1974 Ford C-700 Truck, Used by Roadway Express

Date:
1974
Creator:
Ford Motor Company | Whiting Door Manufacturing, Corp.

Roadway Express, Inc. operated this Ford C-series truck in Lexington, Kentucky. The truck's functionality proved useful to the company's local pickup and delivery service. Designated unit 23704, it was a workhorse for the company for sixteen years, before being retired to The Henry Ford.

Location:
20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI 48124-5029
Identifier:
90.191.1
Institution:
The Henry Ford
credits:
From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Roadway Express, Inc.

Men Of Fire: Grant, Forrest, And The Campaign That Decided The Civil War

Date:
2007
Creator:
Hurst, Jack
Publisher/Studio:
New York: Perseus Books Group

Men of Fire: Grant, Forrest, and the Campaign That Decided the Civil War by Jack Hurst Jul 9, 2007 Deep in the winter of 1862, on the border between Kentucky and Tennessee, two extraordinary military leaders faced each other in an epic clash that would transform them both and change the course of American history forever. Brigadier General Ulysses S. Grant had no significant military successes to his credit. He was barely clinging to his position within the Union Army-he had been officially charged with chronic drunkenness only days earlier, and his own troops despised him. His opponent was as untested as he was: an obscure lieutenant colonel named Nathan Bedford Forrest. Forrest was a slaveholder, Grant a closet abolitionist-but the two men held one thing in common: an unrelenting desire for victory at any cost. After ten days of horrific battle, Grant emerged victorious. He had earned himself the nickname "Unconditional Surrender" for his fierce prosecution of the campaign, and immediately became a hero of the Union Army. Forrest retreated, but he soon re-emerged as a fearsome war machine and guerrilla fighter. His reputation as a brilliant and innovative general survives to this day. But Grant had already changed the course of the Civil War. By opening the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers to the Union Army, he had split Dixie in two. The confederacy would never recover. A historical account of the making of two great military leaders, and two battles that transformed America.

Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Newspaper

Date:
1865-1865

The New Orleans Times from March 15, 1865 - 8 page folio. News from the front indicates that no advance has been made on Kingston North Carolina. Also a report that Mobile Alabama has not been attacked as previously reported. Union General H. E. Paine was assaulted by a citizen in Paducah Kentucky, and was nearly shot.

Description (physical):

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Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
2004.002.009
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier