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On This Day In Civil War History - May 12

1861 - Union General Benjamin Butler takes control of Federal Hill and threatens to fire on downtown Baltimore, Maryland if Southern sympathizers protest.

1863 - Battle of Raymond, Mississippi.  A Confederate brigade under General John Gregg attacks a Union division under Major General John Logan in the town of Raymond, between Vicksburg and Jackson, Mississippi

1865 - The last significant fighting of the WBTS takes place at the Palmito Ranch, Texas along the Rio Grande between Col. Theodore Barrett and John S. "RIP" Ford

On This Day In Civil War History - May 11

1862 - Confederate soldiers scuttle the C.S.S. Virginia near Norfolk, Virginia

1864 - Battle of Yellow Tavern, Virginia.  Confederate General J. E. B. Stuart is mortally wounded in losing to Phillip Sheridan

1865 - Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens is arrested at Liberty Hall, his estate in Crawfordville, Georgia by members of the 4th Iowa Cavalry.

Clone of On This Day In Civil War History - May 10

1861 - Union General Nathaniel Lyons takes control of St. Louis to end rioting, seizing Camp Jackson (Confederate militia) and 1200 1855 Springfield Rifles

1862 - Federal mortar boats, shelling Fort Pillow, are attacked by a makeshift Confederate fleet. The U. S. responds in force, with ironclads. Although the 8 Confederate boats manage to sink 2 ironclads (the Cincinnati and Mound City) the battle of Plum Run Bend or Plum Point ended when the Rebels withdrew to Fort Pillow

On This Day In Civil War History - May 10

1861 - Union General Nathaniel Lyons takes control of St. Louis to end rioting, seizing Camp Jackson (Confederate militia) and 1200 1855 Springfield Rifles

1862 - Federal mortar boats, shelling Fort Pillow, are attacked by a makeshift Confederate fleet. The U. S. responds in force, with ironclads. Although the 8 Confederate boats manage to sink 2 ironclads (the Cincinnati and Mound City) the battle of Plum Run Bend or Plum Point ended when the Rebels withdrew to Fort Pillow

Devotion for Week of May 6, 2018 - GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER

GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER – Agricultural Chemist
Born in 1860 - Died in 1943

Romans 1:19-20 (KJV), “Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.  20  For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:”

Devotion for the Week of April 8, 2018 - A LIFE THAT HONORED GOD

A LIFE THAT HONORED GOD - Eric Liddell

John 15:15-16 (KJV), “Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.  16  Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.”

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