The Sinking of the SS Central America that jump started secession.

The Sinking of the SS Central America that jump started secession.

ByNathan MoteSeptember 5, 2021

On 3 September 1857, 477 passengers and 101 crew left the Panamanian port of Colón, sailing for New York City under the command of William Lewis Herndon. The ship was heavily laden with 10 short tons (9.1 t) of gold prospected during the California Gold Rush. After a stop in Havana, the ship continued north. On 9 September 1857, the ship was caught up in a Category 2 hurricane while off the coast…

Hampton Roads

Hampton Roads

ByJustin McKinneySeptember 2, 2021

MONITOR VS. MERRIMACK Newport News, Norfok, and Portsmouth, VA  |  Mar 8 – 9, 1862 The Civil War Battle of Hampton Roads was the first engagement of ironclad warships, the USS Monitor nor the CSS Virginia.  While neither side could claim victory, the battle demonstrated the viability of ironclad technology and provided a glimpse into the future of naval warfare. HOW IT ENDED Inconclusive. The USS Monitor and CSS Virginia battled for…

James Otis, Speech Against Writs of Assistance

James Otis, Speech Against Writs of Assistance

ByJustin McKinneySeptember 2, 2021

February 24, 1761 INTRODUCTION By 1760 the British seemed poised for victory in the French and Indian War. But as the expense of the war weighed on the British treasury, Parliament eyed the North American colonies as a source of revenue. To increase the payment of taxes on imports and curtail rampant smuggling, customs officials sought renewal of their writs…

The Aitken Bible

The Aitken Bible

ByNathan MoteJuly 1, 2021

The Aitken Bible and Congress Prior to the American Revolution, the only English Bibles in the colonies were imported either from Europe or England. Publication of the Bible was regulated by the British government, and an English language Bible could not be printed without a special license from the British government; all English language Bibles had to bear the imprint…

Alexander Hamilton Stephens

Alexander Hamilton Stephens

ByNathan MoteMay 16, 2021

Name in native languageAlexander H. StephensDate of birth11 February 1812Taliaferro CountyDate of death4 March 1883Atlanta, GAPlace of burialA. H. Stephens State ParkCountry of citizenshipUnited States of America (1812-1861-1883)Confederate States of America (1861-1865)EducationFranklin College later became The University of GeorgiaOccupationPoliticianPoliticianVice President of The Confederacy(1861-1865)50th Governor of Georgia(1882-1883), United States Congressman(1843-1845)Member of the Georgia Senate (1842-1843) Member of the Georgia House of…

Alexander P. Stewart “Old Straight”

Alexander P. Stewart “Old Straight”

Alexander Peter Stewart “Old Straight” (October 2, 1821 – August 30, 1908) was a career United States Army officer, college professor, and…

Anna Jarvis- The Founder of Mother’s Day

Anna Jarvis- The Founder of Mother’s Day

Founder Of Mother’s Day Anna Marie Jarvis is the founder of the Mother’s Day holiday in the United States. Her birthplace, known…

George Mason (1725-1792)

George Mason (1725-1792)

Summary Wedding Portrait of George Mason George Mason was a wealthy planter and an influential lawmaker who served…

Brice’s Crossroads

Brice’s Crossroads

Battle Name Brice’s Crossroads Other Names Tishomingo Creek State Mississippi Location Prentiss County and Union County Campaign Forrest’s Defense of Mississippi Dates…

The Sultana Disaster

The Sultana Disaster

Explosion of the Steamer Sultana, April 28, 1865 Harpers Weekly, May 20, 1865 Library of Congress The worst…

The South’s Famous Orphan Brigade

The South’s Famous Orphan Brigade

The hard-fighting brigade of Kentucky Confederates etched a remarkable chapter in Civil War history as the ultimate example of divided loyalties.  …

Manson Sherrill “Manse” Jolly

Manson Sherrill “Manse” Jolly

Legendary Rebel Lies In Remote Grave The Dallas Morning News, March 27, 1965 By Thomas E. Turner, Central Texas Bureau Of The…

Samuel Bell Maxey

Samuel Bell Maxey

American soldier, lawyer, and politician from Paris, Texas, United States. He was a Major General for the Confederacy in the Civil War…

George Wythe Randolph

George Wythe Randolph

George Wythe Randolph was a lawyer, Confederate general, and, briefly, Confederate secretary of war during the American Civil War (1861–1865). The grandson…

Female Soldiers in Civil War

Female Soldiers in Civil War

On the front line The outbreak of the Civil War challenged traditional American notions of feminine submissiveness and domesticity with hundreds of…

The Battle of Bentonville

The Battle of Bentonville

March 19-21, 1865 The Battle of Bentonville Following his March to the Sea, Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman drove northward into the Carolinas,…

The Battle of Atlanta

The Battle of Atlanta

July 22, 1864 The Battle of Atlanta Bald Hill, Leggett’s Hill On July 21, 1864, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman’s three armies were…

Alexander P. Stewart “Old Straight”

Alexander P. Stewart “Old Straight”

Alexander Peter Stewart “Old Straight” (October 2, 1821 – August 30, 1908) was a career United States Army officer, college professor, and…

Anna Jarvis- The Founder of Mother’s Day

Anna Jarvis- The Founder of Mother’s Day

Founder Of Mother’s Day Anna Marie Jarvis is the founder of the Mother’s Day holiday in the United States. Her birthplace, known…

George Mason (1725-1792)

George Mason (1725-1792)

Summary Wedding Portrait of George Mason George Mason was a wealthy planter and an influential lawmaker who served…

Brice’s Crossroads

Brice’s Crossroads

Battle Name Brice’s Crossroads Other Names Tishomingo Creek State Mississippi Location Prentiss County and Union County Campaign Forrest’s Defense of Mississippi Dates…

The Sultana Disaster

The Sultana Disaster

Explosion of the Steamer Sultana, April 28, 1865 Harpers Weekly, May 20, 1865 Library of Congress The worst…

The South’s Famous Orphan Brigade

The South’s Famous Orphan Brigade

The hard-fighting brigade of Kentucky Confederates etched a remarkable chapter in Civil War history as the ultimate example of divided loyalties.  …

Manson Sherrill “Manse” Jolly

Manson Sherrill “Manse” Jolly

Legendary Rebel Lies In Remote Grave The Dallas Morning News, March 27, 1965 By Thomas E. Turner, Central Texas Bureau Of The…

Samuel Bell Maxey

Samuel Bell Maxey

American soldier, lawyer, and politician from Paris, Texas, United States. He was a Major General for the Confederacy in the Civil War…

George Wythe Randolph

George Wythe Randolph

George Wythe Randolph was a lawyer, Confederate general, and, briefly, Confederate secretary of war during the American Civil War (1861–1865). The grandson…

Female Soldiers in Civil War

Female Soldiers in Civil War

On the front line The outbreak of the Civil War challenged traditional American notions of feminine submissiveness and domesticity with hundreds of…

The Battle of Bentonville

The Battle of Bentonville

March 19-21, 1865 The Battle of Bentonville Following his March to the Sea, Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman drove northward into the Carolinas,…

The Battle of Atlanta

The Battle of Atlanta

July 22, 1864 The Battle of Atlanta Bald Hill, Leggett’s Hill On July 21, 1864, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman’s three armies were…