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  1. Shades of Frassanito!!! The Manassas Belle
  2. Perry, Well said, my friend. THE MANASSAS BELLE
  3. Congratulations, Perry, on your 10 years of Shiloh Discussion Group leadership! It's difficult to believe that time flies by that fast. I still remember the early days on Prodigy (close to 15 years prior to the SDG) when our Civil War group spent hours in live chats discussing the Civil War (Shiloh included). I also remember your dedication to writing well researched civil war articles while we both frequented Suite 101 on the Internet. (You even let me write a guest article a time or two.) Walking the fields of Shiloh with you, I, too, developed a keen sense of the history, beauty and peacefulness of that battlefield which still remains with me today. While I may not post as much now as I once did (life gets in the way sometimes), I still enjoy reading the posts from all the SDG members. I, too, have made many friends on the site and have enjoyed discussing the battle and meeting some of them on other sites or in person. Here's to the continued success of your site and 'Happy Birthday' to all the SDGers out there! THE MANASSAS BELLE
  4. Join me in wishing our fearless Shiloh Discussion Group leader, Perry Cuskey, a happy birthday today . Enjoy the day, dear friend! THE MANASSAS BELLE
  5. To All Esteemed Members of the Shiloh Discussion Group....... Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Kwanza and the best of battlefield touring in 2017! THE MANASSAS BELLE
  6. Neat stuff, Perry! Thanks for sharing! THE MANASSAS BELLE
  7. Thanks for sharing, Wrap. Great stuff. THE MANASSAS BELLE
  8. Ozzy...... I visited the real Gibraltar as a side trip to my tour of Spain in 2014. Great fortification with lots of history. Loved the caves and monkeys. ( I thought it was interesting that their modern main street crosses their airport runway so traffic has to stop every time a plane takes off or lands. It works!) I've been to Vicksburg but, like you, not to Fort Columbus. I'll have to add it to my "to do" list and visit it someday to see the comparison to Gibraltar. Thanks for the interesting topic! THE MANASSAS BELLE
  9. TomP and All....... I've been to the illumination at Antietam where they have 23,000 luminaries. It's quite impressive. People line up their cars as early as 3:00 p.m. the first Saturday in December and the lines go on for miles along the highway waiting for dark to drive through the battlefield. Lots of re-enactors are also encamped amid the luminaries at Antietam.....great opportunities for photos. It's an annual tradition for most folks here in Maryland and Virginia. Sounds like the one at Corinth will be similar. THE MANASSAS BELLE
  10. Camping? To me, "roughing it" is no room service! THE MANASSAS BELLE
  11. Sorry to hear of your friend's passing, Bruce. He was an avid student of the war and of Shiloh. We will miss him. THE MANASSAS BELLE
  12. So who won the book in 2009? THE MANASSAS BELLE
  13. Welcome, Eric. Pull up a chair and sit with us awhile! Friendly and knowledgeable group here. THE MANASSAS BELLE
  14. Glad you could join us, Russell. We look forward to your participating in our discussions on Shiloh. Friendly group here. Let us know if you have any questions. THE MANASSAS BELLE
  15. Wrap.... I think we would have the advantage adjusting since we could look back into history to get an idea of what life was like back then. They could not look forward to ours. Going back to their time, the first thing I would notice would probably be the lack of comfort a/c, microwaves, telephones, electricity, etc. Autos and traffic jams would be difficult for them not to notice right away in our time, especially here in Virginia. As far as the smartphone goes, just hand them the instruction manual. If that doesn't make them want to go back to their own time, nothing will!!! THE MANASSAS BELLE