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 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Civil War Documentaries - Recommendations

Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:43 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 1008


A quick search of the local library catalog ("civil war" and "documentary") listed multiple entries. While I can't speak for the quality of all, there were a large number(and there are duplicate entries), several of which I have enjoyed and learned from (including one VHS tape of...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Civil War Veterans on VideoCassette

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:38 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 1698


If anyone is interested in this video, and is having difficulties with getting it through VirtCat, contact me and I will try to streamline getting it to you.

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Civil War Veterans on VideoCassette

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:56 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 1698


For Massachusetts members with a VHS (videocassette) working I have recently come across a VHS video in the NOBLE library network "Echoes of the Blue and Gray: Civil War Veterans on VideoCassette" - a compilation of still and film clips from the early 1900's focusing on Civil War veterans....

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: HPS Vicksburg Graphics Update ready from Old Banshee Team

Posted: Thu May 31, 2012 6:52 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 3076


Dear Modders: This is to let you know that when I attempted to download the HPS Civil War Map Mod, I got a 404 error (can't find the page error). This was updated on 5/12/12 so maybe a letter error? Could you look into it for those of us who are interested in modding the maps? (The unit links were f...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: New Title Not ACW though.

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:20 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 4535


I believe that the title of the book mentioned is Like Wolves on the Fold: The Defence of Rorke's Drift by Mike Snook--a LtC in the Royal Regiment of Wales (formerly the 24th regiment -- the unit at Rorke's Drift): "a highly-detailed account of the engagement at Rorke's Drift. It recounts the m...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Reading a novel-what do you think

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:57 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 2523


Also, Jeff Shaara (son of Mike Shaara--The Killer Angels), author of Gods & Generals and The Last Full Measure (sequels to KA) is releasing a new book Blaze of Glory about Shiloh, the first of a new trilogy about the Western Theater.

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Reading a novel-what do you think

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:37 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 2523


Thanks for the tip: will get it from the local library. Peters was a career soldier and is known as a military writer. There is also a book by Gingrich and William R Forstchen (who is the actual writer) about the Battle of the Crater "The Battle of the Crater" being listed as Gettysburg Se...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: The Purchase By Blood: Massachusetts In the Civil War 1861-2

Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:42 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 1483


I just checked in to the Tavern after a long absence: thank you for the heads up on this. I will cross the river and check it out.

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Film: The Battle of Gettysburg

Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 6:27 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 4358


I just returned from Gettysburg, and would like to comment on the philosophy of the Park Service. It is now the policy of the Park Service to actively restore the controlled portions of the battlefield to as accurate a condition as possible. This means cutting down of trees that have grown, replanti...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Attacking in Column

Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:00 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 4149


RE: LIST #6: Using Col. Anonymous as a scout. This is expressly against the Club Rules. 5.1.2 Lone officers (that is, any number of officers not stacked with at least one cavalry, infantry, or artillery unit) will not be used in front of your lines as scouts to determine the position of enemy forces...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: The Loving Cup

Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:53 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 1624


Gentlemen(and victorious Lieutenants of the Union Army): The Lieutenant's Cup is on view at the UMA site. My congratulations! Barkeep, a round for these good fellows! Assistant Superintendent, UMA Lt. Col. Neal Carney AoT/XVI/2/1 http://www.lib.unc.edu/ncc/pcoll/civilwar/battle.GIF

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: ATTENTION TO PARADE, GENERAL ANTONY BARLOW!

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:56 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 9961


General Barlow, Sir! <Salute>
Sir! Thank you for your dedicated service for both the Club and the Union Army Western Theater.
In gratitude,

Lt. Col. Neal Carney
AoT/XVI/2/1
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 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: East Massachusetts: Superior! Library Collection

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 6:04 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 1242


<font face="Georgia">This is a heads-up to those club members (and any others reading these posts) who live in Massachusetts. I stopped at the <b>Turner Free Library-Randolph, MA </b>to pick-up a book on the Army of the Tennessee and was amazed at the quantity and quality of the Civil War collection...

 Forum: Old Opponent finder   Topic: Looking for Reb: HPS:Antietam:South Mountain-FULL

Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:51 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 1115


‘The Young Napoleon’, Maj. Gen. McClellan, has instructed me to see what’s on the other side of South Mountain. Any Garlands out there to my Reno? HPS: Antietam #64: South Mountain. NB: per Gen. McClellan’s instructions, I may not move precipitously – (roughly 1 move per week.) Lt. Col. Ne...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Great site for actual newspapers from Civil War

Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:27 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 1844


Also, The New York Times began publishing in 1852 and reported on the Civil War. Major city libraries may have the NYTimes available in microfilm as may some local college libraries. As well, the NYT has finished its digitalization project and is available as the Historical NYTimes as an electronic ...
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