Monthly Archive: June 2011

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The Baxter Springs Massacre October 6, 1863

Although there were a few large scale battles in Missouri in the Civil War, most of the fighting in that state and in eastern Kansas consisted of smaller actions conducted by guerrilla and other irregular...

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Robert E. Lee Quick Facts

Name Meaning Robert is of Old German origin, meaning “bright fame” Vital Stats Birthday: January 19th, 1807 Birth Name: Robert Edward Lee Birthplace: Westmoreland County, Virginia Date of Death: October 12th, 1870 Cause: Pneumonia...

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Ulysses S. Grant Quick Facts

Name Meaning Ulysses is of Latin origin, a variant of the Greek name “Odysseus,” meaning “wrathful” Vital Stats Birthday: April 27, 1822 Birth Name: Hiram Ulysses Grant, sometimes given as Ulysses Simpson Grant (see...

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Jefferson Davis Quick Facts

Name Meaning Jefferson Davis was named after Thomas Jefferson. The surname means “son of Jeffrey.” Vital Stats Birthday: June 3, 1808 Birth Name: Jefferson Finis Davis Birthplace: Christian County (now Todd), KY Date of...

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Abraham Lincoln Quick Facts

Name Meaning Abraham is of Hebrew origin, meaning “father of a multitude” Vital Stats Birthday: February 12, 1809 Birth Name: Abraham Lincoln Birthplace: Hardin County, KY Date of Death: April 15, 1865 Cause: Assassinated...