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Daily Archives: May 21, 2012

Take A Look Around: The Photography of Andrew J. Russell

To continue my recent exploration of Civil War photographers, today I would like to introduce you to Andrew J. Russell, a New Yorker who took his wartime experience and applied it to yet another monumental event in American history: the construction of the Union Pacific Railroad.  Born in Nunda, Russell began his career as a […]

Monitor Log: 21 May 1862

Remarks Wednesday May 21st/62   Midnight to 4 AM. Light breeze from S.E with thick and rainy weather  Geo. Frederickson     4 to 8 A.M Light wind varying from E. to S. and cloudy weather.  Latter part wind shifted to S and fine clear weather.  Heard firing in the direction of Petersburgh       William […]