Risden Tyler Bennett - Civil War Veteran US Congressman. He served in the Confederate Army, and was wounded three times during the Civil War. He was a superior state court judge before being elected to represent North Carolina in the United States House of Representatives, serving from from 1883 to 1887.
The 3 living recipients of Medal of Honor among 24 Army veterans whose gallantry had finally been fully recognized stand during ceremony at White House,March 18,2014.L to r,Sgt.1st Class Melvin Morris,Master Sgt.Jose Rodela & Sgt.Santiago J.Erevia.All 3 earned nation's highest award for battlefield gallantry during Vietnam War.The 24 soldiers from WWII,Korean War & Vietnam Waroriginally received Distinguished Service Cross,& congressionally directed review resulted in awards being upgraded.
John Wilkes Booth (left) and Lewis Thornton Powell were enraged by the President's White House speech on April 11. Three days later, Booth killed Lincoln in Ford's Theater while Powell tried to kill Secretary of State William Seward in his home.
When Florence King Harding moved into the White House, she opened mansion and grounds to the public again - both had been closed throughout President Wilson's illness. She herself suffered from a chronic kidney ailment, but she threw herself into the job of first lady with energy and willpower. Garden parties for veterans were regular events on a crowded social calendar.