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1864 October 15: Treason in Indiana—The Trial of H. H. Dodd

1864 October 15: Treason in Indiana—The Trial of H. H. Dodd

Originally posted on The Civil War and Northwest Wisconsin:

Harrison Horton Dodd (1824-1906) was a founder of the Order of Sons of Liberty (OSL), a paramilitary secret society that was a continuation and/or extension of the Knights of the Golden Circle (KGC).  The basic goal of the organization was to thwart the war efforts of the Union while still remaining citizens of the United States.  By…

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Meir ny Foawr, Knocksharry, Isle of Man

Meir ny Foawr, Knocksharry, Isle of Man

Originally posted on The Journal of Antiquities:

Os grid reference: SC 2758 8495. The prehistoric site of Meir ny Foawr, near Knocksharry, at the far western-side of the Isle of Man, is a former Bronze-Age stone circle – however not much of it has survived – and some of its quartz boulders may have been robbed away over the centuries. This collection of boulders in a sort of part circle is…

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A history of the First World War in one hundred blogs ! No. 9 The Siege of the Liège Forts.

A history of the First World War in one hundred blogs ! No. 9 The Siege of the Liège Forts.

Originally posted on If It Happened Yesterday, It’s History:

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(The ruins of Fort Loncin in this German propaganda postcard.)

The beginning of August 1914 on the Western Front saw the great German march begin, when the German Fourth Army violated the neutrality of tiny Luxembourg, in an attempt to secure important railways needed to complete its war mobilization plans. Across the border,…

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Captain Charles Stillman Ilsley, Commander, E Troop and 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry

Captain Charles Stillman Ilsley, Commander, E Troop and 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry

Originally posted on Army at Wounded Knee:

I might say, in the general rush of the bucks, it was impossible for the men to distinguish the bucks from the squaws.

Captain Charles S. Ilsley, Commander, E Troop and 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry, at Pine Ridge Agency, 16 Jan. 1891. Cropped from John C. H. Grabill’s photograph, “The Fighting 7th Officers.”

Captain Charles S. Ilsley, Commander, E Troop and 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry, at Pine Ridge Agency, 16 Jan. 1891. Cropped from John C. H. Grabill’s photograph, “The Fighting 7th Officers.”

Captain Charles S. Ilsley, at fifty-three…

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Largest Abandoned Factory in the World: The Packard Factory, Detroit

Largest Abandoned Factory in the World: The Packard Factory, Detroit

Originally posted on Sometimes Interesting:

Packard was once a premier nameplate in the United States, mentioned in the same breath as Duesenberg, Cadillac, Pierce-Arrow, and Lincoln. The crown jewel for Packard was the Packard Factory, a 3.5 million square-foot complex sprawling across 35 acres.

In the years following World War II, the Packard Motor Car Company struggled to keep pace with…

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BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID IN ROCKMART, GEORGIA

BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID IN ROCKMART, GEORGIA

Originally posted on THE CABINET CARD GALLERY:

J WHITE AND FRIEND_0003If you doubt that these two gentlemen are really the infamous outlaws, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, then you are correct. This is not a portrait of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid but these guys do give the appearance of a pair of scoundrels.  In reality, this photograph features Joseph C. White and a friend, as someone so kindly informed…

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