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Union Lt. John Clem in 1867. Four years prior, when he was a 12 year old at the Battle of Chickamauga, he rode an artillery caisson to the front and wielded a musket trimmed to his size. In the course of a Union retreat, he shot a Confederate colonel who had demanded his surrender. After the battle, the "Drummer Boy of Chickamauga" was promoted to sergeant, the youngest soldier ever to be a non-commissioned officer in the United States Army. As a 12 year old Sgt, he had already seen combat !

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from BANGAGONG! by Doc Lehman

The Holocaust, The Mother & ‘The Demon’

Holocaust survivor Flora "Florence" Klein, with her little boy, Chaim (AKA Gene Simmons). Israel, ca. 1950

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The Split History of the Battle of Gettysburg: Confederate Perspective / Union Perspective (Paperback)

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In the early years of Nazi Germany, Hitler ordered the euthanasia program, codenamed Aktion T4, to eliminate those “unworthy of life”. The first series of murders were by starvation, then lethal injection before finally evolving to the gas chamber and cremation. Unlike in the concentration camps doctors, not soldiers, were put in charge of deciding those who were executed. Over 400,000 Germans were sterilized while just about 200,000 were exterminated for having various mental disabilities.

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General Robert E. Lee. Robert E. Lee is no doubt one of the most respected figures to ever walk the stage of human history. He was loved by his soldiers, revered by his peers, respected by his enemies, and even his former slaves and servants cherished the time they were given to be with him. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Robert E. Lee was so respected that President Abraham Lincoln offered him the position of Commander of the Union Forces. Lee’s response was that he would not take sides…

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