I just signed up for this message board today and wanted to say a big howdy to yall. My name is Sam and I am finishing up a tour in Afghanistan and headed home for some much needed R&R. I am a huge lover of the past. I wish I lived in the 1860's more than anything. I live, eat and breathe Civil War and Old West history. I feel privilidged to be among you educated Civil War buffs. I have briefly looked over some of your posts and have found some interesting info. Thanks.