Fort Sumter and the "Third System"

The first battle of Fort Sumter is generally considered to represent the first shots of the US Civil War. The fort at the center of the attack was a modern, but unfinished fortification, that itself represented the unique nation that had gone to war with itself.
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  • I really appreciate this channel. Very well narrated. Thanks.

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  • Hi would you be able to do a piece on fort Erie and fort George in Niagara falls ontario before the war and after the war of 1812 would be interested if possible in the near furture cheer's.

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    MET-TECHMET-TECH14 өдрийн өмнө
  • One item of information that would have been appropriate for the conclusion would have been; that within a matter of a few decades Fort Sumter will likely be destroyed by climate change, the resulting stronger storms and rising sea levels.

    JaK KlumpJaK Klump14 өдрийн өмнө
  • You give us a clear picture of what Sumter was supposed to be in terms of National Defense. Thanks, HG.

    Mitchell HawkesMitchell Hawkes15 өдрийн өмнө
  • mnthe.info/bill/video/pbKasYjKlm2mpGs

    jjj1951jjj195115 өдрийн өмнө
  • When I was a girl in the 1960s and my Dad was stationed at what was then called "Andrews Air Force Base," one of our favorite places to visit was Fort Washington, one of the beneficiaries of the War of 1812 pointing out the need for better fortifications.

    Ann VictorAnn Victor15 өдрийн өмнө
  • The history guy is there any way you could do a video about the history of Philippi, West Virginia here soon?

    Nick LambertNick Lambert17 өдрийн өмнө
  • Speaking of the Civil War - Abbeville, SC is noted for being the location of the beginning and ending of the war. The decision to secede was made at a meeting in Abbeville, and the last cabinet meeting of the Confederate government to dissolve the government was held at the Burt-Stark mansion there. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbeville,_South_Carolina

    BB/VABB/VA18 өдрийн өмнө
  • many would say that war never really ended.

    Jean-Luc MartelJean-Luc Martel18 өдрийн өмнө
  • The history of Fort Pulaski in Savanna, GA would be fascinating as well.

    Tedinator01Tedinator0119 өдрийн өмнө
  • Check out Ft. Cusard.

    Shannon BrazilShannon Brazil20 өдрийн өмнө
  • Democrats haven't been this mad since We tried to free their slaves. Sigh

    Proto Kevin LeverseeProto Kevin Leversee20 өдрийн өмнө
  • WOW!! This was an OUTSTANDING VIDEO!! I live in Charleston, S.C.,and, have taken the boat ride out to Ft. Sumter. The Park Service people were NEVER this informative. I had no idea about the third system (much less the first or second) until I saw this. When conducting training to give tours at Ft.Sumter, your video should be used as a training tool. Interesting quote from Branch Rickey when asked if he thought Abner Doubleday invented baseball...THE ONLY THING ABNER DOUBLEDAY DID WAS START THE CIVIL WAR!! BTW, he didn't invent baseball. Keep up the good work THE HISTORY GUY. Also learned from watching the history of Blossom Rock(the actual rock not the late actress).

    Matthew PoplawskiMatthew Poplawski21 өдрийн өмнө
  • My understanding was Fort Sumter had nearly nothing to do with fending off an attack on Charleston harbor, but to blockade it if/when SC seceded from the union. Ordered specifically by Pres Jackson after the Nullification Crisis in 1832-33.

    Fortus VictusFortus Victus21 өдрийн өмнө
  • Another great episode and snippet of history. 3rd System, eh? Clever naming those 19th-century engineers.

    Frank GullaFrank Gulla21 өдрийн өмнө
  • I can’t believe I got fired from the calendar factory. All I did was take a day off.

    mikeorclemmikeorclem21 өдрийн өмнө
  • I often pondered this - if the south had not fired on Ft Sumter, could the CSA have been allowed to depart from the USA as they desired? Peacefully. Such a devastating war, and great loss of lives.

