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Kanawha II ScStr - History

KanawhaII(ScStr: t. 175; 1. 114& 39;; b. 18& 39;; dr. 7& 39;; s. 14 k.; a. 1 3-pdr., 3 I-pdrs., 2 mg.)The second Kanawha was built in 1896 by Charles L. Seabury & Co., Nyack on Hudson, N.Y.; purchased early in the Spanish-American War by the Navy from John P. Duncan 7 June 1898; and commissioned at New York Navy Yard 26 July, Lt.
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Why the Civil War Actually Ended 16 Months After Lee Surrendered

On April 9, 1865, General Robert E. Lee surrendered his Confederate troops to the Union’s Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, marking the beginning of the end of the grinding four-year-long American Civil War. But it would be more than 16 months before President Andrew Johnson would declare a formal end to the conflict in August 1866.
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Oak Grove Nature Center

The San Joaquin County Oak Grove Nature Center is located in the Oak Grove Regional Park, between Stockton and Lodi, 4520 West Eight Mile Road, Stockton, California. The nature center is preserved and exhibited by the San Joaquin County administration, which is undergoing major renovation works, as of this writing.
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Curtiss HS-2 in Flight

Curtiss HS-2 in Flight Here we see a Curtiss HS-2 in flight c 1918-20, with all three crew men clearly visible.How to cite this article:Rickard, J (20 February 2021), Curtiss HS-2 in Flight , http://www.
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Henry V ascends upon father’s death

King Henry IV, the first English monarch of the Lancastrian dynasty, dies after years of illness, and his eldest son, Henry, ascends to the English throne.In 1399, Henry Bolingbroke was crowned King Henry IV of England following the forced abdication of King Richard II, who was greatly weakened by internal conflicts stemming from his quarrels with Parliament.
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Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp in 1945

When Bergen-Belsen was handed over to British troops in April 1945, little could have prepared them for what they saw at the concentration camp. Belsen had originally been built as a prison for those arrested in Nazi Germany itself. However, as the war in Europe drew to a close in 1945, prisoners from Eastern Europe had been moved to the camp.
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