Hollis Wilson of Woodford County, Illinois Enlisted in Company E, 108th Illinois Infantry on August 9, 1862; he was mustered into service on August 28, for three years. The regiment helped capture Fort Hindman (Arkansas Post) in January 1863, then participated in the Vicksburg campaign and the battles of Brice’s Cross Roads, Spanish Fort, and Fort Blakely. The regiment mustered out of service on August 5, 1865, at Vicksburg, Mississippi. Wilson died on November 5, 1917, in Goddard, Kansas…
The basin encompasses about about 70,000 square miles, mostly in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, and a small portion of Colorado. Depths can reach as far down as 40,000 feet in the play; it is composed of sedimentary rock. Shallow areas of the basin contain more carbonate rock reservoirs, while the deeper areas have more petroleum.
Martin Van Buren Bates, known as the "Kentucky Giant" among other nicknames, was a Civil War-era American famed for his incredibly large size. Though born an infant of normal size into a family of normal-sized people in Letcher County, Kentucky, he is said to at one time have been 7 feet 11 inches in height. His ferocity in battle, aided by his imposing figure, made him legendary, with Union soldiers telling tales of a "Confederate giant who's as big as five men and fights like fifty".
Black Soldier of the Union Army with His Wife, c.1865