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Hannibal Hamlin

Hannibal Hamlin (August 27, 1809 – July 4, 1891) was an American attorney and politician from Maine. In a public service career that spanned over 50 years, he served as the 15th vice president of the United States. The first Republican to hold the office, Hamlin served from 1861 to 1865. He is considered among the most influential politicians from Maine.

A native of Paris, Maine (part of Massachusetts until 1820), Hamlin managed his father's farm before becoming a newspaper editor. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1833, and began to practice in Hampden, Maine. Originally a Democrat, Hamlin began his political career with election to the Maine House of Representatives in 1835 and an appointment to the military staff of the Governor of Maine. As an officer in the militia, he took part in the 1839 negotiations that helped end the Aroostook War. Hamlin was elected twice to the United States House of Representatives where her served from 1843 to 1847. In 1848 the state house elected him to the United States Senate, where he served until January 1857. He served temporarily as governor of Maine for six weeks in the beginning of 1857, after which he returned to the Senate. Hamlin was an active opponent of slavery he supported the Wilmot Proviso and opposed the Compromise of 1850. In 1854, he strongly opposed passage of the Kansas–Nebraska Act. Hamlin's increasingly anti-slavery views caused him to leave the Democratic Party for the newly formed Republican Party in 1856.

In the 1860 election, Hamlin was the Republican nominee for Vice President. Selected to run with Abraham Lincoln, who was from Illinois, Hamlin was chosen in part to bring geographic balance to the ticket and in part because as a former Democrat, he could work to convince other anti-slavery Democrats that their future lay with the Republican Party. The Lincoln and Hamlin ticket was successful, and Hamlin served as Vice President from 1861 to 1865, which included all but the last month of the American Civil War. The first Republican Vice President, Hamlin held the office in an era when the office was considered more a part of the legislative branch than the executive he was not personally close to Lincoln and did not play a major role in his administration. Even so, Hamlin supported the administration's legislative program in his role as presiding officer of the Senate, and he looked for other ways to demonstrate his support for the Union, including a term of service in a Maine militia unit during the war.

For the 1864 election, Hamlin was replaced as Vice Presidential nominee by Andrew Johnson, a Southern Democrat chosen for his appeal to Southern Unionists. After leaving the vice presidency, Hamlin served as Collector of the Port of Boston, a lucrative post to which he was appointed by Johnson after the latter succeeded to the presidency following Lincoln's assassination. However, Hamlin later resigned as Collector because of his disagreement with Johnson over Reconstruction of the former Confederacy.

In 1869, Hamlin was elected again to the U.S. Senate, and he served two terms. After leaving the Senate in 1881, he served briefly as United States Ambassador to Spain before returning to Maine in late 1882. In retirement, Hamlin was a resident of Bangor, Maine, where he died in 1891. He was buried at Mount Hope Cemetery in Bangor.


Hannibal Lecter's foundational childhood tragedies

Hannibal Lecter was born on January 20, 1933 in the southeastern region of Lithuania to a family of great wealth and noble bloodline on both sides. His Lithuanian father, Count Lecter, was a direct descendent of Teutonic warlord Hannibal the Grim, and his Italian mother's ancestors ruled Milan for over two centuries. With such a refined and renowned family, Hannibal's education began early, and his teachers quickly discovered his prodigious intellect as well as a gift for learning languages. By the time he was 10 years old, Hannibal could speak Lithuanian, German, English, and Italian, and was on the road to being fluent in Latin. In 1939 his sister Mischa was born Hannibal was extremely protective of her, and cared for her more than anyone else.

It wasn't long after Mischa's birth that the first tragedy befell Hannibal and his family. In 1941, Nazi troops invaded the Lecter castle, forcing the family to escape into their cabin hideaway in the woods. A small group of Nazis, lead by a brutish sadist named Vladis Grutas, found the Lecters and killed the parents in front of their children. Mischa and Hannibal were kidnapped and held prisoner in the cabin until they ran out of food. Grutas butchered Mischa and cooked her in a stew in front of Hannibal, who was fundamentally traumatized by being forced to eat her as well. Still in shackles, Hannibal managed to escape into the woods. He was only eight years old.


Hannibal - History

We are a collaborative encyclopedia focusing on the work of Thomas Harris, an American author best known for a series of best-selling suspense novels about his most famous character, cannibalistic serial killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter.

