Friday, May 28, 2010

'Black Jack' Logan championed Memorial Day

John Logan was one of the few untrained civilians who became superb Civil War commanders. "Many communities claim to be the site of the first Memorial Day," said Mike Jones, director of the Gen. John A. Logan Museum in Murphysboro, Ill. "But it was Logan who took separate observances and put them on a unified, national basis. Logan was the founder of Memorial Day as a national holiday." • Article

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