Monthly Archives: April 2017

9 Things You Should Know About The American Homefront In World War I

If you’ve been following Gazette665 for a while, you’ll know I’m interested in civilian accounts. (If you’re a new follower, welcome…and you just learned one of my “secrets.”) So, as we’re wrapping up our blog series on American entering World … Continue reading

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Whaling: Oil & “Bone” – Making A Profit

In the last few weeks, I’ve vaguely referred to whale oil and the profits made through a successful 19th Century whaling voyage. Now it’s time to get a little more specific. After-all, a two year voyage, all that hard work … Continue reading

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1862: “The ‘Most Desperate Fight And Greatest Naval Achievement On Record’ “

New Orleans, April 27, 1862 We arrived here two days ago, after what was the ‘most desperate fight and greatest naval achievement on record,’ so every one says… [Describes running the ships through the fire of river forts] All this … Continue reading

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8 Things You Should Know About American Soldiers In World War I

In the last couple weeks, we’ve talked about America’s entry into World War I and the American pilots who’d been fighting and flying in France long before 1917. Today, we’ll focus on a few-facts about U.S. Soldiers in the conflict; … Continue reading

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Whaling: Hunters & Hunted

We can’t talk about historical whaling without talking about the the hunt. A whale ship and crew often made a lengthy voyage, searching for whale pods. What happened when they sighted their prey and their fortune? Today, we’ll explore the … Continue reading

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1862: “Hereby Authorized To Call Out And Place In The Military Service…”

April 16, 1862 An Act to further provide for the public defence [defense] In view of the exigencies of the country, and the absolute necessity of keeping in the service our gallant army, and of placing in the field a … Continue reading

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