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Pennsylvania Oilman John Wilkes Booth

By the end of 1863, John Wilkes Booth had reached the peak of his acting career. He was earning $20,000 a year from his work on the stage which was  big money in the 1860s....


The St. Albans Raid October 1864

By October 1864, the Confederate States of America faced an increasing prospect of defeat in the Civil War. Union Armies had captured Atlanta, Georgia in September and were engaged in siege operations at Petersburg,...


J.E.B. Stuart Quick Facts

Name Meaning James is of Hebrew origin and means “he who supplants”. Vital Stats Birthday:   February 6th, 1833 Birth Name:  James Ewell Brown Stuart Birthplace:  Patrick County, Virginia Date of Death:  May 12th, 1864 Cause: ...