    D HooverD Hoover22 өдрийн өмнө
  • shorturl.ca/snaphotijbks 💕🆂🅴🆇 🅿️🆁🅸🆅🅰️🆃🅴🤩🅽🆄🅳🅴 💕👌 ❤️ 今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!この日のライブ配信は、かならりやばかったですね!1万人を超える人が見ていたもん(笑)やっぱり人参最高!まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした {-String.Spintax- | - {林檎|アプリコット|バナナ|キウイ|レモン|オレンジ|パイナップル} -} ! 💕 在整個人類歷史上,強者,富人和具有狡猾特質的人捕食部落,氏族,城鎮,城市和鄉村中的弱者,無`'守和貧窮成%員。然而,人類的生存意願迫使那些被拒絕,被剝奪或摧毀的基本需求的人們找到了一種生活方式,並繼續將其DNA融入不斷發展的人類社會。, 說到食物,不要以為那些被拒絕的人只吃垃圾。相反,他們學會了在被忽視的肉類和蔬菜中尋找營養。他們學會了清潔,切塊,調味和慢燉慢燉的野菜和肉類,在食品市場上被忽略的部分家用蔬菜和肉類,並且學會了使用芳香的木煙 (如山核桃 🔥

    Lucy RossLucy Ross23 өдрийн өмнө
  • Tony & Susan here, Vary impressive dissertation of the events. As always.

    Anthony MillerAnthony Miller23 өдрийн өмнө
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      The History Guy: History Deserves to Be RememberedThe History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered23 өдрийн өмнө
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      The History Guy: History Deserves to Be RememberedThe History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered23 өдрийн өмнө
  • In addition to what you state in the video, Fort Sumter was manned and active during the Spanish American War, World War I, and World War II. Actually it was an active boat defense and anti-aircraft battery during World War II. Visiting it is fascinating because they have the guns on display from all the different time periods the fort was active and you can really see the evolution of warfare as the cannons get bigger and bigger with each war. It was retired after World War II because fixed-gun emplacements are largely useless in modern warfare. www.fortwiki.com/Fort_Sumter

    SamSam24 өдрийн өмнө
  • Fort Macon at Atlantic Beach, North Carolina guarded the inlet to Morehead City. It is a star fort designed by then Lt. Robert E. Lee.

    Dusty RiverDusty River24 өдрийн өмнө
  • I went to and walk around fort sumpter 2 years ago. It was very interesting

    SkyKingSkyKing25 өдрийн өмнө
  • Some would argue the first shots were fired by John Brown and Co. in Virginia

    Andrew HallAndrew Hall25 өдрийн өмнө
  • You should look into James Elliott Williams who was the most highly decorated man in the navy during Vietnam. If you read the story it seems like something from a movie. The man was my second cousin, my mother's cousin. Love your channel and watch every episode. Thanks for all you do.

    Charles JanuskaCharles Januska25 өдрийн өмнө
  • Two points. One, there were no fatalaties during the bombardment of Ft Sumter. However, Anderson was permitted to fire a gun to salute the flag before hauling it down. THe gun burst kllling one of the crew. 2. You might consider sometime covering the Battle of North Point. This was a land battle north of Baltimore where an unusually skillful militia leadership used forces from Maryland and some volunteer militia units from nearby York and Adams Counties PA to defeat a British attempt to take Baltimore by land. Roughly evenly matched forces were involved, the American milita fighting a delaying action to slow down the British approach while more militia arrived. It succeeded in killing the British commander, badly wounding several other senior officers, and inflicting more casualties on the British than they took themselves. The next day, with the pesky delaying force still full of fight, and backed by 20,000 newly arrived militia, the British decided that they had to take Baltimor by sea by destroying Ft McHenry.

    James HornJames Horn25 өдрийн өмнө
  • It's interesting how little of the 1960 fort it there today. But given the battering that the Union navy gave it in 1865, it's no wonder. It would be interesting to do an episode on the follow up coastal fortifications that were built in various places and old forts in the Endicott systems

    Timothy BolesTimothy Boles26 өдрийн өмнө
  • You mentioned Sumter's escorting of Cherokee leaders to court, I think a video on Attakullakulla and his work would make a terrifically interesting video.

