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Old 18-02-2016, 03:10 AM   #2961
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Photo by Étienne Carjat in 1865..
Another aspect of Abdelkader that helped him lead his fledgling nation was his ability to find and use good talent regardless of its nationality.. He would employ Jews and Christians on his way to building his nation.. One of these was Léon Roches..His approach to the military was to have a standing army of 2,000 men supported by volunteers from the local tribes..He placed, in the interior towns, arsenals, warehouses, and workshops, where he stored items to be sold for arms purchases from England.. Through his frugal living (he lived in a tent), he taught his people the need for austerity and through education he taught them nationalistic pride..In June 1864, Abdelkader became a Freemason..

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June 5 – American Civil War – Battle of Piedmont: Union forces under General David Hunter defeat a Confederate army at Piedmont, West Virginia, taking nearly 1,000 prisoners/15 – Arlington National Cemetery is established in the US when 200 acres (0.81 km2) of the grounds of Robert E. Lee's home Arlington House are officially set aside as a military cemetery by U.S. Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton..More than 3,800 former slaves, called "Contrabands" during the Civil War, are buried in Section 27..Their headstones are designated with the word "Civilian" or "Citizen"..The Tomb of the Unknowns is part of the Arlington Memorial Amphitheater..1864 is a Danish TV series about the Second Schleswig War between Denmark and Prussia and Austria which ended in 1864 with Denmark conceding around 25% of its territory to Prussia... are you thinking?..La grande ambition des femmes est d'inspirer l'amour'..I know how you feel..If love can't live there, evil will do just as well..You damn froggy eavesdropper...
__________________ + Aga Khan IV receiving a gift of Trinitite - Get set for Ecky thump..I still shudder when I think about the warrior who came up behind me, and the thwacking he gave me with his pork sword...

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