Friday, January 22, 2016

Fact of the Day: Civil War Distance

Most of the Americna Civil War took place on the eastern coast but they did reach further out. Some battles/events took place in the southwest. A naval battle like the Battle of Cherbourg took place off the coast of France. 

14 comments:

  1. Interesting historical blog, Adam.
    I had to look this one up.
    Well done. Nice to know that it is now a "War Grave Zone".

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Cherbourg_%281864%29

    I knew of the WW2 Battle for Cherbourg and the reason for
    taking that port by the Allies.
    B J Hunnicut aka Colin

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  2. I didn't know it went all the way to France!

    -Kati

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  3. Really? This has gotten me so curious. Was it the British the Americans were fighting, or the battle between the North and South actually went that far?

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    1. Both sides were North and South. The South never got any real international support for their cause. Especially not another nation's troops.

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    2. Adam - this which you have answered is unbelievable ignorance. The Canadian Education System needs a good overhaul if this is an example of what they produce!
      I had a sneak peep at E-Lou's blog !!! And now I know why!
      B J Hunnicut aka Colin

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  4. I've heard of this naval battle but don't know much about it.

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  5. Wait, our civil war made it to France?

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  6. I know nothing about this but I see there's one know-it-all, very rude person that does.

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