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The United States Postal Service honored Revolutionary War hero, Peter Francisco, with a stamp depicting the hulking man with a British thousand-pound cannon slung over his shoulder. Francisco was wounded six times during the war. So great was his prowess, that General Washington ordered a five-foot broadsword fashioned for him. Francisco wielded it in many battles including the battle of Guilford Court House, where he killed eleven British soldiers.
Dorothea Lynde Dix (1802-1887) worked to help the mentally ill and helped create the first mental asylums in America. She went to North Carolina in 1848 to change attitudes concerning mental illness and found mental institutions there.