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John Tyler and the Princeton

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 06:18 PM by A. Lincoln
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The day was February 28, 1844, a Wednesday. By all accounts it was a beautiful, cloudless sky despite wintertime in Washington DC. The Potomac appeared motionless, beckoning travel.

Late February 1844 was a time of prospect for President John Tyler. He and his Secretary of State Abel Upshur had just received a verbal agreement that protected Texas from attack and other details that would help in Upshur's longtime goal of annexing Texas, though it was a new one for Tyler. Essentially...
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Billy The Kid

Posted August 31st, 2012 at 02:37 PM by Vintersorg

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William Henry McCarthy ( 23 November 1859 – July 14, 1881), more commonly known as William H. Bonney, or Billy the Kid, was born of Irish settlers, who came to the USA during the great famine. It is not known with certainty who his father was, but we do know his mother was called Catherine McCarthy, and that she remarried to a certain William Antrim (which would be the source of one of the Kid’s...
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Religion and culture

Posted October 15th, 2012 at 05:55 AM by kauchenvinci-0

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India faced , for more than a millennium , a constant threat from the foreign elements , which tried to force their religions on the people of this country .
To be frank , the religious zeal of the Indians was always not very strong . But all the foreign elements that tried to create a havoc the Indian religion , never succeeded , in the way they desired , which could be due to the vastness in sheer numbers , but nevertheless altered its social structure i.e. making the caste system rigid
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Red River War - Quanah Parker attacks Adobe Walls

Posted November 21st, 2012 at 07:16 AM by Baltis

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When reading the story of Quanah Parker and Isa-Tai the prophet (aka; ‘Coyote Vagina’) one cannot help but see the parallel to Tecumseh and his prophet 65 years earlier. The son of a noted chief, Tecumseh was a strong handsome young warrior of great courage already proven in battle at a young age. His manner and courage were such that he was a natural choice as a chief who could unify many tribes into a consolidated...
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Southern Campaigns - Patrick Ferguson

Posted January 28th, 2013 at 09:48 AM by Baltis
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Patrick Ferguson (1744 - 1780) - "Patty" Ferguson began his military career in 1759 by purchasing a commission as cornet in the Scots Greys. He served (mostly in Germany) three years before illness took him out of the service for six years. Determined to succeed in a military career, Patrick returned to the army in 1768 as a captain in the 70th regiment doing service in the West Indies. Despite...
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