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James A. Garfield

Source: Library of Congress

James A. Garfield

In 1862, Garfield led fewer than 500 men to victory against more than 2,000 Confederate troops.

On the issue of abolition, Garfield claimed he had “never been anything else than radical.”

James and Lucretia Garfield lost their daughter Eliza at age three, and their youngest, Edward before he was two.

On July 2, 1881, Garfield was shot by Charles Guiteau and died two months later.

John F. Kennedy

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John F. Kennedy

In 1943, Kennedy kept his men safe behind enemy lines after their boat was sunk.

In June 1963 Kennedy announced plans for a comprehensive Civil Rights bill.

In August of 1963, John and Jacqueline Kennedy lost their newborn son, Patrick, just 39 hours after he was born premature.

On November 22, 1963 John F. Kennedy was shot and killed by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, TX.