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Matthew MORRISON 53rd Illinois Infantry
A Civil War biography of Matthew MORRISON of LaSalle Co., Illinois. Also additional Genealogical information on the family of James MORRISON & Mary BURNS of Scotland and LaSalle County.
William Barker Cushing and The North Carolina Sounds
Heroes come in all sizes and types, fully equipped to hammer out their contributions to history. None is from a common mold. Try for example, comparing Joe Bailey (of dam building fame on the Red River) and Davy Farragut (famous commander of the Union Fleet on the Mississippi River). All possess a common denominator, a measure of courage far more generous than that accorded the average man or woman. They tend to be innovative and they tend to be obsessed by a desire to succeed. They are sublimely confident of overcoming challenges considered overwhelming by the average person. A very special case in point was William Barker Cushing.