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    signed Executive Order 10924 which stated the United States Peace Corps held a mission to promote a better understanding of Americans and to foster a better understanding of other cultures among Americans at home The Kennedy Administration created the Peace Corps as an agency in the State Department with the goal of training American men and women Nicaragua Applauds Commodore Pauling for Capturing William Walker Date s December 1857 to March 31 1858 Location Washington City District of Columbia Tag s Filibuster Nicaragua Foreign Politics Alexander Stephens Hiram Paulding William Walker On March 31 1858 the Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nicaragua wrote to United States Naval officer Hiram Paulding concerning his role in the capture and removal of the American filibusterer William Walker from Nicaraguan soil In the letter the government of Nicaragua applauded Paulding for his actions and informed him that the Nicaraguan minister plenipotentiary in Washington was WilliamHoward Taft Our Foreign Dependencies Date s September 5 1908 Location Bath Virginia Tag s American Intervention Foreign Dependencies William Howard Taft Political Speech Foreign Politics The whiny dulcets tones belonging to presidential hopeful William Howard Taft argued his stance on American Imperialism from a recorded speech given on September 05 1908 in Hot Springs Virginia The recording known as Our Foreign Dependencies Porto Rico Cuba and the Philippines comes from the Library of Congress National Jukebox Recorded on a Victor Talking Machine the recording lasted Kennedy Hears from a Worried Soviet Premier Date s October 26 1962 to October 27 1962 Location Dist Columbia District of Columbia Tag s War Foreign Politics Diplomacy International Between 6 00 and 9 00 PM on the night of Friday October 26 1962 the tenth day of the Cuban Missile Crisis the members of President John F Kennedy s Executive

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    for the last year have been a heavy percentage of the whole number of missionaries and certainly should be a warning to us who remain to do our diligence to accomplish the work God has set before us The courage that it must have taken to stay the course God had set out for the missionaries was truly astonishing in the face of such poor living conditions Brother Hartwell does remind Reverend Furman of their purpose and gives several examples of praises that had occured in the midst of such adversity The Sabbath congregations at the Ja who Dong were growing and one man in particular was baptized and even continues to show great interest in the subject of religion and is believed by all the native members to be a truly converted man In his book The Origins of the Anglo American Missionary Enterprise in China 1807 1840 Murray Rubinstein depicts the life of Robert Morrison who similar to Hartwell dedicated his life to the service of God in the Canton region of south China Rubinstein emphasizes the adverse conditions that Morrison faced by stating A damp and often stifling climate an alien and hostile government a wary local populous and an indifferent and sometimes antagonistic community of westerners all played their part in providing Morrison with a challenge to his body mind and will It is apparent that the only thing that kept both Hartwell and Morrison in China was their strong faith and commitment to sharing the gospel with the Chinese people Hartwell described one of the Chinese rituals which is called the worship of Gung Mung It was a ceremony in honor of one of China s fabulous kings who was said to have reigned 140 years Hartwell described many of the intricate details of the

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    Sort By Relevance Chronology A Letter From Shanghai Date s 1860 Location GREENVILLE South Carolina Tag s Christian Missionaries Cultural Life China In his letter to Reverend Richard Furman missionary J B Hartwell depicted the difficulties of embracing Chinese culture as well as spreading the Word of God in the non Christian community of Shanghai Hartwell gave a summary of the current events that were taking place in Shanghai both

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    spreading the Word of God in the non Christian community of Shanghai Hartwell gave a summary of the current events that were taking place in Shanghai both with the group of missionaries in the field as well as the ongoing practices of Chinese culture One aspect Sixty Sixth Annual Meeting of Amercian Board of Commissioners Date s October 6 1875 Location COOK Illinois Tag s Missionaries Religion The American Board

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    the non Christian community of Shanghai Hartwell gave a summary of the current events that were taking place in Shanghai both with the group of missionaries in the field as well as the ongoing practices of Chinese culture One aspect I Feel Like a Stranger Now Date s 1863 to 1885 Location NEW YORK New York Tag s City Life Urbanization Community Cultural Life As eighty one year old Mr

