Colonel Porter's death at the Battle of Cold Harbor was tragic, but the reactions of some of the survivors of his regiment was equally inspiring.
When Peter A. Porter died in 1864, many suggested an elegy he penned for a close friend could, indeed, be applied to himself. The mention of a Harvard classmate in the elegy prompted a quest to learn more about both young men during their college years at Harvard.
Born in Hamburg, E. Howard Hunt spent most of his career in the shadowy world of politics and the CIA.
William Rand Kenan Jr’s philanthropic gesture to Lockport has provided a cultural legacy for the region.
Following the Second World War, Dr. Walter Dornberger was one of many former Nazis who launched a second career in America’s space program.
One author shares the many reasons why he writes for WNY Heritage.
Were the Davenport Brothers truly in touch with the spiritual realm, or did they simply claim to be mediums to foster their careers as stage magicians?
Ed Tanner may never have seen the "Big Leagues," but he thrilled fans in Western New York for decades.