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Five Interesting Medal Of Honor Recipients

There are some interesting Medal of Honor recipients. These include: The youngest, father-son teams, only woman, only President, & the last to win it twice.

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Posted by Jimm - June 8, 2013 at 12:41 am

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U.S. Worst Executive Actions

Unhappy with the President's executive actions? These might seem mild compared to some of the orders set out by past leaders. Here's a list of the worst!

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Posted by Jimm - January 22, 2013 at 3:42 pm

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Political Duels: Bad Ass U.S. Politicians

Did you know that several Presidents were involved in a duel? That's how they settled their differences. Better political duels than those stupid commercials!

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Posted by Jimm - August 21, 2012 at 9:18 pm

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Five Mishaps At The Battle Of Gettysburg

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From July 1-3, 1863, the battle of Gettysburg waged in southern Pa. The battle was the bloodiest of the Civil War with over 26,000 casualties and many scholars feel that this was the turning point of the entire conflict. A combination of strange events occurred before and after the battle that often don’t make it into your school books. This is the type of history that I find the most interesting. Here are five things you might not have known about the Battle of Gettysburg.

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Posted by Jimm - July 3, 2012 at 5:38 pm

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5 Assassination Attempts On Lincoln

Assassination Attempts On LincolnAbraham Lincoln is one of America’s most beloved Presidents.  However, during his lifetime, he was so bitterly hated by half the country that, well, they assassinated him.  How could one person cause that much hatred towards them? Even with the bitterness towards President Obama, the Republican party only wants to make him a one term president and they have done their best to destroy him!  Some historians believe that Abraham Lincoln was the reason for his own assassination.  During the Civil War, Lincoln had ordered his men to “take” Jefferson Davis and his entire cabinet and have them killed.  Confederate troops found this information after they ambushed a group of Union soldiers.  Was this the reason that Abraham Lincoln was killed in Ford’s Theater?  There were many attempts on Lincoln’s life during his presidency.  Here are five Assassination Attempts On Lincoln that we rarely hear about. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - November 8, 2011 at 3:25 pm

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Alternate Realities: What If Pickett’s Charge Had Succeeded?

Have you ever wondered what would have happened if one point in history was changed?  It's those defining points in the world that make all of the difference.  Take, for instance, Pickett's Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg.  It was a total disaster for the South.  Nine infantry divisions, led by Major General George Pickett, Brigadier General J. Johnston Pettigrew, and Major General Isaac R. Trimble, were ordered to take the Union Army after making an assault of nearly a mile of open ground.  As you can imagine, the result was a total failure and the South never truly recovered - psychologically - from their defeat.  Of the 12,500 men that made the charge, over 50% became casualties.  But what if things were different?  What if they actually had succeeded in their goal and crushed the Army of the Potomac?  Things might have been different...

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Posted by Jimm - July 21, 2011 at 11:43 am

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