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Albert Woolson: He had banged that same drum far more quickly as a member of the First Minnesota Regiment, Heavy Artillery. At 106, he picked up the sticks only to amuse little Frances Kobus, 3. Woolson died three years later, the last of the 3.1 million who had worn the Blue or the Gray in the American Civil War.

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Civil War Cadet and Three Brothers ~ Superb 1860s CDV by Hesler, Chicago

Civil War Cadet and Three Brothers ~ Superb 1860s CDV by Hesler, Chicago | eBay

Gen. Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson, who earned his nickname for his unwavering resolve at the First Battle of Bull Run. Off the battlefield, Jackson was a natural teacher. He taught himself to read and became a professor at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) after the war. Fun fact: A quick Google search reveals that Jackson may have been affected by narcolepsy and prone to falling asleep while eating (!). 1863. George W. Minnes. Mathew Brady Collection. (Army)

from Cherries - A Vietnam War Novel

29 Sad, lonely & Tough Images from the Vietnam War

War dominated 30 years of Vietnam’s history last century. The struggle that began with communists fighting French colonial power in the 1940s did not end until they seized Saigon and control of the…