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Idle Chit-Chat > Dirt Eater (29 replies - 8651 views)

All this talk is making me hungry. I could really go for a good mudpie about now. You know, the kind with alternating layers of ...   Mon Mar 24th, 2008 11:42 am

Other Civil War Talk > Son of Qualities of Great Generals (80 replies - 21960 views)

According to Smith's biography on Grant, Grant graduated from West Point in 1843 ranked 21st in a class of 39. In his final year, he ...   Sat Mar 22nd, 2008 12:32 am

Introductions > Introduction - question (17 replies - 5665 views)

Don, Good question. I know nothing about uniforms, but I did find this site: http://www2.inxpress.net/jwedeward/original_frock_coat.htm Considering that we're speaking specifically of the Iron Brigade, which made frock coats ...   Fri Mar 21st, 2008 04:09 am

Other Civil War Talk > What Qualities made a Civil War General great (99 replies - 26559 views)

I put this post where it belonged on 'Introduction — question.' ...   Fri Mar 21st, 2008 12:58 am

Other Civil War Talk > What Qualities made a Civil War General great (99 replies - 26559 views)

I read somewhere that the greatest Confederate general in the war was Abraham Buford. Hey, TD! I think I remember reading that, too. Wasn't it written by ...   Thu Mar 20th, 2008 01:05 pm

Other Civil War Talk > What Qualities made a Civil War General great (99 replies - 26559 views)

Watch out, Ole. The devil is in the details. :P Joanie might agree... ...   Thu Mar 20th, 2008 04:37 am

Introductions > Introduction - question (17 replies - 5665 views)

Don, Upon further review, I think you might have got the timing pretty close. Using the only documented rate of march I'm aware of — Sedgwick's 35-mile ...   Thu Mar 20th, 2008 01:37 am

Other Civil War Talk > What Qualities made a Civil War General great (99 replies - 26559 views)

And, how do you rate JEB Stuart? There, you see. I knew I'd forget somebody. I'd say Stuart was great early in the war, but from ...   Thu Mar 20th, 2008 12:14 am

Other Civil War Talk > What Qualities made a Civil War General great (99 replies - 26559 views)

'Then, in a remarkable burst of speed, he only dawdled.' Bwahahaha. Spectacular, Ole. Thanks for today's smile. :) ...   Wed Mar 19th, 2008 04:13 pm

Other Civil War Talk > What Qualities made a Civil War General great (99 replies - 26559 views)

Albert, Allow me to respectfully disagree, at least about Mac. McClellan was virtually given the Peninsula by Johnston, but perhaps because of his caution, he still couldn't ...   Wed Mar 19th, 2008 02:06 pm

Other Civil War Talk > What Qualities made a Civil War General great (99 replies - 26559 views)

Rob, Munching on your fodder for further discussion from earlier in the thread, I agree with most of what you say. Having said that (?), since ...   Wed Mar 19th, 2008 03:30 am

Other Civil War Talk > What Qualities made a Civil War General great (99 replies - 26559 views)

That's a very nice post, HankC. Allow me to add that I think the great generals displayed qualities of resolve, a courage of conviction, an ability ...   Tue Mar 18th, 2008 05:04 pm

Introductions > Introduction - question (17 replies - 5665 views)

According to Alan Nolan in his book 'The Iron Brigade,' the unit had 1,883 effectives on the morning of July 1, 1863. By the end of ...   Mon Mar 17th, 2008 07:08 pm

Introductions > Introduction - question (17 replies - 5665 views)

Maybe the stuff is still there and is waiting to be purchased at The Horse Soldier. :) Interestingly enough, the books I have — 'The Iron ...   Mon Mar 17th, 2008 01:18 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > The Official 2008 CWi NASCAR Thread (87 replies - 21940 views)

JOANIE!!!! Man, when you disappear, you really fall off the face of the earth (which I believe is located somewhere near East Lansing, right?). But when ...   Sat Mar 15th, 2008 02:01 pm

General Civil War Talk > Emancipation Proclamation (17 replies - 5748 views)

Holy smokes. You mean we even get Europeans tied up in our own bureaucratic red tape? I had no idea. Sorry about that. Is there anything ...   Sun Mar 9th, 2008 06:33 pm

General Civil War Talk > Emancipation Proclamation (17 replies - 5748 views)

I absolutely love this — two guys from England discussing between themselves, and knowledgably, about the Emancipation Proclamation. Wow. I also notice all our friends ...   Sun Mar 9th, 2008 12:36 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Except here and there a stray picket (34 replies - 10293 views)

Susan, Your check is in the mail ...   Sun Mar 9th, 2008 12:15 am

Other People of the Civil War > Conversations with Civil War Personalities (34 replies - 17195 views)

It's called 'Traveller' and it was printed in 1989. If you go to Amazon.com, I think you can get a copy starting at three cents ...   Fri Mar 7th, 2008 01:00 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Thanks for the memories Brett... (16 replies - 4502 views)

