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    by Baltimore citizens Date s April 19 1861 Location BALTIMORE Maryland Tag s Crime Violence War Baltimore citizens gathered en masse in the streets of Baltimore Maryland as the Massachusetts 6th Regiment of Volunteers marched through on their way to Washington D C A mob of southern sympathizers threw stones and other objects at the soldiers as they marched through Baltimore The volunteers fired into the mob of citizens as they passed through the streets in defense This created hysteria Confederate troops seize Harper s Ferry Date s April 18 1861 Location JEFFERSON Virginia Tag s War Immediately after Virginia s declaration of secession from the Union Confederate forces began to reinforce their borders and military outposts Approximately 360 of Virginia s militia men assembled and advanced toward Harper s Ferry These southern forces seized the United States Armory outpost machines and tools After the Union troops retreated across the Potomac River the Confederate Governor Hicks Sends a Message of Union Loyalty Date s April 18 1861 Location BALTIMORE Maryland Tag s Government Politics War As the secession movement began the Union focused on keeping the key Border states loyal to the nation if war occurred Most crucial were Kentucky and Maryland but worrisome was the fact that during the election of 1860 Maryland voted for John Breckinridge just as the Deep South had Thus many Unionists believed that Maryland contained large numbers of underground secessionists One man within Northern Democrats Rally Around the Union Flag Date s April 18 1861 Location CENTRE Pennsylvania CHARLESTON South Carolina Tag s Civil War Republicans Fort Sumter Flag Democrats Upon the end of the siege on Fort Sumter in Charleston South Carolina The Democratic Watchman of Bellefonte Pennsylvania reflected a disappointment with the Lincoln Administration but gave support for the Union war cause

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    before iron coating With a front mounted cannon and an iron body she destroyed two Union wooden ships lowering Union morale Work Begins Converting Merrimac into Ironclad CSS Virginia Date s July 24 1861 Location Tag s War In the Spring of 1861 Union forces abandoned the USS Merrimac sinking it in the Elizabeth River near Norfolk Virginia The water was shallow enough to allow Confederates to raise the ship During the Summer of 1861 the Merrimac was placed in dry dock at the Norfolk Navy Yard Originally a wooden steam powered gunboat Confederate engineers began coating the hull with iron renaming it the The Debut of the CSS Virginia Date s March 8 1862 to March 9 1862 Location Tag s War On the days of March 8th and 9th the Confederate Ironclad CSS Virginia formerly the sunken USS Merrimack which the Confederates had risen from the Norfolk Navy Yard ant rebuilt as an ironclad sunk two wooden Union ships then battled the Union Ironclad USS Monitor to a draw While first running down and sinking the USS Cumberland a sailing ship the Virginia then approached the frigate Congress The Burning of the Gosport Navy Yard Date s April

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    architect Nicholas Trist This letter comes near the end of Webster s career and the letter revealed that fatigue from a long career in politics had begun to set in Though he was clearly disgusted over imperialist actions taken by the United States in the West which upset the delicate balance between free and slave states his will and conviction appeared to be weakening Merely six days later the Senate ratified the treaty and America gained five hundred twenty five thousand square miles of territory at a net cost of just under twenty million U S dollars Daniel Webster had every right to be skeptical of the suspicious circumstances that surrounded the acquisition of the formerly Mexican lands Trist negotiated the treaty without President Polk s prior consent but Polk later agreed to the treaty and sent it to Congress to be ratified Finally in May of 1848 Mexican officials agreed to the terms and the war was officially over Richard Winders a historian and former Curator for the Alamo even went as far as to make the point that the United States War with Mexico doomed the two great parties of the era by forcing their associates to take

