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Fri May 21, 2010 5:07 pm
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Saw:

Not totally sure Reno was "in the bag", but, as you say, there was some credible testimony. Too bad, he apparently had a good Civil War record, but, especially after LBH, went downh ...

Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:50 pm
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Peter Q. and Peter E.

Thanks for your replies, which give me some direction for further reading. I do appreciate the assistance and will look into purchasing those books you referenced.

Regards ...

Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:58 pm
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Just a question, keeping away from all the debate about Durnford at Isandhlwana. I have always been impressed by his courage and stamina in the climb up the Drakensberg to Bushman's Pass.

I have re ...

Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:47 pm
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Coll:

I share your interest in any technology that would enhance our knowledge of the battle. As you indicate, there probably isn't much more that can be done in that vein at Isandlwana, but, who ...

Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:15 pm
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Rich and Double D:

The most interesting portion of the archeological investigation of the Custer fight after the fire is what you have mentioned. The fire cleared much of the grasses and allowed m ...

Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:02 pm
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Coll:

You are correct about that rumor about Custer but I can't find the source right now.

Bill

Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:59 pm
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Leslie:

I thought I read somewhere that it was Private Williams who wrote that "Lieutenant Coghill galloped up to Colonel Glyn's tents".....?

Whatever else he did on the battlefield, h ...

Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:33 pm
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Sawubona:

The Romans sowed fields with salt to destroy the ability for crops to grow. It was the final step in the complete destruction of an opponent's home area. I think it was Carthage that su ...

Sat Nov 01, 2008 5:11 pm
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All:

Here's another suggestion that may or may not make it into print, but we have all seen it happen.

There are those of us who have very strong feelings about some of the historical figures of ...

Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:16 pm
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Martin:

Were you directing this to Coll? I am not familiar with this work, although it sounds interesting.

Bill

Tue Oct 28, 2008 5:52 pm
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Sorry, meant to agree with and credit Sawubona with the "chatty" style comment.

Bill

Tue Oct 28, 2008 5:50 pm
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Coll:

Byron Farwell has written a number of books on the Victorian military, in addition to the one you are asking about:

Mr. Kipling's Army
Queen Victoria's Little Wars
Armies of the Raj
The ...

Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:13 pm
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The Royal Engineer museum website, www.remuseum.org.uk has an article on the AZW with a section on messages and signals. In the early months of the war there apparently was a reliance on a makeshift ...

Fri Oct 24, 2008 5:42 pm
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Mike:

Not worth it. Lost cause.

Bill

Wed Oct 22, 2008 1:22 pm
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Peter:

Shocked For all his faults, Chelmsford was a British officer.....

That last comment is like a boxer putting his arms behind his back and saying "hit me".

Might want to b ...
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