John Alexander Logan (1826-1886) and Family

John Alexander Logan was a Union officer during the Civil War and later served as a congressman and U.S. senator from Illinois. He conceived the idea of Memorial Day and inaugurated it on May 30, 1968. Logan also played a major role in organizing the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), a politically potent veterans' group. This is a photograph of Logan with his family.

Date:
1870 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Photographic Print
Item#:
MES18882
Photographer:
Mathew Brady
Height:
2800px
Width:
2263px
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