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    commonly accepted as a rule of the profession that doctors remain cool and detached from their patients in order to provide them with the best medical care possible unobstructed by emotional thoughts feelings or actions The diary of Dr Walter Wade proved that even in the mid nineteenth century that this concept was not a foreign one A large percentage of his journal The Shawshank Plantation or Nowhere to Run but Home Date s November 1844 to February 5 1847 Location GREENE Alabama ORANGE North Carolina Tag s slavery runaway Alabama North Carolina Cameron family In the film The Shawshank Redemption a convict named Brooks was paroled after 50 years in prison He was distraught at the thought of having to leave the dehumanizing Shawshank penitentiary that had been his home for so long Brooks was released and after a few months of trying to readjust he gave up and hung himself Letters written 150 years earlier from the Cameron Plantations reveal Shipwreck of the Steam Packet Home Date s October 10 1847 to 1847 Location CURRITUCK North Carolina Tag s Church Religious Activity Health Death Migration Transportation On Saturday afternoon John D Roland left New York on the steam packet Home bound for Charleston His trip quickly took a turn for the worst By Monday morning the ship encountered a violent hurricane in the waters around Cape Hatteras and was taking on water All hands were at the pumps women included bailing out water but the leak continued to increase After water reached the engine Ex president Van Buren Narrowly Escapes Death Date s March 30 1848 Location ESSEX New Jersey Tag s railroad accidents Martin Van Buren Railroad Former president Martin Van Buren enjoyed a comfortable train ride on the morning of March 30 1848 that departed from

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    Toggle navigation The History Engine Basic Search Search Explore Students Teachers About Contact Log In Basic Search Search No Results Sort By Relevance Chronology Prev Digital Scholarship Lab 2008 2015

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    a letter was waiting for Pierson when he arrived at his home Adorned with a skull and cross bones at the top it addressed him as Sir Pierson was called a vagrant carpet bagger and a scoundrel of the deepest dye for maliciously interfering in the political realm of the town The threatening letter was from the white supremacist group the Ku Klux Klan The Klan warned him to stop his efforts at enfranchising blacks and leave the region immediately If he failed to comply with their demands they threatened to kill him The letter concluded by stating that Congressional reconstruction the military nor anything else under Heaven could protect him should he decide to not abide by the group s orders Upon receiving the threatening letter from the KKK Pierson left Andersonville and traveled to the nation s capital Washington D C While there he wrote a letter to United States Senator Charles Sumner detailing his experience In addition he included descriptions of various acts of violence against black citizens in the South and demanded that they be addressed and punishments be enforced In 1870 Congress passed the Force Acts to help end the violence and enforce the fourteenth and fifteenth amendments of the Constitution The KKK was a secret society created during the Reconstruction era to intimidate blacks and white reformers The white supremacist group employed terrorizing methods towards individuals usually associated with the Republican Party Northerners were often associated with the Republican Party by southerners This elucidates the connection between Northerners and the term carpetbaggers The term carpetbagger was used as a derogatory reference for northern whites who moved to the southern states during Reconstruction They were often viewed as exploiters who were taking advantage of the economic social and political conditions of southern society for their

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    farm in Norfolk County was employed to go to the grocery store and buy a dollars worth of pork by a black family named Seguine The family gave the young boy a ten dollar note to buy the pork The boy set off to the store down the road and bought the dollars worth of pork for his employers On the way back from the store the young boy misplaced the change from Emergence of the New Women in the Reconstruction South Date s January 1870 Location JEFFERSON Kentucky Tag s African Americans Government Law Politics Women Susan B Anthony is the Bismarck she plans the campaigns provides the munitions of war organizes the raw recruits sets the squadrons in the field read the first lines of an article entitled The Women Who Dare Short Patent Sketches of Prominent Revolutionists in the Courier Journal The article continued to compare Anthony the leader of the women s suffrage movement The First Enforcement Act is Presented in Congress Date s February 21 1870 Location Washington City District of Columbia Tag s Race Relations The first of a long series of Enforcement Acts passed through Congress on February 21 1870 The Enforcement Acts were designed to enforce the 15th Amendment throughout the South during the elections The elections of 1870 were plagued by violence throughout the South exerted primarily by members and sympathizers of the Ku Klux Klan Their tactics of lynching bombing and otherwise exerting violence Tennessee Freedmen happy despite poverty and disease Date s February 24 1870 to February 1870 Location COFFEE Tennessee Tag s African Americans Health Death On a blustery winter day in 1870 a woman traveling through Tennessee surveyed the freedmen preparing their gardens for the early vegetable season atop a bluff along the Elk River From the

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    Reconstruction and the Ku Klux Klan Date s February 12 1869 to 1870 Location Tag s African Americans Government Law Politics Race Relations Reverend Hamilton W Pierson traveled throughout the antebellum South as a member of the American Bible Society In the years following the war however he settled down in Andersonville Georgia and sought to spread political voice to freedmen His intentions were motivated by a humanitarian desire to

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