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Turning Point for Union

The midnight silence was broken by the sound of a horse and rider approaching. It was early in the morning of June 28, 1863, Major General George Gordon Meade had been asleep in his tent when the messenger arrived. His

Outnumbered in the Dark

On May 13, 1918, Henry Johnson and Needham Roberts, both soldiers in the 369th Infantry division were on guard duty at a forward post in northeastern France. The enemy had a strong defensive position that the Allied forces hadn’t been

Ronald’s Audition

In 1932, Ronald Reagan was suffering the same fate as nearly a quarter of the United States working people: he was unemployed. Fresh out of college, his prospects were bleak, but he had enjoyed entertaining people ever since his early

Lose to Become President

Alton, Illinois – October 15, 1858 “(Right and wrong) are the two principles that have stood face to face from the beginning of time; and will ever continue to struggle,” Abraham Lincoln said in his concluding remarks of his seventh

Increase in Wisdom and Stature

New Year’s Resolutions are four letter words in some households. Too many times they have been followed by disappointment and frustration. It doesn’t have to be that way. If you want this to be the year you achieve your new

Barriers are stepping stones

Ever since I was young, I have been fascinated by stories of people that beat the odds and accomplished something amazing. Recently, I have been posting short stories about people that from the outside looking in seem to have some