October 23, 2019

Today in History: Battle of Chattanooga

Today in History–November 23–the Library of Congress features the Battle of Chattanooga, which commenced on this day in 1863. During this three-day Civil War battle, Union forces drove Confederate troops into Georgia, setting the stage for Union General William T. Sherman's triumphant march to the sea a year later. Learn more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access related primary sources. Battle of Chattanooga images Battle of Chattanooga … [Read more...]

Today in History: Franklin Pierce

Today in History–November 23–the Library of Congress features Franklin Pierce, born on this date in 1804. Learn more about our nation's 14th president (1853-57) by visiting the Today in History section then click the links below to access more stories and primary sources about Franklin Pierce. Franklin Pierce inauguration primary source set Democratic ticket. For President, Gen. Franklin Pierce, of New Hampshire. 1852 Democratic festival in honor of election of Pierce and King, bill of … [Read more...]