George Wythe Randolph (1818 - 1867) was a lawyer, planter, and Confederate general. He served for eight months in 1862 as the Confederate States Secretary of War during the American Civil War, when he reformed procurement, wrote the conscription law, and strengthened western defences. He was President Thomas Jefferson's youngest grandson by his daughter Martha Jefferson Randolph
John Wayles Jefferson is the grandson of Sarah (Sally) Hemings, a slave, and her master Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States. DNA tests conducted in 1998 confirmed that a male descendant of John's brother Beverly was descended from the male Jefferson line. For most historians, this data, together with the weight of historical evidence, has confirmed the Hemings family's claim of descent from Thomas Jefferson.
The Treaty of Traverse des Sioux on July 23, 1851, & Treaty of Mendota on Au 5, 1851, which the Dakota were forced to cede large tracts of land in Minnesota Territory to the U.S. In exchange for money & goods, they were forced to agree to live on a 20x150 mi wide reservation centered upper Minnesota River. US Senate deleted Article 3 of each treaty during the ratification process. Much of the promised compensation never arrived or was effectively stolen due to corruption. photo Chief Little…
Robert Todd Lincoln, Abe's oldest son, was at his side when he died in 1865. Years later, as Sect. of War, Todd Lincoln was present & ready to meet Pres. James A Garfield, when Garfield was assassinated. In 1901, Todd entered the Pan-American Exposition Hall in Buffalo, NY when Pres. William McKinley was assassinated there.
In 1947, the War Department ordered the retirement of the last four Scouts; one was Sgt. Sinew L. Riley. ... Apache Scout Sergeant Sinew L. Riley was the 3rd generation of his family to serve as a Scout for the US Army. In 1974, Riley Barracks on Fort Huachuca was named for him.
December 1, 1955 In response to the Rosa Parks incident, a bus boycott in Montgomery, a political and and social protest campaign came about. The main purpose and goal of the bus boycott was to oppose the city's policy of racial segregation on public transportation. This boycott lasted from December 1, 1955 until December 20, 1956, and ended with a United States Supreme Court ruling that Alabama and Montgomery laws requiring segregated buses unconstitutional.