John Alexander Logan (1826-1886)

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, 1868. Logan also played a major role in organizing the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), a politically potent veterans' group.

Date:
1880 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Photographic Print
Item#:
MES04514
Height:
983px
Width:
628px
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