265 illustrations of famous people including: Joseph Warren, George Washington, Martha Washington, Daniel Webster, John Wesley, Walt Whitman, Eli Whitney, Oscar Wilde, Frances Willard, King William (I, II, III, IV), Woodrow Wilson, and many more

Benjamin Franklin "Bluff" Wade (October 27, 1800 – March 2, 1878) was a U.S. lawyer and United States Senator from Ohio. In the Senate, he was associated with the Radical Republicans of that time. Wade, along with other politicians, witnessed the defeat of the Union Army at the First Battle of Bull Run. There, he was almost captured by the Confederate Army. Wade, along with most other Radical Republicans, was highly critical of President Andrew Johnson (who became President after Lincoln's assassination).

Benjamin Franklin Wade

Benjamin Franklin "Bluff" Wade (October 27, 1800 – March 2, 1878) was a U.S. lawyer and United States…

A German composer and dramatist born in Leipzic, May 22, 1812, the youngest of nine children, died in Venice, feb. 13, 1883.

Richard Wagner

A German composer and dramatist born in Leipzic, May 22, 1812, the youngest of nine children, died in…

(1813-1883) German composer most famous for Rienzi and The Flying Dutchman.

Wilhelm Richard Wagner

(1813-1883) German composer most famous for Rienzi and The Flying Dutchman.

(1813-1883) German operatic composer

Wilhem Richard Wagner

(1813-1883) German operatic composer

(1813-1883) German operatic composer

Wilhem Richard Wagner

(1813-1883) German operatic composer

A musical composer, born in Leipsic, Germany, May 22, 1813; died in Venice, Italy, Feb. 13, 1883.

William Wagner

A musical composer, born in Leipsic, Germany, May 22, 1813; died in Venice, Italy, Feb. 13, 1883.

(1821-1864) Famous German anthropologist and psychologist.

Theodor Waitz

(1821-1864) Famous German anthropologist and psychologist.

(1766-1875) French explorer and cartogapher.

Jean-Frederic Waldeck

(1766-1875) French explorer and cartogapher.

A military leader, born in Potsdam, Germany, April 8, 1832.

Alfred Waldersee

A military leader, born in Potsdam, Germany, April 8, 1832.

(1815-1891) Eighth governor of Florida.

David Shelby Walker

(1815-1891) Eighth governor of Florida.

Dr. Walker (1832-1919) was a feminist, abolitionist, prohibitionist, spy, prisoner of war, surgeon and the only woman to receive the Medal of Honor.

Dr. Mary Edwards Walker

Dr. Walker (1832-1919) was a feminist, abolitionist, prohibitionist, spy, prisoner of war, surgeon and…

John Grimes Walker (20 March 1835 – 16 September 1907) was an admiral in the United States Navy who served during the Civil War. After the war, he served as Chief of the Bureau of Navigation and head of the Lighthouse Board. In retirement, he led commissions to investigate the construction of a Central American canal connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

John Grimes Walker

John Grimes Walker (20 March 1835 – 16 September 1907) was an admiral in the United States Navy…

(1823-1913) English naturalist

Alfred Russel Wallace

(1823-1913) English naturalist

(1822-1913) English naturalist who considered himself a Darwinian.

Alfred Russel Wallace

(1822-1913) English naturalist who considered himself a Darwinian.

(1827-1905) American general and writer

Gen. Lew. Wallace

(1827-1905) American general and writer

(1817-1852} American author

Lewis Wallace

(1817-1852} American author

"General Lewis Wallace, born in Brookville, Frankly County, Ind., April 10th, 1827, served in the Mexican War as first lieutenant of Company H, First Indiana Infantry. At the beginning of the Civil War he was appointed adjutant general of Indiana, soon afterward becoming colonel of the Eleventh Indiana Volunteers, with which he served in Western Virginia. He became brigadier general of volunteers, September 3rd, 1861; led a division at the capture of Fort Donelson, and displayed such ability that his commission of major general of volunteers followed on March 2nd 1862. In 1863 he prepared the defenses of Cincinnati, and was subsequently assigned to the command of the Eighth Army Corps. With 5,800 men he intercepted the march of General Early, with 28,000 men, on Washington, D. C.; and on July 9th, 1864, he fought the battle of the Monoocacy. General Wallace was mustered out of the volunteer service in 1865." — Frank Leslie, 1896

Lewis Wallace

"General Lewis Wallace, born in Brookville, Frankly County, Ind., April 10th, 1827, served in the Mexican…

A soldier and author, born in Brookville, Indiana, April 10, 1827.

