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General Civil War Talk > Lincoln Whitehouse (4 replies - 2224 views)

One of the field trips we made during the Civil War Institute last year was to the Lincoln Cottage. Fascinating. We made a trip there two ...   Fri Dec 19th, 2008 05:45 pm

General Civil War Talk > Brigade and Regimental "Nicknames" (22 replies - 10989 views)

Iron Duke, This came from a 5th Georgia Web site: "The regiment's first posting (September - October 1861) was to Pensacola, Florida. While in Pensacola the regiment ...   Thu Dec 11th, 2008 09:05 pm

General Civil War Talk > Brigade and Regimental "Nicknames" (22 replies - 10989 views)

Doc, I found this on a history of the 5th New Hampshire Volunteers Web site: "The first encounter with the enemy was on March 13, 1862 at ...   Wed Dec 10th, 2008 11:18 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Must-see Places (45 replies - 10765 views)

DG, Asking me which is my favorite Beatles tune is like asking me what kind of chocolate I like. There's just so many good ones from ...   Mon Dec 8th, 2008 08:02 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Must-see Places (45 replies - 10765 views)

Bwa-hahahahaa to both of you. Nothing like being separated by a common language, is there? Actually, I love all things British (particularly the Beatles). One of ...   Mon Dec 8th, 2008 04:08 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Must-see Places (45 replies - 10765 views)

fedreb wrote: ...it is really sad as we watch the town slowly dying on its feet with shops and business' closing with alarming regularity. Sign ...   Mon Dec 8th, 2008 12:03 pm

General Civil War Talk > Brigade and Regimental "Nicknames" (22 replies - 10989 views)

This site ought to provide some interesting reading: http://www.bitsofblueandgray.com/nicknames.regts.htm From that chart, I'm partial to the 3rd Colorado Cavalry "Bloodless Third," because who ever saw a ...   Mon Dec 8th, 2008 03:46 am

General Civil War Talk > Good luck Doc! (14 replies - 4093 views)

Doc C wrote: Here's a sample question - the red circle is the badge worn by the CSA 1st Corp, 1st Div. True or False. Doc ...   Sun Dec 7th, 2008 08:02 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Christmas traditions? (44 replies - 11421 views)

The Hotel Bethlehem! Yes. A wonderful place. Pam, I lived in Coopersburg for a few years, and I went to high school at Southern Lehigh. Rode ...   Mon Dec 1st, 2008 06:30 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Christmas traditions? (44 replies - 11421 views)

Club sandwiches and vanilla ice cream make you puke???? Moravian sugar cookies and toll house cookies also fire up the time warp machine. ...   Mon Dec 1st, 2008 02:51 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Christmas traditions? (44 replies - 11421 views)

Hess Bros! The Patio! Man, you guys are taking me back. My grandmother took me to Hess's every now and then for lunch when I was a ...   Mon Dec 1st, 2008 02:13 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Christmas traditions? (44 replies - 11421 views)

Pam, Eating pork as your first meal on New Year's Day will bring you good luck, according to the Pennsylvania Dutch. Here: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art12697.asp And look under "food", second ...   Sun Nov 30th, 2008 08:11 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Christmas traditions? (44 replies - 11421 views)

Growing up in the late 1950s in the Lehigh Valley, this television presentation of 'Twas the Night before Christmas' by the Beaton marionettes was essential. ...   Sun Nov 30th, 2008 02:13 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Thanksgiving dinner (50 replies - 13562 views)

If I read the ingredients of everything I ate I probably wouldn't eat anything at all. Well, not as much, anyway. Pumpkin pie is a seasonal ...   Thu Nov 20th, 2008 10:45 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Thanksgiving dinner (50 replies - 13562 views)

Ole, A friend of mine has the traditional (for him, at least) lasagna for Thanksgiving. Me? I'm a turkey and dressing guy, with sweet potato casserole, green ...   Thu Nov 20th, 2008 06:06 pm

General Civil War Talk > What Was the Single, Worst Civilian Atrocity in the Civil War? (62 replies - 17130 views)

ole wrote: The new avatar is up? Doesn't show on my screen. Ole Yes it is. You appear to be a very likable fellow. Is that true or ...   Mon Nov 17th, 2008 11:08 am

General Civil War Talk > What Was the Single, Worst Civilian Atrocity in the Civil War? (62 replies - 17130 views)

CleburneFan wrote: And just wait to see what happens when the men from Outer Space arrive!:shock: "Klaatu barada nikto" ...   Mon Nov 17th, 2008 01:13 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Is that a one? It IS a one! (36 replies - 8803 views)

It's $1.95 for lawnmower grade here in Barbecue Town. One station has it for $1.88 with a rebate card. ...   Sun Nov 16th, 2008 11:46 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Wreck of Edmund Fitzgerald (13 replies - 3364 views)

David, El Paso. Yes! Another great ballad. Enjoy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4nCYXp3_4w&feature=related Thanks. Been a while since I heard that one. ...   Tue Nov 11th, 2008 11:06 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Wreck of Edmund Fitzgerald (13 replies - 3364 views)

