The United States is a large country with fifty states. South Carolina is present in the southeastern part of the United States. It faces the Atlantic Ocean on its eastern border. North Carolina lies to its north while the state of Georgia is present in the south and the west of South Carolina. The state has a significant history especially in the American Civil War.
Andersonville was a Confederate prison built in 1864 at Andersonville, Georgia. It was designed to hold Union prisoners of war during the Civil War. It was official named was Camp Sumter, however it’s better known as Andersonville. It was built from the ground up by local slave labor. At the time it was 10 ½ acres long and designed to hold about 10,000 men. The camp was enclosed out of 15 to 17 inch hewed pine logs. Along the walls were guard towers (referred to as pigeon roosts by the inmates) placed every 90 feet around the stockade walls.
On November 26, 1862, the Union army arrived in Falmouth, Virginia and across the Rappahannock River was Fredericksburg where the Confederate forces had fortified the hills behind the city. They would stay in Falmouth until December 11 when they bombarded Fredericksburg on December 13 and moved into the destroyed city, but the Confederates were in the hills. The next day the 44th New York, Orsell’s regiment joined the Third Brigade as they attempted to capture the Confederate’s position. They moved through the hills and ravine trying to avoid sniper and cannon fire, but they had to take cover behind a small rise in the ground and spend the night there in the mud. The next morning, December 14, after thirty hours of being in battle the Third
Kentucky became a state in 1792 as the 15th state, also becoming the first U.S. state west of the Appalachian Mountains. Kentucky University’s colors are white and blue. Explorer Daniel Boone was one of Kentucky’s most important explorers and many immigrants followed the trail he traveled through the Cumberland Gap, also known as the Wilderness Road. Although it went with the Confederacy during the Civil War, the population was deeply divided, and many Kentucky residents fought for the North. Mostly known as an agricultural area into the 20th century, Kentucky is also a major U.S. coal producer and site of the U.S. military bases Fort Knox and Fort Campbell. It is also known as the home of the legendary Kentucky Derby horse race and bluegrass
The construction of Fort Sumter was one of the 50 forts started during 1829 as part of a costal garrison, Congress implemented this third system in 1817 to control access to Charleston Harbor. This man-made island was built out of thousands of tons of granite that measured only 2.4 acres and the fort was built to sustain roughly 650 soldiers and 135 artillery pieces. (History.com staff, 2009) The construction of the outer fortification and the island would be completed in 1860,
When growing up as a child, children are typically taught their home address, the city where they are from, and the county that they live in. It is important for children to know these things for various safety reasons. The importance of this importance spreads to various ways of life. One important reason of knowing your county is for weather purposes, emergency alert purposes, and for voting purposes.
Serving in the military enables you to explore the country and experience different places, but none will be more enjoyable than Fayetteville North Carolina. The city of Fayetteville, North Carolina is located next to Fort Bragg Army Installation base. It is the home to the largest military paratrooper installation in the continental United States with over thirty thousand soldiers and also contains over one hundred thousand family members. With its immense populations comes the various types of restaurant and eatery. Its location makes it a perfect starting point to visit state/cities like Florida in the south and New York City in the north.
Known as the "Twin City" and the city for arts and innovation, Winston Salem continues to attract many people within its city limits and surrounding areas. The city has even made appearances on top ten lists of cities to live in throughout America. With such a great reputation, it's no surprise that Winston Salem is one of the largest cities within the state of North Carolina. As many people continue to move in, internet providers in Winston Salem have increased as well. This is good news for anyone who loves getting internet access on their terms. If you've moved into the area and are looking for the best choice of all the internet providers in Winston Salem, consider this list and see which one piques your interest.
The battle of Fort Sumter took place in South Carolina near Charleston, April 12-14,186,. The fort was located in the middle of the harbor . This was the starting battle on the war. In the beginning Confederate batteries opened fire on the fort, and continued for 34 hours. The Union couldn't keep up, until on Saturday April 13 they surrendered the fort. During the war there were no deaths from either side, although during the surrender there was an explosion that caused 2 union deaths. Following the battle, there was a widespread support from both the North and South for further military action. Lincoln immediately called for 75,000 volunteers. The Civil War had
The historical context of this map is during the American Civil War, Fort Wagner was a confederate base located on Morris Island. Laying alongside the south edge bay in the Charleston Harbor, Fort Wagner’s location was a crucial vantage point from which the Union Army could launch an attack on the city of Charleston, South Carolina. South Carolina was one of 11 states that had seceded from the union. During July 18, 1863 Union Brigade General Quincy Gillmore and Admiral John Dahlgren made the decision to attack Fort Wagner. With the assault being carried out by the 54th Massachusetts Infantry, a regiment of African Americans, which served as proof that colored soldiers would fight bravely if given the chance to carry arms into battle. After
In the city of Longtown,Ohio,Founded by James Clemens,is a peaceful place where blacks and white did not discriminate each other, or at least it use to be. Now,the people of Longtown are fading from the world and White settlers are buying their land.Longtown was made by James Clemens,a freed slave from the state of Virginia, made this settlement so whites and blacks can live in harmony and peace together,but now that everyone is dying and settlers are buying their land, James’ great grandson,Connor Keiser, is trying to keep the way of life going or in other words Connor Keiser said,” We were the usual Longtown family. We all look different,and we were taught that color didn’t matter.As long as I have anything to do with it,Longtown
In days long when many non-whites were racially segregated , and/or discriminated, making a colored community was unthinkable.That was until one man named James Clemens, a freed slave, broke that barrier, and established Longtown Ohio.The uniqueness of the community, though, was that it was a sanctuary for many different races that were unfit for other communities. This was a place where many different races could interact with each other peacefully. If Riverside, or even our country as a whole had this type of ideology, then there is a likelihood that we would all live in harmony, and safety. It's time we take some ideas from Longtown, and apply them to our country/Riverside. An article published by The Washington Post, “ Ohio Town holds rare history: Races
Founded in 1764, St. Louis Missouri is home to many diverse groups, businesses, and corporations. Post American Civil War, local immigration and industrialization contributed to increasing populations. In terms of racial demographics, the majority ethnic backgrounds in St. Louis approximately include Whites, African Americans/Blacks, Latinos/Hispanics, and Asians. Similar to NYC, immigrants and refugees of war settled in St. Louis and created their own subculture. In the early 1990’s after the Bosnian War, more than forty thousand refugees arrived and established St. Louis as the largest Bosnian community aside from their home country of course.
Florida became United States territory in the year of 1821 and it consisted of just two counties known as Escamba to the West and St. Johns to the East divided by the Suwanee River and all other counties were created from those two original counties. Although Florida was United States territory it wasn’t until the year of 1845 that it became the 27th state. Florida currently has a total of 67 counties. The last county was introduced in 1925 which is Gilchrist County which was named after Florida’s governor Albert W. Gilchrist who served from 1909 to 1913. Florida counties are subdivisions of the state government. All of Florida’s counties are incorporated