Lewis Wallace

A soldier and author, born in Brookville, Indiana, April 10, 1827.

(1827-1905) A lawyer, eleventh Governor of the New Mexico Territory, and served in the Civil War for the Union.

Lewis Wallace

(1827-1905) A lawyer, eleventh Governor of the New Mexico Territory, and served in the Civil War for…

Lewis "Lew" Wallace (1827 - 1905) was a lawyer, governor, and Union general in the Civil War. He is most known for his historical novel <em>Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ</em>.He was the eleventh governor of the New Mexico Territory.

Lewis Wallace

Lewis "Lew" Wallace (1827 - 1905) was a lawyer, governor, and Union general in the Civil War. He is…

Sir William Wallace was a Scottish knight, landowner, and patriot who is know for leading a resistance during the Wars of Scottish Independence.

Sir William Wallace

Sir William Wallace was a Scottish knight, landowner, and patriot who is know for leading a resistance…

An eminent German soldier, born in Hermantz, Bohemia, Sept. 14, 1583; assassinated at Eger, Feb. 25, 1634.

Albrecht Wallenstein

An eminent German soldier, born in Hermantz, Bohemia, Sept. 14, 1583; assassinated at Eger, Feb. 25,…

(1717-1797) English author

Horace Walpole, (Earl of Oxford)

(1717-1797) English author

A British statesman who is generally known as the first Prime Minister of Great Britain.

Sir Robert Walpole

A British statesman who is generally known as the first Prime Minister of Great Britain.

(1676-1745) English statesman

Sir Robert Walpole, (Earl of Oxford)

(1676-1745) English statesman

A theologian and author, born in Langenchursdorf, in Saxony, Germany, Oct. 25, 1811; died in St. Louis, Missouri, May 7, 1887.

Carl Walther

A theologian and author, born in Langenchursdorf, in Saxony, Germany, Oct. 25, 1811; died in St. Louis,…

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing Georgia

George Walton

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing Georgia

(1749-1804) First Governor of Georgia

George Walton

(1749-1804) First Governor of Georgia

(1693-1683) English author

Izaak Walton

(1693-1683) English author

Famous for department stores, "The Grand Depot." "Wanamaker's" is usually considered the first department store.

John Wanamaker

Famous for department stores, "The Grand Depot." "Wanamaker's" is usually considered the first department…

Artemas Ward (November 26, 1727 &ndash; October 28, 1800) was an American major general in the American Revolutionary War and a Congressman from Massachusetts. President John Adams described him as <em>"...universally esteemed, beloved and confided in by his army and his country."</em> Ward was much more effective as a political leader than as a soldier.

Artemas Ward

Artemas Ward (November 26, 1727 – October 28, 1800) was an American major general in the American…

"General Ward, born in New York city, June 17th, 1823, was educated at Trinity Collegiate School; enlisted at the age of eighteen in the Seventh United States Infantry, and in four years rose through the several grades to that of sergeant major. In the Mexican War he participated in the siege of Fort Brown, received wounds at monterey, and was at the capture of Vera Cruz. At the beginning of the Civil War he recruited the Thirty-eighth New York volunteers, was appointed colonel of the regiment and let it at Bull Run and in all the battles of Peninsular campaign, and subsequently at the second Bull Run and Chantilly. Being promoted brigadier general of volunteers, October 4th, 1862, he commanded a brigade in the Third Corps at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, where he was wounded, as also at Kelly's Ford and Wapping Heights, he was in temporary command of the division. He was wounded at Spottsylvania, and was frequently commended for courage and capacity in official reports."&mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

General J. H. Hobart Ward

"General Ward, born in New York city, June 17th, 1823, was educated at Trinity Collegiate School; enlisted…

(1851-1920) English novelist, wrote under her married name of Mrs. Humphrey Ward.

