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General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson. Jackson died from wounds he received at the Battle of Chancellorsville. Jackson and a small group of men rode behind enemy lines to survey the situation. Upon returning to his front line, his own pickets mistook his group for the enemy, and fired upon them.
Buffalo kill in America. 1800s. military commanders were ordering their troops to kill buffalo — not for food, but to deny native americans their own source of food and push them into reservation life. Where millions of buffalo once roamed, only a few thousand animals remained.
Born into slavery in Thomasville, Georgia, on March 21, 1856, Henry Ossian Flipper was appointed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, in 1873. Over the next four years he overcame harassment, isolation, and insults to become West Point’s first African American graduate and the first African American commissioned officer in the regular U.S. Army.
Ulysses S. Grant was a war hero and former president, yet towards the end of his life he was nearly broke as a result of unwisely investing everything he had with a ponzi schemer named Ferdinand Ward. As a way of leaving something behind for his family, Grant wrote feverishly to finish his memoirs which would be published by Mark Twain. He finished them on July 18th 1885 and died 5 days later WHAT A SHAME HUH?