Little Rebel ScGbt - History

Little Rebel ScGbt - History

Little Rebel
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Wooden screw steamer R. E. A. H. Watson, built at Belle Verne, Pa., in 1859; operated in the Confederate Mississippi Defense Fleet, was captured 6 June 1862 purchased by the U.S. Navy from the Illinois Prize Court 9 January 1863; and fitted out at Cairo in 1863, Acting Master William R. Sanford in command.

Commodore Montgomery's flagship at the Battle of Memphis 6 June 1862, Little Rebel was forced aground on the Arkansas shore by Monarch, also responsible for disabling General Beauregard. Of the eight Confederate ships at Memphis, the Union ships sank seven, clearing the upper Mississippi of naval craft. Behind the Navy's power the Federals occupied Memphis, later to be an im portent Union military base and repair center. The Union squadron captured the abandoned Little Rebel, sending her to Cairo 11 June for gunboat service in Colonel Ellet's Ram Fleet.

Little Rebel soon assumed a role in Fitch's antiguerilla campaign on the Mississippi, joining the flotilla on the western rivers 21 August. In October she detained steamer City of Alton and scouted Bird's Point, Cypress Bend, on the Yazoo River, and Hopefield, Ark., where Union ships discouraged further guerrilla activity in December 1863.

Little Rebel patrolled from Red River to Fort Adams in March 1863, as Union ships captured Fort De Russey and moved to counter Maximilian's threat to Texas. Steaming to the Mississippi in April, she patrolled this area for the remainder of the conflict. In May 1805, she and seven other Union ships guarded to prevent the escape of Jefferson Davis. On the 28th, .She convoyed troops to Red River, remaining at the mouth of the river when the squadron was reduced in June. Little Rebel decommissioned at Mound City 24 July 1865 and was sold there to Daniel Jacobs 29 November 1865. Redocumented as 6:py 4 March 1867, the steamer remained in merchant service until 1874.


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Ewoks were a diminutive species of furry bipeds native to the forest moon of Endor. They were most notable for helping the Rebel Alliance defeat the forces of the Galactic Empire at the Battle of Endor, allowing the shield generator there to be destroyed, and in turn, the DS-2 Death Star II Mobile Battle Station.

Ewoks were individuals that stood about one meter tall. They used spears, slings, and knives as weapons they also used hang gliders as vehicles. Although skilled in forest survival and the construction of primitive technology, the Ewoks had yet to progress past stone-level technology when discovered by the Empire. They were quick learners, however, when exposed to advanced technology with simple mechanical processes and concepts.


Dean had some dirty habits

He was the symbol of sexy cool onscreen, but off-camera the 5𠆘," 135-pound star had some quirky and dirty (as in unwashed) habits. Dean supposedly didn’t care much about his public appearance and went for the disheveled look. At one formal luncheon, he showed up barefoot and in filthy jeans and was known to appear at rehearsals in pants held together with safety pins. He was also known for having pretty extreme mood swings, according to friends, who said he also had the habit of calling or visiting them late at night. “He𠆝 be up one minute, down the next. He was uncomfortable in his own skin,” one of them said.

Just hours before his crash, James Dean takes a cigarette break at a gas station next to his beloved silver Porsche 550 Spyder that he named Little Bastard.

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In the TV series, a scene from the Holly episode inside the MacKenzie household shows three maps along the wall. When searching for the car keys to Commander MacKenzie's 1975 Camaro, maps can be found behind June on the wall which show the opening, middle and later stages of the civil war between the US and Gilead. The end result being American forces largely being pushed off the Lower 48 states.

Offred mentions in her inner monologue in Episode 2 that "Guardians of the Faithful and American soldiers still fight with tanks in the remains of Chicago", ΐ] confirming that the Second American Civil War is still ongoing.

Flag of the remnant United States government, with only two stars filled in, and the rest only outlines.

In addition to this, the official United States government operating out of Anchorage has total control over Alaska and Hawaii. Their level of influence over the rebel-held areas of the former US, such as California and Texas, remains to be seen.

Areas euphemistically termed "the Colonies" exist, which have been ecologically contaminated - apparently due to a mixture of industrial pollution, chemical/radiological accidents, and chemical/possibly-nuclear warfare. The Colonies are located in what was once the American mid-west and south-west. Gilead condemned criminals and "Unwomen" to slave-labor on cleanup projects in the Colonies, which is essentially a death sentence.


There are hundreds of Confederate monuments across the US — here's when they were built

After violence at a white supremacist rally led to the death of three people in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12, a growing number of cities and civilians have started tearing down Confederate monuments across the United States.

Several government officials , including California Representative and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, have called to remove markers that celebrate controversial Civil War era figures from public spaces.

The Confederate States of America, which formed in 1861, argued that states should have the right to maintain slavery, while the Union fought to eradicate it. Conflicts between the two groups led to the American Civil War, which lasted from 1861 to 1865.

In the 150 years following the war, hundreds of Confederate monuments were been built in almost every state, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. The nonprofit legal advocacy organization published a 2016 report that details the timeline of when states installed Confederate iconography (which it defines as statues, monuments, schools, parks, streets, and highways named after Confederate generals) the districts that celebrate Confederate-related holidays the public buildings that feature Confederate flags and the cities that issue commemorative license plates.

