One newspaper report from the Antietam battlefield prophetically claimed "A reliable person, just in, reports the battle as still progressing -- the bloodiest encounter of the war, perhaps of any on record." Although not the bloodiest encounter of any war (the Battle of Borodino during Napoleon's invasion of Russia in 1812 saw roughly twice as many casualties), the Battle of Antietam / Shapsburg remains the single bloodiest day in U.S. military history.
Various newspaper articles in August 1862 rumored that Lincoln was waiting for a military victory to issue the Emancipation Proclamation and Antietam, although generally considered a draw, was sufficient for the purpose. Five days after Antietam, on September 22 Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation and was published in newspapers on September 23.
August 1862 concluded with Lee's decisive victory over Pope at the Second Battle of Bull Run / Manassas setting in place events that would lead to what many consider a turning point of the War.
Lee Invades the North! "Invading the North" quickly became a common headline on many newspapers. On September 3rd, there were articles warning the populous of the North warning that "Stonewall" Jackson was crossing Edward's Ferry and marching on Baltimore following the Battle of Chantilly and the capture of Harper's Ferry. Other articles reported that saboteurs had damaged the Chain Bridge in Washington D.C., adding to concern that the Capitol was once more under threat of capture.
Hoping to gain popular support, Gen. Lee issued a proclamation to the people of Maryland that was published widely in both Northern and Southern newspapers. In Pennsylvania, fearing a rapid capture of Baltimore and a continuing offensive toward Philadelphia Gov. Curtin
called out the militia.
Fear of invasion spread West, following on the heels of the Battle of Munfordville. In Cincinnati businesses closed, the militia was called out, and the city was placed under martial law and newspapers reported of it's capture by Confederate forces. The Battle of Iuka stemmed some of the concern.
As the Confederate army advanced, the Union army was in turmoil. Gen. Pope was relieved of command. Gens. Geo. B. McClellan and Daniel E. Sickles were reported killed at the second Battle of Bull Run / Manassas. Gen. McDowell was placed on a 15 day leave of absence. A court martial was ordered for Generals Fitz-John Porter, Franklin and Griffin. In New-York Spinola's Empire Brigade, complaining of a lack of regular and bounty pay threatened to riot. The New-York 7th was ordered to assemble at Tompkin's Market armory in "fighting trim" with one day's rations and 20 ball cartridges per soldier. Maj.-Gen. William "Bull" Nelson was shot by Brig.-Gen. Jefferson C. Davis at the Galt House in Louisville, Kentucky after an altercation. Numerous editorials railed for and against McClellan's assignment to command the Army of Virginia.
But not all hope was lost in the North. Newspaper reports streamed in from Chicago of the railroad meeting for the Pacific Railroad, later to be called the Union Pacific Railroad, that would eventually meet the Central Pacific Railroad forming the Transcontinental Railroad at Promontory Summit, Utah. The 20th Maine left Boston for the seat of war, enroute with their destiny on the field of Gettysburg in 1863.
The South, only months before at its nadir was engaging the Union forces in Northern Territory. In honor of the victory at Manassas, Jefferson Davis proclaimed September 18 to be a day of prayer and thanksgiving.
September 1862 was a month of the "Here and Now".
This App allows you to explore the many wonders of Colorado Springs including Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, United States Olympic Committee and United States Air Force Academy. Explore the region to find fun and exciting things to do, unique places to stay, best places to eat and a comprehensive list of live entertainment and art performances & exhibits.
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Acknowledgments: This App was created for the Colorado Springs CVB by the awesome team at DiscoverAnywhere.com.
This app contains a complete built-in database of listings and events for Visit Baltimore.
Discover where to eat, drink, sleep and be entertained, with the help of your device's GPS, you'll see how easy it is to navigate the Lake.
So you've loaded the app, Now what do you do with it? Here are some key features that will enhance your Lake of the Ozarks Experience.
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From the first time you lay eyes on our stunning Lake of the Ozarks, you'll know you have seen a glimpse of heaven.
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This app contains a complete built-in database of listings, events and band schedule for the Lake of the Ozarks.
There are so many things to do in Chattanooga that you'll find it takes several days to fit them all in. Start planning your next Tennessee vacation in Chattanooga today!
