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    University Riflemen Head to War Date s April 17 1861 to May 1862 Location Tag s Hampton Legion Furman University Civil War It was April 1861 and Furman University was preparing for war The students at this university in Greenville South Carolina had formed an infantry company called the University Riflemen as early as that January with the sectional crisis in mind and now events were reaching a climax On April 17 four days after the surrender of Fort Sumter to Confederate forces in Charleston Professor John F The War Wasn t the only Factor Date s 1865 Location Tag s Drought of 1865 Economy of the South 1865 Besides the war what could possibly ruin the South s economy in 1865 By the end of the war the South had been completely devastated by the fighting that they could not afford to have anything else happen to them but it did Already suffering from the economic losses of the Civil War the drought of 1865 left many farmers in the South unable to provide for their family The Columbia University The Political Quadrille the 1860 Election Date s 1860 Location Tag s Abraham Lincoln 1860 Election Harper s Weekly The Political Quadrille During the Nineteenth Century political cartoons became very popular ways for people to learn about politics in a humorous way One of the first American Political magazines Harper s Weekly A Journal of Civilization was one of the first magazines that published political cartoons Arguably some of the most important articles illustrations and cartoons came from Harper s Weekly One Beyond the Horizon Innovation and Discovery in the United States Exploring Expedition Date s August 19 1838 to June 10 1842 Location Tag s Antarctica Charles Wilkes Exploration Science United States Navy The Vincennes rests majestically amidst

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    exclaimed that alcohol in the living body was not a servant or a friend but a disturber a foe in a single word a narcotic poison The idea of prohibition has been around since colonial times spear headed by a man named Dr Benjamin Rush who argued in 1784 that excessive alcohol consumption was harmful to both the human body and mind These ideas were The People s Lincoln Date s 1869 Location Tag s Civil War arrest Lincoln seizure Yankee In Lincoln s time public opinion vigilantly labeled a danger posed by their anti Constitution imperialist Lincoln was widely hated caricatured and actively opposed His concern for government outweighed his concern for the people their freedom and prosperity The Lincoln depicted with loyal troops and grateful slaves is far from the man exposed in John A Marshall s series from 1869 American Sudden Jump in Southern Church Membership Date s 1822 Location Tag s African Americans Church Religious Activity Slavery After years of meetings focused on the business of dealing with church members who struggled with drunkenness or loose morals the minutes of the Turkey Creek Baptist Church took a fairly drastic turn into the nineteenth century showing records of meetings now consumed with the granting of fellowship to slaves Almost every entry in the mid nineteenth century included some account of a woman Musical Patriotism of the Civil War Date s 1861 Location Tag s Arts Leisure Civil War Two flags overlap on the cover of the Bonnie Blue Flag sheet music that has passed through many hands and sat atop many pianos in its lifetime The blue flag bearing a single star given consideration as the Texas symbol of secession and Harry Macarthy s patriotic tune encompassed some of the southern sentiment at the start of the

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    s 1852 Location Tag s school Education The main resource utilized by Furman University students and faculty for information pertaining to academics and university policies guidelines is the University Catalog Furman s first catalog was first published in 1852 under the Board of Trustees President W B Johnson with James C Furman as the chairman of faculty In its opening pages the catalog lists every student at Furman and their Song for a Gettysburg Soldier Date s April 1864 to 1864 Location Tag s Civil War Popular Music Death He became famous and celebrated through his death War stories are always full of heroes that appear larger than life and worthy of reverence and those stories revolving around the Battle of Gettysburg are no different Sergeant Amos Humiston of Company C of the 154th New York was one such man Though not a hero in the traditional sense in his death he became somewhat of a legend During a retreat Marriage in Margaret Fuller s Woman in the Nineteenth Century Date s 1845 Location Tag s Women Urban Society During the nineteenth century one female author stood out as a voice for women during a time when many were not acknowledged Margaret Fuller wrote Woman in the Nineteenth Century and spoke with a voice for every woman who lived during the nineteenth century In particular Fuller had an especially critical view toward marriage She explained that the idea of marriage has been inculcated The Man Who Memorialized the Prominent South Date s 1830 to 1836 Location Tag s South Carolina art From time immemorial the term in law has struck feelings of fear and anxiety in the hearts of men and women alike For William Harrison Scarborough however in laws were the source of his livelihood career and the connections

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    Its very purpose typified the systematic rationalization of the nineteenth century It was to be an expedition of enlightenment and humanity an exploration of the uncharted reaches of the world and of the limits of human endurance It was an assertion of American diplomatic presence meant to expand both commerce and scientific understanding The ships sailed from Hampton Roads Virginia in August 1838 commanded by the obsessive overreaching Charles Wilkes After rounding Cape Horn that February they spent three years in the Pacific surveying islands and charting unmapped coasts In South America the crew witnessed the brutality of the slave trade and the secularization of an emerging generation In Fiji two were ambushed and slain prompting retaliation that left fifty seven native villagers dead and entire villages destroyed They climbed Mauna Loa and survived a hurricane in the Hawaiian Islands and celebrated the Fourth of July on the shores of Oregon They stood in awe of the Andes and the pristine ice capped volcanoes of the Pacific Northwest They established the existence of a seventh continent Antarctica and mapped 1500 miles of its icy shores When the expedition returned to New York in the summer of 1842 however it was largely ignored Haunted by allegations of brutality and emotional instability Wilkes was court marshaled by the navy and forsaken by the people The nation renounced its oceanic frontier and turned toward the infinite West rendering the voyage largely irrelevant to American culture Still in terms of scientific achievement the United States Exploring Expedition cannot be forgotten The scientists brought back 10 000 distinct species of plants animals and coral and fossils Linguists and naturalists had filled entire volumes with cultural linguistic and ethnological insight from around the world Cartographers had created 241 charts and mapped 800 miles of the Oregon

