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    Gordon being a Southern Gentleman and a reputable man sought to bring General William Rosecrans Report at the Battle of Chickamauga Date s September 19 1863 to September 20 1863 Location Tag s William Rosecrans The Battle of Chickamauga Civil War Major General William Rosecrans commander of the U S Army of the Cumberland awoke nervous on September 20 1863 His forces at Chickamauga had been assailed throughout the previous day but held their ground Rosecrans did not know if they could withstand another day of Confederate assault however He also did not know that he was about to give an order that would swing the battle the Chattanooga J E B Stuart and His Performance in Gettysburg or Lack of it Date s July 1 1863 to July 3 1863 Location Tag s Confederacy Calvary Stuart Gettysburg JE B Stuart rode into Gettysburg overdue by two gory days to General Lee s disappointed relief Stuart s role until then had been to serve as Lee s eyes delivering updates of the Union s movements Until Gettysburg Stuart had built a strong and very public reputation all over the South for his flamboyance skill and valor on the battle field A West Point graduate he first garnered The Tragedy known as Pickett s Charge Date s July 3 1863 Location Tag s Military Civil War Confederacy The veteran soldiers geared for the attack confident in their strategy and ability ready to accept nothing less than success As the enemy forces approached and the men spearheaded the charge with all that they had it quickly became evident that it was not going to be enough The Union artillery opened on the Confederates parade ground ranks and the group suffered greatly General Ambrose P Hill in the Battle of Gettysburg Date s July 1 1863 to July 3 1863 Location Tag s Pickett s Charge Civil War Gettysburg General Ambrose Powell Hill viewed Gettysburg as his chance for redemption from a reputation as a cantankerous argumentative and tardy leader in the Confederate Army but the ill fate that befell his troops in the battle was not the ending he desired It was day one of the Battle of Gettysburg and Ambrose Powell Hill was about to face his first battle as the promoted commander of the Third Corps August Willich No Ordinary General Date s September 1 1963 Location Tag s August Willich 32nd Indiana Regiment The Battle of Chickamauga All men may be created equal but they are remembered differently In contrast to Robert E Lee and Stonewall Jackson August Willich was not a celebrity of the Civil War He was a Prussian political refugee and an aristocrat with an unapologetic communistic political leaning Willch s communistic nature generated his pre war nickname Reddest of the Red Yet his tremendous contributions From Infantryman to Staff Officer The Battle of Chickamauga Through the Eyes of Ambrose Bierce Date s September 19 1863 to September 20 1863 Location Tag s War literature Bierce

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    Date s 1876 Location Tag s Diseases in the south urban history Evacuation in Savannah during the year 1876 was something that people in the city wanted to avoid at all costs Unfortunately in many cases there was simply no other option Yellow fever struck Savannah in 1876 People began to move out of the city as soon as the disease began to spread The immense amount of worry about the disease and its terrible symptoms caused citizens to flee the city An 1876 The Slow Dead March of Camp Disease Death in the American Civil War Date s November 25 1861 Location Tag s Charles Manning Furman Typhoid fever Disease Civil War Charles Furman had known Fannie Garden for only 13 days before he asked her to marry him In all they spent less than a month together before the Confederate government ordered him northward to fight the soulless soldiers of the despised Yankee Nation The letters they wrote in the years that followed captured both their own deepening love and the chaos and carnage of the American Civil Fear Across the Atlantic Cholera s Journey towards Washington D C in 1866 Date s September 1985 to 1985 Location Tag s washington d c cholera In September of 1865 citizens of the city of Washington D C heard troubling tales from across the Atlantic of a rapidly westward spreading plague of Cholera The disease caused victims to experience extreme diarrhea until dehydration set in Without replenishment of fluids victims were doomed causing around a 50 fatality rate Newspapers described it as a disease so fatal it begins with Success against Cholera Washington D C Watches Science Advance Date s May 1866 to 1866 Location Tag s washington d c cholera In May of 1866 Washington D C was embroiled in political challenges Cholera was spreading throughout the country In addition the recently ended Civil War left politicians divided over the issue of Southern representation and reconstruction The question of how to deal with Southern reconstruction was at an all time high By the summer of 1866 the idea of Southern representation in Congress Poe s Sepulchre by the Sea Love and Death in Victorian America Date s May 1849 to 1849 Location Tag s Cult of Death Disease Poetry Edgar Allan Poe Annabel Lee tuberculosis love Edgar Allan Poe spent his final months in poverty tormented by grief drowning his depression in alcohol and poetry In May 1849 in his small New York cottage he wrote what was to be his last completed poem Annabel Lee in which he returned to the themes that had haunted him for much of his life The poem set long ago in a kingdom by the sea describes the speaker s undying love for the Cholera and boosterism in New York and Chicago Date s 1866 Location Tag s disease in the north Chicago New York City cholera rivalry Disease epidemics of the mid to late nineteenth century caused an immense amount of

