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General Civil War Talk > Research Methods/Techniques (13 replies - 3638 views)

Jim, While I might use Google for something I'm not really interested in (meaning I just want to skim the surface), most of my research comes ...   Sat Apr 26th, 2008 02:26 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Vacations (17 replies - 4817 views)

I'd love to travel through Europe like I had planned to do when I was young and foolish and poor...now, of course, I'm older, foolish ...   Fri Apr 25th, 2008 03:40 pm

Introductions > Hello to everyone! (19 replies - 6087 views)

Glad you're here Chuck. Best Rob ...   Sat Apr 19th, 2008 05:22 am

Thomas Stonewall Jackson > Did any soldier ever admit to shooting at Stonewall Jackson? (69 replies - 39969 views)

Thanks for the info. I will definitely check out Krick's book. Although I'm certainly no expert, I have to think the idea that Jackson was ...   Fri Apr 18th, 2008 05:20 am

Thomas Stonewall Jackson > Did any soldier ever admit to shooting at Stonewall Jackson? (69 replies - 39969 views)

Something I've always wondered about, and just from a cursory glance through some sources it seems unlikely, but I've wondered if any soldier from the ...   Thu Apr 17th, 2008 04:05 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > 20 Greatest Redneck Moments (24 replies - 9705 views)

Dixie, My mother loved Hee Haw, and transferred that love to me. I think one of the funniest scenes on that show was when Junior Samples ...   Mon Apr 14th, 2008 04:19 pm

Introductions > Introduction (7 replies - 2626 views)

Ed, Given that southern Illinois was far more "Rebel" than any other part of the state, why didn't you settle down there. Hell, you probably could ...   Mon Apr 14th, 2008 03:36 pm

George Meade > Thoughts on Meade? (22 replies - 21633 views)

Widow, I wonder, though, if Meade kept his job because of his qualifications, or if by this point he was pretty well inconsequential. Grant had such ...   Mon Apr 14th, 2008 03:31 pm

Civil War News/ Press Releases > New Museum and Visitor Center At Gettysburg (12 replies - 5986 views)

I'll be at home crying because I don't have enough money to feed the dog let alone travel anywhere...maybe buying all those books wasn't such ...   Mon Apr 14th, 2008 03:23 pm

Introductions > Another new person (24 replies - 7422 views)

Ed, It's clearly a short drive (and one I imagine you sped through.:)) Best Rob ...   Thu Apr 10th, 2008 02:39 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Feeling just a bit blue (19 replies - 5683 views)

Not a day goes by that I don't think of that wonderful woman who gave life to me, both physically and intellectually. I have a ...   Thu Apr 10th, 2008 02:47 am

Introductions > Thought I'd introduce myself (10 replies - 3572 views)

Ed, You flatter me! Best Rob ...   Wed Apr 9th, 2008 03:42 am

Introductions > Thought I'd introduce myself (10 replies - 3572 views)

Starjet, Welcome aboard. Nice to have you here. We all get along well, except when I start something.:) Best Rob ...   Wed Apr 9th, 2008 12:20 am

Introductions > Another new person (24 replies - 7422 views)

Welcome Renee. My, we are starting to get the members now. I think it's Ed's fault.;) Best Rob ...   Wed Apr 9th, 2008 12:18 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Death of Charlton Heston (7 replies - 3059 views)

Ed, I'm shocked that we disagree.;) Best Rob ...   Mon Apr 7th, 2008 11:32 pm

Introductions > alow myself to introduce... myself !!! (3 replies - 2269 views)

Welcome aboard Brian. Always nice to see a new face. Hope you enjoy your time here. Best Rob ...   Mon Apr 7th, 2008 12:56 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Death of Charlton Heston (7 replies - 3059 views)

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/06/movies/06heston.html?ref=todayspaper&pagewanted=all While I certainly didn't agree with most of his politics, he was a hell of an actor. While most people point to Ben-Hur or The ...   Sun Apr 6th, 2008 05:37 pm

General Civil War Talk > Interesting discussion about Lincoln at Sam Wheeler's board (3 replies - 2292 views)

There is a very interesting discussion going on at Sam Wheeler's LincolnStudies discussion board about C.A. Tripp's thesis that Lincoln was gay. It stems from ...   Sat Apr 5th, 2008 05:49 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Question for David White (2 replies - 1730 views)

Thank you sir, I will look for it today. Best Rob ...   Thu Apr 3rd, 2008 05:14 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Question for David White (2 replies - 1730 views)

David, Our discussion has brought up a queston for me that I hope you might take time to answer. In the 1920s, James G. Randall wrote a ...   Wed Apr 2nd, 2008 06:28 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > need music (22 replies - 6359 views)

