A Compilation Of Sayings Of Shelby Foote (1916 – 2005)
Foote was relatively unknown to the general public for most of his life until his appearance in Ken Burns’s PBS documentary The Civil War in 1990, where he introduced a generation of Americans to a war that he believed was “central to all our lives.”
“It is very necessary if you’re going to understand the American character in the 20th Century, to learn about this enormous catastrophe in the mid-19th Century. It was the crossroads of our being and it was a hell of a crossroads”.
Shelby Dade Foote, Jr. was an American historian and novelist who wrote The Civil War: A Narrative, a massive, three-volume history of the war.
Each state in the USA has it’s own tales of haunted hotels, houses, and various other places. But each state has what is considered their “most haunted” spot. What is your state’s most haunted place?
1. Alabama - Sloss Furnaces (Birmingham) 2. Alaska - UAA’s Wendy Williamson Auditorium (Anchorage) 3. Arizona - Bird Cage Theater (Tombstone) 4. Arkansas - The Crescent Hotel (Eureka Springs) 5. California - Alcatraz Island (San Francisco) 6. Colorado - The Stanley Hotel (Estes Park) 7. Connecticut - Seaside Sanatorium (Waterford) 8. Delaware - Fort Delaware (Pea Patch Island) 9. Florida - Florida Theatre (Jacksonville) 10. Georgia - Kennesaw House (Marietta) 11. Hawaii - ‘lolani Place (Honolulu) 12. Idaho - Old Idaho State Penitentiary (Boise) 13. Illinois - Congress Plaza Hotel (Chicago) 14. Indiana - French Lick Springs Hotel (French Lick) 15. Iowa - Villisca Ax Murder House (Villisca) 16. Kansas - The Sallie House (Atchison) 17. Kentucky - Waverly Hills Sanatorium (Louisville) 18. Louisiana - The Myrtles Plantation (St. Francisville) 19. Maine - Wood Island Lighthouse (Wood Island) 20. Maryland - Antietam Battlefield (Sharpsburg) 21. Massachusetts - The Lizzie Borden House (Fall River) 22. Michigan - Henderson Castle (Kalamazoo) 23. Minnesota - Forepaugh’s Restaurant (St. Paul) 24. Mississippi - Cedar Grove Mansion (Vicksburg) 25. Missouri - Lemp Mansion (St. Louis) 26. Montana - The University of Montana (Missoula) 27. Nebraska - Nebraska State Capitol (Lincoln) 28. Nevada - Virginia City 29. New Hampshire - Pine Hill Cemetery (Hollis) 30. New Jersey - Seabrook-Wilson House (Port Monmouth) 31. New Mexico - Highway 666 32. New York - The Amityville Horror House (Amityville) 33. North Carolina - Brown Mountain Lights (Burke and Caldwell Counties) 34. North Dakota - Liberty Memorial Building (Bismarck) 35. Ohio - The Ridges (Athens) 36. Oklahoma - Skirvin Hotel (Oklahoma City) 37. Oregon - McMenamin’s White Eagle Saloon (Portland) 38. Pennsylvania - Gettysburg Battlefields (Gettysburg) 39. Rhode Island - The Ladd School (Exeter) 40. South Carolina - Old Charleston Jail (Charleston) 41. South Dakota - Bullock Hotel (Deadwood) 42. Tennessee - Loretta Lynn Plantation House (Hurricane Mills) 43. Texas - The Alamo (San Antonio) 44. Utah - Westminster College (Salt Lake City) 45. Vermont - The University of Vermont (Burlington) 46. Virginia - Ferry Plantation House (Virginia Beach) 47. Washington - The Palace Hotel (Port Townshend) 48. West Virginia - West Virginia State Penitentiary (Moundsville) 49. Wisconsin - Summerwind Mansion (West Bay Lake) 50. Wyoming - Wyoming Frontier Prison (Rawlins)
He was a Captain in the Confederate Army of Texas, serving in the 1st Texas Infantry. Shot through the lungs at Gaines Mill, shot through the hip and thigh at Sharpsburg, wounded slightly in left breast at Cold Harbor. After the war, he entered the Cotton Brokerage business and wholesale grocery business in Houston, Texas. He later purchased a seat on the New York Cotton Exchange, and was controlling stockholder and President of the Houston East Texas Railway Company, which he later sold to the Harriman Interest in New York, which is now part of the Southern Pacific system.
Pennsylvania is one of the only states with a unique cuisine, most of which was brought over by German settlers during America’s colonization. Some of this food has made its way across America in the forms of snack brands and convenience stores. The following are some restaurants and brands that began or are based in PA.
Wawa v Sheetz
The easiest way to tell if someone’s from PA is to ask them what gas station has the best food. If they’re from the west, they’ll say Sheetz. If they’re from the east, Wawa. And if they’re not from PA, they’ll tell you they don’t eat at a gas station.
