Historic World Events / August (page 68)

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February, 2016

  • 16 February

    Rebels attack at the Second Battle of Ream’s Station

    Rebels attack at the Second Battle of Ream’s Station

    On today in 1864, at the Second Battle of Ream’s Station, Virginia, Confederate troops secure a essential provide line into Petersburg, Virginia, if they halt destruction of the Weldon and Petersburg Railroad by Union troops. The railroad, which ran from Weldon, North Carolina, was a primary supply line for General …

  • 16 February

    Divers recover U.S.S. Monitor turret

    Divers recover U.S.S. Monitor turret

    On today in 2002, the rusty iron gun turret of the U.S.S. Monitor broke from the water and in to the daylight for the very first time in 140 years. The ironclad warship grew up from the ground of the Atlantic, where it had rested considering that it transpired in …