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Jennifer Shepherd
Jennifer Shepherd • 1 year ago

In 1778, Major General Benedict Arnold swore allegiance to the fledgling United States. Two years later General Arnold would betray his oath by conspiring to surrender West Point to the British.

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1910 Wedding photo of General George Patton and Beatrice Ayer. Throughout his military career, George wrote the most beautiful love letters to Beatrice - "I love you so, Bea ... I am not so hellish young and it is not spring, yet still I love you just as much as if we were 22 again on the baseball grandstand at West Point the night I graduated."

British and German soldiers exchange cigarettes, gifts, and addresses during Christmas Truce, 1914

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Morning dress, c. 1840-45. A print that looks straight out of a quilt store.

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.

British silk gown, circa 1780