Archive for August, 2014

Road Building in Early America

August 30, 2014 with No Comments and Posted in Colonization, Weekly Video by

Roads are crucial for the flow of commerce. Join us at Great Bridge Battlefield to see how roads were built in early America.

Influence of Preachers on the American Revolution

August 25, 2014 with No Comments and Posted in War for Independence by

Soldier’s Gear from 1066 to 2014

August 11, 2014 with No Comments and Posted in Middle Ages, Reformation, World War I, World War II by

Horn Family Tour 2014

August 4, 2014 with No Comments and Posted in News by

Battle of Vicksburg

The Horn family invites you to join us on our tour this year, where we will study the history of the Western Theater of the American Civil War. Beginning on September 1 we will travel from Wake Forest, NC to Tennessee, Mississippi and Georgia to study this oft-forgotten half of the country’s most devastating war. We will start by exploring the early history of Tennessee before diving into the war at Fort Donelson. There we will begin tracing the story and campaigns of men like Ulysses S. Grant, William Sherman, Joseph E. Johnston, and Braxton Bragg. Next we visit Shiloh, in whose bloody woods the Union army was nearly destroyed. We will then head to the historic city of Vicksburg, Mississippi, where the breastworks still remind us of the large siege that took place there. Then on to Chattanooga, Tennessee, where nestled in the Appalachian mountains is one of the most picturesque battlefields in the nation, overlooking the Tennessee River Valley. Finally, the tour will conclude at the Bennett Place in Durham, NC, where the largest number of Confederate troops was surrendered in the entire Civil War.

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