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:

Huggybear said...

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

Moscow Blogger said...

Thanks for shearing, dear)

Bob Bushell said...

Nice to know.

Bob Bushell said...

Nice to know.

Kati said...

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

-Kati

Martha said...

That is really interesting.

Emmylou said...

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?

Pat Hatt said...

Wow, sure stretched a ways

Adam said...

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

stephen Hayes said...

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

Christine said...

interesting

Jax said...

Wait, our civil war made it to France?

Huggybear said...

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

bj said...

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