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Built in 1854, the Anna Jarvis House was the birthplace of Anna Jarvis, the founder of Mother's Day, and also served as the field headquarters of General George McClelland during his 1861 western Virginia campaign during the American Civil War. His troops were encamped across the road in what is now known as the Ocean Pearl Felton Historic Park. During the time General McClelland occupied the house, it remained the focal point of the entire civil war.
January 27th, hundreds of metal shoes are placed on the banks of the River Danube in Hungary to mark the slaughter of hundreds of Jewish people who were ordered to place their shoes on the bank before being shot and pushed in the river by Hungarian militamen. A terrible and poignant reminder of the atrocities committed in WW2.
Members of the Richmond Grays militia (First Virginia Regiment) on guard duty at Charles Town, Va., during the trial of John Brown, December 1859. John Wilkes Booth temporarily joined the Richmond Grays during the trial and execution of Brown. He does not appear in this photograph. Photo courtesy Cook Collection, Valentine Richmond History Center.