    Jeff FryeJeff Frye26 өдрийн өмнө
  • Congress and frugal. Now mutually exclusive 🤭

    Maureen BarnesMaureen Barnes26 өдрийн өмнө
  • lets be clear here ... the usa has never NOT been in Debt...

    homelessEhhomelessEh27 өдрийн өмнө
  • I've visited Fort Sumter twice. It's an amazing place but I have to agree it's not welcoming. Anyone garrisoned there must have felt like a prisoner whether they were being fired upon or not.

    michael bowmanmichael bowman27 өдрийн өмнө
  • I felt sorry for that sailor who was hanged for desertion when he could have been innocent.

    altarushaltarush28 өдрийн өмнө
  • Not for the last time the Democrats attacked the Republic. Nasty bunch of bums.

    notsoserious09notsoserious0928 өдрийн өмнө
  • Suggestion: the Pratt Street riot in Baltimore on April 19, 1861.

    Jack MorrowJack Morrow28 өдрийн өмнө
  • * * * * * C O O L * * * * *

    Retard CommontaterRetard Commontater28 өдрийн өмнө
  • After a legal secession from the union, the federal troops refusing to vacate a SC property was an act of war. Surrender of the fort was demanded and refused. SC would allow small troop boats to approach for movement of the federal troops, but no resupply ships. The ships were only fired upon under this pretext, a shot across the bow of a resupply ship. When they finally resupplied at night, that was the last straw and the ultimatum was given "vacate now or be fired upon." The SC military was simply taking back their fort from a newly-made-foreign army.

    Cody McCallCody McCall28 өдрийн өмнө
  • I've visited Ft Moultrie but never made it out to Sumter. I've delved into the history of Ft Sumter a little and I came up with a little more detail to add to this account. It seems there was a little more to the buildup of the first shot than what was presented here. Namely that runners were going back and forth conveying messages. The fort was running low on provisions and an agreement made was that if the Union didn't resupply the fort by a specific time, Anderson would vacate. But the supplies did come, just in time.

    1465146528 өдрийн өмнө
  • I was very happily surprised by your brief mentioning of Tadeusz Kościuszko in this video. It would be amazing to see you cover this historical figure in a video of its own. BTW, if you ever decide to make such video about him, there is a short and fun video on the Culture.pl channel, that should help you to pronounce his name. mnthe.info/bill/video/l5WQ2nfZoJ56sp4

    Artur M.Artur M.28 өдрийн өмнө
  • Nicely done, sir. 🙂

    Ezra SteinbergEzra Steinberg29 өдрийн өмнө
  • Got to say that the plural of cannon is cannon - cannons should never be used, it is poor English.

    KifKif29 өдрийн өмнө
  • 12:23 "It was an impressive fortification..." (Captain Abner Doubleday). "Now, if we put home base here, we can fit the entire field inside the walls. Any ball hit over the outside wall will be considered a home run..."

    SkydiverClassCSkydiverClassC29 өдрийн өмнө
  • Sumter was a tariff collection point, that's why it was attacked.

    Heywood JaworskyHeywood Jaworsky29 өдрийн өмнө
  • South Carolina seceded from the Union on December 20, 1860. On January 9, 1861, the ship " Star of the West" attempted to resupply Fort Sumter and was driven off by cannon fire. The shots were fired by cadets from the Citadel. These were the first shots it the Civil War.

    Jim FlemingJim Fleming29 өдрийн өмнө
  • Possible future topic: the history of the U.S.'s Intracoastal Waterway System. Not the sexiest topic, true, but its always interested me. From what I understand it was originally floated as a defensive measure going back to the War of 1812 for getting around naval blockades.

