Thursday, 23rd November 2017

American History

Merriam-Webster: a chronological record of significant events (as affecting a nation or institution) [in America] often including an explanation of their causes - a treatise presenting systematically related natural phenomena - an established record - a branch of knowledge that records and explains past events .

What ever happened to the lost Confederate gold?

Posted on 21. May, 2010 by admin in Civil War, Mysteries, Treasure

What ever happened to the lost Confederate gold?

There is an old trunk on display in Washington, GA. There are many legends… In 1902, the trunk was found in the basement of the bank in Washington, the building where Jefferson Davis held the last meeting of the Confederate Cabinet. In 1928, it was donated to the library where it was put on public [...]

Knights of the Golden Circle

Posted on 21. Jan, 2010 by admin in Civil War, Knights of the Golden Circle

Knights of the Golden Circle

The Knights of the Golden Circle was a secret antebellum organization that sought to establish a slave empire encompassing the southern United States, the West Indies, Mexico, and part of Central America, an area some 2,400 miles in diameter-hence the name Golden Circle. The Knights hoped to control the commerce of the area and have [...]

The British Burn Washington, 1814

Posted on 12. Dec, 2009 by admin in American History, History

The British Burn Washington, 1814

The British Burn Washington, 1814 August of 1814 was one of the hottest in the memory of the approximately 8,000 residents of America’s new capital. The sweltering, humid heat turned the stagnate marshes surrounding the city into thriving hatcheries for disease-carrying mosquitoes. To make matters worse, the city found itself the target of an invading [...]