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Daily Archives: May 18, 2012

Alexander Gardner and Immortality

Whether I am staying at home or in my dorm room at UVa, there is a poster that I always bring with me and hang proudly on my wall.  The poster is of Abraham Lincoln shortly before he delivered the Gettysburg Address in 1863, but he is not the star of the show.  Under the large image […]

Monitor Log: 18 May 1862

Remarks Sunday May 18th/62   Midnight to 4 A.M Calm & pleasant                                                                                  Louis Stodder     4 to 8 A.M Baffling airs & calm with clear weather                                 Geo. Frederickson     8 toMeridian Light airs from eastward : with pleasant weather.  Rec’d from the Galena a quantity of stores for the paymasters dept                                                               William Flye […]