Friday, January 29, 2010
he Civil War Battle that Saved Washington,D.C. In the summer of 1864,General Jubal Early led Confederate forces towards Washington,D.C. and threatened to capture the capital city. On July 9,Union troops under General Lew Wallace met Early's forces on the banks of the Monocacy. At Monocacy National Battlefield,visitors can experience this and other stories of the past in a landscape that has changed little since the 19th century. Monocacy National Battlefield Visitor Center The interactive and multimedia exhibits located in the Visitor Center include numerous vignettes which take the visitor to important locations related to the Battle as well as electronic maps,historical artifacts and interpretive displays of the Battle of Monocacy. A bookstore also offers literature which provides in-depth discussions of the Civil War and the Battle of Monocacy as well as memorabilia for sale. Translate Show original Designed by drobbins of 3DS
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Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Fort Frederick was sold at auction in 1791 and lay abandoned until the American Civil War. The fort was garrisoned at the outbreak of war and was used as a gun emplacement to protect the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, which paralleled the canal. The 1st Maryland Infantry (US) occupied the area in December 1861 and Company H fought in a skirmish at the fort against Condederate raiders on Christmas Day, 1861. The regiment left in February 1862. In October 1862 a picket from the 12th Illinois Cavalry briefly occupied the area. The military usefulness of the fort ended by 1862.
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010
"The United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., is among the most architecturally impressive and symbolically important buildings in the world. It has housed the meeting chambers of the Senate and the House of Representatives for almost two centuries. Begun in 1793, the Capitol has been built, burnt, rebuilt, extended, and restored; today, it stands as a monument not only to its builders but also to the American people and their government. Original model by Josh Wilson "
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Wednesday, January 6, 2010
"The building also served as the Capitol of the Confederacy during the American Civil War (1861-1865). The State Capitol Building, the adjacent Virginia Governor's Mansion, and the White House of the Confederacy (about 3 blocks away to the north) were spared when departing Confederate troops were ordered to burn the city's warehouses and factories, and fires spread out of control in April, 1865. The first flag to fly over the capitol since secession was hoisted by Lieutenant Johnston L. de Peyster. U.S. President Abraham Lincoln toured the Capitol building during his visit to Richmond about a week before his assassination in Washington, DC."
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