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    10 1859 The Charleston Mercury printed a letter from a young man traveling in and around Greenville South Carolina who during his travels attended the commencement ceremony of the Greenville Baptist Female College When he arrived he found a hall overflowing with attendees and was forced to push his way into the room along the way enduring several such tight squeezes as no sensible Teenage School bus Drivers Black and White Crash on South Carolina Highway Date s January 20 1953 Location Tag s African Americans Desegregation Transportation Segregation Supreme Court Children Public Schools Black History Black Schools South Carolina Buses W H Ridgeway the 16 year old driver of the white bus sobbed in his hospital bed and told his mother over and over how sorry he was the wreck had happened The Columbia State South Carolina s largest newspaper reported this pitiful scene on January 21st 1953 under the front page headline Clarendon School Bus Crash Kills 2 The State ran no pictures of the crash but the details Bus Driver Age 18 Killed in Head On Collision At Work Date s January 20 1953 Location Tag s Clarendon County workplace safety highway safety Buses African Americans South Carolina The certificate kept by the Clarendon Memorial Hospital records the death of Willie Lemon an 18 year old bus driver involved in a head on collision on the highway near Jordan South Carolina on January 20 1953 Vital information is recorded on Lemon He was occupied as a school bus driver He is listed as an unmarried colored male from Manning South Carolina with no social security number His University of South Carolina Bulletin Mill Villages in South Carolina act under a feudalistic system that is adverse to the growth of the state Date s 1911 to 1934 Location Tag s Columbia Education Mill Village U of South Carolina Legislation The frequently ignored peoples that lived in the mill villages of South Carolina are made to sound as if immediate legislation was needed to ameliorate their unique situation Thomas F Parker who made this speech was one of the owners of the Monaghan Mill Parker had an agenda clearly evidenced by his speech as having to do with paternalism and its correlation to mill village life Parker wanted The quality of life in the community of the Union Bleachery Mill in Greenville will never be achievable again for former villagers Date s 1915 to 1940 Location Tag s Union Bleachery Greenville Religion Community Mill Village Life in the village was dictated by the back and forth pangs of church bell and mill whistle The mill village of Union Bleachery was home to workers and their families and known for an abounding sense of community The Bleachery began with 125 workers who would spin up to 100 000 yards of cloth a day Imperative to the survival of the community a tight routine was established and maintained Monday Furman University Baptist Student Union Bus South Carolina 1940 1958 Date s

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    what things have been added and or taken away from the city of Gr Date s 1888 to 1898 Location Tag s greenville maps Greenville Development The maps that come from the fire insurance agency Sanborn which although they were creating maps for the purpose of just highlighting which areas were covered and which places would be best for coverage As an unintended result the maps provide excellent uses for seeing how the area of the city limits of Greenville changed by such things as size additions in terms of adding to the infrastructure of The History behind the Mansion House in Greenville South Carolina Date s 1820 to 1838 Location Tag s South Main Street Yancey Earle Mansion House Murder Greenville SC The Mansion House in the town of Greenville South Carolina was erected in 1820 on South Main Street where it successfully functioned as a hotel John Nolan included a drawing of this Greenville hotspot in his book A Guide to Historic Greenville which allows his readers to peek back at forgotten times The Mansion House was not just any hotel as every notable who had to visit Greenville in the A Murder Trial in the Greenville Mountaineer Date s 1838 to 1839 Location Tag s Greenville Mountaineer Earle Yancey Murder Greenville SC On November 9 1838 the Greenville Mountaineer reported on a murder trial against none other than its own editor mister William Lowndes Yancey Yancey shot and killed his wife s uncle Dr Robinson Earle on South Main Street in broad daylight in September 1838 The Yancey family was well known in the Greenville area in the 1820s as was the Earle family which caused this trial to become a rather Mapping a Crime Scene in Greenville South Carolina Date s 1838 Location Tag s Greenville

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    Walker born in Greer South Carolina Walker attended the College as an undergraduate from 1919 to 1923 and Nature as the Antithesis to College Life Date s January 1 1919 to December 31 1923 Location Tag s Student Life Scrapbook Greenville SC Greenville Womans College Student Nature Mary Margaret Walker a Greenville Woman s College student in South Carolina collected many documents during her college years and collected them in her scrapbook Her memory book not only included ticket stubs but also contains photographs of her and her friends engaging in activities Walker s scrapbook as noted by historian Judith Bainbridge speaks volumes about the college life of a pretty 1883 Greenville Female College Catalogue and the juxtaposition of Women s Roles within American Society during Reconstruction Date s January 1 1883 to December 31 1884 Location Tag s Female Student Greenville Gender Progressive Era Greenville Female College Student The Catalogue of the Greenville Female College of 1883 1884 shows both the exceptional opportunities as well as the limitations of its students in their education and career The courses taught at the college ranged from Music German to Physics and Mathematics In that sense the college provided women with an education that was similar to that of their masculine counterparts However the University Scrapbook of Zillie Workman Culbertson 1908 and the Increased Visibility of American Women in the Early 1900s Date s January 1 1904 to December 31 1908 Location Tag s Mobility Gender Progressive Era Scrapbook Greenville Female College Greenville Student A scrapbook from Zillie Workman Culbertson of 1908 showed the changing role of the students at the Greenville Female College between 1904 until 1908 In her scrapbook Culbertson collected articles on the commencement ceremonies of each year photographs of her places of interest and newspaper articles Her collection

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    The History Engine Basic Search Search Explore Students Teachers About Contact Log In Basic Search Search The Battle Autumn of 1862 Fall 2015 Furman University Episodes Digital Scholarship Lab 2008

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    LOUISA Virginia The Outcast of Virginia Date s December 8 1832 Location Tag s Government Law Politics A Voice from Louisa wrote to the Richmond Enquirer in December 1832 with the hope that a man like John Tyler would not be elected as a United States Senator once again Instead the writer expressed the importance of knowing the political creed of the candidates as this was the only way to

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