Mary Surratt, 42, proprietor of a Maryland tavern and a Washington boarding house that served as meeting places and safe houses for Confederate spies and couriers. She was found guilty for her part in Lincoln's assassination. Pictured: Mary Surratt, the first woman ever put to death by the Federal Government.

The Gang That Killed Abraham Lincoln

Rare Civil War Photos Wives and children sometimes followed their husbands to war, particularly in the early period of the conflict. “(The soldiers) were in the camp, and the women and the kids were right there.

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1839 self-portrait of Robert Cornelius, one of the first photographs of a human to be produced.

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29 Mind-Blowing Coincidences You Won't Believe Happened

Visit the Pool of Siloam where Jesus healed the blind man.

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Via Dolorosa. Where Jesus walked through with his cross on his way to calvary.

Inside the old city of Rhodes, Greece.

During WWII, Jews in Budapest were brought to the edge of the Danube, ordered to remove their shoes, and shot, falling into the water below. 60 pairs of iron shoes now line the river's bank, a ghostly memorial to the victims.

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The Stone House - Manassas Battlefield, Virginia ~ used by Union soldiers as a field hospital during Battle of Bull Run and the Second Battle of Bull Run

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This is the first known photograph of the American flag taken on June 21, 1873. The flag was flown over Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland during an infamous battle between the British and the United States during the War of 1812 that inspired witness Francis Scott Key to pen "The Star-Spangled Banner."

Flag at Fort McHenry

Abraham Lincoln's Death Mask

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Declaration House ~ Philadelphia. In 1776 Thomas Jefferson rented rooms at the Declaration House. This is where he wrote the Declaration of Independence.

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Two UFOs Found In Bermuda Triangle? (Video) | Beyond Science

Two UFOs Found In Bermuda Triangle? (Video) | Beyond Science

1864. "Atlanta, Georgia. View on Marietta Street." Wet plate negative by George N. Barnard. LOC Civil War glass plate negative collection.

Marietta Street: 1864

Franklin Roosevelts mom clothed him in dresses until he was five. | 21 Shocking Facts About U.S. Presidents

21 Shocking Facts About U.S. Presidents

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Blood splattered flag (authenticated) that was place under Lincoln's head following his assassination in Ford's Theater. Flag is located at The Columns in Milford, Pa.

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Abraham Lincolns Last Day

Abraham Lincoln's Last Day

Southern Lady, Union Spy Elizabeth Van Lew was a well-born resident of Richmond, VA who built & operated an extensive spy ring for the United States during the American Civil War. Under the nose of the Confederate government, she gathered intelligence, hampered the Southern war effort, & helped scores of Union soldiers escape from Richmond prisons. A Northern sympathizer in the Confederate capital, she led what one historian called "the most productive espionage operation of the Civil War."

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On January 20, 1945, Franklin D. Roosevelt is sworn-in for an unprecedented 4th term as president.

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A short piece of the Oregon Trail still exists a few miles east of Boise, Idaho. Photo courtesy Boise State University.

Tales & Trails of the American Frontier

President Lincoln's Childhood Home

Abraham Lincoln Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story

During war, people sent triangular folded letters because of the envelope shortage.

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Lock of Abraham Lincoln's Hair in Gold Locket, via Heritage Auctions.

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The USS Constitution, which was first launched in 1797, will be tugged from its berth in Boston Harbor on Sunday into the harbor. It will then set out to open seas for a 10-minute cruise. The short trip marks the day two centuries ago when the Constitution bested the British frigate HMS Guerriere in a fierce battle during the War of 1812. It follows a three-year restoration project and is the first time the Constitution has been to sea on its own since its 200th birthday in 1997.

Navy's oldest commissioned warship to sail again

*AUTOPSY OF JOHN F. KENNEDY: The last words JFK heard before he was murdered were those of Nellie Connally, wife to the Governor of Texas (both were traveling in the limousine with him). "Mr. President, you can't say Dallas doesn't love you," she said. Then as the mortally woundd President slumped over, gasping his last breath, his wife said these chilling words; "They have killed my husband," and "I have his brains in my hand."

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