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Civil people at Khoper (Russia) brutally beaten by the nickel mining company guards


May 13, Khoper, Central Russia – participants of a civil peaceful watch camp at Khoper were brutally beaten by the guards of the nickel mining company LLC Mednogorsky Copper and Sulfur Plant. The locals — civil watch participants, were documenting … Continue reading

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Sarah Emma Edmonds, Civil War Spy


Though she was Canadian, Sarah Emma Edmonds fought for the Union during the Civil War. She adopted the name Franklin Thompson while traveling. Disguised as a man, she enlisted and began a career as a nurse, courier and spy (if … Continue reading

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Who was the real Professor Moriarty? Part 1


Professor Moriarty was based on a real man: Adam Worth. After being falsely reported as dead during the Civil War, Worth began a life of crime. When Worth moved to London he began his Moriarty phase, but his peculiar criminal … Continue reading

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Leading the Charge: The Massachusetts 54th


A 1792 law prevented African Americans from taking up arms in the Civil War. As attitudes against blacks serving changed, black regiments were formed. But prejudices remained until the heroism of black soldiers won the attention of the nation.

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Civil War Medicine: Angels of the Battlefield


Women weren’t initially welcome in the Civil War armies, but thousands eventually ended up serving as nurses. We feature five here. Listen in to learn about nurses like Sally Louisa Tompkins, whose hospital became one of the most successful of … Continue reading

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Civil War Medicine: Mary Edwards Walker


When the Civil War began, Mary Edwards Walker sought work as a surgeon. When the Union refused to give her an appointment, she worked as a volunteer. She became the first woman to win a Medal of Honor. Tune in … Continue reading

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Civil War Spies: Mary-Elizabeth Bowser


After her father died, Elizabeth Van Lew freed the family slaves, including a girl named Mary. When the Civil War began, sources say Mary became an agent in Van Lew’s “Richmond Ring.” Join Sarah and Deblina to learn more about … Continue reading

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