Fact of the Day: Lincoln Tennessee and Louisiana

While the U.S. Civil War wasn’t over by 1864, Louisiana and Tennessee were controlled by the union by that time and some were able to vote in the presidential election with both states voting for the Lincoln/Johnson ticket. Though Congress officially didn’t count the votes from the state’s electors, though it wouldn’t have been bigContinue reading “Fact of the Day: Lincoln Tennessee and Louisiana”

Fun Fact: Senator William Blount

William Blount was one of the first two Senators from the state of Tennessee. He was owner of massive amounts of land and his investments eventually went sour putting him massively in debt. He ended up conspiring with Great Britain to take Louisiana from Spain in an effort to reverse his own misfortunes. When theContinue reading “Fun Fact: Senator William Blount”