Tuesday, July 19, 2011

More about Green Mount

Well, after some delicious honey I'm ready to tell you more about my visit to Green Mount Cemetery.

The grave that is visited most often is that of John Wilkes Booth. What's interesting is that his grave is actually unmarked. His family has a large family lot that contains John's parents, several siblings, and his grandfather. John's name appears on the back of the large monument in the center of the lot.

Visitors often leave pennies on the monument to mark their visit. I noticed that the pennies are always left "heads up". Why do you think that is?

Two other men that conspired with John Wilkes Booth are also buried at Green Mount. They are Samuel Arnold and Michael O'Laughlin. Arnold was the second to the last of the conspirators to pass away. His headstone is just a small stone about the size of a brick that simply says "Arnold".

O'Laughlin died in prison after coming down with Yellow Fever in 1867. Dr. Samuel Mudd worked hard to save his life, but his efforts were in vain. The large monument on this grave is a family monument. I wonder what kind of financial background Michael came from.

I learned that there are sixteen Civil War generals buried at Green Mount. I'm sure that you have heard of General Joseph E. Johnston. Johnston was a Confederate soldier. When his friend, Union General William T. Sherman died, Johnston served as a pallbearer at his funeral; during the procession in New York City in 1891, he kept his hat off as a sign of respect in the cold, rainy weather. Someone had some concern for the old general's health and asked him to put on his hat, to which Johnston replied "If I were in his place and he standing here in mine, he would not put on his hat." He caught pneumonia and died several weeks later.

This is the grave of General Isaac Trimble. Trimble was one of the three division commanders in Pickett's Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg. Trimble was shot in the left leg which would require amputation. He was captured by Union forces and held as a prisoner for the duration of the War.

This large building is a public mausoleum. It stands on the location of a previous mausoleum. Green Mount's staff was recently able to confirm that the original mausoleum was used to hold the bodies of three of the four Union soldiers killed at the Pratt Street Massacre in 1861. This was the first instance of the Civil War where deaths occurred. The bodies were held in the mausoleum for about a week before being shipped home to Massachusetts.

This is the grave of Matilda O'Neill Wood. As a teenage girl she became a heroine during the War of 1812 when the British attacked Havre De Grace, MD. The British had captured her father after he fought valiantly to defend his town. After learning of her father's capture, Matilda rowed herself out to meet with the British Admiral in an effort to secure her father’s release. Her efforts proved successful and her father escaped the hangman’s noose.

I really enjoyed my visit to Green Mount! I learned that cemeteries are an amazing place to learn about history. In addition to many veterans of the Civil War, Green Mount is also the final resting place for soldiers that fought in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. I'd encourage you to stop by and visit Green Mount for yourself if you're ever in Baltimore!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Green Mount Cemetery

In July I visited the Green Mount Cemetery in Baltimore, Maryland. Green Mount was established in 1838 as a Rural Garden Cemetery. This is the main entrance to the Cemetery. Confederate soldiers were once arrested at this gateway after attending the funeral of a fallen comrade.

This unique grave belongs to A.S. Abell. In 1837 Abell founded The Baltimore Sun. He was a trend-setter in several areas: he established the daily Pony Express from New Orleans in 1847, and he was the first to use telegraphy to transmit news. Abell also used carrier pigeons to get news stories to the Sun as fast as possible.

I visited the grave of Olivia Cushing Whitridge. She was the first person laid to rest in the Cemetery. It made me sad to realize that she only lived to the age of two.

I'll be blogging more about my visit to Green Mount soon. Right now I just want to sit back, enjoy the gardens, and perhaps find a hive of honey to snack on. I'm excited to let you know about some of the other people buried at Green Mount!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Fort Sumter

Hi this is Civil War Sallie, while spending time in Charleston I got to tour Fort Sumter. This is where the first shot of the Civil War was fired on April 12, 1861. Construction of the fort was started in 1827. Due to numerous delays construction of the Fort was not yet completed in December 1860 when US Army Major Robert Anderson relocated his 85 men from indefensible Fort Moultrie to what he felt was the safer location of Fort Sumter.

