Speaker of the House Robert C. Winthrop’s centennial oration for the Battle of Yorktown, inscribed to his cousin Colonel William Winthrop, author of the foundational US Military Law and Precedences (October 19th 1881).

Speaker of the House Robert C. Winthrop’s centennial oration for the Battle of Yorktown, inscribed to his cousin Colonel William Winthrop, author of the foundational US Military Law and Precedences (October 19th 1881).

Capt William Driver original owner of Ol’Glory rests under this amazing ivy trunk with anchor in Nashville City Cemerary. Link in comments for more info. [OC]

Capt William Driver original owner of Ol’Glory rests under this amazing ivy trunk with anchor in Nashville City Cemerary. Link in comments for more info. [OC]

Dress uniform of Lieutenant William Harvey Smith who served with the 10th U.S. Cavalry Regiment, c. 1883-1898. He was killed at the 1898 Battle of San Juan Hill during the Spanish-American War. [1820×2756]

Dress uniform of Lieutenant William Harvey Smith who served with the 10th U.S. Cavalry Regiment, c. 1883-1898. He was killed at the 1898 Battle of San Juan Hill during the Spanish-American War. [1820×2756]

Sarah Ann Charlotte Murphy lost her son, two siblings, and her mother in the Donner Party tragedy. Went on to raise seven kids with fellow survivor — and killer of at least three on the journey — William McFadden Foster.

Sarah Ann Charlotte Murphy lost her son, two siblings, and her mother in the Donner Party tragedy. Went on to raise seven kids with fellow survivor — and killer of at least three on the journey — William McFadden Foster.

A Mexican cavalryman’s cuirass captured by American officer Colonel William S. Harney during the 1846-1848 Mexican-American War. Manufactured c. 1832-1839. [2267×3113]

A Mexican cavalryman’s cuirass captured by American officer Colonel William S. Harney during the 1846-1848 Mexican-American War. Manufactured c. 1832-1839. [2267×3113]

Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas near Hole-in-the-Wall — Rialto Beach, Olympic Peninsula, Washington state. 1958. (found in Yakima Valley Museum archives)

Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas near Hole-in-the-Wall — Rialto Beach, Olympic Peninsula, Washington state. 1958. (found in Yakima Valley Museum archives)

Calf skin hair-on-hide trunk owned by Sarah Stickney Webber. It was presumed to be purchased in Beverly, Massachusetts at the time of her wedding to William Webber, Jr. on June 16, 1799. [5005×2988]

Calf skin hair-on-hide trunk owned by Sarah Stickney Webber. It was presumed to be purchased in Beverly, Massachusetts at the time of her wedding to William Webber, Jr. on June 16, 1799. [5005×2988]

Fletcher-class destroyer William D Porter (DD- 579) dressed in colors on shipway #5, just before her launch ceremony, ConSteel Corp, Orange,TX. September 27, 1942. [968 x 786]

Fletcher-class destroyer William D Porter (DD- 579) dressed in colors on shipway #5, just before her launch ceremony, ConSteel Corp, Orange,TX. September 27, 1942. [968 x 786]