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Re: Welcome to This Day in Black Powder History
« Reply #30 on: September 02, 2020, 04:48:51 PM »
Bossman loves him some cheap labor and no one likes a scab - Chinaman or otherwise.
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Re: Welcome to This Day in Black Powder History
« Reply #31 on: September 04, 2020, 07:15:43 AM »
September 4th

1862
Robert E. Lee's Confederate army invades Maryland, starting the Antietam Campaign.
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Re: Welcome to This Day in Black Powder History
« Reply #32 on: September 04, 2020, 10:45:55 AM »
Is this thread meant to be an antiquarian chronology only or is it OK to comment on some of the posts?

Until further notice, then -

Except for the invasion of Okinawa (April 45)  Antietam
killed more Americans per minute than any other fight we ever fought.  The dead American count racks up quick when we fight each other.
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Re: Welcome to This Day in Black Powder History
« Reply #33 on: September 04, 2020, 11:40:30 AM »
Feel free to discuss, comment or add. This is an active thread and I'm hoping it will spur discussion about the events that took place!
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Re: Welcome to This Day in Black Powder History
« Reply #34 on: September 09, 2020, 06:53:08 AM »
September 9th

1776
The term "United States" is adopted by the Continental Congress to be used instead of the "United Colonies."

1850
California, in the midst of a gold rush, enters the Union as the 31st state.

1863
The Union Army of the Cumberland passes through Chattanooga as they chase after the retreating Confederates. The Union troops will soon be repulsed at the Battle of Chickamauga.

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« Reply #35 on: September 10, 2020, 08:03:11 AM »
September 10th

1623
Lumber and furs are the first cargo to leave New Plymouth in North America for England.

1813
The nine-ship American flotilla under Oliver Hazard Perry wrests naval supremacy from the British on Lake Erie by capturing or destroying a force of six English vessels.

1861
Confederates at Carnifex Ferry, Virginia, fall back after being attacked by Union troops. The action is instrumental in helping preserve western Virginia for the Union.
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« Reply #36 on: September 11, 2020, 07:55:25 AM »
September 11th

1777
General George Washington and his troops are defeated by the British under General Sir William Howe at the Battle of Brandywine in Pennsylvania.

1857
Indians incited by Mormon John D. Lee kill 120 California-bound settlers in the Mountain Meadows Massacre.

1864
A 10-day truce is declared between generals William Sherman and John Hood so civilians may leave Atlanta, Georgia.

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Re: Welcome to This Day in Black Powder History
« Reply #37 on: September 14, 2020, 09:48:02 AM »
September 14th

1862
Federal troops escape from beleaguered Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

1862
Skirmish at Fox's Gap, American Civil War

1862
Battle of South Mountain
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« Reply #38 on: September 15, 2020, 09:02:46 AM »
September 15th

1776
The British occupy Manhattan.

1862
Confederates capture Harpers Ferry, securing the rear of Robert E. Lee's forces in Maryland.

1891
The Dalton gang holds up a train and takes $2,500 at Wagoner, Oklahoma.
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Re: Welcome to This Day in Black Powder History
« Reply #39 on: September 17, 2020, 07:26:53 AM »
September 17th

-1862
Battle of Antietam


-1862
Battle of Mumfordville, Kentucky, US Col J Wilder surrenders city

-1862
American Civil War: The Allegheny Arsenal explosion results in the single largest civilian disaster during the war; 78 workers killed.

-1864
American Civil War: Grant approves Sheridan's plan for Shenandoah Valley Campaign

-1868
Battle of Beecher Island
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September 18th

1758
James Abercromby is replaced as supreme commander of British forces after his defeat by French commander the Marquis of Montcalm at Fort Ticonderoga during the French and Indian War.

1759
Quebec surrenders to the British after a battle which sees the deaths of both James Wolfe and Louis Montcalm, the British and French commanders.

1862
After waiting all day for a Union attack which never came at Antietam, Confederate General Robert E. Lee begins a retreat out of Maryland and back to Virginia.

1863
Union cavalry troops clash with a group of Confederates at Chickamauga Creek.

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