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The Three Major Inventions of Garfield’s Assassination

The Three Major Inventions of Garfield’s Assassination

Originally posted on Presidential History Blog:

The Industrial Age was at its height when Garfield was assassinated in 1881.  Inventive minds were at work!

The President Is Shot

The Baltimore and Potomac Railroad station in Washington, where Garfield was shot.

President James A. Garfield(1831-1881) was a robust, athletic man of forty-nine when an assassin pumped two bullets into him. One…

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1864 September 17: General Grant—“All we want now, to ensure the early restoration of the Union, is a determination on the part of the North, and unity of sentiment in the North”

1864 September 17: General Grant—“All we want now, to ensure the early restoration of the Union, is a determination on the part of the North, and unity of sentiment in the North”

Originally posted on The Civil War and Northwest Wisconsin:

The following article is from the September 17, 1864 issue of The Prescott Journal.  It also appeared in the The Polk County Press issue of September 17, 1864, under the heading of “Letter From Gen. Grant.”

GEN. GRANT’S VIEWS.

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8.

The following extract from a letter [telegram in the Journal] from Lieut. Gen. Grant [

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Want to Reach New Heights as a Writer? Learn to QUIT

Want to Reach New Heights as a Writer? Learn to QUIT

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb’s Blog:

Image vis Flickr Creative Commons, courtesy of Yuya Sekiguchi.

Image vis Flickr Creative Commons, courtesy of Yuya Sekiguchi.

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month—November)is just around the corner. Many new writers take this as an opportunity to test if they can do this professional writing thing “fer realz.” Some of us dust off an old story and see if we can toss it in the crucible of peer pressure and…

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1864 September 10: Editorial Against the St. Paul Pioneer as Copperheadish

1864 September 10: Editorial Against the St. Paul Pioneer as Copperheadish

Originally posted on The Civil War and Northwest Wisconsin:

The following articles are from the September 10, 1864, issue of The Prescott Journal.

Finger002  The St. Paul Pioneerfor about two years past has seemed to have two political editors.  One, a loyal man, generally kept the paper true to the support of the Government, but occasionally he would be away a day or two, and the other, a copperhead,…

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Jeanne de Valois, Queen of France and Duchess of Berri

Jeanne de Valois, Queen of France and Duchess of Berri

Originally posted on The Freelance History Writer:

Jeanne de Valois

Jeanne de Valois

Jeanne de Valois was the daughter, sister, and wife of kings. She was born with disabilities and suffered through a miserable marriage. In the end she became devoted to and died in a religious life, eventually becoming a saint.

Jeanne was known as Jeanne de France, Jeanne de Valois and Joan de France. She was born on April…

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