Thomas C. Dula was a former Confederate soldier, who was tried, convicted, and hanged for the murder of his fiancée, Laura Foster. Many believe he may have been innocent & Ann Mellon Killed her Cousin. Thomas had been involved with Ann & covered for her. He song "Tom Dooley" was written about him .
Martin Van Buren Bates, known as the "Kentucky Giant" among other nicknames, was a Civil War-era American famed for his incredibly large size. Though born an infant of normal size into a family of normal-sized people in Letcher County, Kentucky, he is said to at one time have been 7 feet 11 inches in height. His ferocity in battle, aided by his imposing figure, made him legendary, with Union soldiers telling tales of a "Confederate giant who's as big as five men and fights like fifty".