The first shot was fired at 4:30 am on April 12, 1861. The initial attack did not do much damage to the Fort. However, after 34 hours the union garrison knew they were significantly outgunned and agreed to surrender.

While no one died during this first battle of the Civil War, an explosion during the surrender ceremony caused the first death of the Civil War, Private Daniel Hough

A Day In Charleston

Hi, this is Civil War Sallie. This week I got to visit Charleston, SC. While there I visited the Aiken Rhett House. This is the former home of the Governor of South Carolina. The house was where Jefferson Davis stayed on his only visit to Charleston during the Civil War. After Jefferson Davis' visit General PGT Beauregard moved his headquarters to the house during the Civil War to keep it safe from the heavy Federal bombardment.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Rufus S. Reed 2

Hi I am Civil War Sallie and I will tell you about the Rufus S. Reed 2 at the Canal Museum. The Rufus S. Reed 2 is a freighter and it went up and down the Erie Canal with supplies to keep the builders to keep building. The frieghter held whiskey, coal, sugar, salt, and much more. I also learned that the people had to sleep outside on top of the freighter. The water that they sailed on was so dirty that you could not even touch it.

From Brenden

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Sleep in a Boat!

Hi I am Civil War Sallie. I learned that you can sleep in a boat! I learned so much at the Canal Museum and at the Waugh House Museum. I learned so much with the Creative Cougars and I hope I can go again.

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Military Room

Hey this is Civil War Sallie! Guess what! I got to go to the Historical Museum. The best part about it was I got to go with Mrs. Abernethy's Creative Cougars!!!! I learned that the first Greenville causality in World War II was, James O. Jordan and the first one in Korea was Jack Loutzenhisor and in Vietnam was Paul W. Bush. I had so much fun!! My favorite room was the Military Room. That's were I learned that. Lexi's favorite room was the Military room too. After we left we went to have lunch and Lexi shared her's with me because we were talking and becoming friends because we both liked the same room at the Historical Museum. I really like this class because they talk about me and say nice things. They also get me in a lot of pictures with them I love it because they make me feel like a celebrity!! I feel so popular!! Also the Creative Cougar is my friend. In the pictures we are usually beside each other. Well got to go because we are going to the Canal Museum right now. I hope you liked my blog!!
Sincerely, Civil War Sallie : )
By: Lexi
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Riverview Hotel

Hi my name is Civil War Sallie and I got to go to The Historical Museum with Mrs. Abernethy's Creative Cougars. The thing that I liked the best is the Riverview Hotel. The reason I like the Riverview Hotel is because the shoes in the closet were way different than our kind of shoes! The second thing that I like is the Military room because it has a lot of cool stuff like the Purple Heart. I personally thought that was really cool! If you ever come to Greenville I recommend you go to the Historical museum. I wish we could have stayed there all day!!! But of course we went and ate lunch. After lunch we played games in the rec center. Then we went to the Canal Museum.
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Coal is Cool!

Hi! I'm Civil War Sallie, and I am here to tell you all about the coal on the boat we saw. I was with the Creative Cougars who are very famous. We went to the Canal Museum that is in their town, Greenville, PA. We learned all about the two different kinds of coal. One is all coal with nothing added, but the other is coal with sulfur in it. The type of coal with nothing added in it is heavier than the type with sulfur in it. It was fun to touch, but it got my fur all black. That reminds me that I still have to get that off!! Bye, now where is the mirror?
By: Suzy
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In this picture the kids are playing and eating lunch. We were about to go inside for recess. I had alot of fun eating lunch with the kids. Also we were playing duck duck goose.
By: Ashley

