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John Hay, taken in the Summer of 1862 by Walker at the Treasury Deparment

John Hay, taken in the Summer of 1862 by Walker at the Treasury Deparment

Confederate spy John Surratt fled the country and hid out in Rome where he joined the military unit that protected the Pope. Later he was arrested in Alexandria, EgyptHe was sent back to the U.S. and tried for the same crimes as his mother. But this time it was a civil trial that resulted in a hung jury. John Surratt got off and lived until 1916.

Confederate spy John Surratt fled the country and hid out in Rome where he joined the military unit that protected the Pope. Later he was arrested in Alexandria, EgyptHe was sent back to the U.S. and tried for the same crimes as his mother. But this time it was a civil trial that resulted in a hung jury. John Surratt got off and lived until 1916.

Hannibal Hamlin was Abraham Lincoln's 1st Vice President and served from 1860-1864. He was replaced in Lincoln's 2nd term by Andrew Johnson who had performed well managing war torn Tennessee. Hamlin is the only sitting Vice President in US History to serve on active military duty. Knowing that he would be leaving office soon, in the summer of 1864, he returned to his home state of Maine, where he had enlisted as a private, and served as an enlisted man protecting the coast.

Hannibal Hamlin was Abraham Lincoln's 1st Vice President and served from 1860-1864. He was replaced in Lincoln's 2nd term by Andrew Johnson who had performed well managing war torn Tennessee. Hamlin is the only sitting Vice President in US History to serve on active military duty. Knowing that he would be leaving office soon, in the summer of 1864, he returned to his home state of Maine, where he had enlisted as a private, and served as an enlisted man protecting the coast.

The Baddest of them ALL - John Wesley Hardin (1853-1895) was a outlaw & gunfighter. He is believed to have killed a total of 44 men. He was shot to death in 1895 by John Selman Sr. in the Acme Saloon in El Paso, TX

The Baddest of them ALL - John Wesley Hardin (1853-1895) was a outlaw & gunfighter. He is believed to have killed a total of 44 men. He was shot to death in 1895 by John Selman Sr. in the Acme Saloon in El Paso, TX

Boston Corbett shot John Wilkes Booth in a burning barn in Va. He was arrested but charges were dropped. He was with the 16th Calvary Union army at the time. Corbett was a religious fanatic,wore his hair long imitating Jesus. In 1858 castrated himself with a pair of scissors. He was later declared insane.1888 escaped Topeka Asylum & briefly stayed with a man he met while in Andersonville during the Civil War. He said he was headed for Mexico but has never been heard from since.

Boston Corbett shot John Wilkes Booth in a burning barn in Va. He was arrested but charges were dropped. He was with the 16th Calvary Union army at the time. Corbett was a religious fanatic,wore his hair long imitating Jesus. In 1858 castrated himself with a pair of scissors. He was later declared insane.1888 escaped Topeka Asylum & briefly stayed with a man he met while in Andersonville during the Civil War. He said he was headed for Mexico but has never been heard from since.

indigodreams:  sashastergiou:  “Can you see anything?” “Yes, wonderful things!” Howard Carter 1st person to look into King Tut’s tomb.

indigodreams: sashastergiou: “Can you see anything?” “Yes, wonderful things!” Howard Carter 1st person to look into King Tut’s tomb.

1893, Portrait photograph of Helen Keller (seated) and Anne Sullivan. Photo courtesy of the American Foundation for the Blind, Helen Keller Archives.

1893, Portrait photograph of Helen Keller (seated) and Anne Sullivan. Photo courtesy of the American Foundation for the Blind, Helen Keller Archives.

Portrait of Patrick Henry  (1736-1799)  Revolutionary War orator and statesman. In a speech urging armed resistance against the British, he declared: "Give me liberty, or give me death!"

Portrait of Patrick Henry (1736-1799) Revolutionary War orator and statesman. In a speech urging armed resistance against the British, he declared: "Give me liberty, or give me death!"

Doc Holliday (1851-1887). American gambler, gunfighter, and dentist of the American Old West who is usually remembered for his friendship with Wyatt Earp and his involvement in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

Doc Holliday (1851-1887). American gambler, gunfighter, and dentist of the American Old West who is usually remembered for his friendship with Wyatt Earp and his involvement in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

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