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.
- 1885 circa 5 years
- Original Format:
- Cabinet Card
- C. M. Bell (Washington, DC)
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