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12 year old survivor, Ruth Becker...died in 1990 and had her ashes scattered at sea, directly over the Titanic wreck.

The Story of Ruth Becker: Titanic Survivor

“Brother vs. Brother, Richwood, West Virginia, 1910s” by Finley Taylor, Early Appalachian Photographer. “America has no north, no south, no east, no west. The sun rises over the hills and sets over the mountains, the compass just points up and down, and we can laugh now at the absurd notion of there being a north and a south. We are one and undivided.” ~Pvt. Sam Watkins, 1st Tennessee, Co. H.

May 15th, 1886 - Emily Dickinson (b.1830), US poet, died at 55. Dickinson was buried, laid in a white coffin with vanilla-scented heliotrope, a Lady's Slipper orchid, and a "knot of blue field violets" placed about it. The funeral service, held in the Homestead's library, was simple and short. At Dickinson's request, her "coffin not driven but carried through fields of buttercups". www.thefuneralsou...


This is Rosa Abbott, a Third Class passenger on Titanic. Rosa was the only woman to be pulled alive from the icy waters on that fateful night. She was travelling on Titanic with her sons, Rossmore, aged 16, and Eugene, aged 13. When the ship sank, she was pulled into collapsible Lifeboat A. Her sons did not survive.

Titanic - Photograph of Rosa Abbott

Sarah Rector--By the age of 10, she became the richest Black child in America. She received a land grant from the Creek Nation as part of reparations. Soon after, oil was discovered on her property. By 1912, the revenue from this oil was $371,000 per year (roughly $6.5 million today). Despite various attempts to steal her land and fortune, Sarah resisted. She went on to attend Tuskegee University and eventually settled in Kansas City, Missouri where her mansion still stands.

In the Civil War there were two major prisons. The Andersonville Prison which was for the Confederate States of America. (The Confederacy) And Camp Douglas which was for the United States of America. (The Union) One other prison was The Bell Isle Prison. (The Confederacy) The Andersonville and Douglas prison camps were the most horrible camps within the Civil War.

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

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?

Petersburg, Virginia. General Orlando B. Willcox and staff, 3d Division, 9th Corps.

Juneteenth falls on June 19 each year. It is a holiday whose history was hidden for much of the last century...In essence, Juneteenth marks what is arguably the most significant event in American history after independence itself—the eradication of American slavery.

CDV Civil War AMPUTEE - All Limbs Lost

Ord & Staff, South Portico, White House of the Confederacy, 1865

William Tecumseh Sherman Colorized Civil War Photos - Armchair General and HistoryNet The Best Forums in History l Colorization by 'Zuzah'@ www.civilwartalk.... via thecivilwarparlor...

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

Confederate soldiers of the Sumter Light Guard of the 4th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry, April 26, 1861

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

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

Jack the Ripper | The East End

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

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