In early 1861, New York City explored the idea of seceding from the Union to form the independent republic of “Tri-Insula,” composed of Manhattan, Staten Island, and Long Island. “Tri-Insula” is Latin for “three islands.” However, the public thought the idea was too radical and the “three islands” stayed in the Union.
The Republic of Tri-Insula
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- Jefferson Davis’ Inauguration, 1861 — Share the History Love... Inauguration of Jefferson Davis as President of the Confederate States of America at Montgomery, Alabama on February 18, 1861. Share the History Love... [...]
- Union Army occupying Courthouse Square in Huntsville, 1864 — Share the History Love... Union Army troops occupying Courthouse Square in Huntsville, following its capture and occupation by federal forces in 1864. The soldiers reportedly tore down the North Alabama College to construct their winter quarters using brick from the college. The Old Northern Bank of Alabama is visible in the left of the photograph. Share [...]
- Dedication of the Sherman Memorial, 1903 — Share the History Love... Crowds gather near the White House (E and 15th Street) for the dedication of the William Tecumseh Sherman Memorial in 1903. In the background, the Washington Monument is visible. Share the History Love... [...]
- Robert F. Kennedy in his office, 1963 — Share the History Love... Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy in his office, 1963. Share the History Love... [...]