Elizabeth Bacon Custer. Wife of General George A. Custer. On June 25, 1876, Elizabeth and other women whose husbands were on a campaign gathered in her home to cope with their anxiety together. They "tried to find some slight surcease from trouble in the old hymns. . . The words of the hymn, “E’en though a cross it be, Nearer my God to Thee,” came forth with almost a sob from every throat." They couldn't know that on that day, their husbands were dying in the Battle of Li...
Tom Horn spent a good portion of his life legitimately employed both as a lawman and a detective, but in actuality he was one of the most cold-blooded killers of the Old West. In the 1880s, Horn made a name for himself as a scout and tracker, and was responsible for the arrest of many feared criminals. He had a hand in as many as 50 murders.
Rare Civil War Photos Wives and children sometimes followed their husbands to war, particularly in the early period of the conflict. “(The soldiers) were in the camp, and the women and the kids were right there.
Julia Ward Howe -wrote the words to "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" .She was inspired by her abolitionist work . The song was popular in the union during the civil war. After being widowed she worked tirelessly for womens sufferage . She became a pacifist because of her horror at the Civil War carnage.
Violette Szabo (1921-1945) ; code named "Louise", Szabo was a secret agent during WW2, leading a French resistance network to sabotage bridges and communication lines ahead of the D-Day landings. She was caught, sent to Ravensbruck concentration camp, and executed. Posthumously awarded the British George Cross.
Clara Barton (1821-1912), the founder and first president of the American Red Cross, acquired her broad skill set of urgent medical care, long-term care for invalids, locating and reuniting lost family members and soldiers, etc. through “on-the-job training” during some of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. Prior to the war, she was a schoolteacher with no medical background.
Sent to the asylum: The Victorian women locked up because they were suffering from stress, post natal depression and anxiety
Eliza Josolyne. Diagnosis: Insanity caused by overwork. Sadly, just a few generations ago, women who suffered from work stress, post-partum depression, anxiety attacks, or even exhaustion were confined to an asylum....
Before Bonnie fell in love with Clyde, there was Rose Dunn. 15 year old Rose met outlaw George "Bittercreek" Newcomb and fell in love. Rose knew how to rope, ride, & shoot, but was more famous for her beauty and gentle ways, and was nicknamed "Rose of Cimarron". While her lover robbed banks, Rose tended his gun wounds, until one day when George stopped in to see Rose, her brothers turned in George to the law who ambushed him at her door step. She retired from outlawry and married a…
Texas Ranger Cpl. J. Walter Durbin (at right) said he had some 15 good men in Company D, though a few could be a “little fussy and dangerous” when drinking. Private Wood Saunders (at left) measured up splendidly—on both counts. This is one of my favorite photos because it shows how both Rangers carried their six-shooter Colts just forward of the hip, butt to the front, easily permitting a strong-hand cross draw.