By Joseph Gannon
Many men become known as heroes for their bravery in battle, for their willingness to face death in an effort to kill the enemy and obtain an objective, or for helping win the war for their country.
They are often celebrated by millions of their countrymen and…Continue
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By Pat Hickey
No textbook tells the story of James J. Shields, but his personal story and resume are among the most impressive of any American, in any era.
(Left: "Churubusco" by James Walker, 1819-1889. James Shields fought there during the Mexican War.)
Shields' attainments are…Continue
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Long-dead James J. Shields faces GOP in new tussle
By Gerry Regan
Library of Congress
James J. Shields, still fending off Republicans.
After battling Republicans in elections throughout much of his nearly 50-year-long career, Irish-American politico and Civil War hero James J. Shields may go another round with the GOP in a fight for his 112-year-old perch in Washington, D.C.
Illinois State Rep. Robert Pritchard, a Republican from…Continue
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