The main Union assault during the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain was against a a heavily fortified salient on the left flank of the Rebel line, filled with Gen. Frank Cheatham's rugged and hard fighting 1st/27th Tennessee Regiment. This bulge in the entrenched line, an inverted V pointing down the
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SEPOYS 1857 The Indian Rebellion of 1857 was a revolt against the rule of the British East India Company, which functioned as a sovereign power on behalf of the British Crown. In 1857 the Company ruled over nearly all of India, and had their own Colonial Army of over 300,000
The British retreat from Kabul.1842 On 31 December 1600, The British East India Company (BEIC) started as an enterprise of London businessmen importing spices and goods from South Asia; cotton, silk, indigo dye, salt, spices, saltpetre, tea, and opium. By royal decree, the BEIC was given monopoly privileges
Mme. Delphine LaLaurie was one of the grandest and most opulent of the opulent Grand Dames of ante bellum New Orleans high society. In a housefire in her mansion in 1834, it was discovered that Mme. LaLaurie and her husband, physician Leonard Louis Nicolas LaLaurie, were maintaining a dungeon of
Brigadier General Robert Latimer McCook was one of the famed Fighting McCooks of Ohio, seventeen men from the same family who fought for the Union, including four who would become generals. On August 5, 1862, McCook was shot in a skirmish near Huntsville, Alabama. At the time, renegade
THE SULTANA When the Civil War concluded, many of the inmates at Andersonville Prison were taken to temporary parole camps outside Vicksburg, Miss. They were given medical treatment, food and clothing while awaiting transport home, by train or steamboat. The Sultana, a 260-foot-long wooden Mississippi River side-wheel steamboat which
The Battle of Richmond, Kentucky, fought August 29-30, 1862. It was a shocking, one-sided loss by Union Major General, William "Bull" Nelson's forces to the Confederates of Major General Edmund Kirby Smith. In the first major battle in Kentucky, Nelson had sent 6,800 men into battle, and 5.353 of them
On Sunday morning, April 2, 1865, Confederate President Jefferson Davis was sitting in a morning church service when he received an urgent message from General Robert E. Lee. Lee told him the defensive line at Petersburg had been broken, and that the Confederate government should evacuate Richmond immediately or risk
NASHVILLE SMOKEY ROW PROSTITUTE In 1860, before the Civil War began, Nashville had 20,000 residents and was the 8th largest city in the South. Steamboats on the busy Cumberland River and four railroads converged on the booming city. With the easy movement men, supplies, and artillery, Union General
HERROLD'S MILL Herrold’s Mill (in Athens, Ohio), now White's Mill, serves as a local gathering place for farmers and local wags in How Can A Man Die Better. I worked at White's Mill in the 1980s and learned of some of its history. Southeastern Ohio was filled with active abolitionists