Chief Black Hawk, Confederate President Jefferson Finis Davis, President Abraham Lincoln, The Black Hawk War

President Abraham Lincoln and Confederate President Jefferson Davis – Veterans Of “The Black Hawk War”

Painting of Chief Back Hawk.

In the 1830s, Chief Black Hawk asked for food for his tribe but was not given any from a U.S. Government office. In response to this grievance, in addition to others he occurred, he attempted to unite several Indian tribes against the Americans who had taken their tribal lands.

Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis we’re both enlisted in the U.S. Army and were called to served in the Black Hawk War.

Author’s Note:

Zachary Taylor was also a veteran of the Black Hawk War.

Battle Of Ball’s Bluff, Edward Dickinson Baker, Oregon, President Abraham Lincoln, Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco, California

President Lincoln’s Congressional Race Rival And Friend Who Became The Only U.S. Senator To Die In Battle During The Civil War

Edward Dickinson Baker was Abraham Lincoln’s rival in a Congressional race in Illinois that the former president lost. After the race, Edward Dickinson Baker and Abraham Lincoln became friends. After serving in Congress, Baker moves to Oregon and was elected as a U.S. Senator.

During the U.S. Civil War, Baker continues to serve as a Senator and offered to directly help Lincoln with the military command. Baker served at the Battle of Ball’s Bluff, in Loundon County, Virginia, and became the only U.S. Senator to die in battle. In addition, Baker was the highest ranking Union Officer to die in the war.

Edward Dickinson Baker is buried at the Presidio in San Francisco, California.

During the 150th Anniversary of the U.S. Civil War, the State of Oregon held an event in honor of former Senator Baker.

Junius Brutus Booth, Junius Brutus Booth, Junior, Marie Christine Adelaide Delannoy, Mary Ann Holmes, President Abraham Lincoln, U.S. Civil War

Junius Brutus Booth, Senior And Mary Ann Holmes – The Parents Of Actors Edwin Booth, John Wilkes Booth and Junius Brutus Booth, Junior

Junius Brutus Booth was born, in England, on May 1, 1796 and grew up to become a famous English Shakespearean actor. In 1815, Booth married Marie Christine Adelaide Delannoy. While married, Booth had an affair with Mary Ann Holmes and decided to emigrate to the United States of America with her after he got her pregnant.

Thomas Scully’s painting of Mary Ann Holmes, which was commissioned by her husband.

After landing in North America, Mary Ann Holmes gave birth to Junius Brutus Booth, Junior in South Carolina. Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth were born in Maryland. The senior Booth passed away in 1852, before the events of the Civil War unfolded.

Junius Brutus Booth, Junior was a fervent unionist and supporter of the President Lincoln, yet he received much public disdain due to his brother John Wilkes Booth’s assassination of the war time U.S. President.

John Wilkes Booth, President Abraham Lincoln

John Wilkes Booth’s Cemetery in Baltimore

John Wilkes Booth, the Shakespearean actor who assasinated President Lincoln at the Ford Theatre in Washington, D.C. at the end of the U.S. Civil War, was born in Harford County Maryland.

In his youth, John Wilkes Booth had spent a year attending the Saint Timothy’s Hall Preparatory School in Catonsville after the passing of his father.

Saint Timothy’s Hall Preparatory School

After John Wilkes Booth escaped Ford’s Theatre there was a massive manhunt for him. Union soldiers found John Wilkes Booth at a barn within Garrett Farm in Virginia. After a standoff, John Wilkes Booth was shot by the soldiers and died on the porch of the farm house.

After John Wilkes Booth’s passing, his body was buried in at the Green Mount Cemetery In Baltimore, Maryland.

Author’s Note:

As a teenager the author Philip Hamilton visited the site of President Lincoln’s assassination. President Lincoln was shot by Booth at the second level of the Ford Theatre in a private booth know known as “Lincoln’s Box” and as the “President’s Box”.