In the Battle of Chaffin’s Farm/New Market Heights, Union troops spearheaded by the USCT attacked Confederate entrenchments held by the famous Texas Brigade. The Federals captured the works after severe fighting, and suffering heavy casualties. Black soldiers won 14 medals of honor, more than any other battle. Visit the official reenactment site.
Archive for September, 2014
Civil War Reenactment of the Union assault on Fort Harrison. 150 years ago Grant and Lee were deadlocked in the Siege of Richmond and Petersburg during the American Civil War. See this reenactment of this time the armies met, during the Battle of Chaffin’s Farm.
John Quincy Adams in 1843, at the age of 76.
Ever wondered what it was like to be on a ship under attack from Kamikazes? WWII veteran Benjamin James is here to tell you.
One of the ships from John Franklin’s infamous lost expedition has been found! This 19th century expedition was one of the best equipped arctic expeditions in history. After it disappeared more than 40 more expeditions were sent in search of it. Now it has finally be found. We can expect many more answers to be discovered over the next few years as this wreck is investigated.
Read more about this discovery here.