Overview - The 54th Massachusetts Infantry attacking Fort Wagner Painting by Rick Reeves On June 16, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln made one of his rare wartime departures from Washington. He spoke in Philadelphia at a fund-raising fair for the United States Sanitary Commission, a national soldiers' aid society. The preceding six weeks had seen the bloodiest fighting in the Civil War so far, at the carnage-strewn Virginia battlefields of The Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg. "War, at the best, is terrible," Lincoln told the crowd, "and this war of ours, in its magnitude and duration, is one of the most terrible. . . . This grim determination to fight on to victory despite the cost characterized Lincoln's leadership in the war. Many people in both North and South sometimes faltered in the face of the war's terrible cost in lives and resources. Both sides were willing to sustain such punishment and keep fighting because the stakes were so great: nationality and freedom.
Civil War Photos American History Hannah Valentine & Lethe Jackson Slave Letters - Duke Special Collections Library Hannah Valentine and Lethe Jackson Slave Letters, 1837-1838 From the Campbell Family Papers An On-line Archival Collection Special Collections Library at Duke University and Original documents - scanned images and transcriptions About Hannah Valentine and Lethe Jackson. Hannah Valentine and Lethe Jackson were house slaves at Montcalm, the family home of David and Mary Campbell, located in Abingdon, Virginia. Hannah Valentine (1794-1860) came to the Campbell family in 1811 when she was 17 years old. Hannah had several children, many of which are mentioned in her letters: Richard b. 1811 Eliza b. 1816, d. 1848, had several children including a daughter in 1840 David Bird b.1825, who became a finished dining room servant and was eventually freed and left a sizable inheritance Jane and Mary (twins) b. 1832; Mary d. 1833 of scarlet fever Mary b. 1835 Page was sold because of his insubordination in the 1850s and eventually killed near Abingdon in 1861 About the collection at Duke.
The Royal Scots, The Royal Regiment, Regimental Music The Regimental Museum in Edinburgh Castle Regimental Music On 30th June, 1667 Samuel Pepys met Lord George Douglas in Rochester and mentions seeing his Regiment; he records that "here in the streets I did hear the Scotch March beat by the drums before the soldiers, which is very odde." Many other references to the "Scots March" appear in history, but whether the present Regimental March, "Dumbarton's Drums", is one and the same thing cannot he proved with certainty. There is good ground, however for such an assumption. The name derives from the time when Lord George Douglas, created Earl of Dumbarton in 1675, was Colonel, and the Regiment was known as "Dumbarton's Regiment". "Dumbarton's Drums" is played by the combined band, pipes and drums. Pipe Majors, Drum Majors, etc Pipe Major J MacCallum, PM of 2nd Battalion 1889-1900 Corporal Boyd, lone piper at the 1998 Tattoo Pipe Major Marr and Drum Major Gorrie, at the Edinburgh Tattoo Edinburgh Castle Return to the top ˆ
Henry O. Nightingale diaries MSS.002 Description Henry O. Nightingale (1844-1919) and his family emigrated from Hawkhurst, County Kent, England, to the United States in 1849. He, his parents, and his younger brother arrived in New York from London aboard the Margaret Evans on June 30 when Henry was 5 years old. The family settled in Rochester, New York. Background Henry Oliver Nightingale was born in Hawkhurst, County Kent, England on June 6, 1844.
Teach Yourself Bagpipes Place your hands on the chanter left above right (reverse if you are left handed), knuckles in line with the front of the chanter and fingers straight. Your left thumb covers the hole at the back and your little finger on that hand rests away from the chanter. Place your right thumb on the back of the chanter between your index and middle fingers. Your wrists must be straight to ensure that you play with your fingers, not your arms. With the exception of your little finger and thumb (called by their own names), the fingers are named after the note they sound when lifted off the chanter. The first finger on your top (left) hand is called your ‘G’ finger, middle finger is ‘F’ and so on. In all of the diagrams that follow, “X” represents a closed hole and “O” represents an open one. Please, follow the note names up in sequence as different browsers and screen settings may display the note names in different positions.HINTS: 1. 2.
World History For Us All: Big Era 9 Home > The Big Eras > Big Era Nine is different from earlier eras because we do not yet know where it is leading. Nevertheless, we can distinguish some key world historical processes that have been especially important in shaping the current era. Their interactions, sometimes unforeseen, have given rise to major new challenges to humanity. Others as yet unknown lie in the future. Here we can at least suggest some key trends to watch: In sum, the world has become increasingly contradictory and paradoxical. Humans and the Environment The single most important development in this era has been the scale of potentially irreversible human impact on the environment. Population growth and its environmental effects. The spread of new medicines such as antibiotics as well as improved sanitation and health care, especially in the world’s burgeoning cities, all played a role. Unprecedented population growth has magnified human impact on forests, croplands, pastures, and seas. Humans and Other Humans
Civil War | American Art 1851Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin serialized.September 1851Christiana Riot1852Frederick Edwin Church paints The Natural Bridge, VirginiaMarch 1852Uncle Tom's Cabin published as a book.1853 Robert Duncanson paints Uncle Tom and Little Eva. May 1854The Kansas-Nebraska Act permits each newly-admitted state to determine whether slavery is legal. May 24–25 1856John Brown leads the Pottawatomie Massacre in Kansas.1857 Eastman Johnson paintsThe Old Mount Vernon. April 1859 Eastman Johnson exhibits Negro Life at the South. Spring 1860 Martin Johnson Heade exhibits Approaching Thunder Storm. Frederic Edwin Church paints Meteor of 1860. January 9, 1861Mississippi secedes. March 1861 Sanford Robinson Gifford exhibits Twilight in the Catskills. Frederic Edwin Church exhibits The Icebergs. Major General Benjamin Butler declares escaped slaves to be "contraband of war." July 1861 Frederic Edwin Church exhibits Our Banner in the Sky. Thomas Moran paints Slave Hunt, Dismal Swamp, Virginia.
Curriculum The Reading Like a Historian curriculum engages students in historical inquiry. Each lesson revolves around a central historical question and features sets of primary documents modified for groups of students with diverse reading skills and abilities. This curriculum teaches students how to investigate historical questions employing reading strategies such as sourcing, contextualizing, corroborating, and close reading. Instead of memorizing historical facts, students evaluate the trustworthiness of multiple perspectives on issues from King Philip's War to the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and make historical claims backed by documentary evidence. I am so excited to find your website and your lessons. Karen Peyer, Teacher, Russell Middle School, Colorado Springs How do I use these lessons in my classroom? The 75 lessons in this curriculum can be taught in succession, but are designed to stand alone and supplement what teachers are already doing in the classroom. 1. 2. 3. Of course!
Exhibitions: The Civil War and American Art / American Art November 16, 2012 – April 28, 2013 Explore View slide show and comments Buy the book Watch the video trailer Listen to the podcast with commentary by exhibition curator Eleanor Harvey Check out the exhibition galleries on Flickr See selected artworks in historical context with our timeline Attention Educators! Eastman Johnson, The Girl I Left Behind Me, ca. 1872, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase made possible in part by Mrs. The Civil War and American Art examines how America’s artists represented the impact of the Civil War and its aftermath. The Civil War and American Art includes 75 works—57 paintings and 18 vintage photographs. The exhibition also includes battlefield photography, which carried the gruesome burden of documenting the carnage and destruction. Eleanor Jones Harvey, senior curator, organized the exhibition. National Tour The exhibition travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, N.Y.