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James Leonard Plimpton was an American inventor who is known for changing the skating world with his patented roller skates in 1863. Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Leonard_Plimpton

James Leonard Plimpton invented the roller skate

Secession Notice | December 21, 1860 | Clerk's Office | Columbia, South Carolina

South Carolina wanted to secede from the Union and the last straw for the south was the election of Abraham Lincoln. South Carolina was the first to secede. They set a date of December 1860 and voted in Charleston to leave the Union.

Sarah Emma Edmonds

Newpaper article: Woman Who Fought in Civil War Beside Hubby Dies: Aged Ninety two. Much of the information available on female Civil War soldiers is found in their obituaries. (NARA, Records of the Adjutant General's Office, - RG

Clara Barton (1821-1912) - Civil War nurse, founder of the American Red Cross

Clara Barton - Civil War nurse, founder of American Red Cross. Image donated by Corbis - Bettman

Scottish and Scots-Irish Early Immigration to America #genealogy #maps

Scottish and Scots-Irish Early Immigration to America [note: my Scotch-Irish ancestors settled Boothbay, MA ca.

Antietam, September 17, 1862: "Only photograph of an actual battle in progress taken during the Civil War!"

View of battle field of Antietam on day of battle, September, Inscription on verso: "Only photograph of an actual battle in progress taken during the Civil War!

Stephanie Kwolek, inventor of Kevlar.

Women of War and Science

Stephanie Kwolek holding a button that reads, “Ask me about Kevlar” - Her research at DuPont in 1965 brought us Kevlar

The code talkers were elite Native American military units that used their own tribal languages to create and transmit fast, unbreakable coded messages, serving in both World Wars I and II. They’re credited with saving countless lives in theaters around the world.

The code talkers were elite Native American military units that used their own tribal languages to create and transmit fast, unbreakable coded messages, serving in both World Wars I and II. They’re credited with saving countless lives around the world.

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