5. Henry Morton Stanley

A young Welshman named John Rowlands immigrated to New Orleans, where he was befriended by merchant Henry Morton Stanley and adopted the man's name as his own. The new Stanley joined Confederate forces, was captured at Shiloh and was imprisoned in Chicago. At war's end, things got even more interesting. Stanley became a newspaper correspondent in Spain, Crete, Ethiopia and what is now Tanzania, where he found missing Scottish missionary David Livingstone and uttered the famous line, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume." Though they were in what Stanley called "darkest Africa," they drank champagne in silver goblets to celebrate the meeting.
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