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Elaine Rogers
Elaine Rogers • 1 year ago

The Centralia Massacre was an incident during the American Civil War in which twenty-four unarmed Union soldiers were captured and executed at Centralia, Missouri on September 27, 1864 by the pro-Confederate guerrilla leader William T. Anderson. Future outlaw Jesse James was among the guerrillas. In the ensuing Battle of Centralia, a large detachment of Union mounted infantry attempted to intercept Anderson, but nearly all of them were killed in combat.

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Union soldiers pose on top of Lookout Mountain, c. 1864.

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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.

The man in the much publicized Holocaust photo has been only recently identified as Rabbi Moshe Hegerman, the Rabbi of Olkusz in Poland. Brought to the town square for execution he asked to let him say first Kaddish for his slain brethren. The soldiers laughed while watching him praying and then killed him.

John Frank Dalton (March 8, 1848 – August 15, 1951)[1][2][3] was a man who, in the last few years (1948-1951) of his long life, publicly claimed to be the famous outlaw Jesse James.[4] 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[5] on April 3, 1882, in Jesse's home at 1318 Lafayette Street in St. Joseph, Missouri.

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Frank James viewing Jesse's body after being gunned down by that dirty, little coward, Bob Ford.