An ailing Civil War soldier's letter found in a pension file was actually penned by Walt Whitman.
During the "Lavender Scare" of the 1950s, thousands of federal employees lost their jobs because of their sexuality.
Russell Willson won fame as a young Navy officer for inventing a secret cryptographic device in World War I and became a chief policy adviser during World War II.
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The CCC Indian Division
The Civilian Conservation Corps Indian Division employed thousands of Native Americans during the Great Depression.
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