08DEC 2019
Abraham Lincoln Civil War Pictures

Abraham Lincoln Civil War Pictures

1846 or 1847 (Probably by Nicholas H. Shepherd) - This is the earliest known photograph of Abraham Lincoln. It is believed to have been taken by Nicholas Shepherd (a law student at Lincoln s law office) shortly after Lincoln was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. However, Lincoln s son Robert thought he remembered the picture being taken in either St. Louis or Washington…

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04DEC 2019
Who led the American Revolutionary War?

Who led the American Revolutionary War?

By Pamela Kline The French and Indian War was a conflict between the American colonists and the French over control of the Ohio Valley and the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers—modern day Pittsburgh. It received its title because the war was Britain and its American colonies fighting…
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30NOV 2019
Manhattan Project Little Boy

Manhattan Project Little Boy

On Thirring’s diagram, a “Phantasie” of “Details der Bombenkonstruktion” (you have to love the German here) based on the description in the Smyth Report, you can see that there is a projectile (P) which gets shot down an artillery barrel (R) by conventional explosives into the target (), which is a larger…
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26NOV 2019
World War Two uniforms

World War Two uniforms

1886 Blue uniform [edit] Resembling the Imperial German Army M1842/M1856 uniform, the dark blue single-breasted tunic had a low standing collar and no pockets. It was worn with matching straight trousers and a kepi (red for Imperial Guard) on which was worn a brass five point star. After the Franco-Prussian…
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22NOV 2019
Short Stories about World War II

Short Stories about World War II

1914-1918 And in the Morning by John Wilson When 16-year-old John Jay s father joins the British forces to fight in France, he is killed 10 days later. John joins up after his mother dies of grief. Then he too is shot, receiving a head injury and worse when he wanders from his unit. (SLJ gr. 9+) My Brother’s…
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18NOV 2019
Daughters of the American Revolution award

Daughters of the American Revolution award

The Daughters of the American Revolution Continental Congress is a time-honored tradition that has been held in Washington, D.C. as the annual national meeting of the DAR membership since the organization’s founding in 1890. Not to be confused with the United States “Congress, ” the DAR national meeting is named after the original Continental Congress which governed the American…

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14NOV 2019
Lewis and Clark Expedition journey

Lewis and Clark Expedition journey

Boating accidents were mentioned a number of times in the journals kept by expedition members. Some of the men could not swim, and it is fortunate that no person drowned. One of the most serious mishaps occurred on April 13, 1805, when a pirogue containing the medicines, instruments, merchandise, Sacagawea and her child, and three men who could not swim went out of control. Water…

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10NOV 2019
What year Vietnam War started?

What year Vietnam War started?

Bows says Fitzgibbon was there when, technically, the U.S. had only military advisers in Vietnam, though he says Fitzgibbon and others were, in his view, clearly in combat. In Bows’ account, some of the flights into Saigon took gunfire from people on the ground. However, Fitzgibbon was not killed in combat; he was murdered in Saigon. The shooter was a radio operator in Fitzgibbon’s…

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06NOV 2019
All about World War 2 Facts

All about World War 2 Facts

World War 2 Facts – On the Home Front When consideration is given to World War 2 facts, those facts differ dramatically. With each generation the recollections disappear as those who experienced the events pass on. Yet over six decades later, there still remain courageous men and women who recall first-hand, “the war to end all wars.” The United States was thrust into “the war that…

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