Daily Archives: August 20, 2014

TDIH 1914: Orville Wright nearly drowns

On August 20, 1914, Orville Wright and student pilot U.S. Navy Lt. Kenneth Whiting were trying out a modified Wright Model G Aeroboat¬†on the Great Miami River in Dayton. Orville was at the controls and 30 feet in the air … Continue reading

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Camp Whiteside, Tennessee

On August 15, 1864, William Patterson rejoined the 1st OVI at Camp Whiteside, Tennessee — just outside Chattanooga.¬† In this August 20, 1864 letter to his mother, William reports that five companies have been mustered out, a sixth one will … Continue reading

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