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This is the grave of the vile traitor Albert Sidney Johnston. Born in 1803 in Washington, Kentucky, he was educated first at Transylvania University in Lexington and then at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point. He was at both places the same time as future traitor-in-chief Jefferson Davis and they got to know each […]
This is the grave of Joseph Johnston. Born in 1807 in a plantation house near Farmville, Virginia to Virginia elite, Johnston attended West Point where he did well and graduated in 1829. He stayed in the military only until 1837, but then he worked for the military as a civilian engineer and was nearly killed […]
This is the grave of Edwin Stanton. Born in 1814 in Steubenville, Ohio, Stanton was a sickly boy, afflicted with asthma. His father was a reasonably successful doctor but when he died in 1827, the family was flung into poverty. Young Edwin started working for a bookseller and managed to go to Kenyon College for […]

Fort Monroe

On May 6, 2018

I haven’t blogged in a few days because I’ve been spending your generous donations seeing graves of many of the most despicable humans in American history. And a few good ones too. But rea

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