Re: [civilwarwest] Brand new member
- In a message dated 8/3/2004 9:48:06 PM Eastern Daylight Time, ecarboneau@... writes:
Hello, and thank you for allowing me into your Group!
To establish my bona fides:
I am a native Floridian, born in Jacksonville (1958) but raised in
Maine (1965-1981); I earned my B.A. in History from Bates College
(Lewiston, Maine) in 1980. It was VERY interesting being a native
Floridian, growing up in the precincts of (among others) Chamberlain,
Howard, et. al.!
While at Bates, I took a "Short Term" course in the Civil
War. "Short Term" refers to an extra half-semester in the spring,
during which a student takes ONE course, meeting 3-5 times a week,
generally for 3 hrs per meeting. In the case of the Civil War
course, each student was assigned a particular battle, which s/he
would study, analyze, interpret and then present to the class for an
entire class meeting. For 3 hours, the student brought the battle to
life .. after which his/her presentation was discussed and critiqued
by the class (and, of course, by the professor). Extensively-
researched papers on the battle were also required for the course.
For the record: I drew the Battle of the Wilderness (missed out on
Chickamauga)...and my grade for the course was an A.
As an Episcopalian, my interest and attention was early drawn towards
Lt Gen Leonidas Polk (whom my Bates professor described as one of the
better generals in the West; an assessment contradicted by just about
all published accounts of Shiloh, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga). I
remain sympathetic to Polk (especially v Bragg, whom I consider a
brilliant strategist but whose execution was anemic), and to Hardee;
I have become respectful of D.H. Hill.
I am currently working my way through "This Terrible Sound" (Peter
Cozzens), having already dealt with "No Better Place to Die".
Cozzens' scholarship is sound, although once again he is fairly
condemnatory of the Fighting Bishop. I would like to obtain a copy
of the U.S. Army War College Guide to the Battle of Chickamauga ...
I look forward to many enjoyable and rewarding exchanges with y'all!
St Petersburg, FLORIDA
Welcome aboard. Am a bonafide Eastern Theater student here, but I have been in this group since day one, and it never ceases to amaze what all I have learned from the folks who post in here about the war in the west. It really is a fine group, and hope you enjoy it as much as I do here in the Garden State.
- In a message dated 8/3/2004 11:47:14 PM Eastern Standard Time, basecat1@... writes:
Am a bonafide Eastern Theater student here, but I have been in this group since day one, and it never ceases to amaze what all I have learned from the folks who post in here about the war in the west.Steve is just biased because he knows that East is Least and West is BestJEJ
- In a message dated 8/4/2004 1:14:40 AM Eastern Daylight Time, GnrlJEJohnston@... writes:
Steve is just biased because he knows that East is Least and West is Best
Not at all. Still not over dealing with Sickles at Gettysburg, and know I will need my strength when I finally tackle Bragg and others out your way. :) That said, have been reading a lot of late about the war out that way, and next June I will be making the pilgrimage to Vicksburg for the first time. Interested to see how the 4th of July, 1863 was celebrated out that way for a change..:)
Hope all is well.
Regards from the Garden State,
- I'd prefer a beer if he's buying! ;-)
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "aot1952" <aot1952@y...> wrote:
> Hey, don't the new members have to buy everyone donuts or something?
> "Retreat? Hell we just got here!"
- In a message dated 8/4/2004 2:16:59 AM Eastern Standard Time, basecat1@... writes:
Interested to see how the 4th of July, 1863 was celebrated out that way for a change..:)Bring your rifle, handgun, cannon, or if nothing else, M-80's or some other form of firecrackers, bottle rockets, roman candles, etc. Mainly however, something that makes a big bang.JEJ
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--- In email@example.com, "b_schulte70"
> I'd prefer a beer if he's buying! ;-)something?
> Brett S.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "aot1952" <aot1952@y...> wrote:
> > Hey, don't the new members have to buy everyone donuts or
> > Regards-
> > Wakefield
> > "Retreat? Hell we just got here!"