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Lincoln Honors Monitor Commander on H Street

A memorial has been dedicated at the Hampton National Cemetery in Virginia on the 150th anniversary of the sinking of the U.S.S. Monitor, December 31, 1862.  It had been only eleven months since the tiny ironclad, derided as “a cheesebox on a … Continue reading

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If Lincoln had a “Drinking Buddy”…Gustavus Vasa Fox

A friend was looking at my Lincoln in Washington map and said he thought he had read somewhere that Gustavus V. Fox had lived at the Navy Yard.  Fox was a New Hampshireman and a former naval officer who made an excellent … Continue reading

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