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General Civil War Talk > What's your favorite Civil War songs? (72 replies - 23962 views)

JoanieReb & SusanSweet, "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" was originally recorded by Joan Baez. I don't recall offhand if she wrote it herself;  if ...   Sat Jun 9th, 2007 09:43 am

Other People of the Civil War > Amusing comments by the soldiers (56 replies - 27074 views)

Yes, wasn't Early noted for tossing off bon mots in church? As I recall, he was in the habit of dozing off during the sermon, ...   Thu May 10th, 2007 09:07 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Dale Junior (198 replies - 41167 views)

  JoanieReb said: "I just wish the day would come when I could look at my hero, Smoke, without wondering "why does he remind me of a ...   Mon May 7th, 2007 10:39 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Movies that make guys cry (18 replies - 5550 views)

I remember one now, kinda! it's not a movie, but a music video. I hope that counts! It's Johnny Cash's video for his last hit, "Hurt". I ...   Fri May 4th, 2007 04:33 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Movies that make guys cry (18 replies - 5550 views)

I know there are...well, quite a few, actually. Off the top of my head, I can't remember what they are. It's a little psychological forgetfulness/masking ...   Fri May 4th, 2007 02:34 am

Weapons of the Civil War > Scabbards (23 replies - 11945 views)

Actually, it was not another US Senator that thrashed Sen. Charles Sumner (Mass.) with a gutta-percha cane on the Senate floor on May 22, 1856. ...   Fri May 4th, 2007 01:46 am

Other History > The SInking of the Titanic (2 replies - 3407 views)

I will be gone for the weekend, but I would like to remind you all that this Saturday/Sunday marks the 95th anniverary of the sinking ...   Sat Apr 14th, 2007 01:03 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Southern Gentlemen (237 replies - 55304 views)

Joan, You raise a good point here, one that might be worthy of a new thread for discussion. I am speaking of your comments on the ...   Sat Apr 14th, 2007 12:24 am

Weapons of the Civil War > Springfield/Enfield question (8 replies - 6285 views)

This is one for you blackpowder shooters. I'm wondering ---using either a Springfield or an Enfield, are you able to shoot a standard combat issue ...   Tue Mar 27th, 2007 10:00 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Southern Gentlemen (237 replies - 55304 views)

All this talk of yummy food is disturbing; indeed, it is cruel and unusual punishment, as my dear personal physician, the esteemed Doctor Professor Christine, ...   Mon Mar 19th, 2007 08:26 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Southern Gentlemen (237 replies - 55304 views)

Yes, it is. And according to my daughter when I asked her about some excessive cell-phone charges, El Salvador is also a city in California. ...   Sat Mar 17th, 2007 09:09 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Southern Gentlemen (237 replies - 55304 views)

Some good stuff, Gang! JDC, you are quite right, the homogenization of regional culture into the greater melting pot of the US is troubling, and I think ...   Fri Mar 16th, 2007 08:01 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Looking for Photo 2 (15 replies - 4278 views)

As I recall, Miss Joanie, that photo of the Monitor's officers on deck is a standard, it should be available in other sources, so if it ...   Fri Mar 16th, 2007 02:43 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Southern Gentlemen (237 replies - 55304 views)

Well East Coast girls are hip, I really dig the --- OOOPS! SORRY! Wrong gender! ...   Wed Mar 14th, 2007 12:32 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Southern Gentlemen (237 replies - 55304 views)

Are we talking about grits or Southern Gentleman? I don't like grits. I consider myself a Southern Gentleman. I have also been characterized as a "dirty rotten ...   Tue Mar 13th, 2007 10:37 pm

Other History > Remember the Alamo today! (30 replies - 17694 views)

For those of you who plan on visiting Texas and the Alamo, I would also suggest a trip to the Alamo Village in Brackettville. It ...   Wed Mar 7th, 2007 08:17 pm

Other History > Remember the Alamo today! (30 replies - 17694 views)

Yes, JDC, Three cheers for the great state of Texas, and three cheers for the great state of Tennessee. "well it's T for Texas, T for Tennessee." I'm a ...   Wed Mar 7th, 2007 07:55 pm

Other History > Remember the Alamo today! (30 replies - 17694 views)

No, Miss Joanie, my primary historical focus as an adult has been on maritime and WW2 history. The history of the War of Northern Aggression was my ...   Tue Mar 6th, 2007 11:55 pm

Other History > Remember the Alamo today! (30 replies - 17694 views)

Yes, Miss Joanie, and it was especially disturbing because the Distinguished Gentleman from Tennessee owed me twenty bucks. ...   Tue Mar 6th, 2007 11:35 pm

Other History > Remember the Alamo today! (30 replies - 17694 views)

Remember the Alamo! I remember it like it was yesterday. My post was in the basement, Col. Travis had directed me to hold it at ...   Tue Mar 6th, 2007 09:08 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Gettysburg or Vicksburg ? (16 replies - 5594 views)

I agree. In the strategic sense, the Vicksburg campaign and defeat doomed the South. The defeat at Gettysburg was frosting on Mr Lincoln's cake. Even if Ewell ...   Sat Feb 24th, 2007 01:20 am

Battle of Gettysburg > Gettysburg or Vicksburg ? (16 replies - 5594 views)

Gettysburg or Vicksburg? A tough choice, to be sure. The emotional favorite is undoubtedly Gettysburg, for most. It would be visually spectactular! But I think ...   Sat Feb 24th, 2007 12:50 am


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