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Idle Chit-Chat > Best War Movie Ever (104 replies - 42652 views)

I would say 'Saving Pvt. Clewell, er Ryan' as No. 1, followed by 'Das Boot" at 1A. Both for their unrelenting realism and the horrors ...   Mon Feb 11th, 2008 03:56 pm

Battles and Campaigns > The Battle of Cold Harbor (164 replies - 64260 views)

Yes; this is true in the sense of attrition. Why didn't Grant learn from these examples? Why didn't Grant learn from these examples? Heck, why ...   Mon Feb 11th, 2008 03:45 pm

Battles and Campaigns > The Battle of Cold Harbor (164 replies - 64260 views)

And a lot of that blame also falls on Lee, for such attacks like Malvern Hill and Gettysburg. On this I agree with you. Let's ...   Mon Feb 11th, 2008 03:58 am

Idle Chit-Chat > How's the weather? (45 replies - 10185 views)

Today it's 48 degrees, sunny, but blustery, with gusts whipping up to 40 mph. Oh, wait. You didn't mean daily reports, did you? :D ...   Sun Feb 10th, 2008 04:51 pm

Battles and Campaigns > The Battle of Cold Harbor (164 replies - 64260 views)

While grazing through my resources in attempts to support my arguments, I came across Emory Upton, Theodore Lyman and Gouverneur Warren who wrote scathing commentary ...   Sun Feb 10th, 2008 01:10 pm

Battles and Campaigns > The Battle of Cold Harbor (164 replies - 64260 views)

Sorry guys, I've been in wireless-free land most of the day and only now can I reply. Before we hammer the final nail, Joanie asks this: Will ...   Sun Feb 10th, 2008 03:51 am

Battles and Campaigns > The Battle of Cold Harbor (164 replies - 64260 views)

Well, according to the exam score sheet, the answer is: a.) and d.) And you're the scorekeeper, right? Hmm. ...   Sat Feb 9th, 2008 04:38 am

Battles and Campaigns > The Battle of Cold Harbor (164 replies - 64260 views)

Thud. Thud. Thud. Thud. Thud. Thud. That's the sound of me banging my head against the wall. There was a protocol that had to be followed and ...   Sat Feb 9th, 2008 02:05 am

Battles and Campaigns > The Battle of Cold Harbor (164 replies - 64260 views)

Michael, Here I go again: I do think that truces were more common than we think, but only when the lines are opposing each other. When one ...   Fri Feb 8th, 2008 07:30 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > How's the weather? (45 replies - 10185 views)

Jeez, Joanie. I didn't realize I was so close to the mark. All the more reason to become a Tar Heel (er, Tarheel). You could get ...   Fri Feb 8th, 2008 12:10 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > How's the weather? (45 replies - 10185 views)

Clear, 62 degrees, sunny this afternoon. Almost impossible to get it to be sunny at night. You ought to move south. Michigan will kill you ...   Fri Feb 8th, 2008 04:11 am

Idle Chit-Chat > The Official 2008 CWi NASCAR Thread (87 replies - 20822 views)

I'm guessing here, but it's probably not one of Grant's wounded bears, right? ...   Fri Feb 8th, 2008 03:32 am

Battles and Campaigns > The Battle of Cold Harbor (164 replies - 64260 views)

Whew. Thanks, Michael. I feel better about debates with you now. You just never know. I like most of your rebuttals. Let me rebut (huh?) one ...   Fri Feb 8th, 2008 12:56 am

Battles and Campaigns > The Battle of Cold Harbor (164 replies - 64260 views)

I'm pretty sure Little Mac got' em somewhere! To within 6-10 miles of Richmond, I think? That is a nice point, Joanie. And Mac did ...   Thu Feb 7th, 2008 11:53 pm

Battles and Campaigns > The Battle of Cold Harbor (164 replies - 64260 views)

Michael, Good stuff there. But I relish playing the contrary fool. Ask Joanie. I do this to bring balance and counter-balance to the debate, so don't ...   Thu Feb 7th, 2008 08:12 pm

Battles and Campaigns > The Battle of Cold Harbor (164 replies - 64260 views)

OH MY GOD, JOANIE!!!! I think my heart actually stopped for a minute with you referencing McPherson in your argument, given our past exchanges on ...   Thu Feb 7th, 2008 02:08 pm

Battles and Campaigns > The Battle of Cold Harbor (164 replies - 64260 views)

Grant also had that thing about refusing to retreat or backtrack that also proved costly to his men. It is almost as if ...   Thu Feb 7th, 2008 04:18 am

Battles and Campaigns > The Battle of Cold Harbor (164 replies - 64260 views)

Wow. There's a lot of stuff going on here. Mary Todd Lincoln's 'butcher' quote came during the seige of Petersburg, but I think you have to ...   Wed Feb 6th, 2008 08:17 pm

Battles and Campaigns > The Battle of Cold Harbor (164 replies - 64260 views)

I was waiting for that one, Joanie. You know, years ago, when I was in college, Pickett's Charge featured 15,000 troops. Now current scholarship estimates Pickett ...   Tue Feb 5th, 2008 10:50 pm