The first novel to feature Hannibal Lecter was Red Dragon, which sees the character in a more secondary role while Will Graham works on the Tooth Fairy case. The book was followed by The Silence of the Lambs, in which Lecter meets Clarice Starling as she investigates Buffalo Bill Hannibal, continuing the relationship between Lecter and Starling and Hannibal Rising, a prequel novel that explores Lecter's origins.

Aside from including information from the novels, this wiki also covers all five Hannibal Lecter film adaptations, many of which famously featured Anthony Hopkins in the role Harris' books outside of the franchise (Black Sunday and Cari Mora) the television series Hannibal, starring Mads Mikkelsen as Lecter and Hugh Dancy as Will Graham and new series Clarice, which premiered on February 11, 2021 and is now airing.

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Clarice is an American psychological horror television series created by Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet. It is based on The Silence of the Lambs, by Thomas Harris, and stars actress Rebecca Breeds as Clarice Starling.

The series presents a deep dive into the untold personal story of Clarice as she returns to the field in 1993, one year after the events of the novel. Brilliant and vulnerable, Clarice's bravery gives her an inner light that draws monsters and madmen to her. However, her complex psychological makeup that comes from a challenging childhood empowers her to begin to find her voice while working in a man's world, as well as escape the family secrets that have haunted her throughout her life.


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Hannibal - History

The Sauk (Sac) and Fox tribes wintered in northeast Missouri for many centuries after spending summers further north in Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota. The river was called misi-ziibi ("Great River") by the Ojibwe (Chippewa) tribe who also were found in this area.

In June of 1673 Father Jacques Marquette, a French Jesuit priest, led the first known expedition of the Upper Mississippi Valley. Seven years later another explorer, Father Louis Hennepin, would be the first white man to come ashore in the area now known as Hannibal. Don Antonio Soulard, a Frenchman working for the Spanish government, mapped this area in 1800 and named the small tributary flowing through the area "Hannibal" after the famed Carthaginian general.

In 1819, the first log cabin in Hannibal was built by Moses D. Bates at what is now the intersection of Main and Bird Streets. In this exhibit you'll learn how the New Madrid Earthquake and the failed settlement of Marion City affected the fledgling river town of Hannibal and how Bates single-handedly put the small village on the map.

In 1825, Moses D. Bates purchased his first steamboat, the General Putnam, and began to make regular rounds between Galena, Illinois and St. Louis, Missouri, always stopping in Hannibal on his trips. Soon, other steamboats began to appear on the levee and brought great prosperity to Hannibal's shore. 1839 became a watershed year in Hannibal's history with the arrival of the Clemens family with four-year-old Sam in tow. Upon its completion in 1859, the Hannibal-St. Joseph Railroad would change the landscape of northeast Missouri. Pork packing, flour mills and grocers were major industries of this period. The transition from a village to a town to a city and the events in Hannibal leading up to the outset of war are explored in this exhibit.

During the Civil War, Hannibal was truly a border town in a border state. The town was deeply divided between confederate sympathizers who had migrated to the area from Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia and Abolitionists who worked clandestinely to help slaves escape across the Mississippi River to the free state of Illinois. In an effort to keep the Hannibal-St. Joseph railroad open to move troops and supplies, the Union Army occupied Hannibal throughout the war. The darkest day of the Civil War in Hannibal was October 18, 1862, the day of the Palmyra Massacre, when five men from Hannibal and five from Palmyra were executed on the grounds of the Marion County Courthouse in retribution for the abduction of a Union sympathizer. Slavery in northeast Missouri is also discussed in this area.

Throughout the Reconstruction years the lumber yards in Hannibal were producing more than 200 million linear feet of lumber per year. Numerous major lumber firms set up mills in Hannibal, buying logs from Wisconsin and Minnesota and floating enormous rafts of timber here for milling. Once the lumber was ready it was shipped either south by steamboat or west by train via the Hannibal-St. Joseph to new settlements being built in Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado. The men who had the foresight to set up these huge operations, now referred to as the Lumber Barons, became millionaires who were responsible for building Hannibal into one of the most prosperous, wealthy cities in Missouri. Learn more about the innovations created in Hannibal during those years and the remarkable men whose names still resonate today.

