Thursday, August 7, 2014

Fact of the Day: Civil Abbeville

At the end of the American Civil War, the Confederate President Jefferson Davis fled Richmond, Virginia. The first state to secede from the Union was South Carolina, a movement that started in the city of Abbeville. Jefferson just happened to stop for a night in Abbeville after leaving Richmond. It was there that he admitted that the awful Confederacy was over. 

17 comments:

  1. So Abbeville was the alpha and omega, so to speak.

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  2. That is something I have learnt this evening.

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  3. Very interesting. We sure are learning things from your informative blog...thanks so much.

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  4. What a terrible time that was for your country.

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  5. Yay. Yes, it was a dark time in American history but glad it ended.

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  6. I didn't recognize Jeff Davis from this portrait. It must have been painted in his later years.

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  7. I love learning new things. Thanks!

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  8. I didn´t know this anecdote. Kisses:)

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  9. New info for me! Thanks for sharing :)

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  10. Mmm, interesting! Kisses, Lucy www.tpinkcarpet.com

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