thesis statement research paper sample
essay on my family doctor
reflective essay leadership nursing
case study 3 1 the demand for big macs
peace corps admission essay 1
research papers on domestic violence against women in india
buy college essay papers
definition essay transition words
air pollution essay kids
sample application letter for volunteer nurse in the philippines
research paper on nature vs nurture
critical thinking for college students by jon stratton
thesis proposal in the area of computational sciences
essay 300 words free
essay titles for lady macbeth
500 words essay on lokpal bill
essay on true love never dies
a critical thinking disposition scale for nurses short form
margins personal statement law school
free sat essay examples
art history research paper thesis example
where to buy scrapbook paper online
literature review example short
how to write a narrative speech about yourself
persuasive essay topics for high school students
essay voyage michael clay thompson
how to write an essay about myself pdf
cover letter for sales assistant yahoo
academic essay title generator
case study situational leadership model
buy cheap tissue paper online
cover letter sample veterinarian
cover letter after long unemployment
creative writing four genres in brief download
graphic design trainee cover letter
narrative essay moving to america
entry level nursing cover letter sample
essay titles for vietnam war
literature review for journal article
cover letter for internship logistics
how to write a biology lab report results
how to write a psychological case study analysis
components of literature review
custom photo paper placemats
buy paper ee savings bonds
i hate writing essays about myself
uksca case study presentation
pharmacy transfer personal statement
personal statements for medical school applications
music essay jyj review
case study chad evermore
writing prompts for high school students expository
how long should personal statement for law school be
personal statement online dating
freelance academic writers wanted
analytical essay intro example
how to write an essay introduction paragraph example
cover letter examples zookeeper
mla citation song of myself
letter of intent employment sample
critical thinking in psychology ruscio pdf
lined essay paper printable
content writing services australia
kitchen design cover letter sample
critical thinking in psychology by john ruscio
reflective essay examples nursing
what to write for college essay common application
book report for when you reach me
college scholarship essay format examples
sample application letter for high school admission
do you write lab reports in past tense
do you write a lab report in present or past tense
annotated bibliography servant leadership
essay on my family in english
annotated bibliography apa nursing
essay on time travel to the past
case study using narrative therapy
teaching critical amp analytical thinking in high school biology
annotated bibliography worksheet high school
sample of annotated bibliography apa style 6th edition
is the case study daybed comfortable
mfa graphic design thesis proposal
good english essays spm
top english essay spm
application letter for fresh graduate commerce
definition of literature review by different authors
good math research paper topics
research paper topics for nursing students
someone to do my spanish homework
good argumentative essay topics for college
university of toronto writing centre literature review
cover letter future job openings
cover letter for entry level database administrator
abnormal psychology research paper rubric
report writing for correctional officers
argumentative essay laminated reference guide
cover letter for lead generation
case study of jeffrey dahmer
social work personal statement conclusion
free compare and contrast essay for college
6 steps to writing a research paper
essay writing unity is strength
cover letter legal harvard
ieee research paper standards
411 sat essay prompts writing questions
writing an argumentative essay pdf
argumentative essay topics pdf
essay on homework helpful or harmful
argumentative essay outline pdf
nike case study solutions
examples of creative writing essays
outline for research paper on no child left behind
personal statement graduate school examples social work
autocad term paper pdf
graduate research paper rubric
example essay forum
personal statement nsf grfp example
job application letter of interest
essay questions beowulf
example of informal letter essay
sample college essays that worked for ivy league
essay writing-tell me about yourself
buy thesis skins
essay on paper for kids
dissertation proposal example engineering
creative writing major jokes
annotated bibliography university of toronto
creative verbs for writing
essay on corruption hindi language
argumentative essay peer review worksheet
our school essay in english for kids
biology essay questions and answers spm
nursing cover letter referred by
geography coursework data presentation
topics for term paper in biotechnology
writing a cover letter for a graphic design internship
cover letter examples for graphic design internships
writing a definition essay on beauty
case study business process reengineering ppt
writing prompts for high school pdf
philippine essay during spanish regime
critical thinking 10th edition chapter 1
writing reports comment bank
200 word essay on respect
10 page research essay topics
1984 george orwell pdf english download
admission essay interior design
kite runner essay baba and amir
essay writing on old custom
essay on indian women astronauts
harvard essay editing
essay titles racism
essays of famous filipino writers
good customer service experience essay
500 words essay on rainy day
assignment writing service sri lanka
steps involved in research report writing
200 words essay on swami vivekananda
research paper on network security pdf
example of application letter na tagalog
letter of application describing qualifications
essay writing transition paragraph
cover letter for google job examples
essay topics for freedom writers
leave application letter due illness
is homework useful or harmful
term paper topics on project management
essay my favourite movie
essay writing my mother kids
essay on immigration research paper
how to write a personal essay about yourself
quarterly essay 24
robert yin case study research design and methods pdf
respect essays for kids
research papers google search engine
creative writing prompts year 6
belonging creative writing stories examples
thesis proposal for food technology
write an essay about yourself your experiences and interests
embry riddle term paper guide
how to write an essay outline for kids
essay example for spm speech
essay writing on importance of english
personal statement rhetorical question
my lifestyle essay
essay disadvantages of fast food
case study cafe coffee day india
personal statement for deakin university
essay writing books in hindi
custom paper punch designs
good report writing pdf
netflix aws case study
cyq nutrition case study example
cover letter accounting specialist
essay on road safety rules
love story short essay
essay on parents respect in urdu
love english essay spm
best cover letter for hospitality
10 lines essay on peacock

