The Appalachian mountaineers first attracted national attention during the Civil War. Their primitive agriculture disrupted by foragers and incessant guerrilla warfare, thousands of them straggled out of the mountains in search of food and shelter. Their plight was brought to the attention of President Lincoln, who promised that after the war a way would be found to aid the poor mountain people. The war ended, President Lincoln was assassinated, and Appalachia was forgotten.
The Guns of the Dillinger Gang This is a photo of all of the guns possessed by the Dillinger Gang when lawmen took them down. Among the guns are the classic M1911A1 pistol. Also shown are a sawed off shotgun, a Thompson submachine gun, and various other firearms. There is also a hat.