This is the lantern hung in the Old North Church on April 18, 1775, made famous due to Paul Revere's midnight ride to alert the towns outlying Boston of the British approach. The next day (April 19), the Battles of Lexington and Concord began the American Revolution. The lantern now resides in the Concord Museum, in Concord, Massachusetts, USA.
John Bell Hood, born in Kentucky, graduated West Point in 1853. Hood's Texas Brigade charged and broke the union position at Gaines' Mill, but at the price of every field officer in the brigade, except for him, being killed or wounded. He would fight in most of the large battles of the war and would eventually command the Army of the Tennesee during the disastrous Franklin and Nashville Campaign. Hood would end the war with only 1 good arm and 1 leg and he died in 1879 of yellow fever.
1913 - After parcel post service was introduced in 1913, at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a regulation forbidding the sending of children in the mail after hearing of those examples.