Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, by Matthew Brady c. 1851. National Archives. It may be an understatement to suggest that the war was not good to Stonewall, here he is in 1863. He was mortally wounded at the Battle of Chancellorsville later that year.
Tombstone for Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's left arm. He was shot by friendly fire and his arm was amputated and buried in the battlefield. He survived but died 8 days later of pneumonia and is buried at Lexington, VA
General Thomas Jonathan (Stonewall) Jackson, CSA. One of history's most brilliant military leaders. Devout Christian, self-made man, always sought to better himself. Adoring husband, loved by his men. When he died from complications due to a wound to his arm which resulted in the arm having to be amputated, General Robert E. Lee lamented that "Jackson lost his left arm, and I've lost my right one." It is generally believed that if Jackson had survived, the South might have won the war.
Civil War Veteran Jacob Miller of the 9th Indiana Infantry was shot in the forehead on Sept.19th 1863 at Brock Field at Chickamauga. He survived the shot, later writing that he had a constant reminder of the Chickamauga Battlefield and the constant pain he suffered from that wound.
Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen A.K.A “The Red Baron” This sexy beast was born 2nd May 1892 in Kleinburg. He is hailed as World War One’s greatest flying ace. He painted his aircraft red so it would be easily recognized and would terrify his enemies. When he was shot down and killed at the mere age of 25 on 21st April 1918, his last word is reported to be “kaputt”.
Titanic steward Sidney Daniels who saved numerous lives and survived by climbing on to an upturned lifeboat has been hailed a hero by his children. When disaster struck the brave 18-year-old roused dozens of sleeping passengers and helped launch a lifeboat that saved 24 people. He then leaped from the doomed liner into the icy sea and later clambered on to the capsized vessel. He would go on to wed, have seven kids and die in 1983, aged 89.
Buna Beach New Guinea. The first image of dead American troops to appear in Life Magazine. In September 1943 George Strock's photo was OK'd by censors in part because FDR felt the public was becoming complacent about the war's horrific toll.
Interesting fact: Lincoln was shot at, in 1863, Lincoln rode alone to the Soldiers’ Home. A shot rang out and a bareheaded Lincoln came back to the compound clinging to his steed. Lincoln explained that a gunshot had gone off at the foot of the hill, sending the horse galloping so fast it knocked his hat off. Two soldiers retrieved Lincoln’s hat, which had a bullet hole right through it. The president asked the guards to keep the incident under wraps: He didn’t want to worry his wife Mary