By the turn of the century, the lumber industry began to fade the forests up north had been completely exhausted and the railroads had splintered into every direction. Anticipating the economic impact of the loss of this major industry, Hannibal's prominent businessmen worked quickly to lure new industries to Hannibal. Beginning in 1898, Roberts, Johnson and Rand, who owned the International Shoe Company, began operations in Hannibal and would grow to become the largest employer in Hannibal (more than 5,000 employees at its peak). Cast iron stove foundries, the Portland Cement company in nearby Ilasco, grain mills, and wheel manufacturers would also contribute to Hannibal's industrial complex during this period. Railroads were another major employer of Hannibalians throughout the first half of the twentieth century.

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Hannibal Industries

The town had two newspapers. Orion Clemens owned one of them. Samuel Clemens learned the newspaper trade here. The town of Hannibal had two hardware stores, fourteen drygoods stores, two druggists, eight tailors, two sawmills, four slaughter houses. The slaughter houses furnished both pork and beef to St. Louis.

Stage coaches came three times a week with mail and passengers. The steam boats brought mail every day. There was a ferry boat which took passengers to the Illinois side of the river.

Moses Bates built the first store in Hannibal. He ran a keelboat from St. Louis to Hannibal. This keelboat brought new settlers as well as merchandise. He also ran the keelboat as far north as St. Paul, Minnesota. He had fourteen children. When he died in 1857 he left each of his children a farm and a home.

The railroad construction began in 1852 on the Hannibal/St. Joe Railroad. Work began at Hannibal on the east and St. Joe on the west. They met at Cream Ridge, Missouri on February 13, 1859. The first railroad mail car in the U. S. was built in Hannibal and the first locomotive built west of the Mississippi River was built in Hannibal in 1860. The Mississippi Valley Railroad was built in 1901. It ran from St. Louis to Keokuk. Later it became a part of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy line.

in Hannibal the Courier-Post Hannibal, Mo. (newspaper) on Saturday evening, October 1, 1904 was this article: “Women raise money for the parsonage fund for the Park Methodist Church–Mrs- R. A. Curia, Mrs. Mary Colon, Mrs. James R. Bogarth, Mrs. J. Blackwood, Mrs. C. W. Barksdale, Miss Wright, Mrs. W. H. Tucker, Mrs. Rowland, Mrs. Waelder, Mrs. Mary E. Dent, Mrs. R. A. Spencer, Miss Habemeyer, Mrs. Talliferro, and Mrs. Fred Buckanan. The program was: Instrumental Solo-Master Clyde Bundis Recitation: Master J. E. Williamson Reading: Miss Olive Orr Recitation–Master Louis O’Brien Cornet Solo–Professor Nick Smith, Mrs. J. F. Williamson, accompanist Mrs. C. W. Barnsdale, official doorkeeper.”

Other articles in the paper follow: ‘Fort of Hannibal with Steam Boats and the Building of Hannibal, St. Joseph Railroad, Cigar Making, Tobacco Factory, were all operating by 1859. Garth Tobacco Co. on Palmyra Ave. Another article: “Carrie Nation and Associates pray behind grated doors. Wichita, Kansas, on September 30, Carrie Nation, Mrs. Lucy Wilhoite, Mrs. Lydia Mounts and Mrs. Mary McHenry broke two large plate glass windows in the Mahan Wholesale Co. Is warehouse today. They were arrested and are now in jail. The women have been in prayer most of the time since their arrest.0 Still another article: “The Steamer, Sidney, passed North yesterday at 2 p.m. The Dubuque bound for DuBuque, Iowa will arrive at this port at 9:30 o’clock. The Col. McKenzie passed
down yesterday. The Uncle Sam made two round trips between Hannibal and Quincy
yesterday with a fair list of excursion passengers each time. Claude Pennoyer, Diamond Joe, Line Agent at Hannibal, went to Quincy yesterday on good steamer Sidney and returned on the Wabash Railway train this morning.”

The first white child born in Hannibal was a daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. John Miller. They were the first family to come to Hannibal after Moses Bates. The Miller family came in 1819. The first blacksmith in the city was Abraham Huntsberry. A hatmaker came to Hannibal. He married a daughter of Richard Walker. Men who could afford a hat only had one hat. Therefore business was not good. He moved to Tennessee, but came back to Missouri and settled in Palmyra.

