Long Island and the Civil War Queens Nassau and Suffolk Counties During the War Between the States

Long Island and the Civil War  Queens  Nassau and Suffolk Counties During the War Between the States

Local authors Harrison Hunt and Bill Bleyer explore this fascinating story, from the 1860 presidential campaign that polarized the region to the wartime experiences of Long Islanders on the battlefield and at home. Book jacket.

Author: Harrison Hunt & Bill Bleyer

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781626197718

Category: History

Page: 176

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Although no battles were fought on Long Island, the Civil War deeply affected all of its residents. More than three thousand men--white and black--from current-day Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties answered the call to preserve the Union. While Confederate ships lurked within eight miles of Montauk Point, camps in Mineola and Willets Point trained regiments. Local women raised thousands of dollars for Union hospitals, and Long Island companies manufactured uniforms, drums and medicines for the army. At the same time, a little-remembered draft riot occurred in Jamaica in 1863. Local authors Harrison Hunt and Bill Bleyer explore this fascinating story, from the 1860 presidential campaign that polarized the region to the wartime experiences of Long Islanders on the battlefield and at home.
Categories: History

Long Island and World War I

Long Island and World War I

Author and historian Richard Welch explores the impact of the Great War on Long Island.

Author: Richard F. Welch

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467138888

Category: History

Page: 160

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Nassau and Suffolk Counties answered the call to service during the First World War. As young men entered the armed forces, existing facilities such as Camp Mills and Hazelhurst Field were expanded, while Camp Upton, a massive training center, was created almost overnight. Long Islanders demonstrated enthusiastic support for the war through patriotic rallies, subscriptions to Liberty and Victory Loan drives and establishing recreation centers for troops called "soldiers' clubs." While Long Island factories turned out torpedoes, freighters and clothing, the Island's vibrant agricultural sector contributed significantly to the nation's food supplies. Author and historian Richard Welch explores the impact of the Great War on Long Island.
Categories: History

Long Island s Gold Coast Elite and the Great War

Long Island s Gold Coast Elite and the Great War

Historian Richard F. Welch reveals how a potent combination of ethno-sociological solidarity, clear-eyed geopolitical calculation and financial self-interest inspired the North Shore elite to pressure the nation into war.

Author: Richard Welch

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467147033

Category: History

Page: 160

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At the outbreak of World War I, the Gold Coast of Long Island was home to the most concentrated combination of financial, political and social clout in the country. Bankers, movie producers, society glitterati, government officials and an ex-president mobilized to arrange massive loans, send supplies and advocate for the Allied cause. The efforts undercut the Wilson administration's official policy of neutrality and set the country on a course to war with Germany. Members of the activist families--including Morgans, Davisons, Phippses, Martins, Hitchcocks, Stimsons and Roosevelts--served in key positions or fought at the front. Historian Richard F. Welch reveals how a potent combination of ethno-sociological solidarity, clear-eyed geopolitical calculation and financial self-interest inspired the North Shore elite to pressure the nation into war.
Categories: History

Long Island and the Sea

Long Island and the Sea

Historian Bill Bleyer reveals Long Island's nautical bonds from the Native Americans to current efforts to preserve the region's maritime heritage.

Author: Bill Bleyer

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439666609

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

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For more than five centuries, the waterways surrounding Long Island have profoundly shaped its history. Familiar subjects of lighthouses, shipwrecks and whaling are found alongside oft-forgotten history such as Pan-American flying boats landing in Manhasset Bay in the early days of transatlantic flight. From the British blockade and skirmishes during the American Revolution to the sinking of merchant vessels by Germany in World War II, the sea brought wars to these shores. Gold Coast millionaires commuted in high-speed yachts to Manhattan offices as the island's wealth grew. Historian Bill Bleyer reveals Long Island's nautical bonds from the Native Americans to current efforts to preserve the region's maritime heritage.
Categories: Transportation

Long Island and the Civil War

Long Island and the Civil War

Long Island Forum 19 (1956): 89, 94. ———. “Melancton Smith, Naval Hero.” Long Island Forum 17 (1954): 83– 84, 97. Van Santvoord, Peter L. “The Civil War ...

Author: Harrison Hunt

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781625852939

Category: History

Page: 176

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Although no battles were fought on Long Island, the Civil War deeply affected all of its residents. More than three thousand men--white and black--from current-day Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties answered the call to preserve the Union. While Confederate ships lurked within eight miles of Montauk Point, camps in Mineola and Willets Point trained regiments. Local women raised thousands of dollars for Union hospitals, and Long Island companies manufactured uniforms, drums and medicines for the army. At the same time, a little-remembered draft riot occurred in Jamaica in 1863. Local authors Harrison Hunt and Bill Bleyer explore this fascinating story, from the 1860 presidential campaign that polarized the region to the wartime experiences of Long Islanders on the battlefield and at home.
Categories: History

The Long Island Historical Journal

The Long Island Historical Journal

During the decade of the Civil War and Reconstruction, the new Republican party
became most strongly entrenched in the eastern towns. However, as the growing
population of the western towns threw the county's political balance in their ...

Author: Roger Wunderlich

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89081201691

Category: Long Island (N.Y.)

Page:

View: 389

Categories: Long Island (N.Y.)

American History

American History

Author: Swann Auction Galleries

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:171675029

Category:

Page: 28

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George Washington s Long Island Spy Ring A History and Tour Guide

George Washington   s Long Island Spy Ring  A History and Tour Guide

Author Bill Bleyer corrects the record, examines the impact of George Washington's Long Island spy ring and identifies Revolutionary War sites that remain today.

