Image of the Day: Hope That Thing Isn’t Loaded!

A Union volunteer strikes a (potentially tragic?) pose with a group of comrades. We hope those guys were friends!

Image Credit: Library of Congress

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The Cumberland

Good morning! Today we bring you an 1862 poem by Herman Melville entitled, “The Cumberland.” Written in March of 1862, Melville lyrivally referenced the fateful sinking of the USS Cumberland…