    David HansonDavid HansonСарын өмнө
  • I did some reading up on US coastal defense a while back and found it pretty interesting. The US operated coastal dense artillery until about the 1950s when the US Coastal Artillery Corps was disestablished, and from then until the 1970s Nike missile batteries were the main means of ground-based defense, mainly against Soviet bombers. Apparently the proliferation of reliable and numerous ICBMs made these missile batteries "obsolete", and so now the US has absolutely no fixed defenses against attacking ships or aircraft. What prompted me to look into it was when I read that F-16 jets scrambled from Andrews air field near DC on Sept. 11, 2001, were completely unarmed, no missiles or even cannon shells. Seems like a dumb way to defend your capitol city to assume the only threat is from doomsday missiles.

    Helium RoadHelium RoadСарын өмнө
  • Dear History Guy, Have you ever done a feature on the giant chain that was floated across the Hudson River at West Point, to keep British ships from sailing further up the river? It is my understanding that the iron was mined at Rinwood NJ. At Ringwood Manor NJ there are a few huge chain links on display along with a huge mortar canon. The Ringwood River which originates at Greenwood Lake NJ/NY (the lake straddles the two states) has a popular swimming hole with a natural rock water slide where holes drilled into the rock to which a wooden flue was attached to divert water to a water wheel that powered bellows for an iron forge. I spent my summers at Greenwood Lake when I was growing up. Me waterskiing on Greenwood Lake: mnthe.info/bill/video/qdaJtHzIfYKDoqI

    Harry SchaeferHarry SchaeferСарын өмнө
  • ssur.cc/kissxhotp6qie 💜👌°°° 🔞🅿️🆁🅸🆅🅰️🆃🅴🅽🆄🅳🅴🔞°°.👌 💕 今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!この日のライブ配信は、かならりやばかったですね!1万人を超える人が見ていたもん(笑)やっぱり人参最高!まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした! ! 在整個人類歷史上,強者,富人和具有狡猾特質的人捕食部落,氏族,城鎮,城市和鄉村中的弱者,無`'守和貧窮成%員。然而,人類的生存意願迫使那些被拒絕,被剝奪或摧毀的基本需求的人們找到了一種生活方式,並繼續將其DNA融入不斷發展的人類社會。 說到食物,不要以為那些被拒絕的人只吃垃圾。相反,他們學會了在被忽視的肉類和蔬菜中尋找營養。他們學會了清潔,切塊,調味和慢燉慢燉的野菜和肉類,在食品市場上被忽略的部分家用蔬菜和肉類,並且學會了使用芳香的木煙 山核桃和豆科灌木 💋

    Abella LeeAbella LeeСарын өмнө
    • I agree completely!

      project designproject design24 өдрийн өмнө
  • You mentioned General Knox. It might make an interesting story to tell how he hauled the cannon from Fort Ticonderoga in extreme upstate New York across New England to Boston to liberate that British occupied city.

    James WilliamsJames WilliamsСарын өмнө
  • I just realized after I do not know how many lessons you have taught on here. But I have a Chapeau just like the one with the Red Cross over your left shoulder . I am a 32 degree York Right Mason I am also a Sir. Night of a Commandry. hence the Chapeau.

    Doc 69Doc 69Сарын өмнө
  • Would love to hear your input into the Fort Moultie during the rev war, in particular about the material it was made of and why it wasn't defeated:) We first heard the story on a carriage ride in Charleston years ago:)

    Teresa ConleyTeresa ConleyСарын өмнө
  • Suggestion: Burning the Wrightsville, Pennsylvania Bridge June 29th 1863

    Keith KuhnKeith KuhnСарын өмнө
  • great research once again. Thanks!

    Russ WoodwardRuss WoodwardСарын өмнө
  • A belated Happy birthday

    Ken MartinKen MartinСарын өмнө
  • The firing on Ft. Sumter was a eviction of foreign troops from Confederate soil. The Confederacy had neither wish nor intention to wage any sort of war against the North. The true first shots of the Civil War were fired by Lincoln's troops invading the Confederacy with the intent to conquer it. It was Lincoln, and no one else, who started the War between the States.

    D JGD JGСарын өмнө
  • Another great story of American History. Thanks

    MrBuzzSargentMrBuzzSargentСарын өмнө
  • The claim that the War of 1812 was caused by British impressment is not getting any more true by constant repetition.

    Rebs RedOneRebs RedOneСарын өмнө
  • Do a piece on the apparently supremely successful lobbyists used by the brickmakers.

    Bob24Bob24Сарын өмнө
  • Have you done one on Ft. McHenry and the origin of "The Star-Spangled Banner"?

    Steven SinesSteven SinesСарын өмнө
  • If the Americans of the 1800’s were alive today ..... I think they would round up all Elected Demonrats and hang them for being Traitors...... then they would round up all Elected Republicans and shoot them for not hanging the traitors....😳

    Thomas MyersThomas MyersСарын өмнө
  • I didn't realize how many generations it took for Ft. Sumter to be completed, or almost completed. Well done story, capping the Anniversary of the dubious creation of the Third System. Looks like the military industrial complex has some a long way from the era of Civil War defense !

    Shawn VandenShawn VandenСарын өмнө
  • I wish you would do an episode on the Shelton Laurel massacre , it's a bit of Civil War history that deserves to be remembered.

    6mm2506mm250Сарын өмнө
  • My gf and I just visited Charleston and we took the Park Service tour while there. Very interesting. Great tour guides. I highly recommend it to anyone.

    localcrewlocalcrewСарын өмнө
  • I learn so much from the History Guy! And I LOVE it!

    Robert HolmbergRobert HolmbergСарын өмнө
  • Thank you

    Vanessa MostonVanessa MostonСарын өмнө
  • Ironically the only man killed during the bombardment died after the surrender. Major Anderson ordered a cannon salute prior to evacuating the fort and a cannon exploded killing one soldier. Also ironic was that on April 9, 1865 General R.E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to General U.S. Grant which effectively left the south with no means of continuing the war.

    Thomas CampbellThomas CampbellСарын өмнө
  • Was it a civil war or was it a war for independence? By definition it wasn’t a civil war. Evidence? Jefferson Davis was never tried for a crime. Why? Because secession isn’t a crime and isn’t addressed in the constitution even today. I’ve been to FT sumpter many times. It took years before political correctness took a piece of history but still worth the visit and boat ride. Amazing how those soldiers lived in this conditions.

    Roadking911Roadking911Сарын өмнө
  • So if the unarmed federal supply ship was fired upon in January, were those shots not the actual first shots and actual start of the war? Buchanan was still President and the war should be properly attributed to the incompetent man.

    John WilsonJohn WilsonСарын өмнө
  • Charleston is also known as the place where the Ashley and Cooper rivers join to form the Atlantic Ocean.

    Graeme PayneGraeme PayneСарын өмнө
  • Interesting. We lived in the Charleston area more than 20 years, yet I still learned new-to-me things about Fort Sumter.

    Graeme PayneGraeme PayneСарын өмнө
  • There was no income taxes or sales tax in the 19th Century. The Federal government was financed by tariffs. Tariffs were collected from merchant ships at ports. Harbor fortresses were defensive, but their primary day-to-day duty was enforcing tariff collection. If the merchant ships didn't pay, the fortress would fire cannon at them. Tariffs favored the industrial north, while penalizing the import dependent agricultural South. This was an ongoing political conflict. By attacking Fort Sumpter, the Confederates were rejecting what they saw as unfair taxation. I'm not taking sides, but lets be a little more open about this.

    Robert SchillRobert SchillСарын өмнө
  • The war of Northern aggression. The South will rise again!!!!