More On The Battle of Memphis

 

… A few more thoughts that didn’t make it into our story on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War Battle of Memphis …

We wrote about the impact of the 90-minute naval battle at the city’s river doorstep.

Part of the impact was stories – real and imagined – with compelling entries in both categories.

When Mud Island established itself after the dawn of the 20th century on the Memphis riverfront, tales began of a sunken gunboat from the 1862 battle that supposedly became the basis for the formation of the sandbar that became Mud Island. The story isn’t true.

“It was not,” said University of Memphis historian Dr. Doug Cupples, one of several historians we consulted for the story. “You can dispute that – period. End of story. Some of the boats in low river have been exposed. The Beauregard is down around below the (Memphis-Arkansas) bridge.”

Another historian Cupples knew retrieved some pieces believed to have been part of the Beauregard when a drought dropped the river to near record low levels in the late 1980s.

The Beauregard sank after either a shot from a Union gunboat cannon pierced its steam drum or one of the Union ram boats pierced its steam drum, according to just two of the many accounts of the battle in various history books.

All of the boats – Confederate and Union – are accounted for in the various histories of the city that include the battle.

“It is also recognized as one of the briefest and most inept naval engagements in American history,” Robert Sigafoos wrote in “Cotton Row to Beale Street” his definitive 1979 business history of the city.

Cupples disagrees and says those who judge the engagement by its short length – about 90 minutes – forget that boats in the conflict spent much more time searching for each other than they did firing at and hitting each other. Memphis was an exception.

The battle on the river had longer term consequences for the city’s development that no one could have known at the time.

Civilian boats on the river were part of the Confederate effort in a city where Confederate ground forces had largely fled well in advance of the Union fleet arriving at the city’s river doorstep. The civilian boats were stopped and boarded by Union troops during and after the battle.

One of those boats was the steamboat “Victoria” where Robert Church of Holly Springs, Ms. was an experienced steward and the son of a steamboat captain. The capture of the Victoria by the Union forces ended Church’s career working on riverboats as he fled from the boat and made his way to Memphis riverfront.

“He went into business on Beale Street,” Cupples said. “He came to own a saloon and became an extremely successful businessman and a pillar of the community.”

The Church family chronicle, “The Robert R. Churches of Memphis,” by Annette E. and Roberta Church, makes it clear that Robert Church has been saving his money and planning a move to Memphis before the Civil War battle on the river.

His escape from the “Victoria” took him near or perhaps directly to the street at the foot of the river that he became synonymous with – Beale Street.

“He took advantage of the chance that was given him and established himself in the city as he had planned,” the book reads. “And at the close of the Civil War, he was a well known and respected citizen of Memphis.”

Church was the South’s first black millionaire. He and his son, Robert R. Church Jr., were the foundation of the black political establishment in Memphis after the Civil War through World War II.

In two more summers, historians will mark the 150th anniversary of the other well known chapter in the city’s Civil War history – the raid by Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest in August 1864 into the Union-occupied city.

 

 

Dansette

google