Friday, January 23, 2015

Fact of the Day: Jesse Reno

Reno, Nevada is named after a Major General named Jesse Reno. The Major General was known as a "soldier's soldier" as he fought alongside his men. He was a veteran of the Civil War, and the Mexican-American War, He died in the Civil War at the Battle of South Mountain. 

18 comments:

Margaret D said...

I learn more.

Dascha said...

Wow. That is really interesting Adam.

xoxo
Dascha

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Very interesting!

Emmylou said...

Adam, you are the king of history trivia:D

PS Hahaha....Ser Jorah....poor guy....

Christine said...

Interesting.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I hope he was a proponent of gambling while he was alive and not some kind of puritan who was opposed to it.

Anna and Klaudia said...

Great fact :)

Maude Lynn said...

I didn't know this one!

Jax said...

Its so sad how many people die in war. Why can't we just all agree to disagree and live in peace?!

Mary Kirkland said...

Yep, that's true. I learned that a few years after moving to Las Vegas and going to one of the history museums that are here.

Pat Hatt said...

Hopefully he likes the gambling there of today

Kay said...

I've heard about him, of course, but now you've made me curious to learn more.

Pilar Domínguez said...

Interesting point, I didn't know about this fact.Kisses:)

stephen Hayes said...

Didn't know these facts about him.

Dixie@dcrelief said...

In war sometimes it's a gamble...

Gloria Baker said...

Really interesting Adam!!

Joy said...

Seems that he was a good and brave man!

Joy said...

Seems that he was a good and brave man!