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Re: Welcome to This Day in Black Powder History
« Reply #45 on: September 30, 2020, 08:33:18 AM »
September 30th

1630
John Billington, one of the original pilgrims who sailed to the New World on the Mayflower, becomes the first man executed in the English colonies. He is hanged for having shot another man during a quarrel

1864
Confederate troops fail to retake Fort Harrison from the Union forces during the siege of Petersburg.

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Re: Welcome to This Day in Black Powder History
« Reply #46 on: October 01, 2020, 09:07:39 AM »
October 1st

1864
The Condor, a British blockade-runner, is grounded near Fort Fisher, North Carolina.

1878
General Lew Wallace is sworn in as governor of New Mexico Territory. He went on to deal with the Lincoln County War, Billy the Kid and write Ben-Hur. His Civil War heroics earned him the moniker Savior of Cincinnati.
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Re: Welcome to This Day in Black Powder History
« Reply #47 on: October 02, 2020, 07:20:09 AM »
October 2nd

1862
An Army under Union General Joseph Hooker arrives in Bridgeport, Alabama to support the Union forces at Chattanooga. Chattanooga's Lookout Mountain provides a dramatic setting for the Civil War's battle above the clouds.

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Re: Welcome to This Day in Black Powder History
« Reply #48 on: October 07, 2020, 09:45:11 AM »
October 7th

1847
Captain Samuel Walker killed in battle. ^j)
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Re: Welcome to This Day in Black Powder History
« Reply #49 on: October 07, 2020, 10:19:49 AM »
October 7th

1847
Captain Samuel Walker killed in battle. ^j)


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