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this day in crime history: october 6, 1866

On this date in 1866, the Reno brothers committed the first peacetime train robbery. The Renos, a family of ne’er do wells, started their criminal careers as bounty jumpers (Army enlistees who collected the sign on bonus, then took off, only to enlist again elsewhere under another name and repeat the process) during the Civil War. 180 more words

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O'Mahony's April 1866 Fenian Raid

O’Mahony’s Fenians Strike First and How The Newspapers Reported it.

On April 17th, 1866, The O’Mahony Faction Fenian Raid occurred near Campobello Island, New Brunswick, British North America. 409 more words

Fenian Brotherhood

December 7, 1866

“Pleasant. Hattie Thayer and I went to Boston  Mr Frank Oliver and Sarah Haviland  Mr & Mrs Thayer passed the evening at Mrs Ingells.” – Hattie E.F. 15 more words


December 6, 1866

“Pleasant. Arrived in Randolph this morning. Mrs Hattie Thayer met me at the depot. Passed the evening at Hattie Thayer’s with John Ingell and his ___, Ben and ____ Charles Ingell and Sarah Haviland. 16 more words


December 5, 1866

“Pleasant. Attended singing school John waited upon me home and passed a short time with me – very pleasant time.” – Hattie E.F. D.

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