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    the Gap The soldiers fought uphill against Confederates defenders behind stone fences However despite the regiment being only one month old Dr Christ wrote in his diary our noble 45 th fought with the bravery and skill of veteran soldiers and forced the Confederates to retreat where they had thousands against our hundreds The doctor tended to the wounded carried to him while the battle raged around him In his diary he wrote One place that I had just been a few moments before a shell struck and exploded throwing the dirt all over me 50 yards off This instance and similar others prompted Christ to move his hospital 300 yards down the hill before continuing with his work According to the regimental history of the 45 th Infantry twenty seven soldiers were killed and 107 wounded during the two and a half hours of combat The intense fighting claimed General Jesse Reno the commander of the Ninth Corps Reno became the target of a Confederate sharpshooter while he surveyed the enemy and was shot in the chest Christ also tended to Captain William Grove who received a wound to the leg from a Minié bullet Christ recorded that both of the lower bones of the leg were shattered and as such an amputation became necessary Captain Grove later died from his wounds All told there were 300 Union soldiers killed and 1 500 wounded during the course of the battle The Battle of South Mountain came about through a blunder on the part of one of General Robert E Lee s subordinate officers Prior to the start of his Maryland Campaign Lee issued Order 191 which detailed his plan to split his army and send part of it to capture Harper s Ferry A Union corporal found a copy

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    to September 18 1862 Location WASHINGTON Maryland Tag s Civil War Battle of Antietam Maryland Campaign Private Milton S Lytle of Huntingdon Pennsylvania joined the Union Army in August of 1862 and found himself assigned to Company C of the 125 th Pennsylvania Infantry in the Army of the Potomac On September 17 1862 he and the 125 th Regiment marched through the East Woods during the Battle of Antietam to protect the artillery batteries supporting Union assaults Lytle and Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation Issued Date s September 22 1862 Location Washington City District of Columbia Tag s Race Relations Slavery War Encouraged by General Robert Lee s defeat at Antietam and hoping to bring in the Border States President Lincoln decided to issue the Emancipation Proclamation He declared that starting January 1 1863 all slaves in rebellious slaves would be declared free It stated that the executive government would enforce the freedom of the slaves and that no conducts of repression toward their freedom Mr Guerrilla is Innocence Personified Date s September 6 1862 Location BEAUFORT South Carolina Tag s Irregular Warfare Civil War Crime Violence On Saturday September 6th 1862 an entertaining article was published in The New South paper in Port Royal regarding the antics of guerrilla warfare This intriguing article describes the operations of guerrilla fighters during the Civil War Guerrillas during this period fall into several different categories Partisan raiding and bushwhacking are just several of the main focuses of Southerners Interactions With Northern Soldiers Date s March 14 1862 to July 7 1862 Location SHENANDOAH Virginia Tag s Crime Violence War Women On March 14 1862 in Shenandoah County Virginia three Union soldiers marched to the door of Sigismunda S Kimball the wife of a southern planter and demanded supplies The soldiers threatened Mrs Kimball

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    miles south of Pittsburgh Robert L Stewart remarked that Acheson was one of the most promising young men in the College Class at the then Washington College now known as Washington Jefferson College A very thoughtful and god fearing young man Acheson enlisted during A Virginia Soldier Reflects on Battle and Wishes to be Home for the Holidays Date s November 30 1862 Location Tag s Confederacy Soldier Civil War Christmas Virginia Infantry Fredericksburg On Sunday morning November 30 1862 Confederate soldier John French White wrote an intimate yet dismal letter to his wife Mat White s letter began with an explanation of how grateful he was to have received mail from his wife I contented myself by reading your welcome letter which afforded me great pleasure A few lines later Mr White proceeded to explain the horrors of the Battle Pennsylvania Surgeon Tends to the Wounded at South Mountain Date s September 14 1862 Location Tag s Surgeons Order 191 Battle of South Mountain Civil War Dr Theodore S Christ completed his medical training in 1860 and he joined the Union army the following as a surgeon In September of 1862 he served as the surgeon for the 45th

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