In 1863, Alonzo Cushing would find himself within the eye of the largest engagement of the American Civil War: Gettysburg.
Twice-wounded while desperately attempting to return fire, Cushing defiantly ordered more guns to the front, with an orderly-sergeant propping him up on his last remaining piece. 160 more words
My favourite story from the biographies of great men or women of the west is the one about Friedrich Nietszche and a horse.
“After seeing a horse being whipped in the streets of Turin, Italy, Friedrich Nietzsche had a mental breakdown that put him in an asylum for the rest of his life.” 96 more words