Monday, October 24, 2011

This Week in the Civil War

From AP's This Week in the Civil War.

Taking a look at the upcoming events taking place 150 years ago.

WEEK OF OCTOBER 23RD:

The Transcontinental telegraph was completed coast-to-coast. The last part between Nebraska and Nevada finished and now direct contact between the two oceans. The telegraph revolutinized warfare.

You don't hear much about the use in naval affairs, but I'm sure it was.

WEEK OF OCTOBER 30TH:

Commander of the US Army, General Winfield Scott, retired because of age and infirmity. It was his plan to blockade the Confederacy and cut it into parts along rivers that became known as Scott's Anaconda Plan.

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 6TH:

The Battle of Port Royal gave the Union a really important base between Charleston and Savannah.

And, real soon, there was the Trent Affair on the 7th.

Lots Going On Along the Naval Front. --Old B-Runner

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