Author: Bill Bleyer

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467143479

Category: History

Page: 256

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In 1778, two years after the British forced the Continental Army out of New York City, George Washington and his subordinates organized a secret spy network to gather intelligence in Manhattan and Long Island. Known today as the Culper Spy Ring, Patriots like Abraham Woodhull and Robert Townsend risked their lives to report on British military operations in the region. Vital reports clandestinely traveled from New York City across the East River to Setauket and were rowed on whaleboats across the Long Island Sound to the Connecticut shore. Using ciphers, codes and invisible ink, the spy ring exposed British plans to attack French forces at Newport and a plot to counterfeit American currency. Author Bill Bleyer corrects the record, examines the impact of George Washington's Long Island spy ring and identifies Revolutionary War sites that remain today.
Categories: History

Long Island

Long Island

Long Island has always been proud of its participation in the Civil War , and
numerous memorials have been erected to commemorate those who died in this
conflict . The Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch in Grand Army Plaza , Brooklyn
was ...

Author: C. Manley DeBevoise

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89067606277

Category: Long Island (N.Y.)

Page: 168

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Categories: Long Island (N.Y.)

Civil War Poetry and Prose

Civil War Poetry and Prose

Poems, letters, and prose from the war years include "O Captain! My Captain!" "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd," "Adieu to a Soldier," and many other moving works.

Author: Walt Whitman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486112121

Category: Poetry

Page: 96

View: 387

Poems, letters, and prose from the war years include "O Captain! My Captain!" "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd," "Adieu to a Soldier," and many other moving works.
Categories: Poetry

Long Island s Story

Long Island s Story

The diverse history of Long Island, NY from the days of Henry Hudson, through the American Revolution, the Civil War, up to 1929.

Author: Jacqueline Overton

Publisher:

ISBN: LCCN:29017844

Category: Long Island (N.Y.)

Page: 348

View: 279

Categories: Long Island (N.Y.)

World War II Long Island The Homefront in Nassau and Suffolk

World War II Long Island  The Homefront in Nassau and Suffolk

At the close of the war, the United Nations established itself in a weapons factory in Lake Success. Author Christopher Verga charts the rise of Long Island and its role in World War II.

Author: Christopher C. Verga

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467147187

Category: History

Page: 160

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Long Island was transformed from a pastoral rural community to a modern suburban behemoth by playing an integral role in the homefront of World War II. Dozens of Nazi spies infiltrated industry throughout the island and communicated industrial secrets back to Germany as the FBI chased them down. Long Island held the record for producing the most fighter planes in the country with the rapid rebirth of its aviation sector. Five Medal of Honor recipients called the region home. At the close of the war, the United Nations established itself in a weapons factory in Lake Success. Author Christopher Verga charts the rise of Long Island and its role in World War II.
Categories: History

Brief Record of Certain Descendants of David Roe of Flushing Long Island New York Including John Martindale of Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Brief Record of Certain Descendants of David Roe of Flushing  Long Island  New York  Including John Martindale of Philadelphia  Pennsylvania

Benjamin Roe soldier in French and Indian Wars Sgt . William Roe ... Mary Feke
Soldier in Revolution William ... Col. in Civil War , ' Church , Highland Falls , N.Y.
wounded at Vicksburg . Regt Chaplain in Civil War . Scientist , author . Novelist ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89064842602

Category: United States

Page:

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Categories: United States

Long Island s Gold Coast Elite and the Great War

Long Island s Gold Coast Elite and the Great War

... bucolic settings even before the Civil War. Long Island, stretching 120 miles from the East River to Montauk Point, was a frequently chosen destination.

Author: Richard F. Welch

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439672747

Category: History

Page: 160

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At the outbreak of World War I, the Gold Coast of Long Island was home to the most concentrated combination of financial, political and social clout in the country. Bankers, movie producers, society glitterati, government officials and an ex-president mobilized to arrange massive loans, send supplies and advocate for the Allied cause. The efforts undercut the Wilson administration's official policy of neutrality and set the country on a course to war with Germany. Members of the activist families--including Morgans, Davisons, Phippses, Martins, Hitchcocks, Stimsons and Roosevelts--served in key positions or fought at the front. Historian Richard F. Welch reveals how a potent combination of ethno-sociological solidarity, clear-eyed geopolitical calculation and financial self-interest inspired the North Shore elite to pressure the nation into war.
Categories: History

Nassau County Long Island in Early Photographs 1869 1940

Nassau County  Long Island  in Early Photographs  1869 1940

175 vintage photos recall aspects of life on Long Island from post-Civil War to modern era.

Author: Bette S. Weidman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048624136X

Category: Photography

Page: 131

View: 572

175 vintage photos recall aspects of life on Long Island from post-Civil War to modern era. Village life, agriculture, local industries, celebrities, early aviation and movie industries, fabulous estates, beaches, much more. Unique document of early Nassau and pioneer photography. Full informative captions. Introduction. Indices.
Categories: Photography

The Long Island Country House 1870 1930

The Long Island Country House  1870 1930

... the Catskills and on the New Jersey coast were linked to the cities by train and
scheduled steamer before the Civil War . Although the Long Island Railroad
reached its terminus at Greenport in the 1840s , its general lack of accessibility ,
the ...

Author: Steven Bedford

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015013182137

Category: Architecture, Domestic

Page: 120

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Categories: Architecture, Domestic

The American Civil War

The American Civil War

Author: Harrison Hunt

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:495191649

Category: Long Island (N.Y.)

Page: 13

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Categories: Long Island (N.Y.)