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this uniform belonged to Francis John Carruthers, J.P. (1868-1945), a man whose military career spanned his lifetime. He was Lieutenant-Colonel to the late Kings Own Scottish Borderers, which involved campaigns in Egypt in 1888 and in South Africa during 1900-02. He was also a Brigadier for the Royal Company of Archers, Queen's Bodyguard for Scotland in 1900 and Deputy Assistant Director at the War Office, 1915-19. He then went on to become Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel in 1917


In 1942, Jackie Robinson was drafted into a segregated Army unit. He served with boxing legend Joe Louis.


Civil War-era Surgeon’s Kit In fitted mahogany case with 19 ebony or bone handled surgical tools and above inscription on brass escutcheon inset in lid, interior of case marked Otto & Reynders Surgl. Insts. 58 Chatham St., N.Y.


Gen. John Burgoyne - “Gentleman Johnny”, a British general and playwright. In 1777. He was at the head of the British dispatched for the invasion of the colonies from Canada. In this disastrous expedition, he gained possession of Fort Ticonderoga and Fort Edward for which he was made a lieutenant-general. At Saratoga he was hemmed in by a superior force led by Horatio Gates. On Oct. 17, 1777, his troops, laid down their arms. The success was the greatest the colonists had yet enjoyed.


Oskar Freiherr von Boenigk (25 August 1893 – 30 January 1946) began his military career during WWI as a fighter ace credited with 26 victories. In October 1918, he was awarded the Ducal Saxe-Ernestine House Order< and Order of Albert. On 25 October 1918, he was awarded Germany's premier award for courage, the Pour le Merite. He survived the war, served in the post-war revolution, and eventually rose to the rank of Generalmajor in the Luftwaffe during World War II.


Renowned British military surgeon James Barry was a pioneer in his field and enjoyed a celebrated and highly-accomplished career for over 50 years. After his death in 1865, it was discovered that he was actually a woman named Margaret Ann Bulkley. Source


James Maitland "Jimmy" Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997) was an American film and stage actor. Over the course of his career, he starred in many films widely considered classics. He also had a noted military career and was a World War II and Vietnam War veteran, who rose to the rank of Brigadier General in the United States Air Force Reserve.