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Black Powder and History / Re: The War Between the States-The "Civil War"
« Last post by G Dog on May 24, 2017, 11:04:24 PM »
Is the difference between the thirty day Chickamauga Campaign and the three day Battle of Chickamauga a key here?
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Black Powder and History / Re: The War Between the States-The "Civil War"
« Last post by DD4lifeusmc on May 24, 2017, 05:43:12 PM »
close G dog  but there is a missing piece to it.
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... akin to wakeful meditation...

The very phrase.  Well stated.
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Black Powder and History / Re: The War Between the States-The "Civil War"
« Last post by G Dog on May 24, 2017, 02:31:13 PM »
Nearly 4200 KIA at Iwo Jima (4189 to be exact). American KIA at the River of Death adding both Union and Reb was less, but not by much.

Not so fun facts:  Chickamauga killed Lincoln’s brother in law and cost Hood a leg. 
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Black Powder and History / Re: The War Between the States-The "Civil War"
« Last post by DD4lifeusmc on May 24, 2017, 01:28:27 PM »
were more Americans  killed at Iwo Jima or  Chickamauga

Again no google etc  paper books are fine   google takes the fun out of it.
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Black Powder and History / Re: The War Between the States-The "Civil War"
« Last post by DD4lifeusmc on May 24, 2017, 01:24:49 PM »
Lots of stuff happened for the first time.  These two were big -

1.   Navel combat between iron-clads;
2.   Tactical direction of units via telegraph.

The extensive use of railroads would be a likely third (especially Union RR's).

yep but not the ones I'm referring too  but good ones anyway  G dog


Very first time the North and the south instituted a Federal income tax, and we still have it today
and the very first time a draft was instituted, again both sides
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Black Powder and History / Re: The War Between the States-The "Civil War"
« Last post by G Dog on May 24, 2017, 12:51:45 PM »
Lots of stuff happened for the first time.  These two were big -

1.   Navel combat between iron-clads;
2.   Tactical direction of units via telegraph.

The extensive use of railroads would be a likely third (especially Union RR's).
 
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I enjoy hiking and shooting all alone too, always have.  It’s some of the best fun in the world.  But that’s preaching to the choir - cause you here are already fully immersed in the faith and know exactly what I’m talkin about.

Yeah, it is definitely about sometimes being alone in nature, occasionally punctuated by the discharge of your cap and ball revolver, that adds to the serenity. Black powder shooting is not like shooting a modern firearm, but more akin to wakeful meditation...casting the projectiles, measuring the powder, seating the bullet and capping the cone, followed by the cleaning process once you get home. Lot's of time to think and reflect about friends and family that may or may not be alive, who once shared this love of shooting with you. 
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Black Powder and History / Re: The War Between the States-The "Civil War"
« Last post by DD4lifeusmc on May 24, 2017, 09:18:28 AM »
water borne and dysentery are close enough   for me   but it was

During the Civil War, diarrhea (Greek, meaning “I flow away”) was the most common and deadly disease. More Civil War soldiers died from diarrhea than were killed in battle. About 1 in 40 cases was fatal. Death came from dehydration, exhaustion, or the rupture of the intestinal wall.

Dysentery causes extreme diarrhea.

I know that, that's why I agreed  dysentery is usually caused by parasites in water and when dysentery is not properly treated  it leads to diarrhea.

My dad contracted it in India during WW II
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Black Powder and History / Re: The War Between the States-The "Civil War"
« Last post by Hawg on May 24, 2017, 07:53:53 AM »
water borne and dysentery are close enough   for me   but it was

During the Civil War, diarrhea (Greek, meaning “I flow away”) was the most common and deadly disease. More Civil War soldiers died from diarrhea than were killed in battle. About 1 in 40 cases was fatal. Death came from dehydration, exhaustion, or the rupture of the intestinal wall.

Dysentery causes extreme diarrhea.
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