And then there's this: http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080304/PKR01/80304215/1978 And to think I considered being a parent once. ...   Thu Mar 6th, 2008 11:42 am

General Civil War Talk > Gettysburg Travel (7 replies - 2617 views)

When we go to the Civil War Institutue, which begins the last week in June, we arrive a day early and stay one night at ...   Thu Feb 28th, 2008 03:57 pm

Battles and Campaigns > The Battle of Cold Harbor (164 replies - 68755 views)

Excuse me while I bring this thread back to the battle ... and it could be lengthy. Since the last time I posted on this thread, ...   Sat Feb 23rd, 2008 11:51 pm

Civil War Books > Rhett Butlers People (34 replies - 8939 views)

I agree with Rob — this movie is great entertainment and escapism. Keep in mind that it was released nearly 70 years ago and what appears ...   Sat Feb 23rd, 2008 01:07 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Oldie but a goodie!!! (30 replies - 16207 views)

Good question, David. Tough to answer. I think I'm going to cop a plea and say it might have been a combination of both. It's questionable ...   Fri Feb 22nd, 2008 07:08 pm

George Meade > Thoughts on Meade? (22 replies - 20167 views)

What, no takers? I'll try. I think Meade was the right man at the right time. His performance at Gettysburg was remarkable, given that he took ...   Fri Feb 22nd, 2008 02:12 pm

John Bell Hood > Joe Johnston and John Bell Hood (66 replies - 33623 views)

Somebody set me straight if I am wrong, but I am seeing remarkable similarities here between JEJ and McClellan: a) both are extremely well-liked by their ...   Fri Feb 22nd, 2008 01:37 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Oldie but a goodie!!! (30 replies - 16207 views)

Speaking of BS, I just got done changing the cat litter. :shock: Funny you should mention Longstreet, Ole. I was thinking perhaps we should open a ...   Thu Feb 21st, 2008 04:11 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Oldie but a goodie!!! (30 replies - 16207 views)

If the question is 'was Sickles right' to move the Third Corps without authorization, the answer is clearly no. Did his experience on being ordered to ...   Wed Feb 20th, 2008 02:04 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Confederate Guerrilla Sue Mundy (6 replies - 5373 views)

In the immortal words of Ray Davies: Well I'm not dumb but I can't understand Why she walked like a woman and talked like a man ...   Wed Feb 20th, 2008 11:33 am

Battles and Campaigns > The Battle of Cold Harbor (164 replies - 68755 views)

Connyankee, I feel your pain about Yellow Tavern. About 10 years ago, several of us got directions to Yellow Tavern from the NPS in Richmond. We ...   Sun Feb 17th, 2008 12:24 am

Other Civil War Talk > First Battlefield Visit (94 replies - 24392 views)

The thing to keep in mind about Gettysburg is that the battle was fought in and around an already existing town. Commercialism began almost the ...   Thu Feb 14th, 2008 02:29 pm

Other Civil War Talk > First Battlefield Visit (94 replies - 24392 views)

RY, I've taken battlefield tours with Wayne Motts and Gary Kross (whose sister used to run the Doubleday Inn and now runs the Fairfield Inn) and ...   Wed Feb 13th, 2008 11:55 pm

Other Civil War Talk > First Battlefield Visit (94 replies - 24392 views)

Rebel Yell, I agree with you about George Sears Greene's contribution at Culp's Hill as being seriously underplayed. One theory I heard is that Chamberlain, a ...   Wed Feb 13th, 2008 11:11 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Technological advances in weaponry during the CW (30 replies - 25045 views)

Bet I can offer an example of at least one of those omissions, TD. When we visited the Monitor exhibit at the Mariners' Museum in Newport ...   Wed Feb 13th, 2008 11:26 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Dale Junior (198 replies - 40456 views)

I rest my case ...   Wed Feb 13th, 2008 12:46 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Dale Junior (198 replies - 40456 views)

Wait a minute. On one post, you declare all men to be nothing better than a sub-species, and now you're tripping all over yourself over ...   Wed Feb 13th, 2008 12:07 am

Introductions > Hey Y'All, Lookie! (20 replies - 6226 views)

Hey, Danna, Great post. Best I've seen in months. I like you already. Welcome aboard. ...   Tue Feb 12th, 2008 10:00 am

Other Civil War Talk > Weather Conditions in the Civil War (15 replies - 5601 views)

Fan, This was the best I could find: http://www.amazon.com/Civil-Weather-Virginia-Robert-Krick/dp/0817315772 I don't have the book, and it certainly appears to be localized to Virginia. But it might be a ...   Tue Feb 12th, 2008 09:56 am

Battles and Campaigns > The Battle of Cold Harbor (164 replies - 68755 views)

Would that be the AP Hill with the STD? :) ...   Tue Feb 12th, 2008 01:39 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Best War Movie Ever (104 replies - 46003 views)

Forgot this gem: 'The Train', directed by John Frankenheimer, released in 1965, won an Oscar for screenplay, black and white, stars Burt Lancaster, who did ...   Mon Feb 11th, 2008 06:31 pm


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