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  • It looks like importing a lot of have nothings from Europe to the colonies was accomplished by keeping land prices artificially high in America so the have-nothings that came kept the wage-labor market full of their lot for the capitalists (buyers-merchants) in the colonies was the story of the 18th century. The merchant-capitalist of the 17th century became the best means as a hybrid form of employing labor in a time when labor just kept on coming to America ship after ship by the droves. Formerly, a store merchant only had to add a workshop of workers and that would make a corporation. The earliest system of producing goods is born with manufacturing by hand and producing what it sells not selling things already produced as formerly the merchant restricted himself. More workers that came on board for hire the bigger the merchant got to become a full blown capitalist seems to be what the 18th century was about, the origins of the capitalists in America. A story of creating capitalists for the employment of more workers coming into the country. The Tories seemed to have had a plan, keep the price of land high enough to keep immigrants from becoming landowners and low enough to have more land owned by fewer landowners who could afford it and these people became the the forerunners to the republican party in people like Buchanan, Jackson, Polk in the Pre-Civil War period. Around the time the Indian Wars were happening to free the land from Indian common ownership and control and open the way for a western expansion of basically, slavery for the landowners and wage labor for the capitalists, side by side on the shores of California and everyplace in between. I would not put it passed anyone that this Tory split had elements that created the Confederate Congress in Montgomery. Then it looks like the 19th century had the stream of immigrants diverted by government pressure to go from the British Colonies to America. The west wasn't opening fast enough to absorb how many were thrown into the American labor-markets. It seems the plan was plagued by Indian resistance. Remember the merchant-capitalist that became a corporation? well he wasn't the only social class to get big at the time. A huge financial Aristocracy bought so much western public land sold by the government on speculation the railroad and mining industries would expand west...this was the end of the Promised Land of the great American republic the Founding Fathers made for the immigrant workers appearing as Europe's huddled masses. The end of the Age of the Enlightenment of 1776 and the beginning of a conflicted America leading into a Civil War.

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  • I really had no idea fort Sumter had this much history, it's great info. Say History Guy, did you ever do a video on Battery Wagner? I'm betting it's got some history behind it that is interesting in general.

    TK GTK GСарын өмнө
  • Hey Mister History Guy, check out this story of a WWII B24 Liberator (among others) that crashed in Iceland during WWII: mnthe.info/bill/video/kLJ_q4XbpIR1pp4 I think it's right up your alley, and I'd love to see you dive deeper. The creator intentionally left out many details specifically to encourage other to cover it in greater detail.

    MrLes BergMrLes BergСарын өмнө
  • I've visited the fort, and I was surprised that they held out for as long as they did. They were semi surrounded by the coast and islands, with no relief in sight.

    StephenStephenСарын өмнө
  • Love learning the little tid-bits you never hear

    LeeEric KingLeeEric KingСарын өмнө
  • My wife and I got married at Fort Clinch...a third system brickwork in civil war clothing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Clinch mnthe.info/bill/video/qKZv2IDPmHujrIg Is that Dry Tortuga? mnthe.info/bill/video/qKZv2IDPmHujrIg See Fort Pulaski for an example of what rifled cannon can do in short order.

    Phil GiglioPhil GiglioСарын өмнө
  • A place where learning new things about old things is always enjoyable.

    Robert QuebergRobert QuebergСарын өмнө
  • Fort Jefferson on Dry Tortugas would make for an excellent episode. There was a famous prisoner held there.

    TonyTonyСарын өмнө
  • Citadel cadets manning a four gun battery on Morris Island near the entrance to Charleston harbor fired on the Union supply ship, the Star of the West which was attempting to re supply Fort Sumter a couple of days prior to the bombardment of the fort. This is generally considered the first shots of the Civil War. This action was re-enacted by Citadel Cadets for quite some time and during the bi centennial.

    Trout TamerTrout TamerСарын өмнө
    • While there is a fair claim, the attack on the Star of the West is not generally considered to be the first shots of the war- possibly because the shots were not seen so by either side, where there was still hope of solution. April 12 is overwhelmingly listed as the date of the start of the war.

      The History Guy: History Deserves to Be RememberedThe History Guy: History Deserves to Be RememberedСарын өмнө
  • 12 April 1945 FDR died, 1961,Yuri Gagarin launch,1981 First flight of Space Shuttle

    Jay MuddJay MuddСарын өмнө
  • Great video! I always enjoy the little known stories behind those we know so well that you bring. Well done! On pronunciation, I suggest Kościuszko as “koh-SHOOSH-koh”.

