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If it has to do with the War of Northern Aggression, I have usually been able to answer them all.

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Assisted editor Southorn Reenactor, consultant with several books and magazines.


Army of Northern Virginia


Assisted editor Southron Reenactor, consultant with several books and magazines to include Coles.


I have three degrees, sadly not in History.

What do you like about this subject?

When I was in school Virginia and other Southron States still had a heritage and we had a whole year on the war and "our" heroes, thus I was bitten and have been every since.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

In studying I have learned there are many stories we have grow up with that are either a myth or flat out lie. E.X. The Barlow/Gordon Incident at Gettysburg never happened

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

We should have been allowed to secede!

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Recent Answers from Gary Adams

2015-07-07 War of Northern aggression:

Did blacks fight for the Confederacy?  If either one of us knew that we would be millionaires.      In recent years we know there were official companies of blacks at the beginning of the war who quickly

2014-07-24 Gunboat Personnel:

Luis,    John called me Friday night and we searched for three hours and found this:  Gunboat no 2 on the Mississippi River Fleet was USS Marmora. It is often referred to as "Tinclad No 2."   Marmora,

2014-04-15 Dred Scott Decision:

 I donít do homework, but Iíll get you started.    Here is one of the better description of the case.    ďFrom the 1780s, the question of whether slavery would be permitted in new territories had threatened

2014-02-01 Artifacts in Varina VA:

Ok, I don't know if the instructions were clear where it said "you had to make arrangements for me to go metal detecting too"? [wink] But on a serious note when making these kinds of pictures you want

2014-01-15 enfield rifle tool:

I have written the guild section in England as I was told the T stands for Tower and the CG the guild and person who made them.  It actually sounded reasonable not to mention someone there answering their


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