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Civil War

Wild Bill

James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok

James Butler Hickok was born in Troy Grove, Illinois, on May 27, 1837. As a boy in rural Illinois, young James was quite interested in guns, shooting, and compe...
Sol Star

Sol Star

Historical Black Hills characters, both factual and fictional, have taken center stage in the successful HBO series "DEADWOOD." Solomon (Sol) Star was born i...
Red Cloud

Chief Red Cloud

We do not know the exact birth date of this famed Oglala Lakota Sioux leader, but he was likely born in late 1821 or 1822 near the forks of the Platte River in ...