Naval Academy & Civil War

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Civil War hero, Admiral David Dixon Porter, became superintendent of U.S. Naval Academy. He wrote: "When one sees how much has been done for the world by the disciples of Christ and those professing the Christian religion, he must be astonished to find anyone who hesitates to believe in the Divine origin of Jesus and the wonderful works He performed, all of which are so beautifully portrayed by the author of the work under consideration; and no man or woman of real intelligence would hesitate to believe that it is only through Christ that sinners can be saved, unless their vanity is so great that they are capable of saving themselves without an intermediary."
June 10th – 1776 – The Continental Congress appointed a committee to write a Declaration of Independence 1854 – U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD, holds first formal graduation exercises. Previous classes graduated without ceremony 1861 – The Virginia village of Big Bethel became the site of the 1st major land battle of the Civil War. Private Henry L. Wyatt was the 1st Confederate soldier killed in a Civil War battle. 18 Union soldiers were killed. 1905 – Japan and Russia agreed to peace talks brokered by President Theodore Roosevelt. 1944 – The U.S. VII and V corps, advancing from Normandy’s Utah and Omaha beaches, respectively, linked-up and began moving inland. The Utah and Omaha beaches are linked up by an advance of the US 2nd Armored Division (part of 5th Corps). The US 101st Airborne Division continues to be engaged around Carentan. 1968 – At a Saigon news conference on the day he is to turn over command of U.S. forces in Vietnam to Gen. Creighton Abrams, Gen. William Westmoreland ...
A little long, but worth the read. So what did Sherman do after the war? Certainly not slaughter Indians did he? How Lincoln's Army 'Liberated' the Indians by Thomas J. DiLorenzo In a recent issue of The American Enterprise magazine devoted to the War between the States (see my LRC article, "AEI is Still Fighting the Civil War") Victor Hanson, a visiting professor at the U.S. Naval Academy, defends and makes excuses for Lincoln's intentional waging of war on Southern civilians. This included the bombing, pillaging and plundering of their cities and towns, the burning of their homes, total destruction of farms and livestock, gang rape, and the killing of thousands, including women and children of all races. (See Merchant of Terror: General Sherman and Total War by John Bennett Walters or The Hard Hand of War by Mark Grimsley). It was all justified, says Hanson, because General Sherman and his men were supposedly motivated by the belief that it was necessary "to guarantee the American proposition that each ...
The Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, Virginia hosted a Civil War Navy Conference in early March to mark the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Hampton Roads, when for the first time, ironclads battled during the Civil War. In this session, author and Naval Academy history professor Craig Symonds ta...
First of all,we hear about the tragic death of Ambassador Chris Stevens in Libya,but nothing about the others.Were former U.S. Navy Seals Tyrone Woods,Glen Doherty,and Foreign Service Sean Smith lives worth less?When a GI is killed,that's all the say on the TV news,then they go to a commercial.Let's face it,Libya is in a Civil War,maybe something more could have been done,nobody wished for these people to die.Instead of wasting time,on who messed up,find out what can be done in the future,instead of a political football.Like I said,a GI steps on an IED,he has one less leg,arm,or in the case of US Naval Academy grad LT.Brad Snyder,who lost his sight,but won gold metals in Paralympics.But they aren't the NEWS OF THE DAY.
Date: Wed, 1861-09-25 On this date in 1861, The Union Navy admitted Blacks for military service for the first time, almost a year before the army opened its ranks. Some former slaves risked their lives to enlist, swimming or rowing boats from plantations to Union ships anchored nearby. Eight African-American sailors won the U.S. Medal of Honor for their courage in battle during the Civil War. During the global conflicts of the first half of the 20th century, African American were among the troops committed to combat in World War I and World War II(WWII), even though they and other Black Americans were barred from the Navy after World War I, and not allowed to enlist again until 1932 and then only as kitchen help. In 1942, the Navy accepted volunteers for general service but prohibited them from going to sea. In 1949, Wesley Branch became the first Black graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. And in 1996, Admiral J. Paul Reason became the Navy’s first Black four-star admiral. Reference: Library of Congress ...
Today marks the 147th anniversary of the day that the Naval Academy returned to Annapolis after relocating to Newport, RI, during the Civil War. When the war began, naval leaders feared that Maryland would join the Confederate states and decided to move the Academy further north as a precaution. Midshipmen were quartered in the old Atlantic House and used parts of Fort Adams for their athletic and drill grounds.
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