Monthly Archives: May 2012

61st OVI on the Move

On May 27th, 1862, Robert Patterson, with the 61st OVI, left Camp Chase for the field in Western Virginia.  They joined General Fremont’s army at Strasburg, Virginia on June 23rd.  From there, Fremont’s army crossed the Blue Ridge Mountains to … Continue reading

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Wilbur Wright, A Life of Consequence

May 30, 1912 This morning at 3:15, Wilbur passed away, aged 45 years, 1 month, and 14 days. A short life, full of consequences. An unfailing intellect, imperturbable temper, great self-reliance and as great modesty, seeing the right clearly, pursuing … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed annually in the United States on the last Monday of May. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the fallen Union soldiers of the Civil War. … Continue reading

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