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    Location Tag s War Courageously march ing under a constantly increasing shower of shot and shell General John Bell Hood and his fighting Texans battled their war towards a Union embankment and on to glory The stage was the Battle of Gaines s Mills on June 27th 1862 and it was up to Hood and his men to lead the charge to Confederate victory This was the battle as Hood describes it in his memoir which launched Yankees Rampage through Barnwell Date s March 1865 Location Tag s African Americans Agriculture Crime Violence Health Death Economy Race Relations Women In the winter and spring of 1865 Union forces smashed through South Carolina The exploits of these Northern armies quickly became propaganda for Southern newspapers The Milledgeville Georgia Southern Recorder hearing of the Union capture of Barnwell South Carolina reprinted a sensational letter from its correspondent The Constitutionalist The article full of rhetoric and exaggeration recounts Feeding Prisoners on a Pittance Date s November 20 1861 Location Tag s Health Death Government When S N Stallings signed up for service in the army of the Confederate States of America he sought glory and excitement in the defense of his home and values By 1861 Stallings dreams had faded Rather than fighting against invading hordes of Yankees he was guarding prisoners of war at the courthouse in Barnwell County South Carolina Worse the Confederate government had little interest in Porter Under the Guns of Vicksburg Date s April 16 1863 Location Tag s War By mid 1863 the city of Vicksburg Mississippi was the final Confederate bastion on the Mississippi River making it all that stood between General Ulysses S Grant and the East West division of the Confederacy itself a goal stipulated in the Anaconda Plan Since its capture would mean

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    between General Ulysses S Grant and the East West division of the Confederacy itself a goal stipulated in the Anaconda Plan Since its capture would mean a major strategic victory for the North the city held immense symbolic as well as strategic importance to both Life of a Union Captain Captain James Wren and Sulphur Springs Date s August 24 1862 Location Tag s War The Civil War cost the United States over 620 000 men s lives many of these men were officers in major divisions who fought in ten or more engagements One of the veterans of the war was a man by the name of James Wren from Pottsville Pennsylvania Wren was a Captain for Company B in the 48th Pennsylvania Regiment His diary excerpts show that being an officer was not as glorious as it could be nor Passage of Shermans Special Orders No 15 Date s January 16 1865 Location Tag s African Americans Race Relations Slavery War Although many regard war as good for absolutely nothing the truth of the matter is that troops are not the only things that advance in war In fact some of the greatest advancements made by mankind in fields ranging from medicine to the arts can trace their roots to military necessity One such example made in the field of Civil Rights during the American Civil War was Special Field Orders Number Women in Post Civil War New Orleans Date s April 1862 to 1862 Location Tag s Women New Orleans Civil War For one of the first times in American history the women of New Orleans were taking the protection of their city and its reputation into their own hands Spitting and yelling at soldiers from the north and refusing to even acknowledge their presence in the

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    Lincoln was shot Date s April 14 1865 Location Tag s john wilkes booth Abraham Lincoln assassination During the third act of Our American Cousin and while there was a temporary pause for one of the actors to enter the sharp ominous sound of a pistol resonated throughout the theatre The graphic scene after the President had been shot was seen by nearby witnesses The shot attracted attention but no

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    and Section Number End Date HS 309 Civil War and Reconstruction 2008 08 01 HS 309 Civil War and Reconstruction 2014 01 01 HS 309 Civil War and Reconstruction 2010 01 01 HS 309 Civil War and Reconstruction 2012 01 06 HS 309 Civil War and Reconstruction 2013 01 10 HS 309 Civil War and Reconstruction 2013 12 20 HS 309 Civil War and Reconstruction 2014 12 24 HS 325

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    and Section Number End Date HS 309 Civil War and Reconstruction 2008 08 01 HS 325 US Since 1945 2009 05 20 HS 309 Civil War and Reconstruction 2010 01 01 HS 325 US Since 1945 2011 05 20 HS 309 Civil War and Reconstruction 2012 01 06 HS 309 Civil War and Reconstruction 2013 01 10 HS 309 Civil War and Reconstruction 2013 12 20 HS 309 Civil War

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    January 11 1868 Sub Asst Comr Michael Walsh a member of the Bureau of Refugees Freedman and Abandoned Lands wrote a letter to his superiors discussing a recent riot in Pulaski Tennessee Walsh traveled to Tennessee on January the Ninth to investigate the riot murder and wounding of several men He ultimately concluded that on January 7 1868 a group of white men formal Members The Day in the Life of a Union Prisoner of War Disease and Deprivation Date s 1865 Location Tag s Crime Violence Government Health Death War The United States Sanitary Commission conducted a series of interviews following the conclusion of the Civil War The Commission focused on the details of Union soldier s imprisonment during their service The soldiers gave testimony as to their experience as a prisoner of war The compilation of accounts details the suffering and privations of different soldiers both commissioned and non commissioned Still Life in Camp Union Soldiers Waiting for Action Date s February 16 1863 to March 17 1863 Location Tag s Arts Leisure War Life as a Civil War soldier involved fighting and immense amounts of sitting and waiting Soldiers from both sides of the war wrote letters home to loved ones describing the daily events and occurrences in camp life Life as a soldier required patience Many soldiers recounted the long periods of time spent sitting in camp waiting for their chance to fight At camps soldiers could actually Saving Grace Creation of the United States Ambulance Service Date s August 2 1862 Location Tag s Health Death War Under the orders of General McClellan the Army of the Potomac was the first section of the Union Army to derive benefits from an organized ambulance system On August 2 1862 General McClellan issued General Order No 147

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    being admitted legally though many also entered as illegal aliens By the time Ronald Reagan entered the Oval Office in 1981 many immigration policies needed authorization by Congress Moreover since the 1960s Interview with Robert M Bayless and Life in the 1940s After the War Date s 1945 to 1947 Location Tag s War Government After the guns of World War II silenced on August 14 1945 the United States anxiously awaited the return of its sixteen million veterans that served the counrty from 1941 1945 These veterans left a United States still in the midst of the Great Depression and Americans feared that the veterans return would continue the depression At this time Robert M Bayless was just out of high school and Apollo Mission Puts Neil Armstrong on the Moon Date s July 20 1969 Location Tag s Cold War Science Technology Neil Armstrong gained world wide fame as he stepped off of the Apollo 11 s lunar module and became the first human to set foot on the moon Completing the awe inspiring moment he said That s one small step for man one giant leap for mankind Earlier that day Armstrong and Edwin Buzz Aldrin the Eagle lunar module pilot had undocked from the command module Wernher Von Braun Advises the Vice President on the Space Program Date s April 29 1961 Location Tag s Science Technology Cold War Wernher Von Braun stated in his letter to United States Vice President Lyndon Johnson we have an excellent chance of beating the Soviets to the first landing of a crew on the moon The letter discussed the strategic direction the United States should take to surpass of the Soviet Union in the space race With the Cold War raging between the U S and the Soviet Union

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