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This mourning badge was handmade from a small oval tintype portrait of President Abraham Lincoln set into a rope-twist brass frame. The image is surrounded by a black crepe rosette, and decorated with black and white ribbons. This small button, just 2-3/8 inches in diameter, would have been worn during the spring of 1865 to express mourning for the recently assassinated president.

Pic of the Month - November 2009

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The Flying Dutchman was on it's way home from the Far East in 1641 when a violent storm blew up. While battling the storm for hours the ship eventually hit a huge rock and began to sink. As his ship went down the captain shouted, “I will round this Cape even if I have to keep sailing until doomsday!” True to his word, the Flying Dutchman makes an appearance to sailors near the Cape of Good Hope in the midst of a storm. Legend has it that if you see the Dutchman you are as doomed as it was.

“The Flying Dutchman” – a legend or reality?

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Civil War-era cast iron casket unearthed in Kinston, N.C. Metal coffins were popular because they kept the smell of decomposition under wraps as soldiers' bodies were often transported a great distance to return home to a family cemetery.

ECU Anthropologist

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Mr. & Mrs. Craft. She was very fair & posed as a white man and her husband who was dark posed as her slave. Together they escaped as master and slave as passengers on a riverboat.They escaped North and went to England until after the Civil War.

The 5 Most Badass Ways People Escaped from Slavery

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Jack the Ripper victims #London #Jack the Ripper #Murders

Jack the Ripper | The East End

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This is the saloon that was the hangout of The Wild Bunch in 1889. The man standing beside the tree is Harry Longbaugh (The Sundance Kid) and the man sitting on the chair beside him is Butch Cassidy. Courtesy of the Utah Historical Society

Indians who were with Custer that fateful day, revisit the battlefield. Little Big Horn memorializes the U.S. Army's 7th Cavalry and the Sioux and Cheyenne in one of the Indian's last armed efforts to preserve their way of life. Here on June 25 and 26 of 1876, 263 soldiers, including Lt. Col. George A. Custer and attached personnel of the U.S. Army, died fighting several thousand Lakota, and Cheyenne warriors.

4 June 1962. Navy chaplain Luis Padillo was walking around giving last rites to dying soldiers as sniper fire surrounded him. A wounded soldier pulled himself up by clinging to the priest’s cassock, as bullets chewed up the concrete around them.

Father Luis Padillo | Iconic Photos

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Günther Lützow later joined Adolf Galland’s JV 44 and recorded two victories flying the Me 262 jet fighter, but was posted missing near Donauwörth. A B-26 was shot down by Lützow. His body and aircraft were never recovered Günther Lützow was credited with 110 victories, achieved in over 300 combat operations. He scored 5 victories during the Spanish Civil War, 20 victories over the Western Front and 85 victories over the Eastern Front.

John Murray, 4th Earl Of Dunmore, British Royal Governor of Virginia during period of American Revolution

Lord Dunmore: America’s First Villain? | US History Scene

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The Trostle Farm at Gettysburg -- just after the battle and now. [Many people tend to forget that thousands of horses were casualties.]

Civil War photo of dead soldiers of the Louisiana Regiment at Antietam, Maryland. This is one of the photographic images that were put on display in NYC by the Mathew Brady Studio. It was the first time that most people saw the horrors of war. by Alexander Gardner, The Brady Studio. September 1862

Civil War Dead at Battle of Antietam Photo Print for Sale

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Albert Cashier was born Jennie Irene Hodgers in 1843. In 1862, Hodgers disguised herself as a man and enlisted in the 95th Illinois Infantry Regiment under the name Albert Cashier. The regiment was under Ulysses S. Grant and fought in over 40 battles. Cashier managed to remain undetected as the other soldiers thought she was just small & preferred to be alone. Cashier was captured in battle but managed to escape back to Union lines after overpowering a guard. She fought through the war.

1866 shot of the Wells, Fargo & Company Express Office in Virginia City.

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Mary Fields was a black gun-totin' female in the American Wild West who was six feet tall, heavy, tough, short-tempered, and she carried a pair of six-shooters and an eight or ten-gauge shotgun. In 1895, she found a job that suited her, as a U.S. mail coach driver for the Cascade County region of central Montana. She and her mule, Moses, never missed a day, and it was in this aptitude that she became a legend in her own time known as Stagecoach Mary for her unfailing reliability

Cattle Annie and Little Britches have been mostly forgotten in the annals of western history, but not in the Oklahoma and Indian Territories. They were two of the most famous female outlaws ever to strap on a six gun. They were a cattle thieving couple from the Indian Nation of Oklahoma who only flourished for a couple of years before being caught. They were known to be closely associated with the infamous Wild Bunch.