Tag: civil war

Nantucket History & People

Civil War Shipwreck

• by Amy Jenness – author of On This Day in Nantucket History • On June 10, 1865 a ship carrying soldiers who had fought for the North in the Civil War under General William Tecumsah Sherman went aground on Smith’s Point. The ship, SS Satacona, grounded in a thick […]

Nantucket History & People

Unsung Heroes of the Civil War

• by Frances Ruley Karttunen • Nantucket’s Main Street exists in three distinct segments. The wide part from the head of Straight Wharf uphill between storefronts is known as Main Street Square.  The square resulted from widening the street after the Great Fire of 1846.  At the foot of the […]