David, That's interesting about the tune. I didn't know that. But it sure makes Lightfoot an accomplished poet then, doesn't it? Pam, Sorrrrry. ...   Tue Nov 11th, 2008 08:01 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Wreck of Edmund Fitzgerald (13 replies - 3364 views)

pamc153PA wrote: And, unfortunately, once I hear it, it gets stuck in my head forever--or when I even think about it, like now. . . Pam Pam, Anything I ...   Tue Nov 11th, 2008 12:09 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Wreck of Edmund Fitzgerald (13 replies - 3364 views)

Today is the 33rd anniversary of the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. I find Gordon Lightfoot's treatment of the tragedy to be haunting, and always have ...   Mon Nov 10th, 2008 09:35 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Comfort Food (148 replies - 36331 views)

Pigs have knuckles? Is that where their wings are connected? ...   Fri Nov 7th, 2008 03:47 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Comfort Food (148 replies - 36331 views)

Joe, Just trying to spread the love, man: http://www.tastykake.com/ If you order today, you might could have some Tastykakes by this weekend. ...   Thu Nov 6th, 2008 08:25 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Comfort Food (148 replies - 36331 views)

Joe, Back in the day, we used to put hot bacon dressing on our dandelion salad. Taught my southern-born wife that one. Also try that dressing ...   Thu Nov 6th, 2008 03:39 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Comfort Food (148 replies - 36331 views)

izzy, What part of North Carolina are you living? Have you tried Lexington-style barbecue? It's a ketchup-vinegar base specialty that uses only the pork shoulder, which ...   Wed Nov 5th, 2008 08:54 pm

General Civil War Talk > Slaves as Southern soldiers? (138 replies - 26308 views)

CF, Here's a web site featuring the Confederate monument in question: http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/csa-mem.htm If you scroll down to the fifth and then to about the 9th or 10th photo, ...   Mon Nov 3rd, 2008 11:58 am

Other Civil War Talk > Favorite Civil War Subject to Talk About (39 replies - 10830 views)

Texas Defender wrote: Captain Crow- We are all accidents of history. If the Civil War had not taken place or had ended differently, it would have not ...   Fri Oct 24th, 2008 11:18 am

Other Civil War Talk > Favorite Civil War Subject to Talk About (39 replies - 10830 views)

153rd Pennsylvania at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. also state sovereignty :shock: (that's an inside joke for ole and shane). I promise, no more inside jokes, youz guys, ...   Tue Oct 21st, 2008 01:00 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Y'all vs Ya'll (28 replies - 10845 views)

Here's a Web site that might help: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yall My take, for what it's worth. 'Y'all' makes the most sense to me, seeing that it's a commonsense (to ...   Sat Oct 11th, 2008 12:19 pm

General Civil War Talk > Railroads and the Civil War (19 replies - 5369 views)

Pam, In the same article, Clark writes: "The Confederacy did not have the financial means to compensate its railroads, unless one counts its rapidly depreciating bonds. ...   Mon Sep 29th, 2008 09:02 pm

General Civil War Talk > Railroads and the Civil War (19 replies - 5369 views)

Pam, Were you at the Pennsylvania Railroad Museum in Strasburg? Incredible place; we visited it a few years ago. Here in North Carolina, we have the ...   Mon Sep 29th, 2008 11:35 am

General Civil War Talk > Vicksburg vs. Gettysburg (57 replies - 20769 views)

Captain Crow wrote: I'm not so sure the AoNV was necessarily facing starvation, at least not immediately. And of course as usual I strongly contend against ...   Sat Sep 27th, 2008 11:59 am

General Civil War Talk > Significant night attacks? (20 replies - 7908 views)

Pam, Pam, Pam, Did you forget East Cemetery Hill? Started around 7:30 p.m. and ended in darkness. Rodes, under moonlight, aborted his assault to support Early's ...   Thu Sep 25th, 2008 11:36 pm

General Civil War Talk > Vicksburg vs. Gettysburg (57 replies - 20769 views)

Captain Crow wrote: I think it would depend on how costly a victory was won at Gettysburg. Personally, as I've stated before in other topics, I ...   Thu Sep 25th, 2008 12:01 pm

General Civil War Talk > Vicksburg vs. Gettysburg (57 replies - 20769 views)

The comparison and significance of Vicksburg and Gettysburg has almost always been intriguing to me. While I do tend to lean toward the fall of ...   Mon Sep 22nd, 2008 08:43 pm

General Civil War Talk > what Went wrong At Gettysburg (104 replies - 28094 views)

CleburneFan wrote: Being from the Jurassic Period (I am 65), ... Cleburne Fan, I am so sorry, I completely misjudged you. I was convinced you were Paleolithic :D Like, ...   Mon Sep 22nd, 2008 04:32 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Locks Of Love (15 replies - 3859 views)

Good for you, DG. It's a very worthwhile thing to do. My wife has made three donations of her unusual strawberry blonde hair over the past ...   Sat Sep 20th, 2008 03:43 am

Battle of Gettysburg > Oldie but a goodie!!! (30 replies - 16953 views)

j harold I believe your initial impression is correct. This summer our little group had an LBG tour of the 11th Corps, and our guide suggested that ...   Thu Sep 18th, 2008 03:00 pm

Abraham Lincoln > Lincoln tyrant or savior of the Union (96 replies - 38229 views)

Furthermore, the Federal government held the title to the fort: http://www.civilwarhome.com/sumterownership.htm Read the section on Fort Sumter in the bottom half of the essay. ...   Wed Sep 17th, 2008 11:45 am


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