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General Civil War Talk > how would the confedracy coup with todays issues (6 replies - 1990 views)

But then, the North would have long ago opened up ANWR to drilling, as well as offshore California. And perhaps also utilized those abundant Pennsylvania ...   Tue Sep 16th, 2008 10:44 pm

William T. Sherman > Genreal sherman hero cold blooded killer (115 replies - 51730 views)

44th VA INF wrote: I dont realy agee onthat statement there were only 3 freemen taken back to the confedracy and i t wsas by some ...   Sat Sep 6th, 2008 03:44 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Favorite Place Names (52 replies - 10979 views)

Izzy, Don't forget New Hampshire: Live Free or Die! To return to the theme: I live about 30 miles from a small town called Climax. And, ...   Wed Sep 3rd, 2008 11:01 am

Other Civil War Talk > Sherman's March (56 replies - 26106 views)

Susan, Found this definition on the Internet: "Flying bridge, a temporary bridge suspended or floating, as for the passage of armies; also, a floating structure connected ...   Wed Aug 13th, 2008 11:06 am

General Civil War Talk > Which general are you for real? (22 replies - 6038 views)

Stonewall Jackson here. Pass the lemons, please. ...   Sun Jul 27th, 2008 10:41 pm

General Civil War Talk > Heading to Gettysburg (18 replies - 4084 views)

Bama46 wrote: As PvtClewell has pointed out, Mac was not at G'burg, but Meade certainly was... too many "M's" I guess... sorry for the gaffe Ed Or maybe it ...   Sun Jul 27th, 2008 05:20 pm

Civil War Books > The "To Read" list (52 replies - 16643 views)

pamc153PA wrote: When I first was told I had to teach this, I laughed at how all the experts thought this was so innovative. I've been ...   Thu Jul 24th, 2008 03:03 pm

Civil War Books > The "To Read" list (52 replies - 16643 views)

Tom Wiehle wrote: Have to agree also on the book "Covered with Glory" by Rod Gragg, only 250 pages but it brought tears to my ...   Thu Jul 24th, 2008 03:00 pm

Introductions > Hello! (47 replies - 12109 views)

Hey, Cap'n, Are you any relation to Sheryl...? ...   Mon Jul 14th, 2008 12:42 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Mount Rushmore (30 replies - 8061 views)

Check this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Rushmore Read the section titled 'History, about halfway through. Apparently, it was Borglum's idea. He also sculted the North Carolina Monument at Gettysburg, which in my ...   Sun Jul 13th, 2008 12:55 am

General Civil War Talk > Gettysburg Almshouse (11 replies - 7191 views)

Joe, Nice map. Where do you dig up this stuff? Plus, I share your sentiments about Barlow. If he wasn't so xenophobic about the Germans under his ...   Sat Jul 5th, 2008 04:40 pm

General Civil War Talk > Gettysburg Almshouse (11 replies - 7191 views)

Pam, I have been to Chancellorsville a number of times and have traveled Jackson's flank march route at least three times. I have not investigated the ...   Sat Jul 5th, 2008 12:25 pm

General Civil War Talk > Gettysburg Almshouse (11 replies - 7191 views)

Thanks, Joe Makes me wish those buildings were still in existence. How dramatically it changes this portion of the battlefield without them. I can also ...   Wed Jul 2nd, 2008 07:56 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Rubics Cube (8 replies - 2334 views)

DG, Try this: http://lar5.com/cube/fas1.html ...   Wed Jul 2nd, 2008 03:07 am

Battle of Gettysburg > Gettysburg 2008 (31 replies - 16133 views)

I tend to agree with j harold. One of the few things that Howard did right when he reached the field was to put Von Steinwehr's ...   Sat Jun 28th, 2008 11:58 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Greatest week in gold (30 replies - 6420 views)

The fact that Tiger essentially won it with one leg tied behind his back, as it were (and apparently against doctors' orders), will simply add ...   Tue Jun 17th, 2008 02:13 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Greatest week in gold (30 replies - 6420 views)

Here's something else: Tiger Woods has earned a staggering $81,004,376 since turning professional in 1996. In early 1999, he took on Stevie Williams as his caddy. ...   Sat Jun 14th, 2008 12:43 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Greatest week in gold (30 replies - 6420 views)

Golf utilizes hand-eye coordination, perception, strength, finesse, integrity, endurance, mental discipline and intelligence. The very essence of sports. It's amazing how hard to it is to ...   Sat Jun 14th, 2008 12:15 pm

General Civil War Talk > Strangest Battles of the Civil War (22 replies - 8181 views)

Does this qualify? Another Stonewall Jackson story. This time, it's Aug. 9, 1862, the Battle of Cedar Mountain, the precursor to Second Manassas. It's not one ...   Mon Jun 9th, 2008 06:51 pm

General Civil War Talk > Strangest Battles of the Civil War (22 replies - 8181 views)

"The time it must have taken and the effort involved to get all the horses to co-operate staggers my mind." Well, a there was war on ...   Sat Jun 7th, 2008 03:47 am