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    of the Cherokee tribe more commonly referred to as the Cherokee Nation sat on the forefront of U S politics once the U S Congress passed the Indian Removal Act on May 28 1830 However when the Ridge Party a breakaway pro removal group of the Cherokee Nation signed the Treaty of New Echota with U S treaty commissioners J F Schermerhorn and William Carroll on Today is an era in my life Big day in Washington Date s June 30 1840 Location Washington City District of Columbia Tag s Arts Leisure Government Politics On Tuesday June 30 1840 Mr Richard Rawlins continued his stay in the nation s capital However this day in Washington was not your typical day He started his diary entry by stating Today is an era in my life In this one day Mr Rawlins was able to see the Declaration of Independence call on and present letters of introduction and converse with Henry Clay as well as John Quincy Adams Problems with Texas s Land Policy Date s 1839 Location TERRITORY Territory Tag s Agriculture Economy Government Law He strode up to Frances Sheridan looking utterly ridiculous Dirty and unshaven his tattered mismatched clothes belied his purpose Much to the surprise of Sheridan this raggedy character whom Sheridan took for a vagabond tried to sell him land The man took offense at Sheridan s disbelief but continued to push the sale of his land After further questioning Sheridan learned that the The Significance of Rhetoric in Antebellum America Date s 1839 Location PHILADELPHIA Pennsylvania Tag s Rhetoric Writing African American Women African American The Anti Slavery Convention of American Women held in Philadelphia May 1 st through 3 rd 1839 This gathering was formed in such that African American women could come together and

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    Activity Migration Transportation Race Relations Slavery On December 19 1836 Philo an anonymous member of the Norfolk community tried to spur popular support for the resettlement of blacks in Africa He called both Christians and patriots to rally for a cause truly worthy of the friends of the African race This plan he said was consistent with individual rights and the peace happiness and prosperity of the free coloured race and promises Steamboats in Norfolk Harbor Date s March 8 1832 Location Tag s Economy Migration Transportation On March 8 1832 the steamship Gosport finally arrived in Norfolk Va It was the first steam ferry offering service across the Chesapeake able to complete the trip in a mere five minutes a feat that at the time was remarkably fast Previously ferries were man powered or run by a blind mule or horse turning paddles by treadmill The editors of The Norfolk Herald volunteered their confidence Branding Date s June 16 1838 Location Tag s African Americans Crime Violence Law Migration Transportation Race Relations Slavery Under Virginia law it was legal to brand slaves on the hand until 1838 Branding on the hand was particularly important as an effective way of ensuring the failure of any future attempt at escaping bondage On June 16 1838 The Colored American reported that the court of Norfolk Borough had removed those odious relics of the barbarous age the shackles and staples by which the hand of the criminal Virginians Eye Texas Date s December 19 1836 Location Tag s War It took nearly a month for news of the Battle of San Jacinto to reach the Norfolk newspapers When it did it was the main story of the day labeled Important and Cheering News From Texas Samuel Houston s Texan army had met with

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    the Horizon Innovation and Discovery in the United States Exploring Expedition Date s August 19 1838 to June 10 1842 Location NORFOLK CITY Virginia Tag s Antarctica Charles Wilkes Exploration Science United States Navy The Vincennes rests majestically amidst the Antarctic silence its sails slack beneath the windless sky captured forever in fading brushstrokes Icebergs tower above the deck rising to surround the fragile ship Every detail speaks of wondrous

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    1864 Admiral David Farragut led a fleet of eighteen warships into Alabama s Mobile Bay Since the fall of New Orleans in April 1862 Mobile had become the major Confederate port in the Gulf of Mexico responsible for bringing in blockade runners carrying supplies from Havana The result of Mobile s rise in importance to Confederacy was a rise in the priority of its Naval Air Station Sanford and Its Impact on The United States and The City of Sanford FL Date s 1950 to 1968 Location Seminole Florida Tag s Cold War United States Navy gentrification Orlando Sanford airport stands east of state road 17 92 about twenty miles north of Orlando Today the Orlando Sanford is a small commercial airport dwarfed by Orlando International Airport only thirty miles away While Orlando International may be bigger it was a product of the Disney Empire which moved in during the 1970s Orlando Sanford Airport however was originally an important naval air Beyond the Horizon Innovation and Discovery in the United States Exploring Expedition Date s August 19 1838 to June 10 1842 Location NORFOLK CITY Virginia Tag s Antarctica Charles Wilkes Exploration Science United States Navy The Vincennes rests majestically

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