Over 180,000 black men fought for the Union army during the Civil War. Most of them served in the United States Colored Troops (USCT) which came into existence after the Emancipation Proclamation finally provided presidential endorsement for the much-discussed proposals for arming free blacks and former slaves in what had become the great conflict over slavery.
Harriet Tubman is perhaps the most well-known of all the Underground Railroad's "conductors." During a ten-year span she made 19 trips into the South and escorted over 300 slaves to freedom. And, as she once proudly pointed out to Frederick Douglass, in all of her journeys she "never lost a single passenger."
Samurai kago yumi (kago hankyu / rimankyu). a small bow made from horn instead of wood, used by samurai when traveling in a palanquin (litter or sedan chair). Kago hankyu are also known as a riman kyu after Riman Hayashi of Kii province who invented this miniature device.