Battles and Campaigns > The Battle of Cold Harbor (164 replies - 64260 views)

Gordon Rhea is my source for just about anything on the Overland campaign. Should Grant have fought at Cold Harbor? Rhea writes: "Grant has been roundly criticized ...   Tue Feb 5th, 2008 08:51 pm

Civil War Books > This Republic of Suffering (17 replies - 7465 views)

Ole wrote: 'Gotta get to three before you get into college words." Not sure about that, Ole. I swear my wife's southern accent makes 'dog' sound ...   Mon Jan 28th, 2008 11:27 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Dale Junior (198 replies - 38640 views)

Joanie, I don't believe for a minute my waters run deep enough to be over your head. ...   Tue Jan 22nd, 2008 03:43 am

Other People of the Civil War > Ancestors who fought (24 replies - 12248 views)

Wow. A whole company of Doc C's. :D ...   Tue Jan 22nd, 2008 03:31 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Dale Junior (198 replies - 38640 views)

Joanie, Do you talk about the Civil War on any NASCAR sites? ...   Tue Jan 22nd, 2008 01:32 am

Idle Chit-Chat > The Dakar (17 replies - 3628 views)

Oh, I don't know. Cold and insipid is most refreshing when it's 95 degrees outside. or if there's a pizza in front of you. Or NASCAR. ...   Sun Jan 20th, 2008 11:09 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Dale Junior (198 replies - 38640 views)

Ha. Got me. On second thought, maybe it's better if it's not rush hour. Or maybe when pedestrians are trying to cross. Come to think ...   Fri Jan 18th, 2008 03:24 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Dale Junior (198 replies - 38640 views)

Imagine Trafalgar or Leicester Squares at rush hour. Then you have an idea of what NASCAR's about. I guess. ...   Fri Jan 18th, 2008 02:40 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Dale Junior (198 replies - 38640 views)

JOANIE!!!! You're back!!!! It's been so long since you last posted I thought you were hibernating. Well, there's always the NFL playoffs to fill the void, you ...   Fri Jan 18th, 2008 03:35 am

General Civil War Talk > Field fortifications (59 replies - 16804 views)

Bald spots are low maintenance ...   Wed Jan 16th, 2008 03:18 am

Other Civil War Talk > 41st New York (25 replies - 7220 views)

Roger, Tar Heels? Tarheels? OK, here's the deal. When I came to North Carolina as a budding journalist 31 years ago, I was told that 'Tar Heels' ...   Thu Jan 10th, 2008 11:24 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Oil Hits $100 a Barrel! (56 replies - 11724 views)

Getting back to fossil/biofuels for a moment, I heard something on the radio the other day about a competition to build carburetors that get 100 ...   Thu Jan 10th, 2008 02:07 pm

Other Civil War Talk > What Is a Civil War Round Table? (57 replies - 14175 views)

Fan, Just curious. Have you checked out the roundtable yet? Attended a meeting? Enjoyed it? ...   Wed Jan 9th, 2008 09:53 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Oil Hits $100 a Barrel! (56 replies - 11724 views)

And food. Let me see if I'm getting the big picture. Research into biofuels is raising the price of corn and wheat to produce fuels that ...   Thu Jan 3rd, 2008 07:50 pm

Other History > Reconstruction (49 replies - 22727 views)

I'm guessing that the slower pace was always there in the pre-war, under-industrialized south. Climate, no doubt, played a major role in slowing everybody's social ...   Sat Dec 22nd, 2007 07:23 pm

Other History > Reconstruction (49 replies - 22727 views)

What if there had been no civil war and therefore no need for reconstruction? Would not the deep south states, almost exclusively agrarian and devoid ...   Sat Dec 22nd, 2007 06:36 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Rumors (16 replies - 4696 views)

The worst that can probably be said of Lee is that he enjoyed flirting. In Elizabeth Brown Pryor's book, 'Reading the Man,' she writes: "The ladies ...   Wed Dec 19th, 2007 01:57 am

George Thomas > General George H. Thomas (60 replies - 29115 views)

Don, I finished the book a few months ago, and while your inquiry didn't ring any bells with me, I raced back to the book to ...   Tue Dec 18th, 2007 11:34 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Author Bias (46 replies - 13715 views)

I am moving the McPherson discussion back to this thread, where it belongs. Keep in mind the pullquote I used from the N&S story came near ...   Tue Dec 18th, 2007 12:07 am

Other Civil War Talk > States rights and slavery (201 replies - 52588 views)

'All data must be recognized and accounted for. One cannot set aside data that one does not like, or arbitrarily dismiss it as an anomaly.' Unless ...   Mon Dec 17th, 2007 11:42 pm

Other Civil War Talk > States rights and slavery (201 replies - 52588 views)

To quote a member of this board who shall remain anonymous, "Geez." Being a little harsh on the boy, no? "I wonder, if he weren't writing about ...   Sat Dec 15th, 2007 07:05 pm


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