The Tennessee Wine Country App now allows you to customize a unique and unforgettable experience taking you on a journey through the more than 40 wineries throughout our state! This interactive travel guide permits the user the ability to pinpoint the exact location of our wineries as well as help you plan indulgent stops at local eateries or find restful lodging accommodations. If you are already visiting us, see “what’s nearby” and start planning your next stop at a Tennessee winery. No matter your tastes or preferences, Tennessee Wine Country will be sure to leave you wanting more. So, the next time you’re with us, be sure to stop by and sip a spell while you sample the variety of Tennessee’s award winning wineries and the vineyards that make it all possible!
Open search available for that winery you just heard about and listings are also broken down into the East, Middle, and West Tennessee regions for ease of use. Be sure to share your experiences with your friends through our integrated Facebook and Twitter section.
The Tennessee Wine Country App is brought to you by the Tennessee Farm Winegrowers Alliance (TFWA). A coalition of more than 36 grape growers and 40 wineries, TFWA works to increase awareness of the Tennessee Wine & Grape growing industry in our state and continuously provide educational and research support for those in our field.
Download the FREE Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau app to discover all you need to make your experience in Madison, Wisconsin, one you’ll never forget. This location-aware travel guide detects where you are and shows you what’s happening near you right now. Manage your itinerary, connect with social media, see photos and videos, get current weather and much more.
The Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau is committed to Going> Beyond> Visit™ to provide you with an experience that goes beyond the expected. This app will allow you to find everything you need to plan the perfect Madison experience. We invite you to make this visit uniquely yours.
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Made by Tofino Locals, a Travel Guide to Everything that this Beautiful Area has to offer.
Interactive map – locate attractions and destinations throughout the region and get turn-by-turn directions to your desired location.
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With 500,000 square kilometers of astonishingly diverse geography, northern B.C. boasts internationally renowned recreation and wildlife-viewing opportunities year-round. More than 60 provincial, national and marine parks and wildlife refuges offer access to globally unique ecosystems and priceless cultural heritage treasures. Northern BC’s highway systems, including the World Famous Alaska Highway, are some of the most awe inspiring on the planet. Those who call the region home are as passionate about the recreational assets in their backyard as they are about its vibrant culture and colorful past – and eager to share it with you. Experience the friendly hospitality of northern British Columbians, and you’ll be back again and again.
If you’re looking for pristine natural beauty, rich history, fascinating aboriginal culture and genuine people, you’ve come to the right place: Northern British Columbia has it all.
A world-class theatre destination in the heart of Niagara Wine Country.
This mobile app has everything you need to plan your perfect theatre getaway:
Browse the plays offered, find out more about each play, view videos, get information regarding on-site services such as getting here, parking, dining and bar services, special access, and of course, decide on performance dates. You can also select from a wide selection of overnight accommodations, dining options, and things to do – aside from great theatre evidently! Once you are ready to purchase your theatre tickets, a phone link to the Shaw Festival Box Office is available to you for your convenience.
The Shaw Festival is “one of the great repertory theatres in the English-speaking world” (Pittsburgh-Post Gazette). One of the world’s finest theatre companies, the Shaw Festival is celebrated for its vivid and exhilarating productions of plays by Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries such as J.M. Barrie, Tennessee Williams, William Inge and Noël Coward and plays about the period of Shaw’s lifetime (1856-1950), including the work of French and English Canadian playwrights.
Each year, The Shaw presents 10-12 plays performed in four theatres from April – October for audiences of more than 250,000. Situated in beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada, the Shaw Festival has grown to become a major Canadian cultural icon, a gem in this country’s rich cultural heritage. These plays are lovingly and artfully brought to the stage each year by a talented team of Canadian actors, directors, and designers, showcasing the incredible tapestry of talent that this country contributes to the world.
Set on the edges of the Niagara River and home to award-winning wineries, Fort George, and the site of the War of 1812 (Bicentennial Binational Celebrations to take place in 2012), Niagara-on-the-Lake is located about 20 minutes from the thunder of Niagara Falls down the scenic Niagara Parkway via the historic village of Queenston. The Shaw and Niagara-on-the-Lake – the ideal getaway destination to stimulate the mind and relax the soul.