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the Revolutionary War

The Battle of White Plains

Date Monday, October 28, 1776 Weather heavy rains Location White Plains, New York Great Britain The US Colonies Belligerents Great Britain, Hessians United States Commanders Sir William Howe George Washington…

The Siege of Charleston

Date Wednesday, March 29, 1780 Weather ~65 – 70`F, clear, very windy Location Charleston, South Carolina Great Britain The US Colonies Belligerents Great Britain United States Commanders Admiral Mariot Arbuthnot, Sir…

William Allen 1704-1780

Born 8/5/1704 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Died 9/6/1780 in Mount Airy, Pennsylvania Ancestry Father: William Allen, Sr. Mother: Spouse: Margaret Hamilton Margaret Shippen on April 8 1779 Children: John Andrew James William…

Joseph Galloway 1731-1803

Born 1731 in West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Died 8/10/1803 in Watford, Hertfordshire, England Ancestry Researching Ancestry Joseph Galloway was born near West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and moved…

Thomas Burnfoot Brown 1750-1825

Born 5/27/1750 in Whitby, Yorkshire, England Died 8/3/1825 in Grand Sable Plantation, St. Vincent Island, Caribbean Ancestry Researching Ancestry America Born in Whitby, Yorkshire, England, Brown was of a prosperous…

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The American Civil War

Confederate States: Black Codes

Encouraged by President Johnson’s evident intention to return to them the management of their own affairs, Southern legislators, elected by white voters, passed what came to be called Black Codes. Their very evident purpose was to reduce free blacks to a new kind of…

Napoleon Bonaparte Buford

Born: January 13, 1807, Woodford County, KY Died: March 28, 1883, Chicago, IL Battles and wars: American Civil War Service/branch: United States Army (Union Army) Allegiance: United States (Union) Siblings: John Buford Education: United States Military…

Elon John Farnsworth

Born: July 30, 1837, Michigan Died: July 3, 1863, Gettysburg, PA Education: University of Michigan Years of service: 1861–1863 Battles and wars: Utah War, American Civil War, Battle of Chancellorsville, Battle of Gettysburg Overview Elon…

Jedediah Hotchkiss

  Born: November 30, 1828, New York, NY Died: January 17, 1899, Staunton, VA Overview A transplanted New Yorker, Jedediah Hotchkiss became the most famous of Confederate topographers. After…