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    Twenty thousand, under General McClelland, will cut their way towards Winchester and Strasburg; and fifteen thousand, under General Butler, aided by a naval force, will gradually make their way up James river.

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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.

[Private Edward A. Cary of Company I, 44th Virginia Infantry Regiment, in uniform and his sister, Emma J. Garland née Cary] (LOC) by The Library of Congress, via Flickr

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.

Mary and Molly (or "Mollie") Bell were two young women from Pulaski County, Virginia[ who disguised themselves as men and fought in the Civil War for the Confederacy for two years.

Moment of Mercy marker, Baltimore. Commemorating Sgt. Kirkland and the fallen soldiers on Marye's Heights, Fredericksburg.

First Lieutenant Adelbert Ames, Union Army Medal of Honor recipient First Battle of Bull Run, Virginia, American Civil War July 21, 1861.

Tombstone for Stonewall Jackson's left arm. Jackson was shot during the Battle of Chancellorsville near Fredericksburg, Virginia, and the arm was amputated.

Memorial card for Lt. Albert G. Abbott of New Brunswick, who died at Petersburg, Virginia, June 18th, 1864.

Fort Brady, Virginia; Three officers of the 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery. 1864... should recreate with my civil war boys :D

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.

---Chief Sitting Bull, speaking at powder River Conference in 1877