What would you sacrifice for your family’s safety and your faith, or both? Let’s travel back to the 12th and 13th centuries during the time of a nascent Christian movement in Southern Gaul and Northern Italy. Don’t forget the Kingdom of France then was a much smaller area than the current nation of France.…

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Lucy Higgs Nichols was born into slavery on April 10, 1838. She was raised on the Higgs family plantation outside of Gray Creek, Tennessee. It is presumed she married there and had a daughter named Mona. The young family fled from the plantation to Bolivar, Tennessee and the safety of Union Army stationed there. It…

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Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, Comte de Rochambeau was born on July 1, 1725, in Vendôme, France. He came from a nobleman’s family. Comte de Rochambeau grew up to become a French military general. He fought on the European continent for over forty years. His king, Louis XVI sent him to the American colonies to fight…

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Kate Warne’s Weapons and Disguises In 1856, a slender brown-haired woman by the name of Kate Warne walked into Allan Pinkerton’s detective office and requested a job as the first female detective. Little is known about her past other than she professed herself as a young widow without children and born in New York, circa…

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“Welcome to my new website. The mission of this weekly blog section will be to uncover, whether “the forgotten people of history’s mysteries” did terrible deeds or important deeds that have been forgotten in the mists of time. Were some of these people myths only, misunderstood, losers in some long-ago war, or politically erased from…

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