civil war

  1. S

    Savannah gray (garden) brick

    I would like to know any information that can be given about these bricks and this one in particular because of its design. I was given this by a relative. They owned a condo in Savannah GA and was watching a renovation happen at a home on Howard St. This brick was found there under the dirt. I...
  2. Q

    Agrippa vs Antony

    So, personally, I’m inclined to believe the better man won at Actium and that Agrippa really was more Caesar’s heir in military matters than Antony ever was. But, I’m well aware debate is still hot regarding Antony’s personal skills, and I’d like to see what other people think and why.
  3. Ascendant

    A Debatable Ambush: The Newtowncunningham Incident in Co. Donegal, May 1922

    Article on a clash in Co. Donegal in May 1922 during the lead-up to the Civil War. A Debatable Ambush: The Newtowncunningham Incident in Co. Donegal, May 1922 On the 4th May 1922, a convoy of pro-Treaty IRA men drove through the town of Newtowncunningham, Co. Donegal, and came under fire from...
  4. L

    How'd the civil rights movement compare to earlier attempts to attain black rights?

    This includes before the Civil War, the Reconstruction era, and the early to mid 1900s.
  5. redskevin

    US & Allied Forces Carry Out Syria Strikes

    The United States, with support from France and the United Kingdom has carried out strikes on Syria’s chemical weapon facilities on Saturday, following a chemical attack blamed on Syrian government forces. Besides the United States Air Force and Navy, the air forces of France and United Kingdom...
  6. JaddHaidar

    Lebanese Civil War (1975-1990)

    43 years (and a day) ago, on 13th of April 1975, the decade and a half long Lebanese Civil War started. A bit of background information. Since the declaration of independence from France in 1943, Lebanon has always had a fragile (yet sustainable) peace due to a variety of reasons, whether it's...
  7. J

    Poverty & White Supremacy

    Explain how and why poverty and white supremacy are foundations upon which the post-Civil War South was built. (Intellectual answers ONLY!!! PLEASE no negativity or race/status bashing!)
  8. JaddHaidar

    Syria: uprising and civil war thread 2011-2017 (Part 3)

    Another thread because the last two got closed thanks to personal attacks and forgetting the meaning of "discussion". Nontheless a fresh start is just what's needed.
  9. LZRD WZRD

    Robert E. Lee out West, Longstreet or Johnston in the East?

    It's been awhile since I've posted here, so allow me to indulge in my favorite pastime: speculative alternative military history! I'd love to see what all you well-read civil war buffs on here think about the possibility of Robert E. Lee going out to command the western theatre during the war...
  10. D

    This Day in History: Rutherford B. Hayes is Born

    Here's a great write-up on one of the United States' forgotten presidents, who was born on this day in 1822: This Day in History: A forgotten president is born
  11. F

    US Civil War - When Did The 'States Rights' Argument Start?

    It seems to me that the Southern states seceded largely on federalist grounds, in opposition to Northerners states' rights arguments against the Fugitive Slave Act. Certainly, I know that politicians through our history have rather freely jumped between federalist vs states' rights arguments...
  12. D

    Lynchburg, Virginia

    Here are a few interesting facts about Lynchburg, which most people know little about: A city you've likely never heard of or visted
  13. Ascendant

    'Honesty, Hustle and Zeal': Séumas Robinson, IRA leader

    Three articles on Séumas Robinson, the Belfast-born O/C of the Third (South) Tipperary IRA Brigade during the War of Irish Independence (1919-1921) and the Civil War (1922-1923). Never Lukewarm: Séumas Robinson’s War of Independence An overview of Robinson's background and involvement in...
  14. EProtzel

    Historical novellist new to Historum

    As a writer of historical fiction, I'm thrilled to have found this forum. My debut novel, The Lies That Bind, just published by TouchPoint Press, takes place in antebellum Mississippi and is the first in my planned DarkHorse Trilogy. The second will take place in Missouri during the Civil War...
  15. VikingGirlTBird

    Civil War Officers Balls and the Balls the Officers Went to during the Civil War.

    1. Were and did any commissioned military junior/company officers (Such as captains, first lieutenants, and second lieutenants.) in the Union army and in the Confederate army were invited to and went to balls (Like the private balls of the upper class and the military balls for commissioned...
  16. R

    Why did Americans only take African slaves and not Japanese or whomever else?

    I was reading up on Japanese history, and saw that American gunships arrived at Japan and basically completely dominated them with their superior weaponry. Japan was at their mercy. But the only thing the Americans asked of them was to allow people to come through and live in Japan, no tariffs...
  17. C

    Want To Spitball Some Ideas

    Sorry if this isn't kosher, I am not trying to break any rules, but after reading some of the dialogue on here, on a range of topics, it seems like an intelligent, informed community and I would love to pick your brains. I am writing a final paper for a summer course I am taking. It's a...
  18. petesonjk

    New Gettysburg Photo Mystery

    I submit the following blog for review. http://jkpeteson.wordpress.com It is yet another location for the Harvest of Death photos. I had a new twist to the mystery however. I've contacted a few historians concerning something I've observed in the Brady quarry/pond photo. This is apparently a new...
  19. petesonjk

    Harvest of Death Gettysburg

    I submit the following link to my blog for review. It is yet another location for the Harvest of Death photos. I had a new twist to the mystery however. I've contacted a few historians concerning something I've observed in the Brady quarry/pond photo. This is apparently a new observation and no...