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General Civil War Talk > Antietam (13 replies - 4011 views)

You do not have to exchange books. They are a clearinghouse for used books. All that I have purchased have been in excelent condition. ...   Tue Jun 12th, 2012 12:13 pm

General Civil War Talk > Antietam (13 replies - 4011 views)

I agree on all points Hellcat. Also have found ABE Books (American Book Exchange)to be very helpfull in locating used or library reductions. ...   Sun Jun 10th, 2012 06:28 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Harvest of Death photographs mystery solved? (3 replies - 4429 views)

Some times it seems as if battlefield guides and rangers come up with new interpetations to be noticed or cause a stir. I will continue ...   Thu Mar 22nd, 2012 11:34 pm

Civil War Books > Battle Cry of Freedom by James McPherson (13 replies - 5805 views)

I feel that McPherson by analyzing the political and financial circustances that led to the ACW makes a powerfull argument that it was about slavery ...   Wed Jan 11th, 2012 03:56 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Rail fence during Pickett's charge (15 replies - 9457 views)

The fence that bordered the road was post and rail, able to hold livestock that could push over common rail fence just buy scratching their ...   Sat Dec 31st, 2011 12:14 am

Introductions > New member (4 replies - 2387 views)

Welcome aboard Sherman. Some here may not appreciate your choice of name, You will find a group of helpfull folks who sometimes must agree to ...   Wed Nov 30th, 2011 08:45 pm

General Civil War Talk > Lee's tendency to order frontal assaults (20 replies - 5805 views)

The federal lines at Gettysburg were a triangle defense. The fishhook was not mentioned untill the 1880s. The training of the time taught that a ...   Wed Nov 2nd, 2011 05:12 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Weapons (46 replies - 30158 views)

arooper wrote: Who was the Union commander who jumped on a gun at Missionary Ridge and Grant had to tell him to fall back? I ...   Mon Jul 25th, 2011 03:46 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Artillery at the Battle of Gettysburg (20 replies - 18608 views)

The US forces had signal corps troops on the little hill using semaphor to relay notice of opposing troop movements to HQ. The ability to ...   Fri Jun 24th, 2011 01:26 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Artillery at the Battle of Gettysburg (20 replies - 18608 views)

ckule, If either of the locations you mention had been taken by CSA troops the problem would have been how to relay the information to the ...   Thu Jun 23rd, 2011 05:59 pm

Introductions > Introduction (5 replies - 2960 views)

Welcome from yankee land. Are you possibly near Wilksboro? I have an old army buddy there that I stay in contact with. You will find ...   Thu Jun 16th, 2011 01:51 pm

Civil War Books > What are some good nonfictions books on the civil war? (3 replies - 3139 views)

Could you narrow your focus. Are you interested in campaigns, particular battles, individuals, theaters,or units? Some of my most interesting reading is unit histories, or books ...   Tue May 17th, 2011 01:08 pm

Other Civil War Talk > A Great Civil War Trip (10 replies - 5482 views)

That sounds like a great trip Captain! For me on a personal level my best battle field trip was last June to Gettysburg. My wife ...   Mon Apr 25th, 2011 01:33 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Dimick Rifle of Birge's Western Sharpshooters (aka 14th MO, aka 66th IL) (1 reply - 6726 views)

Thanks for the information on a unit I was not familiar with. I appreciated that you stated the primary caliber for the weapons made in ...   Thu Apr 14th, 2011 01:47 pm

General Civil War Talk > Interesting short documentary (2 replies - 1904 views)

Thanks for the post Captain. The concept that the re-enactors are all that is left is in many ways correct. The Domino's pizza at Franklin ...   Wed Apr 13th, 2011 01:35 pm

General Civil War Talk > "Lost Cause" (103 replies - 31668 views)

Natty, You admit the south made billions on cotton, tobbacco, sugar and rice. These were highly intensive agricultural practices which with the technology of the 19th ...   Thu Apr 7th, 2011 02:08 pm

Civil War Preservation > Gettysburg Remembrance Day (18 replies - 16397 views)

Hellcat that wqs my thought at first. Now that I have attended a couple of rememberance days I understand it is a rememberance of the ...   Wed Mar 2nd, 2011 08:52 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > 1860's Colt Navy Revolver (2 replies - 4769 views)

If it has the Stage scene it is a pocket pistol. It is probably a .32 cal, but pocket navies were produced in .36. How ...   Wed Mar 2nd, 2011 01:16 pm

General Civil War Talk > How did the civil war divide the country? (53 replies - 17144 views)

Bama, I know you can take care of yourself, but here is a big bucket of troll food!! ;)  ...   Thu Jan 20th, 2011 05:45 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > RIP Dick Winters (5 replies - 4123 views)

