Owing to his participation in the civilization of the American West, I have mentioned James Henry Carleton on several occasions —usually as a backdrop to conflicts with American Indians— as a senior in the chain of command. I thought for this week it would be interesting to take a closer look at this distinguished military officer.
Carleton was born in Lubec, Maine on 27 December 1814, the son of John and Abigail (Phelps) Carleton. John was a sea captain, ...
(This pencil art is from an unidentified soldier or medical personnel, in a field facility, Corinth, Mississippi. Title: “Dying of Gangrene” from an exhibition of art at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, 1961 and 1962.)
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Compliments of a friend and colleague, Kenny Solomon, TheAmericanSurvivalGuide.com:
On May 30, 1868, thousands gathered at Arlington National Cemetery for the first Decoration Day ceremony.
An address by James A. Garfield, then an Ohio congressman who had also served as a Major General in The Civil War. In this first of such annual addresses at Arlington National Cemetery, Garfield, who in 1881 would become the 20th president of the United States, sets the standard of ‘why’.