Mary Augusta Ward

(1851-1920) English novelist, wrote under her married name of Mrs. Humphrey Ward.

(b. 1851) English novelist

Mrs. Humphry Ward (Mary Augusta Arnold)

(b. 1851) English novelist

William Warham (c. 1450 &ndash; August 22, 1532), Archbishop of Canterbury, belonged to a Hampshire family, and was educated at Winchester and New College, Oxford, afterwards practising and teaching law both in London and Oxford. Later he took holy orders, held two livings (Barley and Cottenham), and became Master of the Rolls in 1494, while Henry VII found him a useful and clever diplomatist.

Archbishop Warham

William Warham (c. 1450 – August 22, 1532), Archbishop of Canterbury, belonged to a Hampshire…

George Edwin Waring was born in Poundridge, NY, July 4, 1833. He was agricultural engineer of Central Park, New York City in 1857. He was the drainage engineer of the park until the Civil War broke out, when he entered the Union army as major of the 39th New York Volunteers, and later served as colonel of the 4th Missouri Cavalry, till its close. After the epidemic of yellow fever in Memphis in 1878, he changed the sewerage system of the city on an original plan, which was adopted in many cities of the United States.

George Edwin Waring

George Edwin Waring was born in Poundridge, NY, July 4, 1833. He was agricultural engineer of Central…

Captain in the military.

A. J. Warner

Captain in the military.

An American essayist and novelist, was born of Puritan ancestry, in Plainfield, Massachusetts.

Charles Warner

An American essayist and novelist, was born of Puritan ancestry, in Plainfield, Massachusetts.

(1829-1900) American writer

Charles Dudley Warner

(1829-1900) American writer

General Warren fought in the Battle of Bunker's Hill during the American Revolution.

General Gouverneur K. Warren

General Warren fought in the Battle of Bunker's Hill during the American Revolution.

"General Warren, born in Cold Spring, N. Y., January 8th, 1830, died in Newport, R. I., August 8th, 1882, was graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1850, and assigned to the Topographical Engineers as brevet second lieutenant. At the beginning of the Civil War he entered active service as lieutenant colonel of the Fifth New York Volunteers, of which regiment he became colonel on August 31st, 1861. His regiment was ordered to Fortress Monroe, and he took part in the battle of Big Bethel. During the remainder of the year he was stationed at Baltimore, where he constructed the fort on Federal Hill. In the spring of 1862 he joined the Army of the Potomac, serving in the Peninsular campaign and at Yorktown. He was given a brigade in the Fifth Army Corps in May, with which he covered the extreme right of the army and took part in the capture of Hanover Courthouse, the pursuit of Confederate cavalry under Stuart, the battle of Gaines's Mill, the affair at Malvern Hill and subsequent battle, and the skirmish at Harrison's Landing. His brigade was then sent to re-enforce General Pope, and he participated in the battle of Manassas, was engaged at Antietam and the battle of Fredericksburg. On September 26th, 1862, he was appointed brigadier general of volunteers for his services at Gaines's Mill. On March 3rd, 1863, he was appointed chief of engineers of the Army of the Potomac, and during the Chancellorsville campaign he took part in the action on Orange Pike, the storming of Marye's Heights and the battle of Salem. He continued as chief of engineers under Meade, and was engaged at Gettysburg, where he seized Little Round Top. On August 11th, 1863, he was made major general of volunteers. He participated in the battles of the Wilderness campaign and those around Petersburg. He received the successive brevets in the United States Army up to major general."&mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

General Gouverneur K. Warren

"General Warren, born in Cold Spring, N. Y., January 8th, 1830, died in Newport, R. I., August 8th,…

(1741-1775) Physician and Revolutionary patriot who dispatched Paul Revere on his famous ride

Joseph Warren

(1741-1775) Physician and Revolutionary patriot who dispatched Paul Revere on his famous ride

(1740-1775) Major general, died in the battle of Bunker Hill

Joseph Warren

(1740-1775) Major general, died in the battle of Bunker Hill

Joseph Warren, an American patriot killed at Breed's Hill.

