Last Days of Wild Bill Hickok in Deadwood

Wild Bill Hickok was a legendary man of the Wild West. From outlaw in his younger days, to US Army scout, and later Federal Marshal he was the real deal. Will Bill Hickok was shot on August 2nd, 1876 in Deadwood, South Dakota by the infamous Jack McCall. We visit this legendary town, walk inContinue reading “Last Days of Wild Bill Hickok in Deadwood”

President Eisenhower’s boyhood home

Many may not know that President Dwight D. Eisenhower was from Abilene, Kansas. He was born in Texas and his parents moved to Kansas when he was 2 years old. He always called it his home and was proud to be from there. We visited his presidential library and the home where he grew up.Continue reading “President Eisenhower’s boyhood home”

Inside the Lincoln Assassination trial at Grant Hall

This episode of Walk With History takes place at Grant Hall in Fort McNair, Washington, DC, where the Lincoln Assassination trial was held from May to July of 1865. A military commission found seven of the prisoners guilty of at least one conspiracy charge, and four were sentenced to be hanged by the neck untilContinue reading “Inside the Lincoln Assassination trial at Grant Hall”

The American Revolution almost didn’t happen

Patrick Henry was one of the United States Founding Fathers and a key figure in the American Revolution. Born in Virginia in 1736, he was a lawyer, politician, and orator who played a significant role in the movement toward American independence. Henry was a passionate advocate for individual liberty and was known for his fieryContinue reading “The American Revolution almost didn’t happen”

Infamous Prisons of the Civil War

Second only to Andersonville in deaths and infamy…Libby Prison was a Confederate prison in Richmond, Virginia, during the American Civil War. It was a three-story brick warehouse that had been used as a tobacco factory before the war. The prison was located on Cary Street, near the James River. Libby Prison was designated to holdContinue reading “Infamous Prisons of the Civil War”