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A Loch Ness monster sighting, and 10 other mysteries of history.

Recently, satellite images have surfaced of a large shadowy figure under the water’s surface in Loch Ness in Scotland. About 100 feet long with a big …

This Map Changes The Official History Of Humandkind

The Piri Reis map has the capacity to change the way we understand the history of the world.<p>Every now and then something comes along to remind …

The strange case of the umbrella man at JFK Assassination – Strange Unexplained Mysteries

The strange and mysterious figure that was seen during the JFK assassination, now referred to as the umbrella man remains one of the weirdest events …

Mysterious earthen rings predate Amazon rainforest

A series of square, straight and ringlike ditches scattered throughout the Bolivian and Brazilian Amazon were there before the rainforest existed, a …

Marriage And The Southern Woman During The Civil War

<b>Marriage And The Southern Woman During The Civil War</b><p>Some southern women in areas occupied by the enemy risked social ostracism by courting and marrying Union soldiers. Historians of the occupied South have written, “Letters and diaries of Union men in every occupied community reveal considerable social intercourse between Federals and ‘secesh’ girls which in a good many instances led to romances and marriages.”<p>During the war southern women still aspired to marry. Drew Faust has noted an …

16 Year Old David E. Johnston 1845-1917 FIST HAND ACCOUNT OF CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS

<b>The Story of a Confederate Boy in the Civil War.</b><p><b>Portland, Or.: Glass & Prudhomme Co., c1914. DAVID E. JOHNSTON, of the 7th Virginia Infantry Regiment Author of “Middle New River Settlements”</b><p>The Confederate soldier was truly an American, for his people in the South were the truest type of Americans in the land, having very little foreign population among them. Again, this Confederate soldier was born and reared a gentleman, was so by instinct. He was not a mercenary; he was neither for conquest …

First-Person Narratives Of The American South, 1860-1920

<i>In The Leopard’s Spots (1902), Dixon’s lead female character Sallie, described as “A daughter of the old fashioned South,” engages in a series of observations concerning romance with a friend visiting from the North. Commenting on the differences between men from the two regions, her Yankee friend remarks:</i><p><i>“In Boston it’s a serious thing for a young man to call once. The second call, means a family council, and at the third he must make a declaration of his intentions or face consequences. Down</i> …

The Legacy of Henry Plantagenet

Nicholas Vincent celebrates the founder of the Plantagenet dynasty.<p>December 19th, 1154: a reddish haired, quick-tempered and hyper-active young man …

American Heritage History of the Civil War

• <b>Author:</b> Bruce Catton & James M. McPherson<p>Here is Pulitzer Prize-winning author Bruce Catton's unsurpassed account of the Civil War, one of the most moving chapters in American history. Introduced by Pulitzer Prize-winner James M. McPherson, the book vividly traces the epic struggle between the Blue …

General Robert E. Lee- Mathew Brady’s Last Wartime Photograph

<b>Mathew B. Brady</b> <b><br>(American, near Lake George, New York 1823?–1896 New York)</b><p><b>Date:</b> 1865<p><b>Medium:</b> Albumen silver print from glass negative<p><b>Dimensions:</b> Image: 14 × 9.3 cm (5 ½ × 3 11/16 in.)<p><b>Classification:</b> Photographs<p><b>Credit Line:</b> Gilman Collection, Museum Purchase, 2005<p>Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, on April 9, 1865. The Civil War was over. If not whole, the nation was at least reunited, and the slow recovery …

Duryee’s Zouaves, Fort Schuyler Adjuant Mess

<i>“I doubt whether it had an equal, and certainly no superior among all the regiments of the Army of the Potomac.”</i> <i><br>- General George Sykes, speaking of the 5th New York Infantry</i><p><b>Duryee’s Zouaves: The 5th New York Volunteer Infantry</b><p>The 5th New York Volunteer Infantry, “Duryée’s Zouaves,” was one of the most renowned fighting regiments of the American Civil War. Their colorful Zouave uniform, precise maneuvers, effectiveness in combat and steady bearing under fire, won them universal respect and …

CIVIL WAR LOVE LETTER-…

CIVIL WAR LOVE LETTER-<br>Letter from unknown soldier writing from Nashville, Tennessee, to his friend Ettie . He writes that he wants to get married when he returns home from army life and asks her to tell any good-looking, amiable young women she knows that he is available.<p>Nashville Tenn Jany 5th 64<p>Friend Ettie<p>I believe I am not indebted to you by way of letter, but for your kindness to me I will write you a few lines. It is quite cool Weather here now and some snow upon the ground but not enough …

John Thomson Ford 1829 – 1894,  Ford’s Theatre In Lincoln’s time Washington, DC

<b>John Thomson Ford</b> <b>1829 – 1894, Ford’s Theatre In Lincoln’s time Washington, DC</b><p><b>Notable For Operating Fords Theatre At The Time Of The Abraham Lincoln Assassination</b><p><b>John Ford was rounded up after the assassination and, although he knew nothing of Booth’s conspiracy, was imprisoned for thirty-nine days as a suspect. His theatre was seized by Secretary of War Stanton, gutted, and turned into offices, as well.</b><p><b>It would not be restored until almost a hundred years later.</b><p>Ford was the manager of this …

Death of Edward I of England

Edward Longshanks died on July 7th, 1307.<p>The son of a weakling father and in turn the father of a weakling son, Edward I was one of the most …

Female Patient, Surrey County Lunatic Asylum

Female Patient, Surrey County Lunatic Asylum<p>Hugh Welch Diamond, English, 1809 - 1886<p>Geography:<p>Made in England, Europe<p>Date:<p>c. 1850<p>Medium:<p>Albumen silver print<p>Philadelphia Museum of Art

Civil War Veteran

What a photo… Civil War veteran John A. White with his wife Susan Catherine Davenport in their older years. John died in 1933 at the age of 97. [ Original: John A White Genealogy ]

Was Edward the Black Prince really a nasty piece of work?

<b>A newly discovered letter that has lain unread for over 600 years is forcing a rethink of a 14th Century prince with a controversial reputation, writes Luke Foddy.</b><p>He was the superstar of his age, winning his spurs in battle aged just 16. But the reputation of Edward of Woodstock - or the Black …

Richard III