Reminiscences of Forts Sumter and Moultrie in 1860-'61 (version 2) by DOUBLEDAY, Abner

Sinopse

Abner Doubleday was a busy man. He rose to be a major general during the American Civil War, started the first cable car company in San Francisco, and is credited (though perhaps erroneously) with inventing the game of baseball. In 1861, he had the distinction as a captain to be second-in-command of Ft. Moultrie, one of the harbor defenses of Charleston, SC.. When that state seceded from the Union, Doubleday and the garrison of artillerists manning the fort were cut off from supplies and reinforcements. Through a tumultuous period, during which the command transferred to Ft. Sumter and soon found the Secessionists building batteries all around it, Doubleday had an additional target painted on him, as he was known as the only Black Republican in the fort and the mobs wanted to tar and feather him. Doubleday walks us through a day-by-day account of the final weeks before the new Confederacy opened fire on Ft. Sumter to begin the Civil War. Our busy man sighted the gun for the first shot fired by the Union in response. And we learn what it is like to be the target of thousands of cannonballs, until, nearly out of ammunition and food, the fort is surrendered with the honors of war and the men are evacuated to New York. The historical events are well-known. This first-person account allows us to experience them.

Episódios

  • 11 - The Evacuation

    11 - The Evacuation

    17/09/2016 Duração: 22min
  • 10 - The Bombardment

    10 - The Bombardment

    17/09/2016 Duração: 22min
  • 09 - The Crisis at Hand

    09 - The Crisis at Hand

    17/09/2016 Duração: 25min
  • 08 - A Resort to Diplomacy

    08 - A Resort to Diplomacy

    17/09/2016 Duração: 20min
  • 07 - The Star of the West

    07 - The Star of the West

    17/09/2016 Duração: 20min
  • 06 - Effects of Andersons Movement

    06 - Effects of Anderson's Movement

    17/09/2016 Duração: 12min
  • 05 - The First Overt Acts

    05 - The First Overt Acts

    17/09/2016 Duração: 17min
  • 04 - The Removal to Ft. Sumter

    04 - The Removal to Ft. Sumter

    17/09/2016 Duração: 17min
  • 03 - Preliminary Movements of the Secessionists

    03 - Preliminary Movements of the Secessionists

    17/09/2016 Duração: 17min
  • 02 - Preparations for Defence

    02 - Preparations for Defence

    17/09/2016 Duração: 14min
  • 00 - Introduction 01 - Ft. Moultrie in 1860

    00 - Introduction 01 - Ft. Moultrie in 1860

    17/09/2016 Duração: 24min

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