Monthly Archives: December 2011

Robert Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant

On December 21, 1861, Robert sent a letter to his father from Rolla, Missouri.  In the letter he reported another bout of sickness, promotion to 2nd Lieutenant, and personnel changes in his regiment.  (Transcript of Robert’s letter to his father, December 21, … Continue reading

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Green River, Kentucky

On December 19, 1861, the 1st OVI marched with the Army of the Cumberland to Bacon Creek and then on to Green River, Kentucky arriving on December 27, 1861.  The regiment would remain at Green River until February 14, 1862 … Continue reading

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“a flight very modest compared with that of birds”

December 17, 1903. At 10:35 a.m., Orville Wright takes off into a 27 mph wind. The distance covered was 120 feet, and the time aloft was 12 seconds. Wilbur can be seen at right. The picture was taken with Orville’s … Continue reading

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