Corporal Andrew Jackson Smith, of Clinton, Illinois, a member of the 55th Massachusetts Voluntary Infantry, distinguished himself on 30 November 1864 by saving his regimental colors, after the color bearer was killed during a bloody charge called the Battle of Honey Hill, South Carolina. In the late afternoon, as the 55th Regiment pursued enemy skirmishers and conducted a running fight, they ran into a swampy area backed by a rise where the Confederate Army awaited.
Chicago, Illinois. Conductor handling engineer copy of train orders before a Chicago and Northwestern Railroad freight train pulls out for Clinton, Iowa. Since the track between those points is under automatic train control, the engineer, in turn, hands the conductor the key to the automatic train control lock of the engine. The conductor will keep the key in the caboose until the train arrives at its destination. Photo taken by Jack Delano, January 1943.