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August 7, 1862: Knights of the Golden Circle in Indiana

George W. L. Bickley, founder of the KGC. The Knights of the Golden Circle was an organization founded before the war began for the purpose of sponsoring “filibusters” such as William Walker, who would seize power in Central and South … Continue reading

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William Walker dies

William Walker William Walker the filibuster reached his zenith in 1856-57, when he was president of Nicaragua. My colleague The Richmonder has covered his career extensively. It came to an end in Honduras on Sept. 12, 1860, and the reports … Continue reading

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