Sturgis; Snyder’s of Hanover
Pretzels were first brought over by the Germans, and the first hard pretzels were actually made in PA by Sturgis in 1861. Both of these local PA companies have since expanded their brand to various sweet and salty pretzel snacks, as well as other snack food.
Herr’s, Martin’s, Utz
PA has a variety of local potato chip companies, but these three are the best known.
Hershey’s is of course America’s favorite and best known chocolate/candy brand. Milton Hershey established his company’s town in 1905 in Dauphin County. Hershey, PA is known for the Hershey factory, hotel, school, and amusement park, complete with Kiss-shaped street-lamps. It’s also famous for those singing cows, and I hope you’ve got that song stuck in your head, because you know I do.
Wilbur Chocolate Company
Living in the shadow of Hershey is this small chocolate manufacturer in Lititz, PA. It makes cocoa products for sale to bakeries, as well a line of chocolates for consumers, including their famous Wilbur Buds.
This Brooklyn candy company moved some of its operation to Bethlehem, PA in 1932. It’s famous for Mike and Ike’s, as well as Peanut Chews and Peeps, both of which were acquired from local PA candy companies after the move. Every New Year’s Eve, Just Born drops a large candy Peep in Bethlehem, as the local version of the Time’s Square ball.
This small candy company is famous for the Mallow Cup, marshmallow inside a chocolate cup.
This gourmet chocolate manufacturer in Lancaster County probably provided your fundraising material if you went to school in PA. They have many retail stores across the northeast.
They produce a wide variety of packaged baked good snacks, similar to Little Debbie or Twinkies. (But better)
Primanti Bros. Restaurant
This Pittsburgh sandwich shop started as a sandwich cart in the 1930s, and has now expanded to over 30 locations across the northeast.
This ketchup brand is an American favorite that was founded in Sharpsburg, PA in 1869
Founded in 1931 by a bottled milk salesman, this family company eventually expanded into a dairy and ice creamery. This Lancaster County company is now owned by Kroger. Their ice cream is sold nationwide, and there are a few dairy stores across the northeast. Turkey Hill is also famous for their iced tea.
A-Treat Bottling Company
Established in 1918 in Allentown, this soda company temporarily stopped production in 2015. Now back on the market, this soda is famous for its traditional manufacturing methods and products such as birch beer, root beer, and cream soda.
Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, Maryland: It’s reported to be haunted.Apparitions are seen and some hear soldiers still fighting the battle including the sounds of gun fire, shouting, singing & strong smells of gunpowder. Some see shadow figures and light anomalies are reported in the fields
Step by step documentation of the creation of an Ammunition Chest, circa 1862, Allegheny Arsenal, the site of the worst civilian disaster during the American Civil War. On September 17, 1862, around 2 pm, the arsenal exploded. The explosion shattered windows in the surrounding community and was heard in Pittsburgh, over two miles (3 km) away.
78 workers, mostly young women, were killed.
The explosion at the Arsenal was overshadowed by the Battle of Antietam, which occurred on the same day near the town of Sharpsburg, Maryland. Work at the Arsenal continued, and a new lab was constructed by the following year.
After the war, the Allegheny Arsenal served primarily as a storage facility for the Ordnance Department and Quartermaster Corps. In the 1900′s most of the land was sold off.
This chest represents one of those that the arsenal was shipping out just prior to the explosion.
according to wikipedia: “It is a National Park Service protected area along Antietam Creek in Sharpsburg, Maryland which commemorates the American Civil War Battle of Antietam that occurred on September 17, 1862. The area, situated on fields among the Appalachian foothills near the Potomac River.”
according to me: one of the most influential battles in the civil war, no doubt. like every other national park, it is kept almost spotless and virtually untouched since the day it was abandoned by soldiers. the landscape and its simplistic beauty seems eerie, however, when considering the bloodshed that occurred back in 1862. still, it’s a really cool place with a really insane history.
Monument At Antietam National Battlefield, Dedicated In 1997
The lineage of the Irish Brigade has been officially assigned to “Fighting 69th” of the New York National Guard, which is the only currently active military unit that formed part of it.
On September 17, 1862, the Union and Confederate armies met at Sharpsburg Maryland, in the Battle of Antietam. Command confusion led to the disjointed use of the II Corps, and instead of supporting renewed assaults on the Confederate left at the West Woods, the Irish Brigade found itself facing the center of the Confederate line, entrenched in an old sunken farm road.
The brigade again acted conspicuously, assaulting the road, referred to after the battle as “Bloody Lane”. Although unsuccessful, the brigade’s attack gave supporting troops enough time to flank and break the Confederate position, at the cost of 60% casualties for the Irish Brigade.