Thursday, September 09, 2021

Anniversaries in September

There is much discussion of the 20th anniversary of "9/11."
Also coming up is the September 14 anniversary of "the great beefsteak raid," in which on September 14, 1864, Wade Hampton of the Confederat army set out with approximately 3,500 men of his Cavalry Corps from camps southwest of Petersburg on the Boydton Plank Road and purloined about 2,500 cattle from the Union army.

September 19

"Adam West Day" each year on September 19 in Walla Walla, Washington (which at the time of the Civil War was the largest city in Washington territory)

"Manila John" Basilone parade in Raritan NJ on September 19
The parade will be held on Sunday, Sept. 19 at 1 p.m. in downtown Raritan, said Co-chairman of the Basilone Parade Bruce Doorly. [If you were wondering, the date for the early parades was the first Sunday in November to coincide with John Basilone’s Birthday. But it was later changed to the fourth Sunday in September to ensure better weather. (the 19th is the 3rd Sunday.]]

From the Newark Star-Ledger


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