I was thinking of going somewhere today but I was feeling a little on the tired side. So that pretty much meant I stayed home. I really should do a photo a day and I decided to do just that.
Monday, May 29, 2023
General Ulysses S. Grant
Grant was born on April 27, 1822 in Point Pleasant, Ohio to Jesse Root Grant and Hannah Simpson Grant. He was admitted to West Point and graduated in 1843. He served with distinction in the Mexican-American War. He resigned from the Army in 1854 and rejoined in 1861 at the breakout of hostilities. He won several victories in the western theater of the Civil War. This was topped by a brilliant victory at Vicksburg and by that, he managed to split the south in half with control of the Mississippi River. This victory is often overshadowed by the victory at Gettysburg on the same day.
He was promoted to Lieutenant General after his victory at Chatanooga and then was transferred to the east where he led the final campaign against Lee.
After the war, he was elected to terms as President. He died in 1885.
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Labels: civil war, ulysses grant, union, us army
Sunday, May 28, 2023
Catching the Nickel Plate 765
Like I said in the last post, it has been almost two years since I've seen the Nickel Plate 765.
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Labels: 765, angola, diesel engine, indiana, nickel plate railroad, steam engine
Visiting Angola, Indiana
Today, I decided to head down to Angola, Indiana because I heard the Nickel Plate 765 was doing an excursion. It has been over two years since I last saw it.
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On a Quest
After the ships and the wildflowers, I decided to head up north. I was going to continue my quest from last year for a Kirtland warbler.
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Stopping at Embury Road
After catching the ships, I decided that I wanted to head up to Mio.
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Just a Cessna
This plane was circling around with a banner.
It is a Cessna 150 and was flying out of Grosse Ile. I didn't get a picture of the sign though.
Catching Up With the Right Honourable Paul J. Martin
It has been two years since I've see the next ship.
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