Portraits of Lincoln

Conflict: Civil War

Despite being considered a homely man by many, President Lincoln famously enjoyed having his picture taken. More than 130 of those photographs still exist. Walt Whitman, a well-known poet, became familiar with the president’s appearance as Lincoln passed by Whitman’s … Continue reading

Jackie Gets Her Wings

Conflict: World War II

By the time of Jacqueline Cochran’s death in 1980, she had set more speed, altitude, and distance records than any other pilot, in addition to heading the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) program during WWII, launching a successful cosmetics company, … Continue reading

The Swamp Fox

Conflict: Revolutionary War

No one who saw Francis Marion as a small and sickly child would’ve thought he’d amount to much. Even as an adult he remained diminutive, had malformed legs and ankles, and wasn’t physically attractive. But Marion, later nicknamed the “swamp … Continue reading