Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
John A. Logan
Won the Medal of Honor. John A. Logan, Jr., was killed in action and awarded the Medal of Honor during the Phillipine Insurrection in 1899.
James G. Blaine. The election of 1884 was one of the closest, and dirtiest, in U.S. history. A swing of a few thousand votes in New York state would have given the Blaine-Logan ticket the victory.
Memorial Day. In 1868, as Commander-in-Chief of the GAR, Logan issued orders that a day be set aside to decorate the graves of fallen comrades with flowers. The first "official" Memorial Day observance took place in Carbondale, Illinois.
The Grand Army of the Republic.
Cut his salary. Returning to Congress after the War, Logan used his position as Chairman of the House Military Affairs Committee to reduce Sherman's $19,000 a year salary as head of the Army in 1870.
|Logan performed brilliantly at the Battle of Atlanta and inflicted a crushing defeat on Confederate General John Bell Hood. What was his reward?||John A. Logan -- Forgotten Hero
He was demoted.. Despite the fact that Sherman described him as "perfect in battle," Logan's longstanding rival, General George H. Thomas, convinced Sherman to give command of the Army of the Tennessee to O. O. Howard.
Logan returned to his command of the Army's XV Corps, but Fighting Joe Hooker was so angered by Howard's promotion that he resigned his command.
July 22, 1864. Logan became commanding officer of the Army of the Tennessee following the death of Major General James McPherson at the Battle of Peach Tree Creek.
Southern Illinois. Little Egypt comprised of the 16 southernmost counties of Illinois and is both geographically and culturally part of the South. Many people wanted to break away from the rest of Illinois, form their own state, and join the Confederacy. Logan's pro-Union stance was vital in keeping this strategic area loyal to the North.