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    Soldiers Date s October 4 1859 to October 7 1859 Location Tag s Historical Reenactment Putnam Phalanx Militia Revolutionary War In the years right before the Civil War a group of men formed a military organization to honor an idol and hero of the American people These men formed the organization not only to honor current heroes but the heroes of the past In particular the regiment was named after

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    Soldiers Date s October 4 1859 to October 7 1859 Location PROVIDENCE Rhode Island SUFFOLK Massachusetts HARTFORD Connecticut Tag s Historical Reenactment Putnam Phalanx Militia Revolutionary War In the years right before the Civil War a group of men formed a military organization to honor an idol and hero of the American people These men formed the organization not only to honor current heroes but the heroes of the past

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    authorizing a detachment of one hundred thousand men from the militia will expire on the Honoring the Revolutionary Soldiers Date s October 4 1859 to October 7 1859 Location PROVIDENCE Rhode Island SUFFOLK Massachusetts HARTFORD Connecticut Tag s Historical Reenactment Putnam Phalanx Militia Revolutionary War In the years right before the Civil War a group of men formed a military organization to honor an idol and hero of the American people These men formed the organization not only to honor current heroes but the heroes of the past In particular the regiment was named after the great General Israel Putnam These men displayed a respect for their forefathers that brought about national pride A Wild Night Pittsburgh Great Strikers Burn Rail Yard Date s July 19 1877 to July 23 1877 Location ALLEGHENY Pennsylvania Tag s Labor Strike Labor Union Militia In her memoirs Mary Harris Mother Jones described the night in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania that strikers from the Pennsylvania Railroad turned the Great Strike of 1877 into a riot Hundreds of box cars standing on the tracks were soaked with oil and set on fire and sent down the tracks to the roundhouse The roundhouse caught fire Over one hundred

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    American history One of the important milestones in the American Revolution was the Boston Massacre in which one of the first people to die was a black slave Some claimed he was one of the first martyrs of the American Revolution During the American Revolution several regiments were formed by order of Honoring the Revolutionary Soldiers Date s October 4 1859 to October 7 1859 Location PROVIDENCE Rhode Island SUFFOLK Massachusetts HARTFORD Connecticut Tag s Historical Reenactment Putnam Phalanx Militia Revolutionary War In the years right before the Civil War a group of men formed a military organization to honor an idol and hero of the American people These men formed the organization not only to honor current heroes but the heroes of the past In particular the regiment was named after the great General Israel Putnam These men displayed a respect for their forefathers that brought about national pride The advancement in African American rights due to the 1st Rhode Island regiment s successful defense of Major General John Sullivan s unit in the battle of Newport Rhode Island Date s August 29 1790 Location Newport Rhode Island Tag s Revolutionary War 1st Rhode Island Regiment General John Sullivan

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    concept to the modern reader is the list of contraband vegetables fruits meats poultry and game sealed or enclosed in cans or otherwise and brooms and brushes of all kinds The advent of the War Between the States brought not only bloodshed on the battlefield but rationing shortages and hardships at home The Richmond bread riot in 1863 was a striking example of how difficult life was for Confederate civilians especially the women and children left behind often permanently by family members on the front lines Many Confederate civilians began to look to the government for aid the same government that relied on Southern farmers to feed its soldiers War altered the mindset of many Southerners who before the war would have considered aid from the government almost sinful however private charities were consumed with war relief and neighbors were struggling to sustain their own families Because inflation was so rampant the government could often do nothing leading to both government and civilian debt and forcing the prohibition of certain luxuries June 14 1864 was the day the act was repealed For over four months however brooms and packaged foods were considered luxuries in the Confederate States of America Citations

