The Lincoln County War was a conflict between rival cattle barons in in 1878 in New Mexico Territory. This war became famous because of the participation of notable figures of the Old West, including Billy the Kid, sheriffs William Brady and Pat Garrett, cattle rancher John Chisum, lawyer and executive Alexander McSween, and the organized-crime boss Lawrence Murphy. In Lincoln County from a small death to a great deal of revenge became the Lincoln County war. In the early 1870's two men named Lawrence Murphy and James Dolan owned the only store in Lincoln County, Murphy and Dolan Mercantile and Banking.
Caudill, Edward and Paul Ashdown. Sherman’s March in Myth and Memory. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2008 Sherman’s March in Myth and Memory by Edward Caudill and Paul Ashdown is a monograph written in 2008, about William Tecumseh Sherman and his famous march to the sea that occurred during the Civil War. The events that have shaped the authors’ perspective are all the books, and films being created based off of the myth surrounding Sherman.
On September 2nd, 1862, Abraham Lincoln famously signed the Emancipation Proclamation. After that, there’s been much debate on whether Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation truly played a role in freeing the slaves with many arguments opposing or favoring this issue. In Vincent Harding’s essay, The Blood-red Ironies of God, Harding argues in his thesis that Lincoln did not help to emancipate the slaves but that rather the slaves “self-emancipated” themselves through the war. On the opposition, Allen C Guelzo ’s essay, Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America, argues in favor of the Emancipation Proclamation and Guelzo acknowledges Lincoln for the abolishment of slavery through the Emancipation Proclamation.
While the Battle at Fort Sumter was the initial battle that signified the beginning of the Civil War, The First Battle of Bull Run, or the Battle of Manassas was the first major battle and took place on July 21, 1861. Both the North and the South thought this would be the last battle. The Union soldiers were led by General Irvin McDowell; an army of about 35, 000 men. The army consisted of 90-day volunteers, including common men. These soldiers were not aware of what they had signed up for.
Treys Smedley The Pope County Militia War During this skirmish bushwhackers and jayhawkers took hundreds of acres. Pope County was in such bad shape that it went into martial law. This period from1865 to 1874 was the rebuilding time after the Civil War.
The book Where The Fern Grows was written in 1961 and the movie first came out in 1974. The book was written by Wilson Rawls. The movie was directed by Norman Tokarr. If you've ever watched the movie you could tell that it was made a long time ago. If you haven't seen or read Where the Red Fern Grows you might not know that it is one of the saddest books/movies you might ever see.
What is true courage? Is it holding the door for a lady? Or maybe giving change to charity. According to Harper Lee's to kill a mockingbird. "Courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what" (Lee 124).
The American Civil War was intended to preserve the Union but ended in a war for emancipation for slaves. This process was a gradual one used for military tactics and ultimately to ensure a vision of free man was accomplished. April 12th, 1861 was the start of a four year long battle that would revolutionize the United States of America. Abraham Lincoln played a huge role in this war that began and ended with different motives.
Joseph Brodsky's poem, Odysseus to Telemachus, is in the form of a letter that Odysseus is writing. Odysseus begins his letter addressing it to his dearest son. My question is, that if he can't remember who won the Trojan war than is it important? No, he said it was a waste of his time.
First published in serial format in 1881-82 and then in book form in 1883, Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island has become a worldwide classic (Works of Robert Louis Stevenson). The story of a boy who gets mixed up with a gang of pirates, it has been read by generations of eager children and has been adapted into movie form a half-dozen times. As is the case with all classic literature, the question arises as to why this particular work has endured when others, perhaps just as well-written, have been forgotten. In the case of Treasure Island, many elements combined to make it a popular classic to this day. It is a coming-of-age story, a hero’s journey, and a saga of pirates, the fascinating outlaws of the sea.
Henry McCarty (Billy the Kid) was an outlaw in New Mexico. He committed many crimes including killing, petty theft, illegal gambling, and cattle rustling. He was born in New York but grew up in New Mexico. His mother Catherine McCarty, who later became Catherine Antrim, came from Ireland. Henry McCarty’s father is unknown.