Other People of the Civil War > William Orton Williams (11 replies - 11139 views)

This comes from Elizabeth Brown Pryor's book, 'Reading the Man: A Portrait of Robert E. Lee through his Private Letters': "...Promoted to captain, Orton distinguished himself ...   Sat Jun 7th, 2008 01:13 am

General Civil War Talk > Strangest Battles of the Civil War (22 replies - 8181 views)

This was brought to my attention recently. It's the story of Stonewall Jackson raiding the B&O Railroad yard in Martinsburg (then West Virginia) early in ...   Fri Jun 6th, 2008 06:28 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Summer Travel (19 replies - 4456 views)

Ugghhh! And so much longer, too. When my wife and I went to Alaska from North Carolina, we took Amtrak's air-rail program. We rode the ...   Thu May 22nd, 2008 11:22 am

General Civil War Talk > Humorous moments (22 replies - 7745 views)

A few years ago my wife and I were in Staunton, Va., when we made our way into an antiques store. I found a display ...   Fri May 2nd, 2008 11:50 pm

Thomas Stonewall Jackson > Thomas Jackson photograph (23 replies - 13074 views)

Renee, I also have to agree with Joe and Widow that the odds are long that it's a picture of Jackson. First off, there are only two ...   Mon Apr 28th, 2008 04:33 pm

General Civil War Talk > Inventions and such that resulted from the Civil War (16 replies - 5033 views)

Susan, A friendly nit to pick: Custer first general to go up in Lowe's balloon. He did crouch below in the basket but SAID he ...   Mon Apr 21st, 2008 11:47 am

General Civil War Talk > Inventions and such that resulted from the Civil War (16 replies - 5033 views)

Fan, Check this out: http://members.aol.com/gordonkwok/torpedoes.html It should answer some of your questions, especially the last two-sentence paragraph in the top section. ...   Sun Apr 20th, 2008 11:40 pm

Thomas Stonewall Jackson > Did any soldier ever admit to shooting at Stonewall Jackson? (69 replies - 37001 views)

The monument to Jackson at Chancellorsville, hard against the Orange Plank Road, actually is the site where his wounds were initially tended. In 1996, Krick ...   Sat Apr 19th, 2008 02:05 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Quake/tremor (34 replies - 8541 views)

By the way, nice avatar, Ole. Is he a relative of yours? Which unit did he fight with? :D ...   Fri Apr 18th, 2008 01:54 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Quake/tremor (34 replies - 8541 views)

Joe, How far away are you from West Salem, Ill? http://the-dispatch.com/article/20080418/APA/804181351 I noticed the time frame is very close to what you stated. ...   Fri Apr 18th, 2008 11:13 am

General Civil War Talk > A rarely mentioned officer... (17 replies - 5356 views)

I don't know much about Ames, but I do know that he took over the 1st Division of the 11th Corps at Gettysburg after Barlow ...   Thu Apr 17th, 2008 12:49 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Paintball Gun Commandos Hit a Local Joint (11 replies - 3147 views)

You have an ex-wife who is 51???? And another who is 28???? I'm in awe. ...   Wed Apr 16th, 2008 06:49 pm

General Civil War Talk > trivia (18 replies - 5042 views)

ConnYankee, Also, in Smith's biography of Grant, there are several mentions of Grant smoking cigars in the White House. This one was the most interesting and ...   Fri Apr 4th, 2008 02:20 pm

General Civil War Talk > trivia (18 replies - 5042 views)

Ha. Just out of curiosity, I checked the Willard Hotel for rates. I requested a single bed, senior citizens discount, for one night. It's $494.10. ...   Fri Apr 4th, 2008 11:28 am

General Civil War Talk > trivia (18 replies - 5042 views)

Re: Sickles. Like Ashbel, my first impulse was to say Smithsonian. Checked my notes from the Civil War Institute a couple years ago, which focused on ...   Fri Apr 4th, 2008 11:17 am

George Meade > Thoughts on Meade? (22 replies - 19604 views)

Cody, Just something to ponder about Grant's presidency. During his first administration he was instrumental in ratification of the 15th amendment which prohibits government from using ...   Wed Apr 2nd, 2008 07:25 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Hollywood History (70 replies - 18337 views)

David, Hey, I like a little cheesy now and then. Especially with an impertinent chardonnay. Actually, I thought that was a pretty entertaining flick. What I want ...   Thu Mar 27th, 2008 04:36 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Son of Qualities of Great Generals (80 replies - 21555 views)

I've heard more than one anti-Grant person say that the reason Grant was so successful in his Civil War military career was because he was ...   Wed Mar 26th, 2008 08:07 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Dirt Eater (29 replies - 8429 views)

'As for laughing, I think the "groan" one-liners were exceptional. My little acorn hat is off to all whom contributed to those.' I agree, Joanie. ...   Tue Mar 25th, 2008 11:46 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Dirt Eater (29 replies - 8429 views)

I'm hurt, Ole. Now I've suffered a serious groan injury. :shock: ...   Mon Mar 24th, 2008 02:05 pm


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