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Battle of Gettysburg > Bits and Pieces from Gettysburg (11 replies - 5187 views)

How will they keep the trees from growing back? \ \ ken ...   Thu Apr 16th, 2009 07:10 pm

Other Eastern Theater > The Dahlgren Affair (9 replies - 5541 views)

He (Dahlgren) should have burned the papers or at the veery least not brought them with him!! :-) ...I recently read an article that ...   Thu Apr 16th, 2009 07:09 pm

Civil War News/ Press Releases > Latschar to remain in current post as Gettysburg Superintendent (4 replies - 3243 views)

Get rid of the guides?? really? what makes you say that? why would he do or want that? I get the impression that ...   Thu Feb 12th, 2009 05:14 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > O.O. Howard and July 1 (42 replies - 17205 views)

The problem I have with Reynolds was that he never had any 1st corps staff define a possible line of retreat through the town in ...   Thu Feb 12th, 2009 05:11 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Auto company bail-outs (12 replies - 3339 views)

Silly stuff this bailout...propping up inefficient, ineffective businesses....that sounds like...hmm socialism..I wonder if I can qualify for a government bailout...I had a bad wekend in ...   Sun Dec 21st, 2008 01:03 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Christmas traditions? (44 replies - 10441 views)

We use aan artificial tree as well (although admittedly it is starting to look like quite the Charlie Brown Christmas tree)..It is nice thought because ...   Fri Dec 5th, 2008 10:28 am

Battle of Gettysburg > What was Hill & Heth trying to Prove? (11 replies - 6327 views)

IIRC Hill let his 2 divisions lead with a batallion of artillery...Im thinking if he was expecting something lessthan a general engagement why would he ...   Fri Nov 28th, 2008 09:34 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > What was Hill & Heth trying to Prove? (11 replies - 6327 views)

What happened to Dick Anderson on day 2 anyway? not an impressiv performance... Actually Not a good day for 3rd corp division commmanders generally..Anderson ...   Sun Nov 23rd, 2008 11:00 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Is that a one? It IS a one! (36 replies - 8025 views)

still 2.41 here on Long Island which is surely better than the 4.29 a few months ago... ken ...   Sun Nov 16th, 2008 11:39 am

Idle Chit-Chat > What's everyone reading these days? (181 replies - 53457 views)

I am currently reading the classic "Hell in a very Small Place" by Bernard Fall....I have had it on my shelf for like 100 years ...   Thu Nov 13th, 2008 10:02 am

General Civil War Talk > Veteran's Day (8 replies - 2628 views)

Thank you to every veteran. Every one of you is a hero to whom words cannot express my gratitude... ken ...   Mon Nov 10th, 2008 10:05 am

Civil War Books > Newt Gingrich's Alternate History Trilogy (20 replies - 9847 views)

I liked Gingrich's books (I din't tihink I would but hell I got them as a gift..).. I thought they started getting somewhat stretched ...   Sat Nov 8th, 2008 09:52 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Comfort Food (148 replies - 32951 views)

Fluffer nutters rock...though my favorite comfort food is pizza and wings... ken ...   Thu Nov 6th, 2008 09:43 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Skins (2 replies - 1402 views)

As long as I get to revel in the ineptitude of the Cowboys... (Go giants) ken ...   Tue Nov 4th, 2008 11:46 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Best War Movie Ever (104 replies - 42388 views)

Platoon, Glory, A bridge too far and of course the siege of Gondor from The Return of the King.... Patton as well.... whats the worst??? Ken ...   Tue Nov 4th, 2008 11:44 am

Civil War Books > Crossroads of the Conflict (9 replies - 3389 views)

Gettysburg Magazine is a first rate resource...I highly recommend a subscription for anyone interested in the Gettysburg campaign. The map as well as the ...   Mon Nov 3rd, 2008 11:02 am

Idle Chit-Chat > happy halloween! (4 replies - 1605 views)

Hope Everyone had a safe and bootiful halloween...I actually sat and watched that movie (Halloween) on DVD last night for the first time in like ...   Sat Nov 1st, 2008 09:58 am

Civil War Books > New Book: One Continuous Fight: The Retreat from Gettysburg--- (27 replies - 11153 views)

Eric Just finished your book on Monroe's crossroads...I learned so much - I look forward to the multivolume set on the Gettysburg ...   Sat Nov 1st, 2008 09:55 am

General Civil War Talk > best histories (17 replies - 3503 views)

Its funny you mention that, just the other day I opened that book (which I probably hadnt opened in 5 yrs or so) and was ...   Fri Oct 24th, 2008 11:31 am

Other Civil War Talk > Favorite Civil War Subject to Talk About (39 replies - 9986 views)

Gettysburg or Chickamauga..or anything involving those long forgotten about US Regulars.... ken ...   Thu Oct 23rd, 2008 11:45 am

General Civil War Talk > best histories (17 replies - 3503 views)