Well said Hellcat. We need to keep the ones on the sharp end of the stick in our memories and our prayers. The ones who ...   Tue Jan 11th, 2011 01:09 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > 1861 Springfield Rifle (8 replies - 6765 views)

I am not familiar with the quality except what I have read. You may want to PM Yohan Steele as he shoots and reenacts. If ...   Mon Dec 27th, 2010 07:09 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > 1861 Springfield Rifle (8 replies - 6765 views)

Are you looking for a shooter, reenactment , or a wall hanger? I beleive all the new purchases are going to be built in Italy. ...   Mon Dec 27th, 2010 05:14 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Sooo...What did ya get? (8 replies - 4672 views)

A custom made Bible cover to help me with my chaplain impression. ...   Mon Dec 27th, 2010 01:30 pm

Civil War Preservation > Why was the American Civil War such a bitter and brutal affair? (7 replies - 7211 views)

As to brutal, "war is hell, and it can not be changed" to quote Sherman.  As to bitter when families are split on idelogy, politics, ...   Mon Dec 13th, 2010 02:31 pm

Civil War Preservation > Civil War preservation group backs Gettysburg casino (6 replies - 5664 views)

The decesion is certainly up to the locals. I personally do not approve of casinos, but will acknowledge that they would produce some local employment ...   Wed Oct 27th, 2010 06:10 pm

General Civil War Talk > Put You on the Spot: What's Your Favorite "Part" of the Civil War? (33 replies - 14448 views)

I must agree with joval the observations of the individual of what was going on in their personal sphere of influence. The writers I enjoy most ...   Fri Oct 1st, 2010 04:07 pm

Introductions > forum for new bie like me (3 replies - 2803 views)

 welcome to the board. you will find most members to be knowledgeable and helpful.   ...   Sun Sep 19th, 2010 05:10 pm

Other History > History and Tom Hanks (31 replies - 16628 views)

I have a book of Brady photographs purchased by my G-grandfather who was there. It would be what we consider a coffee table book. Since ...   Mon Aug 23rd, 2010 02:09 pm

General Civil War Talk > My Fall ACW photography trip. (15 replies - 5579 views)

You should schedule a day at Bardstown. IMHO one of the best ACW museums of the western theater for original items displayed as groupings by ...   Wed Aug 18th, 2010 05:04 pm

General Civil War Talk > Charleston 2011 (13 replies - 4455 views)

You may want to try the visitors bureau, or chamber of commerece. they probably have an on line site. ...   Wed Aug 4th, 2010 09:06 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > You Could Have Heard a Pin Drop (2 replies - 2887 views)

I've seen it before, but it needs to be said again. Thank You!:) ...   Mon Aug 2nd, 2010 01:37 pm

Civil War News/ Press Releases > Gettysburg Civil War Church to close? (17 replies - 7100 views)

It was a lot with a burned out house that no one wanted to deal with before it was cleaned up to start the church. It ...   Wed Jul 28th, 2010 07:16 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Uniform queston from GETTYSBURG (8 replies - 6018 views)

The movie scene was done to simulate a painting of the incident just like the interview between Chaimberlain's brother and the three rebel prisioners which ...   Wed Jul 7th, 2010 01:31 pm

General Civil War Talk > Gettysburg Guide (12 replies - 6295 views)

If you enjoy seeing how things eally work you will enjoy an evening with the painting. you will attend a lecture and slide show about ...   Mon May 17th, 2010 07:00 pm

General Civil War Talk > Gettysburg Guide (12 replies - 6295 views)

Michael,  Harrisburg museum is a well balanced child and adult friendly place. It has many original pieces to please th hard cores like me, and a ...   Fri May 14th, 2010 07:11 pm

Civil War News/ Press Releases > Virginia Governor Declares April 'Confederate History Month'. (21 replies - 8482 views)

I do not see a big problem with designating a month as Confederate rememberance. It is after all Virginia where most of the eastern battles ...   Wed Apr 7th, 2010 05:11 pm

General Civil War Talk > Who would have been the best commander for the army of the potomac? (30 replies - 8393 views)

I would also vote for Hancock. I may be wrong, but I think he turned it down. I am not at home and can not ...   Sat Feb 13th, 2010 10:27 pm

General Civil War Talk > Pickett's Charge (6 replies - 2637 views)

The union position at Gettysburg was a triangle, the term fishook was not heard untill the 1900s. The military training of the time taught that ...   Sat Feb 13th, 2010 10:23 pm

General Civil War Talk > calvary (8 replies - 3171 views)

I hope you do not thinkI am being a wet blanket, but I doubt that your purchase is all civil war tack. I do not ...   Fri Feb 12th, 2010 05:44 pm

General Civil War Talk > calvary (8 replies - 3171 views)

You may want to check the library of congress photo archives for period photos. ...   Fri Feb 12th, 2010 01:32 pm

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