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A Picture from 1868

Hi! I'm Civil War Sallie. I'm staying with the Creative Cougars. I went on a field trip with them. I want to tell you about a painting that was on the wall. It was a painting of a picture that was greenville in 1868. There was a big fire that burnt down every building on Main Street except for the brick buildings. I think that I recognize some of the buildings! I thought that learning about Greenville's history was very interesting. I loved spending the day with the Creative Cougars. Sincerely,

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Wooden Carved Bullets

Hi, my name is Civil War Sallie. I spent a day with the Creative Cougars and we went to the Historical Museum. The museum was full of Greenville's history. This is me looking at wooden carved bullets. It was a blast. My favorite room was the Military Room.
By: Josh
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The Parlor Room

Hi I am Civil War Sallie. I really liked the parlor room in the museum. I think it was really amazing! It had a lot of old antiques. The one thing I really liked was the ostrich egg. I thought that was really interesting because it was so huge. I really liked other things in that room also. Like my second thing that I liked was the children's piano. IT even made noise. I thought that was really cool also. My third thing is the old typewriters. I liked a lot of the other things.
By: Hayli

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Hand sewn flag

Hi my name is Civil War Sallie and i am visting the Creative Cougars for a whole week!! I went on their field trip with them to the Historical Society. It was really fun and cool!! During my visit, I discovered a souvenir and it was a hand sewn flag. I got my picture taken with the flag to remember my visit. I really enjoyed going to the Historical Society with the Creative Cougars and I hope to go again sometime!!
By: Cheyanne

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Miss Beuchat

Hi! Im Civil War Sallie, and I am With The Creative Cougars at East Elementry. We just went on a field trip to the Historical Society Museum. Here's a picture of us learning about the Waugh House from Miss Beuchat. She taught us about the house and how it was the oldest in the city of Greenville. The theme this year was the Civil War! Isn't that cool? Well I've got to go. Bye!
By: Paul
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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Greenville Historical Society

Mrs. Abernethy's Creative Cougars took me on a fantastic field trip today! We went to the Greenville Historical Society and the Erie Extension Canal Museum. I was excited to see there were lots of artifacts from the Civil War. The students will write about some of the things we saw and learned later. Get ready to read their posts!

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Welcome to East Elementary

I arrived at East Elementary in Greenville, Pennsylvania today. I received a warm welcome from Mrs. Abernethy's Creative Cougars.

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Civilwarsallie visits Broadfording Christian Academy

[We are slow to put these on the blog because our computer teacher was at PETE-C, President's Day, and snow days]
We were so excited to have a guest. Then we found out it was civilwarsallie. It was Valentines' Day. We got four new people in our class. We took civilwarsallie to library class. by PR
Day 2
Our 5th grade class is having lots of fun with civilwarsallie. We have taken lots of pictures, some at Art, Music, and recess. Tuesday a teacher named Mr. Dobbs came to our class dressed up like a civil war soldier. He showed us what a soldier needs to survive the war. Mr Dobbs brought a canteen, a backpack, an ammunition cartridge, and a musket for us to see. Best of all Mr. Dobbs got to meet civilwarsallie. MH
Day 3
Today is Wednesday and civilwarsallie got to visit some teachers. This morning she went to Art class where she got to meet Mrs. Karroll! She had a wonderfultime. Later she went to recess. She got to cheer for her team. Around 2:30 we had music class and Sallie wanted to come. She got to meet Mrs. Smith the music teacher. Then she sang away. I am sure that we all had a great, great day! BD
Day 4
We had lots of fun with CivilWarSallie today. The class took her on a tour of the school. Sally got to meet people and see new places. She got to see some old friends who had died during the Civil War when we visited the cemetery across the street. Sally even got to see a dancing frog on her tour! We wish she didn't have to leave. But we had fun while it lasted, we will miss you when you leave Sally. FK
Day 5
Sally went to chapel. In song 3 we sang about God. We had fun. Then we had fruit and cookies. Sally thought they were good. JG