Searching for oneself? Google your own name, whats the coolest namesake you can find?
Check out Nick Biddle in the civil war – a forgotten hero of the civil war, largely beleived to be the fist casualty in wartime. How bizarre?
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With his head wrapped in blood soaked bandages, Nicholas Biddle was wearing the uniform of the Washington Artillerists although he was not officially a soldier. He was not allowed to be, for he was a black man. As Biddle made his way through Baltimore as the orderly to Captain James Wren, the sight of a black man in uniform enraged many in the crowd. Shouts of “Nigger in Uniform!” were raised, and as Wren later wrote, “poor Nick had to take it.” He was soon felled; struck on the head with a brickbat, which reportedly left a wound deep enough to expose bone.
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