    Daniel TravisDaniel TravisСарын өмнө
    • Nice to see it spelled correctly. The largest "mountain" in Australia is named for him but nobody there pronounces it correctly. His statue to commemorate his contribution to the war of independence used to be outside the Whitehouse. He left quite a legacy

      Doug ZwijnenburgDoug ZwijnenburgСарын өмнө
  • I was stationed at Ft Monroe before it was given over to the state of Virginia. The huge castmates and fortifications housed the Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). A physical reminder of outdated doctrine as we crafted the doctrine for the next 10-30 years.

    NanoBurgerNanoBurgerСарын өмнө
  • sumter county . in florida was named after him......

    rick bennettrick bennettСарын өмнө
  • Florida's connection is, I think its Fort Moultrie, Osceola the Great Seminole Chief who Drove off Andy Jackson, is buried at the Gate!

    The MemoThe MemoСарын өмнө
  • Doubleday! Baseball!

    The MemoThe MemoСарын өмнө
  • Claiming land on a sand bar after its construction sounds like shakedown.

    Eddie D.Eddie D.Сарын өмнө
  • Your content is excellent I have a video suggestion the battle of newmarket Virginia

    Jimmy RoderickJimmy RoderickСарын өмнө
  • Any chance you could do a video on the making of the Province of Manitoba in Canada. And the riel rebellions? Edit; great video btw

    charles pawlcharles pawlСарын өмнө
  • There is almost unknown Navy group that played a key roll in World War 11 in the Pacific. The “On The Roof Gang (OTRG)” was a group of Navy and Marine radio operators that were trained in the process of receiving Japanese coded radio transmissions. Their name came from were they received their training from 1928 to the start of the war. A small classroom was built on the top of the Navy Department in DC. My uncle was a member of this group.

    Stephen SnyderStephen SnyderСарын өмнө
  • Raised on James Island, I spent many a summer day at Fort Sumter when I was in my early teens. A friend & myself would commandeer his fathers john boat and put in at the neighborhood boat landing, then run the creeks out to the harbor. It was free to tour the fort then, it was the boat ride from the city marina that cost you. 40 some odd years later we still talk about about that john boat & the places it took us. Castle Pinckney would be another fortification to do a story on. It sets a little further into the harbor on an Island named Shutes Folly & played a part in another confrontation South Carolina had with the Federal Government, The Nullification Crisis. Can't help but to be a history nerd growing up Charleston.

    dhannaecgdhannaecgСарын өмнө
  • The tallest mountain on mainland Australia, Mount Kosciuszko, is also names after General Tadeusz Kościuszko . . . now that's a great trivia questions . . . "What is the direct link between Australia's highest mountains and West Point Military Academy?" . . .?

    Bill DonnellyBill DonnellyСарын өмнө
  • Can you research Fort Barrancas in Pensacola, FL. They had a short Scuffle the night before Ft Sumter.

    John RobertsonJohn RobertsonСарын өмнө
  • An excellent video. Thank you. I think a good topic, if not done already, would be the history of roller coasters.

    TheHylianBatmanTheHylianBatmanСарын өмнө
  • The polish engineer’s name ,although spelled Kosciusko, is pronounced Kos- Shus- ko..

    Walter UlasinksiWalter UlasinksiСарын өмнө
  • Could you do a segment on Shiloh in the War between the States. From a proud son of the South who hiked that battlefield many times.

    Bill DBill DСарын өмнө
  • I don't blame you for absolutely murdering the pronunciation of Tadeusz Kosciuszko, but it is "Ko-shoe-z-ko" -Sincerely, someone who lived on Kosciuszko St for their entire childhood

    APTerminatorAPTerminatorСарын өмнө
    • Hey, THG. Come to Australia. We pronounce it your way when talking about Mount Kosciuskzo, just like it is shown in the Wikipedia article (KOZ-ee-OS-koh).

      LizJLizJСарын өмнө