Tag: Civil War

The Loomis Gang

One of the forerunners of Old West gangs controlled parts of Upstate New York in the first half of the 19th Century. The…

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Breech-loading Rifles

Among the first breech-loading rifles was one invented by Major Patrick Ferguson, an officer in Washington’s Revol…

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Painting by George Caleb Bingham of "General Order No. 11"

General Order No. 11

Union General Order 11—issued in August 1863–commanded that four counties in northwest Missouri be cleared of all …

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