20 February 2016

The Trail of Tears

20 February 1832  

On this date in 1832...

After suffering floods, cold weather, and mud, Choctaw Chief, Peter Pitchlynn, and his surviving followers, arrived in Fort Smith, Arkansas on the Trail of Tears

Other Years:

  • 1861 – The provisional Confederate Congress founded the Confederate States Navy.
  • 1864 - Confederate forces fought back a federal invasion force at the Battle of Olustee, Florida.
  • 1877 - The first cantilever bridge in the U.S. was completed at Harrodsburg, Kentucky.

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