General History

Anti-Horse Thief Association

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As we have seen with The ''Banditti of The Plains'', the method to combat such criminal activities was to form illegal Vigilante Groups. Many of these ''Committees'' were …

Banditti of The Plains

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The term ''Banditti of The Plains'' or otherwise known as ''Prairie Pirates'', was coined by Edward Bonney in American – during the 1830s. An ''Adventurer and Bount …

''Blue Lodges''

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The term ''Blue Lodges'' was given to a secret Organization established in The state of Missouri in 1854. These groups were pro-Slavery and maintained the ideology that S …

''Fire Eaters''

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An American Political term used in the 1850s and into the 1860s – a ''Fire Eater'' was a Southern Democratic Politician who openly supported the establishment of Sl …

The ''Wide Awake'' Party

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The ''Wide Awakes'' were a political group established by young United States men from the Northern portion of The Country, in 1860. They were supporters of the newly for …

Universalis Ecclesiae

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The term ''Universalis Ecclesiae'' was applied to the Re-establishment of The Catholic Church in England, in 1850. Since the 16th Century and the establishment of The Ang …

Montgomery Guards

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The ''Montgomery Guards'' were formed in 1837 in Boston, Massachusetts. They were composed of (6) Companies of Militia Infantry or all Irish-American descent. They were p …

Pit Brow Woman

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A ''Pit Brow' Woman was a Class of Female Worker common in Victorian England. Since first recorded as an Occupation in 1641, such Women were normally older Women who coul …

''Monster'' Mortar

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The ''Monster'' Mortar (as it was known), was a Belgium Artillery Piece used during The Belgium Revolution of 1830-1832. Designed by France and used by The Belgium Rebels …

Dragoman

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During the 13th Century AD, the position of ''Dragoman'' was created by Turkish Rulers, as a ''learned Person'' who was capable of speaking many languages. These Men were …