April 10, 1827 was the birthday of General Lew Wallace. “He wrote books (author of Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ), sculpted, practiced law, painted, played the violin and made them as well. He also saved our Capitol from capture during the “Battle of Monocacy” where he fought with 8,000 Union troops against 15,000 Confederates, and helped to preserve our Union. He was second in command of the Lincoln conspiracy trial as well as principal in the trial of the Commander of Andersonville prison where Union prisoners were starved to death. Ambassador to Turkey, [Territorial] Governor of New Mexico when “Billy the Kid” surrendered to him.”
April 10th, 1796 The birthday of James Jim Bowie (died March 6th, 1836 at the Battle of the Alamo.)
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