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Civil War Books > Best book on Pickett's Charge? (9 replies - 4296 views)

Not just about the charge, but I thought Longacre's bio of Pickett was a well done book. Dennis ...   Fri Mar 25th, 2011 01:12 pm

Other Civil War Talk > New York Civil War Sites (4 replies - 2933 views)

There is nothing but a roadside marker in Elmira where the prison was located but I seem to recollect quite a well kept cemetary where ...   Mon Nov 2nd, 2009 01:17 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Biblio-Maniacs and PIles of Books (39 replies - 10547 views)

If you are a bookaholic, the facilities you have to store your treasures are never sufficient. I have a library much like Joe's dream, there ...   Tue Feb 10th, 2009 01:27 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > A horrible Superbowl (10 replies - 2899 views)

I enjoyed the whole game except for the zebras, they could have left their hankies in their pockets about two thirds of the time they ...   Mon Feb 2nd, 2009 01:28 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Planning a trip (20 replies - 8032 views)

Gaines's Mill and Malvern Hill battlefields are both worth a visit. I think Gaines's Mill is the best battlefield restoration not done by NPS I ...   Mon Jan 26th, 2009 03:06 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Obama and Lincoln (37 replies - 9068 views)

There is a much greater similarity too William Jennings Bryan. Dennis Conklin ...   Wed Jan 14th, 2009 01:26 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Most profane/saintly men in Civil War (20 replies - 12395 views)

I have seen Hancock described as giftedly profane, O.O. Howard was probably as religious as Stonewall. Dennis ...   Wed Jan 7th, 2009 03:06 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Gradumigated at last! (10 replies - 2868 views)

Congrats from one who never bothered to graduate. Can't say that I ever missed it but now days I do think it makes a huge ...   Wed May 28th, 2008 03:00 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Quake/tremor (34 replies - 8144 views)

Widow: You are lucky you could take the elevator down. I was in a hotel in Orange County when the last big one hit down ...   Mon Apr 21st, 2008 02:54 pm

General Civil War Talk > trivia (18 replies - 4892 views)

Dan Sickles, I think a more interesting trival fact about the young man he shot, Phillip Keys, is the fact that the man he was ...   Thu Apr 3rd, 2008 02:33 pm

Other Civil War Talk > States rights and slavery (201 replies - 52302 views)

Thats one way of looking at it, however I still find it intersting that 21 men with no financial interest in preserving slavery were willing ...   Sun Dec 16th, 2007 04:05 pm

Other Civil War Talk > States rights and slavery (201 replies - 52302 views)

Hank, Don't know quite what your comment means but for the sake of compleatness The slaveholdings of 24 members are unknown, more than 40 0wned ...   Sun Dec 16th, 2007 01:19 pm

Other Civil War Talk > States rights and slavery (201 replies - 52302 views)

Twenty one members of the Confederate Congress did not own any slaves, a fact which seems to have some relevance to this discussion. Dennis Conklin ...   Sat Dec 15th, 2007 08:49 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Santa Claus (64 replies - 15365 views)

I don't understand this thread, Santa is as Santa is, nothing can change his appearance. It has been suggested that I resemble Santa which I ...   Tue Nov 27th, 2007 02:38 pm

Civil War Preservation > MOC Folly (21 replies - 11730 views)

I don"t know anything about building costs but anyone who has tried to find parking space near the present site will probably heave a sigh ...   Thu Sep 6th, 2007 02:55 pm

Other People of the Civil War > William Orton Williams (11 replies - 10509 views)

Thanks Texas, amazing what you can find on line, still I got the book down off my shelf and read it there, something about holding ...   Tue Aug 21st, 2007 08:47 pm

Other People of the Civil War > William Orton Williams (11 replies - 10509 views)

Thanks Ole. the article you refer to would be a start, but I am convinced that Williams and his adjutant, were not the Lone Ranger ...   Tue Aug 21st, 2007 08:00 pm

Other People of the Civil War > William Orton Williams (11 replies - 10509 views)

This man (subject of the weekend trivia question) got me interested in a subject I know nothing about. In June of 63 he was caught ...   Tue Aug 21st, 2007 03:06 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Other Civil War Talk (13 replies - 3639 views)

What, the Bloody devil is a "font"? Dennis Conklin ...   Tue Jul 17th, 2007 02:50 pm

General Civil War Talk > What to name this war? (84 replies - 21749 views)

Strictly speaking it was not a civil war, A civil war is a war between two factions contending for control of the same government. The ...   Tue Jul 17th, 2007 02:44 pm

John Bell Hood > Joe Johnston and John Bell Hood (66 replies - 30550 views)

I don't have a copy, not sure I would be at liberty to share if I did. He does plan on publishing (all of his ...   Mon May 7th, 2007 12:55 pm

John Bell Hood > Joe Johnston and John Bell Hood (66 replies - 30550 views)

My son wrote his Master's thesis on the Johnston-Hood question. I have always been pro Johnston, so Dennis The Younger, perhaps just to oppose dad ...   Sun May 6th, 2007 10:19 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Dale Junior (198 replies - 38583 views)

JDC: It was the ligthtly racede Asmussen runer with Robby Alberado up, I think Robby has ridden him in all four of his races. Not ...   Sat Apr 28th, 2007 01:04 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Dale Junior (198 replies - 38583 views)

OK JDC I will go out on a limb and take the gelding, Dominican at a price, I alwaws take a hard look at any ...   Fri Apr 27th, 2007 08:28 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Dale Junior (198 replies - 38583 views)

Chances of a triple crown winner this year are slim and none and slim is on his way out of town. too many good horses ...   Thu Apr 26th, 2007 07:34 pm

General Civil War Talk > Relic Hunting Contest!!!! What an outrage. (25 replies - 14373 views)

I too see both sides of this issue, as I read thru the posts I found myself in agreement with everyone. I encountered one of these ...   Sat Mar 17th, 2007 10:33 pm

Other People of the Civil War > William Clarke Quantrill (31 replies - 13824 views)

"It is known that for a time he made his living as a gambler" You seem to imply that there is something wrong with making a ...   Thu Mar 15th, 2007 05:52 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > New Gettysburg book - Hancock on July 2 (6 replies - 5529 views)

I think Hancock needs a new full biography. My boys in the 64th NY expressed universal respect for him in thier letters, diaries, and post ...   Tue Mar 13th, 2007 03:00 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Peyton Manning (2 replies - 3676 views)

According to Krick's Staff Officers in Gray, pages 213-214 Peyton Manning was on Longstreet's staff for most of the war. Krick says he was a ...   Sun Feb 11th, 2007 03:22 pm


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