Cattons books are very very good..from there you can figure out what you are specifically interested in an taylor an even more detailed list... ken ...   Mon Oct 20th, 2008 09:56 am

Civil War Books > Gettysburg Companion (9 replies - 4052 views)

Yes this is the same author of the Waterloo and the Trafalgar Companion books... ken ...   Sat Oct 18th, 2008 09:59 am

Civil War Books > The Maps of Gettysburg by Bradley Gottfried (5 replies - 2746 views)

I feel your pain about being in a house of non civil war interested women...yes I do. That being said I forget the exact ...   Sat Oct 18th, 2008 09:57 am

Civil War Books > Gettysburg Companion (9 replies - 4052 views)

I do know there have been statements made in the Gettysburg discussion group (gdg.org - a great site ) that some author(s) have contacted the ...   Wed Oct 15th, 2008 05:02 pm

Civil War Books > Gettysburg Companion (9 replies - 4052 views)

Really?  that stinks.  The only weird thing I noticed was that in the Bbliography  - the Gettysburg Magazine is cited (with the issue numbers) as ...   Tue Oct 14th, 2008 09:46 am

Civil War Books > Gettysburg Companion (9 replies - 4052 views)

While not a review, I was wondering what anyone thought of this title.  I recieved it yesterday from amazon and thumbed thru it and it ...   Sun Oct 12th, 2008 10:43 am

Battle of Gettysburg > Lees corps commanders at Gettysburg (29 replies - 16489 views)

Sam Elliot's Buford I thoought was very good - that whole monologue about "the high ground" great stuff... I liked the way Longstreet was portrayed ...   Fri Oct 10th, 2008 09:59 am

Battle of Gettysburg > Lees corps commanders at Gettysburg (29 replies - 16489 views)

I agree with Iron Duke in that "Gettyburg" seemed to put longstreet in a positive/ sympathetic light- Ewell wasnt even in the film, but that ...   Thu Oct 9th, 2008 10:01 am

Battle of Gettysburg > Lees corps commanders at Gettysburg (29 replies - 16489 views)

By serving I mean to most faithfully execute their supeior officer's (Lee's) plans and wishes in an effective and efficient manner... I probably should have ...   Sun Oct 5th, 2008 11:07 am

Battle of Gettysburg > Lees corps commanders at Gettysburg (29 replies - 16489 views)

I personally say Longstreet but thats not saying very much   ken ...   Sat Oct 4th, 2008 09:57 am

Tips and tricks about the new board > Polls (3 replies - 3754 views)

It wsa just a simple poll about corps commanders (confederate) at Gettysburg..just curious about opinions.... ken ...   Thu Oct 2nd, 2008 09:59 am

General Civil War Talk > Favorite strokes of brillance/sheer luck in the Civil War (21 replies - 6001 views)

Luck was also Early's arrival at precisely the right time in precisely the right place to drive back the federal 11th corps on day 1 ...   Tue Sep 30th, 2008 11:05 am

Civil War News/ Press Releases > Update Shiloh boundaries to expand (32 replies - 11428 views)

That is great news.....I have never been to SHiloh, is it well preserved ? does it have many monuments? Ken ...   Tue Sep 30th, 2008 11:03 am

Tips and tricks about the new board > Polls (3 replies - 3754 views)

How does one post a poll?   KEn ...   Tue Sep 30th, 2008 11:00 am

The Battle of Shiloh > Who really won the battle of Shiloh? (31 replies - 18079 views)

I tend to agree with most of the above posts - The confederate objective was to crush the Federals and drive them into the river. ...   Mon Sep 29th, 2008 10:07 am

General Civil War Talk > Favorite strokes of brillance/sheer luck in the Civil War (21 replies - 6001 views)

Luck - for the federal second corps at the Bloody Angle at Spottslvania - that the confederates had pulled some 22 artillery pieces from ...   Sat Sep 27th, 2008 10:06 am

General Civil War Talk > what Went wrong At Gettysburg (104 replies - 25325 views)

I think its something to the effect that the confederates in the east had strung together an impressive string of victories and that there was ...   Fri Sep 26th, 2008 09:59 am

Other Eastern Theater > Petersburg? (43 replies - 17466 views)

It doesnt help that for every book I read I wind up buying 2 more....good math for Amazon, bad for completing my reading list....but getting ...   Thu Sep 25th, 2008 09:53 am

Other Eastern Theater > Petersburg? (43 replies - 17466 views)

I figure if I dont buy another book, it'll take me roughly 138 yrs to read the ones I have... :) ok slight exaggeration. ...   Wed Sep 24th, 2008 11:06 am

General Civil War Talk > Vicksburg vs. Gettysburg (57 replies - 19106 views)

I agree that the western theatre was certainly where the war was won. Thus I agree that Vicksburg certainly carried more significance ultimately than ...   Wed Sep 24th, 2008 11:01 am


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