Joseph Warren

Joseph Warren, an American patriot killed at Breed's Hill.

"Joseph Warren, of Boston, the idol of Massachusetts, was shot while leaving the redoubt of the Battle of Bunker Hill."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

Joseph Warren

"Joseph Warren, of Boston, the idol of Massachusetts, was shot while leaving the redoubt of the Battle…

Lewis Warrington (3 November 1782 &ndash; 12 October 1851) was an officer in the United States Navy during the Barbary Wars and the War of 1812. He temporarily served as the Secretary of the Navy.Promoted to Master Commandant in July 1813, he took command of the sloop-of-war Peacock later in the year. On 12 March 1814, he put to sea with his new command bound for the naval station at St. Mary's, Georgia. After delivering supplies to that installation, he encountered the British brig Epervier off Cape Canaveral, Florida. Peacock emerged victorious from a brisk 45-minute exchange with that opponent, inflicting 10 times her own losses on the enemy. For his role in the victory, Warrington received the Thanks of Congress in the form of a Congressional Gold Medal.

Lewis Warrington

Lewis Warrington (3 November 1782 – 12 October 1851) was an officer in the United States Navy…

George Washington.

Washington

George Washington.

An African American educator and author. He was born into slavery at the community of Hale's Ford in Franklin County, Virginia. As a young man he made his way east from West Virginia to obtain schooling at Hampton in eastern Virginia at a school established to train teachers.

Booker T. Washington

An African American educator and author. He was born into slavery at the community of Hale's Ford in…

(1732-1799) First president of the US 1789-1797

George Washington

(1732-1799) First president of the US 1789-1797

(1732-1799) First president of the United States 1789-1797

George Washington

(1732-1799) First president of the United States 1789-1797

(1732-1799) First president of the United States 1789-1797

George Washington

(1732-1799) First president of the United States 1789-1797

The first president of the United States, born in Westmoreland county, Virginia, Feb. 22, 1732; died at Mount Vernon, Dec. 14, 1799.

George Washington

The first president of the United States, born in Westmoreland county, Virginia, Feb. 22, 1732; died…

(1732-1799) First president of the United States 1789-1797

George Washington

(1732-1799) First president of the United States 1789-1797

(1732-1799) First president of the United States 1789-1797

George Washington

(1732-1799) First president of the United States 1789-1797

(1732-1799) First president of the United States 1789-1797

George Washington

(1732-1799) First president of the United States 1789-1797

(1732-1799) First president of the United States 1789-1797

George Washington

(1732-1799) First president of the United States 1789-1797

"George Washington, after a painting by Gilbert Stuart. (The Gibbs Portrait.)"—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

George Washington

"George Washington, after a painting by Gilbert Stuart. (The Gibbs Portrait.)"—E. Benjamin Andrews,…

The Electoral College elected Washington unanimously in 1789, and again in the 1792 election; he remains the only president to receive 100% of electoral votes. John Adams was elected vice president. Washington took the oath of office as the first President under the Constitution for the United States of America on April 30, 1789 at Federal Hall in New York City although, at first, he had not wanted the position.

George Washington (1789)

The Electoral College elected Washington unanimously in 1789, and again in the 1792 election; he remains…

The sculpture, 'George Washington' by Ward.

Statue of George Washington

The sculpture, 'George Washington' by Ward.

Bust of George Washington by Jean-Antoine Houdon. George Washington (February 22, 1732 — December 14, 1799) served as the first President of the United States of America (1789—1797), and led the Continental Army to victory over the Kingdom of Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War (1775—1783).

Houdon's Bust of Washington

Bust of George Washington by Jean-Antoine Houdon. George Washington (February 22, 1732 — December…