Archive for September, 2014

Siege of Petersburg 150th – Battle of New Market Heights Reenactment

September 30, 2014 with No Comments and Posted in Civil War, Weekly Video by

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.

Siege of Petersburg 150th – Battle of Fort Harrison Reenactment

September 29, 2014 with No Comments and Posted in Civil War, Weekly Video by

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.

Did Marco Polo Discover Alaska?

September 25, 2014 with No Comments and Posted in Exploration by

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/did-marco-polo-discover-america-180952765/?no-ist

First Picture of a President

September 25, 2014 with No Comments and Posted in American Other by

Quincy

John Quincy Adams in 1843, at the age of 76.

Eyewitness of a Kamikaze Attack

September 12, 2014 with No Comments and Posted in Weekly Video, World War II by

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 Franklin Lost Expedition Has Been Found

September 11, 2014 with No Comments and Posted in Exploration by

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.