Artifacts Thirteen

Left to right,
Standing: William Carver, Harvey Logan,
Sitting: Harry Longbaugh (The Sundance Kid),
Center: Ben Kilpatrick, and Robert LeRoy Parker (Butch Cassidy).

Harvey Logan, a.k.a. "Kid Curry" of Butch Cassidy & Sundance fame, was captured in Jefferson City following a fight in a Knoxville saloon where he broke a man's nose in a quarrel and shot two Knoxville Police Officers who opened fire on him.

Kid Curry & prostitute Annie Rogers who came with him to Knoxville

Logan was subsequently tried, convicted, and sentenced to life in Tennessee Prison. Using a wire from a jailhouse broom, Logan engineered his escape from the Knox County jail. He killed himself a few months later after a failed bank robbery.

Photos courtesy Tennessee School for the Blind and Royal National College for the Blind
Sir Francis Joseph Campbell (left) with second wife Sophia (right)

In 1840, 4-year-old Winchester, Tennessee native Francis Joseph Campbell was accidently blinded by a Locust branch. His parents provided him with every educational opportunity, including being the second child enrolled in the newly created Tennessee School for the Blind. Campbell went on to serve as Superintendent of the school and pioneered teaching techniques that revolutionized education. He later moved to England where he helped found the Royal Normal College and Academy of Music, which was so successful he was knighted in 1909 by King Edward VII. Sir Francis Campbell returned to American in 1912 where he remained until his death in 1914.

Photo courtesy British Historical Society
King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra (1901)

Queen Alexandra's nephew, who was a student at the College, was almost refused entry because of a valet sent by the royals to see to his needs. Campbell insisted the valet leave and allow the prince to learn how to be independent. Prince Alexander went on to become one of the school's most dedicated supporters.

Crew of the B-17 Harpo . . . McGill is kneeling 2nd from the right

U.S. Army Air Corps Tech Sergeant Walter "Chick" McGill was one of 316,000 Tennesseans to serve in World War II. His 390th Heavy Bombardment Group shot down more planes and flew more missions than any other in Europe. McGill received the Distinguished Flying Cross, three Bronze Stars, and his group a Presidential Citation for their service in the war.

With a patience only love knows, Eliza McCardle helped her newlywed husband learn how to read and write while he worked as a tailor in Greeneville,Tennessee. He was soon elected Mayor of the city. From that office, Andrew Johnson rose through the political ranks to become President of the United States.

Johnson tailor shop,
Greeneville, Tennessee


The Union Naval Fleet deployed to the Battle of Shiloh was the largest assembled and said to exceed the Spanish Armada in number. It included 14 armed river boats and 153 steamboats.

Grant headquarters in the Tigress (second from the right)


In addition, the U.S.S. Lexington and the U.S.S. Tiger were included in the fleet. The first Gunboats to enter the Tennessee River.

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