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Massacre at Centralia Missouri Bloody Bill Anderson 1864 U s Civil War Card
William "Bloody Bill" Anderson's body photographed and on display for public viewing hours after his death in Richmond, Missouri by Colonel Cox and his Union forces. Anderson, noted Southern Guerrilla leader often riding with Quantrill, his body was found with a string that had 53 knots - symbolizing each person he had killed.
Adam Burns Smith enlisted with the 33rd Missouri Infantry Volunteers (Union) in Jefferson City Aug 14, 1862. He was promoted to 2nd lieutenant June 6, 1863. Less than a month later Smith was killed defending Helena during a failed Confederate surge on July 4. Like many soldiers, Smith kept a journal. The final journal entry was Smith's last words recorded by Capt John Hudson, "Captain, tell Father I died trusting in the Lord." Missouri History Museum historyhappensher...
Belgium, 1915: A French pilot was forced to land after a failed attack on a German zeppelin in Brussels. The biplane and the soldier ended up stuck in the tree behind German lines, who just so happen to be climbing the trunk of the tree.
A dangerous woman in the most literal sense, Senior Sergeant Roza Shanina was a sniper in the WWII Soviet Army. She racked up at least 54 kills of German soldiers before her death from wounds at age 20. She served part of the time in an all-woman sniper unit. Before the war she worked as a kindergarten teacher.
John Frank Dalton (March 8, 1848 – August 15, 1951) was a man who, in the last few years (1948-1951) of his long life, publicly claimed to be the famous outlaw Jesse James. Contrary to his claim, most historians believe that Dalton was merely a Jesse James imposter, and that the real Jesse James was killed by Robert "Bob" Ford on April 3, 1882, in Jesse's home at 1318 Lafayette Street in St. Joseph, Missouri.