Monday, May 30, 2022

Memorial Day, then Decoration Day, did arise from the Civil War

Decordation Day was pushed by General John ("Black Jack") Logan after the Civil War concluded. Logan, then a Democrat, was a "political" general, who was engaged in the Western theater, including Vicksburg. Logan would become a Rupublican, and was James Blaine's running mate in an election lost by the Republicans. The interplay of the Gettysburg Address and Thanksgiving is a story for later.


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