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Today In Charleston History: May 22


Henry Laurens’ wife, Eleanor, died in childbirth. Lauren’s fought a losing battle over his sorrow for several years. He wrote:

If I go here or there I find something or other to refresh my Sorrow and feel that some thing which constituted my Happiness is gone from me … I look round upon my Children, I lament for their Loss.

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Today In Charleston History

May 22, 1856: Senators Will Be Senators

It all started in the Senate chamber in 1856 when Senator Charles Sumner, a Massachusetts Republican, addressed the Senate on the explosive issue of whether Kansas should be admitted to the Union as a slave state or a free state. 367 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

The Freedmen's Bureau

March 3, 1865 – President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill into law establishing the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, which became known as the Freedmen’s Bureau. 554 more words


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… 436 more words

Civil War Book Of Days: 1865

January 15, 1852

Charles Wentworth Upham

(1802 -1875)


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