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#281 Stefan Fredriksson

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Posted 22 March 2018 - 1216 PM

Would you say his (Keegan's) characterisations are accurate?

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#282 Ken Estes

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Posted 22 March 2018 - 1943 PM

... and what's so wrong with old?


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Posted 23 March 2018 - 0550 AM

... and what's so wrong with old?

Which reminds me, were has Richard Lindquist been? Ken, you were meant to be his replacement on supplying flints to the Continental Army :P ?


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#284 Stefan Fredriksson

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 2324 PM

I am watching "Timeless" (I know, guilty pleasure), and in one episode there is a regiment called "2nd South Carolina" featuring black soldiers. Thing is - the regiment is on the union side.
Shouldn't a Carolinian regiment be on the confederate side?

The episode also features Harriet Tubman, and raid on plantation, could that have something to do with it?

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#285 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 0209 AM

I cant get back into that, but I loved the first series.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 0654 AM

I am watching "Timeless" (I know, guilty pleasure), and in one episode there is a regiment called "2nd South Carolina" featuring black soldiers. Thing is - the regiment is on the union side.
Shouldn't a Carolinian regiment be on the confederate side?

The episode also features Harriet Tubman, and raid on plantation, could that have something to do with it?




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#287 Stefan Fredriksson

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 1227 PM

Awesome, thanks. I tried searching, but did not manage to find that.
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#288 Stefan Fredriksson

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 0331 AM

Finished Thomas Sörensen's "Amerikanska inbördeskriget" (American civil war), 2016.
It was way better than Keegan's book. Part of my opinion is probably due to it being in Swedish, and obviously aimed at a Swedish audience.
Sörensen does not wander off in big chunks of text that seems to go nowhere, as I felt Keegan sometimes did.
He also does not describe in details the battles, and there is only one (!) map in the book. I thought this would be bad, but I think Sörensen knows that getting details on particular battles can be gotten elsewhere.
Editing of pictures is miles ahead of Keegan. Instead of some pictures bunched together here and there, here you get portraits of the particular person(s) being discussed in the current chapter, perhaps a minor detail, but works great imo.

Sörensen gives a list of about 120 books and other writings about the ACW. None of them are Keegan. :)

If this translated into your languange of choice, I highly recommend it.
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