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Other Civil War Talk > What Is a Civil War Round Table? (57 replies - 15539 views)

Uh-oh. Do you know me? ...   Sat Dec 15th, 2007 03:03 am

Other Civil War Talk > What Is a Civil War Round Table? (57 replies - 15539 views)

I don't know why women don't attend our meetings. Well, maybe I do. We're mostly strategy and tactics guys who like to walk all over ...   Sat Dec 15th, 2007 01:51 am

Other Civil War Talk > What Is a Civil War Round Table? (57 replies - 15539 views)

CF, The Civil War Roundtable that I belong to is small, with about 20 active members. We usually meet the third Thursday of each month in ...   Sat Dec 15th, 2007 12:09 am

Other Civil War Talk > States rights and slavery (201 replies - 62480 views)

Has anybody seen the latest issue of North & South (Vol. 10, No. 4)? There's a short study three-page study by Joanie's favorite historian, James McPherson, ...   Thu Dec 13th, 2007 11:57 pm

Civil War Preservation > Save Camp Letterman Petition! (2 replies - 5267 views)

Sigh. If only more folks had your insight, Dixie. ...   Thu Dec 13th, 2007 11:36 pm

Weapons of the Civil War > Lemat Revolvers (36 replies - 24202 views)

I go to several Civil War shows a year, and also visit the Horse Soldier in Gettysburg when I am there. The LeMat is indeed ...   Thu Dec 13th, 2007 11:31 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > College Football (5 replies - 2203 views)

I love college football, but don't have a clue about the BCS. There's a good story in this week's Sports Illustrated about the need for ...   Sat Dec 8th, 2007 12:37 pm

Introductions > Hello ALL! (3 replies - 2027 views)

Oh, so NOW you tell me. ...   Sat Dec 8th, 2007 12:24 pm

Other Civil War Talk > States rights and slavery (201 replies - 62480 views)

Doc C You are correct about the M-D line taking a southerly heading when it hits Delaware. But the M-D line also serves as a cultural ...   Wed Dec 5th, 2007 01:56 pm

Other Civil War Talk > States rights and slavery (201 replies - 62480 views)

TD I wonder if it's significant which part of New Jersey those slaves were located. Here's a guess: The southern portion of the Garden State is ...   Wed Dec 5th, 2007 11:15 am

Other Civil War Talk > Author Bias (46 replies - 15035 views)

Big Powell (I want to call you Boog Powell — any relation?) Back in the day before newspapers went online and you could actually hold the ...   Tue Dec 4th, 2007 12:00 am

General Civil War Talk > What to name this war? (84 replies - 23756 views)

No less than Robert E. Lee called it a civil war. Wow. Some threads never die. ...   Mon Dec 3rd, 2007 08:43 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Author Bias (46 replies - 15035 views)

Journalists write the first draft of history (thus, making them historians?) I would argue that the historians who follow distill the facts and offer interpretations (as ...   Mon Dec 3rd, 2007 01:44 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Southern Gentlemen (237 replies - 56335 views)

Ha, that's pretty good. And I can't help but feel, also inevitable. Seriously, glad you found work that's green, challenging, pays well, and makes you happy. ...   Sun Dec 2nd, 2007 12:10 pm

Other Civil War Talk > States rights and slavery (201 replies - 62480 views)

Wow, what a thread. In way over my head (I'm speaking in rhyme and I LIKE IT). Feels like a discussion I might have enjoyed ...   Sat Dec 1st, 2007 01:16 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > It was Warren afterall! (18 replies - 9351 views)

The neat thing about history is that it is always moving forward, building upon itself as the scholarship reveals previously unpublished or forgotten papers, letters ...   Thu Nov 22nd, 2007 03:41 am

General Civil War Talk > So is it or isn't it? (10 replies - 3525 views)

I am absolutely mesmerized by this photograph, so bear with me a moment even though this discussion appears to have died. I've tried to apply a ...   Thu Nov 22nd, 2007 03:25 am

General Civil War Talk > So is it or isn't it? (10 replies - 3525 views)

Here's another good Web site: http://www.wgal.com/news/14619871/detail.html This one gives the overall panoramic view, and what makes it interesting to me is the easily recognizable gatehouse to Evergreen ...   Mon Nov 19th, 2007 03:52 pm

General Civil War Talk > Skirmishers (11 replies - 6351 views)

This may help: http://www.susqu.edu/history/webprojects/meloni/skirmishers.htm ...   Sun Nov 18th, 2007 10:23 am

Jefferson Davis > Jefferson Davis (44 replies - 26278 views)

Ole, Did you just answer in haiku? ...   Fri Nov 16th, 2007 11:57 pm

Jefferson Davis > Jefferson Davis (44 replies - 26278 views)

I'm not a student of political science and my interest in the Civil War is primarily strategy and tactics, so I'm taking a stab in ...   Fri Nov 16th, 2007 02:18 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Is this funny, offensive, or both? (8 replies - 3046 views)