As you can see in the timeline below, the number of Confederate memorial installations peaked around 1910 — 50 years after the end of the Civil War and at the height of Jim Crow, an era defined by segregation and disenfranchisement laws against black Americans. Confederate installations spiked again in the 1950s and 1960s, during the Civil Rights Movement.


American Civil War

Abolitionist - A person who wanted to eliminate or "abolish" slavery.

Antebellum - A term meaning "before war". It was often used to describe the United States before the Civil War.

Artillery - Large caliber firearms like cannons and mortars.

Assassination - When a person is murdered for political reasons.

Bayonet - A long blade or knife attached to the end of a musket. Soldiers would use it like a spear in close combat.

Blockade - An attempt to stop people and supplies from going in or out of a port.

Border states - These states were slave states that did not leave the Union, but largely supported the cause of the Confederates. They included Missouri, Kentucky, Maryland, and Delaware.

Brogan - An ankle high shoe worn by soldiers during the Civil War.

Carpetbagger - A northerner who moved to the South during the reconstruction in order to become rich.

Casualty - A soldier that is wounded or killed during battle.

Commutation - A commutation was when a person could pay a fee rather than be drafted into the army. This angered poorer people who could not pay the fee and had no choice but to fight.

Confederacy - Another name for the Confederate States of America or the South. The Confederacy was a group of states that left the United States to form their own country.

Copperhead - A nickname for northerners who were against the Civil War.

Dixie - A nickname for the South.

Dred Scott decision - A decision made by the Supreme Court that said Congress could not outlaw slavery and that people of African descent were not necessarily U.S. citizens.

Eastern theater - The part of the war fought in the Eastern United States including Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.

Emancipation Proclamation - An executive order from President Abraham Lincoln stating that slaves in the Confederate states were to be set free.

Federal - A term used to describe people who supported the Union.

Flank - The side of an army or military unit.

Fugitive Slave Law - A law passed by Congress in 1850 that said escaped slaves in free states had to be returned to their owners.

Greenback - A nickname for United States paper money that was first used in 1862. It got its name from the green ink used in printing.

Hardtack - Crackers eaten by Civil War soldiers made from flour, water, and salt.

Haversack - A canvas bag that many Civil War soldiers used to carry their food.

Infantry - Soldiers that fight and travel by foot.

Ironclad - A warship that is fully covered and protected by iron cladding.

Kepi - A cap worn by Civil War soldiers.

Mason-Dixon Line - A boundary or border that split the free states from the slave states. It went between Pennsylvania to the north and Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware to the south.

Militia - An army of citizens used during emergencies.

Musket - A long gun with a smooth bore that soldiers shot from the shoulder.

North - The northern states of the United States, also called the Union.

Plantation - A large farm in the southern United States. Before the Civil War many of the workers on plantations were slaves.

Rebel - A nickname given to people in the South supporting the Confederate States.

Reconstruction - The rebuilding of war torn southern states so they could be readmitted into the Union after the Civil War.

Scalawag - A nickname for southern whites who supported the Republican Party.

Secede - When the southern states chose to leave the United States and to no longer be a part of the country.

Sectionalism - Putting the local interests and customs ahead of the entire country.

South - A nickname for the Confederate States of America or the Confederacy.

Union - The name given to the states that stayed loyal to the United States government. Also called the North.

Western theater - The fighting during the Civil War that took place west of the Appalachian Mountains. It eventually included the fighting in Georgia and the Carolinas as well.

Yankee - A nickname for people from the North as well as Union soldiers.


The true story behind the Gettysburg sharpshooter

Today’s post comes from curator Bruce Bustard. These photographs and documents are on display at the National Archives in Washington, DC, until July 15 in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.

On July 5, 1863, photographer Alexander Gardner and his assistant, Timothy O’Sullivan, arrived at the site of the Battle of Gettysburg. The battle had ended two days earlier. On parts of the battlefield, bodies were still unburied.

Over the next three days, Gardner did not hesitate to photograph the carnage. On July 6, when he saw the body of a Confederate soldier in an area called “Devil’s Den,” he photographed it. He and O’Sullivan then saw an opportunity for another, more dramatic photograph. They moved the corpse more than 40 yards to what they believed to have been the sharpshooter’s position, and O’Sullivan made another exposure.

The photographs became two of the most famous of the Civil War, but for over 100 years historians did not question the captions Gardner wrote for them in his Photographic Sketch Book of the Civil War. These described a “sharpshooter” who had died a slow death and who had spent his final moments thinking of his family. Gardner also wrote that when he returned to Gettysburg in November 1863, the body and the gun were still there.

In 1975, historian William A. Frassanito proved that it is always possible to learn more about history by studying the records. He examined the photographs, which are among the records held by the National Archives, and compared them to the modern Gettysburg battlefield terrain. He demonstrated that the body in both was the same person. The gun, not one a sharpshooter was likely to have used, was probably a prop. Furthermore, it was impossible that a body would have remained unburied for months or that a rifle would have escaped relic hunters.

By questioning Gardner’s captions, Frassanito reminds us to critically examine historical documents. Historians and citizens continue this questioning, always hoping to better understand the ferocious battle that raged from July 1 to 3, 1863.


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