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:

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

Interesting!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

And thank goodness that it was

Pat Hatt said...

Couldn't out run it

Debra She Who Seeks said...

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

Margaret D said...

That is something I have learnt this evening.

Holy Ghost Writer said...

One fact that is new to me

bj said...

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

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

What a terrible time that was for your country.

Stephanie Faris said...

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

Vett Vandiver said...

interesting

stephen Hayes said...

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

Dana said...

I love learning new things. Thanks!

Pilar Domínguez said...

I didn´t know this anecdote. Kisses:)

Blue Grumpster said...

Tell me something I know ;)

Theresa Mahoney said...

New info for me! Thanks for sharing :)

Lucy said...

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

Caro * said...

Nice fact !