THE OUTLAW

OUTLAW HEROES #8….

  The eighth of a series of articles which recognises real-life Outlaw Heroes Albert Cashier was born Jennie Irene Hodgers in 1843. In 1862, Hodgers disguised herself as a man in order to enlist in the 95th Illinois Infantry Regiment using the name Albert Cashier. The 95th was under the command of General Ulysses S. Grant and fought with distinction in over 40 battles. Cashier somehow managed to remain undetected during this time as the other soldiers thought she was […]

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A GRAVEYARD TALE….

I am fascinated by cemeteries. I have visited literally dozens over the years while researching my family history, countless history projects or as is more often the case, just to wander around if I have a spare hour to enjoy the tranquillity and admire the more elaborate homages to the dead. In my late teens, I went to Cathays Cemetery in Cardiff to see the last resting place of the great Welsh featherweight boxer Jim Driscoll, and finished the day […]

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