Fort Delaware is a harbor defense facility built in 1859 on Pea Patch Island in the Delaware River. During the American Civil War the Union used Fort Delaware as a prison for Confederateprisoners of war. In 1951 the Delaware State Parks Commission assumed ownership of Fort Delaware and Pea Patch Island. 1859 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... The Delaware River at New Hope, Pennsylvania The Delaware River is a river on the Atlantic coast of the United States. ... The American Civil War was fought in the United States from 1861 until 1865 between the United States â forces coming mostly from the 23 northern states of the Union â and the newly-formed Confederate States of America, which consisted of 11 southern states that had declared their secession. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations by or about: United States Wikinews has news related to this article: United States United States government Official website of the United States government - Gateway to governmental sites White House - Official site of the US President Senate. ... National Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God our Vindicator) Official language English de facto nationwide Various European and Native American languages regionally Capital Montgomery, Alabama February 4, 1861âMay 29, 1861 Richmond, Virginia May 29, 1861âApril 9, 1865 Danville, Virginia April 3âApril 10, 1865 Largest city New Orleans... Geneva Convention definition A prisoner of war (POW) is a soldier, sailor, airman, or marine who is imprisoned by an enemy power during or immediately after an armed conflict. ... 1951 was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... State nickname: The First State Other U.S. States Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Governor Ruth Ann Minner Official languages None Area 6,452 kmÂ² (49th) - Land 5,068 kmÂ² - Water 1,387 kmÂ² (21. ...
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