fire,- Five Presidents and the Civil War Battles that made them", brief wartime histories of ...   Sun May 25th, 2008 09:34 am

Battles and Campaigns > Does splitting the Eastern and Western campaigns work? (16 replies - 9197 views)

Like most of you I too seem to go from battle to campaign to biography to theatre in random order, usually dictated by some new ...   Fri May 23rd, 2008 07:19 am

Idle Chit-Chat > SORRY!! I have been busy. (18 replies - 4193 views)

RtD, Planning where you will one day lay is fine and it may well give you comfort to know that you will be ...   Sun May 18th, 2008 04:01 pm

General Civil War Talk > Civil War Battlefield Maps. (35 replies - 9598 views)

I had never heard of Symonds' Battlefield Atlas before this thread and as I too am a lover of maps I have just ordered a ...   Sun May 4th, 2008 08:48 pm

General Civil War Talk > Civil War Battlefield Maps. (35 replies - 9598 views)

Hello HCTR, Jed Hotchkiss wrote a book, called "Make Me A Map Of The Valley, The ...   Mon Apr 28th, 2008 07:56 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Vacations (17 replies - 4640 views)

Sorry for being so obscure Widow , Cleburnefan has it right, we have spent 2 tiring weeks doing the Disney( and other) theme Parks. ...   Sun Apr 27th, 2008 04:51 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Vacations (17 replies - 4640 views)

Have just returned today from 2 weeks mouse hunting in Florida with the grandchildren, had a terrific time but now need another holiday to recover, ...   Sun Apr 27th, 2008 03:34 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Feeling just a bit blue (19 replies - 5501 views)

Ole said "Life is exciting. It is also hard and frequently boring -- until you consider the alternative" How right you are sir! I was diagnosed ...   Wed Apr 9th, 2008 09:07 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Top 5 Favorite Types of Food (15 replies - 9651 views)

1. Anything with Garlic 2. Anything with Blue Cheese 3. Anything with Mature Cheddar Cheese 4. Baked Beans 5. Bananas ...   Tue Apr 8th, 2008 06:19 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Favorite Civil War Subject And Why (42 replies - 20926 views)

My favourite books are those on the battlefields that I have visited, so far all in the East, with Antietam at the top, my copy ...   Sun Mar 30th, 2008 08:27 am

Other History > Reconstruction (5 replies - 4549 views)

Should have added to that , volume 25 of the Time Life Civil War series" The Nation Reunited" ...   Fri Mar 28th, 2008 08:39 am

Other History > Reconstruction (5 replies - 4549 views)

Try the cut down version, Eric Foner and Olivia Mahoney "Americas Reconstruction, People and Politcs after the Civil War". A mere 136 pages including many ...   Fri Mar 28th, 2008 08:32 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Dirt Eater (29 replies - 8695 views)

   Enough, of these dirty jokes.............................just found this site, complete with pictures.   Over here in the UK we take our dirt at Tea Time with cream and ...   Mon Mar 24th, 2008 07:05 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Hollywood History (70 replies - 18826 views)

Susan, John Wayne may have looked too old to play Crockett but he was 53 playing Crockett at 49, not half as bad as a ...   Sat Mar 22nd, 2008 07:18 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > The Official 2008 CWi NASCAR Thread (87 replies - 22021 views)

As this thread appears to be about motor racing, anyone notice that the Formula 1 Grand Prix season started today with Lewis Hamilton winning in ...   Sun Mar 16th, 2008 03:55 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Except here and there a stray picket (34 replies - 10322 views)

J harold 587 said "I have had Chamberlain's Into the Hands of Providence for almost two years on the unread pile." J harold If this is Alice ...   Sun Mar 16th, 2008 12:00 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > I'm not easily shocked, but... (23 replies - 6932 views)

I guess it's like deckchairs on the beach, you get a comfortable one, you don't give it up........... ...   Wed Mar 12th, 2008 10:44 pm

General Civil War Talk > Emancipation Proclamation (17 replies - 5789 views)

Susan, There's a picture? Hard to tell with the bottle between your teeth! ...   Sun Mar 9th, 2008 08:50 pm

General Civil War Talk > Emancipation Proclamation (17 replies - 5789 views)

Back to the Emancipation Proclamation. I have often read of certain manouvers, both political and military, described as the best in the war, (Grants crossing ...   Sun Mar 9th, 2008 08:06 pm

General Civil War Talk > Emancipation Proclamation (17 replies - 5789 views)

A Sam Adams would do just fine..... ...   Sun Mar 9th, 2008 07:20 pm

General Civil War Talk > Emancipation Proclamation (17 replies - 5789 views)

Kernow -ox, Thanks for that, I was obviously confusing the political and the military as ...   Sun Mar 9th, 2008 06:22 pm

General Civil War Talk > Emancipation Proclamation (17 replies - 5789 views)

 I understand why Lincoln exempted the Union affiliated Border States and areas such as the counties making up West Virginia from the Emancipation Proclamation but ...   Sun Mar 9th, 2008 05:37 am

Introductions > Another introduction (26 replies - 8175 views)

Lincoln Fan                Thanks for the welcome. Yes there are Civil war Re-enactors here. In my area we have a really active group called the Southern ...   Sat Mar 8th, 2008 05:39 am

General Civil War Talk > Top 50 Books - A Tease (18 replies - 5215 views)

Very glad to see that a lot of the books on that list are only a few inches from my elbow. Seems I must have ...   Wed Mar 5th, 2008 07:43 pm

Introductions > Another introduction (26 replies - 8175 views)

Thanks for the welcome Dixie, glad to be onboard ...   Wed Mar 5th, 2008 07:05 pm

Introductions > Another introduction (26 replies - 8175 views)

Hi Kernow-ox, No, I am not in any of the organisations,I am a ...   Wed Mar 5th, 2008 07:03 pm

Introductions > Another introduction (26 replies - 8175 views)

Thanks ole, nice to know I can be at home with the afflicted, besides I ...   Wed Mar 5th, 2008 02:54 pm


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