On the one hand, at least the kids know their history, so they must be teaching it somewhere. Take heart in that. On the other hand, ...   Thu Nov 15th, 2007 11:39 am

Jefferson Davis > Jefferson Davis (44 replies - 26278 views)

Bama writes: 'And finally, Lincoln was quite willing to exercise force to accomplish his goals.. the draft, the imprisonment of members of the Maryland legislature, shutting ...   Wed Nov 14th, 2007 04:33 pm

General Civil War Talk > How did the various armies of the CW mature? (7 replies - 3138 views)

Johan writes: 'I have concentrated almost exclusively upon the Armies west of the Appalachians to the detriment of those in the side show that was the ...   Tue Nov 13th, 2007 03:28 am

General Civil War Talk > The Iron Brigade (16 replies - 6385 views)

I love the Iron Brigade. It's my favorite brigade to follow in all my civil war studies. The story of its initiation to battle at ...   Tue Nov 13th, 2007 01:02 am

Robert E. Lee > Is Lee overrated? (49 replies - 30628 views)

Joanie, Best answer yet. Simple. Concise. Eloquent. To the point. Kentucky, Mostly agree with what you say. I hope you understand that I'm not trying to deify ...   Thu Nov 8th, 2007 08:26 pm

Robert E. Lee > Is Lee overrated? (49 replies - 30628 views)

Lee lost the war? I thought the war was lost in the western theater. (Just pickin' with you). Maybe the war lasted as long as it ...   Thu Nov 8th, 2007 03:46 am

Robert E. Lee > Is Lee overrated? (49 replies - 30628 views)

The interesting Gen. George Thomas thread seems to have evolved into a discussion on Lee, so I thought I'd start a new thread specifically aimed ...   Tue Nov 6th, 2007 02:05 pm

George Thomas > General George H. Thomas (60 replies - 32564 views)

If Lee's men deserved all the credit, then does it stand to reason that anybody other than Lee could have commanded the Army of Northern ...   Sun Nov 4th, 2007 11:15 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > NASCAR as an International sport? (49 replies - 14093 views)

Younglobo You're spot on. Good post. Money is the lubricant that oils everything. It's also why venerable NC tracks like Rockingham and North Wilkesboro are now flea ...   Sun Nov 4th, 2007 10:17 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > NASCAR as an International sport? (49 replies - 14093 views)

NASCAR calls it a sport and you and I call it survival. ...   Sun Nov 4th, 2007 01:41 am

George Thomas > General George H. Thomas (60 replies - 32564 views)

I don't think for many officers that resigning their commissions was an act of convenience, but rather an act of conscience. I also think they ...   Sat Nov 3rd, 2007 06:01 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > NASCAR as an International sport? (49 replies - 14093 views)

Jeez, Driving in circles for 4-5 hours, sitting in the hot sun with beer-guzzling (or, in the case of those under the Childress influence, wine-swilling) crackers ...   Sat Nov 3rd, 2007 12:03 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > NASCAR as an International sport? (49 replies - 14093 views)

JOANIE!!!!! You're back! Boy, are you back. Good to see you again. Let's have an argument. ...   Fri Nov 2nd, 2007 10:02 am

George Thomas > General George H. Thomas (60 replies - 32564 views)

Slowtrot, I am currently in the process of reading "Reading the Man," by historian Elizabeth Brown Pryor. It is a collection of previously unpublished letters and ...   Fri Nov 2nd, 2007 03:23 am

Other Civil War Talk > Grants Farm (9 replies - 3338 views)

Ole, The Civil War Institute is a weeklong seminar devoted to a specific Civil War theme. For 2008, we are revisiting Lincoln. The man, not the ...   Fri Oct 19th, 2007 09:57 pm

General Civil War Talk > What's your favorite Civil War songs? (72 replies - 24293 views)

Hey, dad, I've got an autographed CD by Molly Mason and Jay Ungar and several of my favorites off it are Hard Times, Tenting on the ...   Fri Oct 19th, 2007 07:37 pm

Other Civil War Talk > Grants Farm (9 replies - 3338 views)

And pizza is not just for breakfast anymore A few years ago at the Civil War Institute our theme for the week was Grant and there ...   Fri Oct 19th, 2007 07:23 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > song on TV commercial (4 replies - 2641 views)

I usually don't get emotionally moved by TV commercials (unless they're from ESPN and they make me break into uncontrollable laughter), but does anybody else ...   Sun Oct 14th, 2007 07:03 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Lee Marvin, Captain Kangaroo, and Mr. Rogers (12 replies - 6891 views)

Ole, In a book called "Jimmy Stewart Bomber Pilot," author Starr Smith writes: "On one of his Hollywood visits, Stewart (already in the air corps) had a ...   Sat Oct 13th, 2007 11:26 pm


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