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Donald Truesdell Memorial

South Carolina, Kershaw County, CamdenDonald Leroy TruesdellAug. 26. 1906Sept. 21, 1993Medal of Honor RecipientPlace/Citation: Costancia,Northern Nicaragua 1932Truesdell, serving in Nicaragua as second...

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Occupation of Tarboro

North Carolina, Edgecombe County, Tarboro(Preface): On July 18, 1861, Union Gen. Edward E. Potter led infantry and cavalry from New Bern to destroy the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad bridge at Rocky...

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The Battle of Parker's Crossroads

Tennessee, Henderson County, near Parker's CrossroadsUnion Colonel Dunham's Brigade tried to silence Forrest's cannon by a frontal assault into the face of cannister and rifle fire. The Confederates...

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The Battle of Parker's Crossroads

Tennessee, Henderson County, near Parker's CrossroadsUnion Colonel Cyrus L. Dunham's Brigade marched south from Clarksburg, Tennessee, and then, turned northwest from Parker's Crossroads to block the...

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Roanoke River Lighthouse

North Carolina, Washington County, PlymouthRoanoke River Lighthouse established by US. Lighthouse Service 1866, Plymouth North CarolinaIncludes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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Latham House

North Carolina, Washington County, PlymouthBuilt by Charles Latham who occupied the house until 1882. Home was occupied for decades by descendants of its builder, a Lawyer, County Sheriff, and State...

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CSS Albemarle

North Carolina, Washington County, PlymouthThe iron clad ram, the CSS Albemarle was the most successful Confederate ironclad of the Civil War and twice defeated the Union Navy. Build in a cornfield on...

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Parker's Crossroads

Tennessee, Henderson County, near Parker's CrossroadsLate in 1862, the Union army under Ulysses S. Grant threatened Vicksburg, Mississippi. Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg ordered Gen. Nathan Bedford...

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First Skirmish at Chickamauga

Georgia, Catoosa, near BoyntonOn September 18, 1863, Brigadier General Bushrod R. Johnson's division had arrived in Ringgold from Mississippi and Lt. Gen. Longstreet's men were beginning to arrive from...

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The Battle of Parker's Crossroads

Tennessee, Henderson County, Parker's CrossroadsThe north-south tree line parallel to today's Highway 22 marks the roadbed of the old Huntingdon-Lexington road. Union Colonel Cyrus L. Dunham's Brigade...

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Lee and Jackson Memorial

Maryland, BaltimoreThe parting of General Lee and Stonewall Jackson on the eve of Chancellorsville. They were great Generals and Christian Soldiers and waged war like gentlemen. (War, US Civil)...

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The Battle of Parker's Crossroads

Tennessee, Henderson County, Parker's CrossroadsMid-Day, December 31, 1862 At the beginning of the battle, the Union wagon train was north of the crossroads. It moved three times and was shelled once...

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Winstead Hill

Tennessee, Williamson County, Franklin(Preface): In September 1864, after Union Gen. William T. Sherman defeated Confederate Gen. John Bell Hood at Atlant, Hood let the Army of Tennessee northwest...

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Union Wagon Train

Tennessee, Henderson County, Parker's Crossroads Protecting the Wagons: The success or failure of any campaign depended on the safety of the supply trains. When Dunham deployed his forces along the...

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Epicenter of the Battle of Franklin

Tennessee, Williamson County, Franklin(Preface): In September 1864, after Union Gen. William T. Sherman defeated Confederate Gen. John Bell Hood at Atlanta, Hood led the Army of Tennessee northeast...

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Hanover Tavern

Virginia, Hanover County, HanoverJohn Shelton opened the first tavern at the permanent site of Hanover Courthouse about the 1750s. The current tavern’s earliest segment dates from about 1791. The...

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Federal Forward Lines

Tennessee, Williamson County, FranklinOn November 30, 1864, Col. Joseph Conrad's and Col. John Lane's brigades of Brig. Gen. George D. Wagner's Federal Second Division, Fourth Corps, were placed east...

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Battle Ground Academy

Tennessee, Williamson County, FranklinFounded in 1889 as Battle Ground Academy, named for its location where the Battle of Franklin occurred in 1864, and dedicated in an address by Confederate General...

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The Cotton Gin Assault

Tennessee, Williamson County, FranklinInto this area rushed elements of four Confederated division on November 30, 1864 as they assaulted the Federal lines near the Carter cotton gin. Crossed largely...

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Carter Gin House

Tennessee, Williamson County, FranklinThe Carter cotton gin house, the scene of some of the bloodiest fighting of the Battle of Franklin, was located about 80 yards east of Columbia Pike. General...

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