Orrin Porter Rockwell was a figure of the Wild West period of American history. A lawman in the Utah Territory. Rockwell served as a bodyguard of Joseph Smith. In today’s post, our guest writer, author of the blog History Here and Now , Thomas Richardson, shows us an unexpected side of the man whose story makes him an American legend.
WWII changed lives and history forever, the war world was a time of death, destruction, and evil; however, it was also a time that brought people together in ways never imaginable. Everyone had to step up and do their part. Many chose to fight, nurse, and build. People showed strength and tragedy brought communities closer than ever before.
Abraham Lincoln died on April 15th, 1865. He was shot while sitting in the presidential box of the Ford’s Theater located in Washington while sitting with Mary Todd Lincoln, Clara Harris, and Henry Rathbone. Lincoln was watching a popular comedy play titled Our American Cousin when John Wilkes Booth entered the theater and shot Lincoln.