Ed and Susan, There's a book I see from time to time called "Scuse Me While I Kiss This Guy" which is full of mis-heard lyrics. ...   Wed Apr 2nd, 2008 03:58 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > need music (22 replies - 6359 views)

Ed, I knew if we waited long enough, we would find common ground somewhere.:) Best Rob ...   Wed Apr 2nd, 2008 03:21 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Is it wrong to scan books? (33 replies - 8678 views)

Okay, THIS is my last post on this topic. Ashbel, copying copyrighted material is not illegal. If it was, libraries would not be allowed to have ...   Wed Apr 2nd, 2008 03:14 am

Idle Chit-Chat > need music (22 replies - 6359 views)

Dixie, I am a big fan of Creedence Clearwater Revival as well as its lead singer, John Fogerty. He has a new CD out called Revival ...   Tue Apr 1st, 2008 02:15 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Is it wrong to scan books? (33 replies - 8678 views)

Joe, Your argument is well-taken. I guess in my heart, I can live with what I'm doing, or I wouldn't be doing it. If there is ...   Mon Mar 31st, 2008 10:15 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Is it wrong to scan books? (33 replies - 8678 views)

Ed, Seems like that's always the case between us, but I do enjoy the give and take. Let me know if Blago gives you a ride.:) Best Rob ...   Mon Mar 31st, 2008 09:31 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Is it wrong to scan books? (33 replies - 8678 views)

Ashbel, No charge for the service--in fact use it at your discretion. :) Best Rob ...   Mon Mar 31st, 2008 09:22 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Is it wrong to scan books? (33 replies - 8678 views)

First off, I asked this question knowing full well that several people may (and obviously do) disagree with me. So if I seemed a bit ...   Mon Mar 31st, 2008 09:16 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Is it wrong to scan books? (33 replies - 8678 views)

Ashbel, The university will not allow me to pay the price because I'm not a student there. I've asked. The only way I can use the ...   Mon Mar 31st, 2008 08:01 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Is it wrong to scan books? (33 replies - 8678 views)

Ed, Ownership of the access code, to me, is immaterial. The university allows her the code to help her in her work, and from there its ...   Mon Mar 31st, 2008 07:43 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Is it wrong to scan books? (33 replies - 8678 views)

Let me throw this discussion in a bit of a different direction. I have access to a major university's database of electronic library sites through ...   Mon Mar 31st, 2008 06:36 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Is it wrong to scan books? (33 replies - 8678 views)

David, If you've never burned a CD, made a taped copy of an album (definitely showing my age here), borrowed a book from a friend, or ...   Mon Mar 31st, 2008 06:11 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Favorite Civil War Subject And Why (42 replies - 22044 views)

From the age of 8 my favorite subject has been Lincoln. I've always joked that growing up in Illinois it's a state law that you ...   Mon Mar 31st, 2008 04:55 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Books we would like others to read (16 replies - 5114 views)

It's hard to pick just a few. What I pick today would likely not make the list tomorrow. One of the greatest historians both in terms ...   Mon Mar 31st, 2008 04:39 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Is it wrong to scan books? (33 replies - 8678 views)

Ed, Appreciate your input. I guess the biggest difference as I see it is that I'm not making 30 copies (or even more than the one ...   Mon Mar 31st, 2008 04:20 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Is it wrong to scan books? (33 replies - 8678 views)

As technology has gotten better, the quality of scanners has steadily improved. From time to time when I get a library copy of a book ...   Fri Mar 28th, 2008 06:28 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Hollywood History (70 replies - 19856 views)

Kernow-Ox, I had an opportunity to watch both films and both have powerful, if incorrect, messages. If you want to watch BOAN, I would recommend the ...   Fri Mar 28th, 2008 03:39 pm

Other History > Reconstruction (5 replies - 4759 views)

John Hope Franklin wrote "Reconstruction After The Civil War" which weighs in at 280 pages, although I would recommend giving Foner's book another try. It ...   Fri Mar 28th, 2008 03:33 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Dirt Eater (29 replies - 9165 views)

Joanie, You are correct. The only time she ever tried to make soup "from scratch" (scratch being frozen vegetables...not necessarily against the law but still not ...   Thu Mar 27th, 2008 04:39 pm

Idle Chit-Chat > Dirt Eater (29 replies - 9165 views)

Joanie, If it's the "you can lead a horticulture but you can't make her think" that was said by Dorothy Parker, not Oscar Wilde. If it ...   Wed Mar 26th, 2008 03:38 pm


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