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Monday, July 11, 2011

Thursday, July 11th, 1861

To day I am engaged as salesman in the store with pretty active trade. Be it remembered & known that Samuel H. Sharp and Miss Mary Alexandrien Lamier were united together in the bonds of wedlock, and I rather expect at night there was some very sharp shooting took place, this however is only a surmise. Capt. Wrigley & Ed. Jones came in from their camp to attend said wedding, where all passed off pleasantly & agreeably to all in attendance. weather clear & warm.


BeNotForgot said...

FYI . . . this is the only known record of the marriage of our Sam and Nellie . . . who are 2nd great-grandparents of the Keeper of this blog . . .

BeNotForgot said...

Washington, DC . . . 11 July 1861 . . . the Senate expells the Senators from Virginia, North Carolina, Arkansas, and Texas, plus one from Tennessee. This was a mere formality, since they had already departed for home.

BeNotForgot said...

Manassas, Virginia. 21 July 1861. "Look, there is Jackson standing like a stone wall."

Washington, DC. 22 July 1861. The House passes the Crittenden Resolution. The same resolution passes the US Senate on the 25th.

The US Navy begins a blockade of Galveston Harbor in July 1861, but the town remains in Confederate hands for the next 14 months.

Washington, D.C. July 1861. Mathew Brady and team of 20 aides begin photographic record of Civil War.

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