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    children Lincoln should be considered an outlaw and a reward offered for his head Also the paper said that a fitting response must be made in response to Lieutenant Colonel Casper W Tyler of the One hundred and forty firsty Pennsylvania Infantry provided a detailed account on the Battle of the Wilderness from May 5 7 1864 Date s May 4 1864 to May 30 1864 Location SPOTSYLVANIA Virginia Tag s Personal Account wilderness Leituenant Colonel Casper W Tyler begins his historical account on a report of operations on the morning of May 4 until the morning of the 30which he provided us with four epochs Lieut Col Tyler has a much more personal perspective on his record other than relaying field and marching positions The record begins when the one hundred and forty first regiment which was under the Second Chastisement of Slaves Date s June 11 1864 Location RICHMOND Virginia Tag s African Americans Law Race Relations Slavery Women Emma Mordecai was enjoying the pleasantly cool weather when a very disagreeable affair concerning the servants disturbed her afternoon The conflict began when the henwife Georgiana asked her mother Sarah to help her manage the chickens Sarah then complained of being overworked and provoked the ire of her mistress and the master In addition Emma mentioned that Cyrus Sarah s husband Small Unit Combat in the Civil War Date s June 16 1864 to June 18 1864 Location DINWIDDIE Virginia Tag s Civil War Petersburg Great battles and even wars ultimately rest on the actions of just a few men More often than not these men are not the ones who make the history books Small unit combat is not something that we often associate with the Civil War Often our images are of masses of men moving at

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    of Capturing Richmond Date s April 2 1865 to April 3 1865 Location Tag s War As T S Peck quietly lay near the Confederate picket line trying to avoid whispering and hitting his canteen against his bayonet the Union soldier reflected on the formidability of his Southern counterparts His troop would move on toward their destination of Richmond under orders from General Grant and Peck anticipated the danger of torpedoes planted around Confederate fortifications Indeed Chastisement of Slaves Date s June 11 1864 Location Tag s African Americans Law Race Relations Slavery Women Emma Mordecai was enjoying the pleasantly cool weather when a very disagreeable affair concerning the servants disturbed her afternoon The conflict began when the henwife Georgiana asked her mother Sarah to help her manage the chickens Sarah then complained of being overworked and provoked the ire of her mistress and the master In addition Emma mentioned that Cyrus Sarah s husband behaved Emma Mordecai Nurses Soldier Date s May 26 1864 Location Tag s Health Death War Women Emma Mordecai regularly visited wounded soldiers at a nearby hospital and on one particular day she was tending to a handless soldier whom she called my interesting Cavalry man She bathed his wounds and rubbed his cold feet but then she watched helplessly as he complained of an intolerable itch where his hand used to be scratching at the amputated spot with his remaining hand Having cared Congregation of African Americans Date s January 19 1860 Location Tag s Church Religious Activity Race Relations Slavery Bishop Clark basked in the serene melodies and felt his heart rise with the crescendo of the chorus Absorbing the scene around him he noticed how the music held the audience members in rapt attention until everyone began swaying in perfect rhythm It

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    pen and paper but in history As a female student in Greenville just after Reconstruction it was a time of recovery and rebirth and there was a decided need for innovative change Improvements in general but markedly in education were occurring throughout the south and The Female College of Furman University was no exception Elected president of the school in 1878 Alexander Sloan Townes saw this need and acted on it He suggested to one of his faculty members Mary Judson to start a literary society for the young women A dedicated and disciplined teacher in the classroom and caring friend without Judson eagerly accepted the task and in September of 1878 she called a meeting of all students who boarded at the school initially asking them to write essays to be read aloud to their peers Students who boarded were obligated to join the society but in its first year almost all of the students became members The women s essay topics were indicative of their high level of intellect The society grew in popularity and size meeting every two weeks to debate current topics and to present a few of the students readings among other things All of the school s faculty members were present at meetings and at every meeting the College Mirror the society s newspaper was read The paper included humorous tidbits and gossip but updates and submissions of a more serious nature were also to be found For instance the girls shared their dislike of the option to graduate early insisting that there were many things that a girl would miss having only completed two years of higher level education Also Mary Judson herself submitted works every now and then at one time calling for a change of the school s name She asserted

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