Each day we bring you one stunning little glimpse of history in the form of a historical photograph. Enjoy!
PJMA wild guess here,Solon Borland
DAG,No that is not it.PJM
William Mahone ?
Good morning Ray. Your entry is not going to cut it this morning.PJM
Good morning, Is it Supreme Court Justice David Brewer?
It's a picture by Mathew Brady of Robert Toombs, senator from Georgia.
... and a Confederate general.
Rob is the winner. It is Robert Toombs, senator from Georgia, and Secretary of State for the Confederate States of America.Good job, Rob!PJM
Nice work, Rob. But what is that white above his tie? Is it a beard tucked in??
Yes, well done Rob.PJMGreat week of photos, and interesting comments. Thanks.
Nicely done, Rob!
All the other generals had such intense eyes. This fellow looks like he hasn't slept in a week.
+JMJ+I have really enjoyed your generals week!! Thank you very much. Happy St. Valentine's Day to you and your lovely bride.
Downton Lady:My sentiments exactly!!!
How in the world you guys know this stuff is beyond me. My life could depend on guessing the mystery person and well, I would be DEAD. PJM-you missed the greatest general of all, who was not a general but a chief, Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce tribe. I think I remember reading that the West Pointers still study his tactics to this day. As a side note, my husband knew an old cowboy who said as a kid he kept hearing this old screech and when he peaked over the hill it was Nez Perce band on the run. The screech was the travois pole going over rocks as they crossed a creek. He said the braves were beating women, children, dogs & horses trying to get them to move faster. He hightailed it out of there in a hurry he said.
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