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 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Railroads and the ACW

Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 6:35 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 3190

Uh . . . it isn't "Den" McBride, its <b>Dwight McBride</b>. . . sir


Lt Dwight McBride
1st Brigade ("The Regulars")
2nd Division/V Corps/AOP

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Railroads and the ACW

Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 3:33 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 3190

The Disney movie about Andrews' Raiders and the chase after The General was entitled "The Great Locomotive Chase." It was made in the mid-1950s and starred Fess Parker as Andrews, and Jeffrey Hunter as the Confederate who led the chase. This was the second movie based on the hijacking of The General...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: CHEAT!

Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 7:54 am 

Replies: 32
Views: 12081

I write this in behalf of all club newbies who are thinking right now: "Cheating? Like, by doing what? Jeez, I wish I knew specifically what they were talking about, so I knew what to watch out for." The only hints I picked up from the previous posts in this thread are that one form consists of repe...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: “From Selma to Appomattoxâ€

Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 11:10 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 1342

If the book is half as well-written as your review, I shall enjoy it indeed. Thank you very much for that time and effort. I shall look for a copy.


Lt Dwight McBride
1st Brigade ("The Regulars")
2nd Division/V Corps/AOP

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Mirror Match pros/cons . . .

Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 3:29 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 2381

I do not know of any ancestors from Canada. What part do you hide in? . . . Most of my ancestors I'm aware of came from the Ohio valley area. I'm told a grandfather was a railroad engineer for Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show in it's closing years. Sincerely, Lt Dwight McBride 1st Brigade ("The Regular...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Mirror Match pros/cons . . .

Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2005 10:34 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 2381

[quote]<i>Originally posted by Bill Peters</i><br />"And here I thought he was your son!" I am at least nine years' Den McBride's senior, so I'll make a bargain with the respected Confederate: I'll respect his rank if he'll respect his elders! (...and get me a pillow for my feet to accompany that le...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Mirror Match pros/cons . . .

Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2005 6:04 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 2381

I am but a few weeks out of West Point, with a question. I see many players who are searching for battles, and requesting that they be mirror matches . . . I know what mirror matches are, and that they can be either simultaneous or consecutive, but what I'd like to know is what the advantages or pre...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Gettysburg: July 3, 1863

Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2005 10:55 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 1869

I have hundreds of volumes on the Civil War, by dozens of authors from the noted to the amateur . . . and my favorite has been and always will be Bruce Catton. For me at least, he has the turn of phrase, the mind's eye of the written word, that let's me see and feel, sometimes it seems even to <i>kn...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Poll: Disruption by routing through in HPS games

Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 6:06 am 

Replies: 26
Views: 6448

I'm not against the existence of the concept, because it is based in reality. However, the implementation of the concept--for the reasons many have listed below--is currently more unrealistic than the concept being represented. Something definitely needs to be adjusted, tweaked if you will. As far a...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Campaign and Battles you want

Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 3:39 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 3748

Three campaigns . . .

1862/'64 Shenandoah

1864 Atlanta

1864 Overland

Three specific battles . . .


Champion Hill



Nathan Easterwood
West Point Cadet

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: entrenchments for hps series question

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 8:01 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 2145

Nap Lajoie was born in Woonsocket, R.I., on September 5, 1875. His father was "a coal man" and a French-Canadian from Montreal. Lajoie had five brothers and two sisters, and his father died when he was five years old. He first played for the Fall River entry in the old New England Baseball League. S...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Hypothetical question

Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 6:59 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 2517

An interesting question about who would have stepped in for Lee . . . Of course, prior to his wounding, it would have been Longstreet . . . Other than that, A.P.Hill was too sickly. Richard Ewell was known to be sinking into disfavor. So who? . . . Davis knew Lee favored his "mean old man" Early, an...

 Forum: Mason Dixon Tavern   Topic: Join the boards ... join the club

Posted: Sat May 21, 2005 6:04 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 2333

Since you touch on the subject, let me use this opportunity to make my first club post and introduce myself. I joined the board a few weeks ago, then lurked and observed, and posted a profile. I am impressed and attracted to the structured community existance around here. Brava. I have owned the 'ba...
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