Kady Brownell enlisted with her husband in the 1st Rhode Island Infantry Volunteers the day after Fort Sumter fell. She fought openly alongside her husband in several battles, including the first Battle of Bull Run. At the end of their 3-month enlistment, Kady and her husband re-enlisted in the 5th RI Infantry. Robert was wounded in the battle at New Bern, North Carolina, and the Brownells were transferred to New York while Robert recuperated. Both were discharged in the winter of 1863.

An unidentified Civil War women's volunteer unit of 24 women

The 4th Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. The 4th Michigan wore a very americanized zouave uniform. This uniform consisted of a federal dark blue sack coat, dark blue chasseur trousers, tan gaiters, and a maroon zouave fez with a light blue tassle.

The only woman buried in the Special Forces cemetery at Fort Bragg, NC. Martha Raye

Geronimo’s daughter Lenna c.1900. - Lenna Geronimo was born in 1886 in Fort Marion, St. Augustine, FL, while her father was a prisoner there. The medical staff gave her the name Marion, after the fort, but she took the name Lenna upon returning to the Southwest. Lenna Geronimo, the daughter of Geronimo and wife Ih-tedda, a Mescalero Apache, was the full sister of Robert Geronimo, Geronimo's only living son. Lenna was Bedonkohe-Mescalero.

Annie Edson Taylor was an American adventurer who, on her 63rd birthday, October 24, 1901, became the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel. She is pictured with the cat she sent over the falls in the barrel a few days earlier to test its strength.

Audie Murphy, 06/20/1924 – 05/28/1971. This guy is my number one hero. Standing at 5'5" and weighing 110 lbs, he was refused enlistment from the Marines, Navy, and Army Paratroopers for being too short and underweight. Finally the U.S. Army enlisted him in 1942 and he began boot camp. Murphy passed out during drill and his commander tried to transfer him to cook and bakers' school, but Murphy refused and persevered through basic and advanced infantry training. His combat initiation finally c...

The ladies proved as valiant as any soldier. It is estimated 2,000 to 8,000 women volunteered on both sides. The actual number is unknown, for many did not wish to be recorded. They worked for little or no pay. With no credentials, other than a compassionate heart, the volunteers assisted doctors, tried to keep the hospital clean, cared for the sick, and kept up the spirits of their patients. How many soldiers would have died, being too sick to get up to get food or water for themselves, or ...

Bluford McDaniel, a Confederate Soldier in the Civil War. Captured during the Battle of Gettysburg and held prisoner for a year. Released and walked home to Alabama barefoot. Took around a year to get home.

Ellis Island: Tracing Your Family History Through America's Gateway: Loretto Dennis Szucs: 9780916489953: Amazon.com: Books

Dec. 7, 1941, 22-yr-old Cornelia Fort became the 1st American woman pilot in a combat zone while flying over Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked. While 2 other civilian planes were shot out of the sky, she made it thru' the strafing & landed her plane. She was among the first pilots recruited for the Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron. In March 1943, she was killed by a midair collision while on a ferrying mission to Dallas.

Civil War Drummer Boy Drummer Boys where needed during battle because a soldier might not be able to see an officer during battle, but they could hear a signal. 1861

The woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know. Jeremy Knowles on the lack of recognition Cecilia Payne rece...

Civil War photos. Woman, children & dog in Camp!

Battle of Gettsburg veterans. The picture was taken in 1913, at a reunion held on the battlefield. The man sitting on the rocks is a Confederate soldier, and the man standing is a Union soldier.

North Carolina, 1939

Genetics: Ralph C. Lincoln, 11th generation Lincoln ~ 3rd cousin of Abraham

Sweetest picture!! Soldier comforting a very small child. I just broke down.

Private Francis Brownell, recieved the first Medal of Honor awarded during the American Civil War

James Gray was born Hannah Snell in 1723. After her baby died, her husband deserted her. She began dressing as a man, tracking down her husband who had been executed for murder. So she joined the Royal Marines, and was sent to battle twice. After, she told her story to the newspapers and was granted a military pension. She opened a pub called "The Female Warrior," remarried and had two children.

Portrait of Captain Edward Camden: Volusia County, Florida, April 1917. "He put on his Civil War veteran's uniform and tried to register for the draft on the first day of World War I." A patriot indeed!