Clara Barton. Like me, she was only 5 feet tall and had a birthday in December! She forced her way onto Civil War battlefields to nurse wounded soldiers (Army brass didn't want a woman on their sacred ground--even if she brought desperately needed food, medicine, and supplies). She went on to found the American Red Cross, and served as its president for 25 years.
Why our keyboards look so strange. Also, the placement of the keys helped to prevent jamming when frequently used letter combinations with common letters caused the heads of the type bars to jamming together.
The Lee Mansion at Arlington, Virginia, with Union troops, 1864. The state of Virginia’s position in the American Civil War echoed that of the state’s most prominent citizen during this turbulent era, one whose name would become synonymous both with the state and the war: General Robert E. Lee. Like his home state of Virginia, Lee had been an important part of the Union before the war; he counted among his family’s antecedents no less than George Washington.