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Mr. Paul Du Chaillu Lecturing to the Young Folks of Boston, an engraving from Harpers Weekly, 1869.

The picture shows Colonel John S. Mosby, the famous Confederate Raider of the Civil War. He virtually invented Guerrilla Warfare, and as an old man, was friends with George S. Patton, who was a child. One wonders if Patton's bold and aggressive fighting style was influenced by childhood stories told him by this famour Rebel Chieftan. Photo ca. 1860-65

The meeting of the rails at Promontory Point. Utah. May 10, 1869.

Historic Newspapers~ The Neosho Times dated 04/27/1882 -- "JESSE JAMES ASSASSINATED!" is actually a teaser for McElhany & Bro.'s full front-page advertisement for dress goods, clothing, hats, and carpets. On exhibit in the News Corporation News History Gallery at the Newseum. Newseum collection Photo credit: Newseum collection

Civil War - "The most famous of the dozens of young drummer boys was Johnny Clem of Newark, Ohio. He went to war at the age of ten. In Clem's first battle, a shell fragment ripped his drum apart. He became known as "Johnny Shiloh." Gallantry in action two years later brought him promotion to sergeant. Clem made the army a career, and he retired in 1916 with the rank of major general."

1871: Clement Vallandigham, a lawyer and Ohio politician, accidentally shot himself demonstrating how a victim might possibly have shot himself while in the process of drawing a weapon from a kneeling position. Though the defendant, Thomas McGehan, was ultimately cleared, Vallandigham died from his wound.


Why the Civil War Still Matters

OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR Why the Civil War Still Matters. Oliver Munday, Original painting by Thure de Thulstrup, Library of Congress By ROBERT HICKS Published: July 2, 2013