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Very Little Going On (January 22, 1865)

After writing this letter, General Meade left for Philadelphia. He reached there on January 28 and left to return to the army two days later. The main purpose for his visit was his oldest son, John Sergeant, who was near death with tuberculosis. 420 more words

Sherman Confiscates 400,000 Acres to be Redistributed to Freed Blacks

January 16, 1865/2015

Volume 6, Issue 3 (223 Issues Since 15 October 2010)

Sherman Confiscates 400,000 Acres to be Redistributed to Freed Blacks in Forty-Acre Allotments… 437 more words

William Tecumseh Sherman

January 15, 1852

Charles Wentworth Upham

(1802 -1875)

1852

Jan 15 Thursday  Spent some time this forenoon in reading

the papers and fixing Susans work & pasted some pictures on… 280 more words

19th Century

Brooksville's Infamy (Community Story Part 6)

In 1851, he decided to run for Senate believing getting involved in politics was the most immediate way to enact real social change. Despite strong efforts to stop him, he delivered his first major controversial speech in 1856 speaking out against slavery earning hm numerous enemies in the Senate. 101 more words

Charles Sumner

Turning Point (Community Story Part 5)

It was standing at the lecture that Charles’ entire worldview was permanently changed. He understood that the American cultural belief that blacks are inferior to whites was a learned view and could be changed. 36 more words

Charles Sumner

In His Own Words (Community Story Part 4)

He described the moment in his journal:

They were standing in the midst of a knot of young men and their color seemed to be no objection to them.

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Revelation (Community Story Part 3)

It was at one of his larger lectures that he noticed there were a few black people in the audience. As an American visiting Europe in the late 1830s, 30 years before the beginning of the Civil War, this would have been an unfeasible image.  24 more words

Charles Sumner