An Iron Foundry was owned by the Messrs. Quealy. A company with a capital of $100,000 manufactured railroad cars. There were three flouring mills in Hannibal. The quality was excellent–in fact, better than flour produced in St. Louis or Chicago.


Who was Hannibal?

Sworn by his father to forever hate the Romans, Hannibal staged one of the most legendary attacks in the history of military warfare on the formidable army.

The Carthaginian general Hannibal was set on his memorable martial path at an early age. He was just six years old in 241 B.C. when Carthage—the Phoenician trading and military powerhouse in North Africa—was defeated in the First Punic War against Rome. Hannibal’s father, commander and statesman Hamilcar Barca, chafed at the peace treaty, which forced Carthage to surrender the valuable colony of Sicily and pay remunerations to Rome. According to Roman historians, Barca required the young Hannibal to swear a blood oath of eternal hostility toward the Romans.

To restore its fortunes, rebuild its forces, and prepare for retaliation against Rome, Carthage needed new sources of wealth and manpower. It found them in Spain. Hannibal accompanied Barca on the campaign, during which his father secured control of much of the Iberian Peninsula and its resources, including vast silver deposits. In Spain, Hannibal came into his own, taking his first commands under his brother-in-law Hasdrubal. In 221 B.C., Hasdrubal was assassinated, and at the age of 26, Hannibal became the army’s commander in chief.

Hannibal used Spain as his base of operations as he set out to defeat Rome in the Second Punic War, beginning in 218 B.C. Carthage was no longer a great naval power, but its Spanish treasure allowed Hannibal to assemble a formidable army that included mercenaries from Spain, North Africa, and Gaul. Some of those recruits—particularly the Celts from northern Italy—were motivated more by hatred for Rome than loyalty to Hannibal. Hannibal’s daring advance through the Alps with at least 40,000 troops—and dozens of elephants—became legendary. The treacherous mountain conditions decimated his army to nearly half its size. The elephants, though, functioned as tanks do today, using their bulk to smash through enemy lines. As Roman historian Livy described it: “At the head of the column were the cavalry and elephants. Hannibal himself, with the pick of the infantry, brought up the rear, keeping his eyes open and alert for every contingency.”

Hannibal’s invasion stunned the Romans. In 216 B.C., he dealt them a staggering defeat at the Battle of Cannae by drawing back the endangered center of his line to form a pocket. The oncoming Romans were trapped when his resilient forces swept around their flanks and enveloped them. That maneuver remains among the most celebrated in military history. The Battle of Cannae is considered one of the deadliest single days of combat ever fought by a Western army.


Hannibal History Museum

Explore the rich history of Hannibal’s remarkable past! Photographs, artifacts, and interactive exhibits tell the stories of the first log cabins in 1819, the Antebellum years of slavery and steamboats, the coming of the railroads and Civil War, the prosperity of the lumber barons during Hannibal’s Gilded Age, and prominent Hannibalians throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.

Learn the stories of other famous Hannibal residents, including Ukulele Ike, known best as the voice of Jiminy Cricket, and the Titanic’s own ‘Unsinkable’ Molly Brown. Check out the gift shop for a wide variety of handmade and vintage items, including accessories for the Steampunk enthusiast.

Check the Hannibal History Museum website for upcoming special programs and events. HannibalHistoryMuseum.com

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Hannibal

Hannibal was a general who beat the Romans in battles such as Cannae, Hannibal was the infamous Punic general who defeated the Roman armies in several battles like Cannae, who was later defeated by Scipio Africanus at the battle of Zama.

Hannibal was born in Carthage in 247 BC. After getting defeated in the First Punic War, his father, Hamilcar, made him swear an oath to one day destroy Rome. At this moment, the gods buffed all of Hannibals stats, which turned him into a chad, and made him significantly smarter and stronger.

Then, Hamilcar would be killed, and replaced by his son in law, Hasdrubal, who signed a treaty with Rome promising not to cross the Ebro River in Hispania. Hasdrubal would then later be killed by a slave, and Hannibal would then attack the city of Sagentum, which was beyond the Ebro River, and thus starting the Second Punic War.

Hannibal then marched through Gaul and bribed or killed the barbarians who attacked. Hannibal then marched through the Alps during winter on his war elephants, losing 3/4 of his army.


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