The Evening News, 1862

President Lincoln at Antietam with Allan Pinkerton, Brian Williams, and Major General John Alexander, 1862. I’m an admirer of Brian Williams’ work. When I was in the nursing home a year ago, my roommate and and I would spontaneously say every evening: “It’s Brian time!” It was oBrianWilliamsne of the small joys of life in a difficult situation, which I’ll never forget. Good luck Brian, I miss you and know you’ll be reporting to us again soon.

6 thoughts on “The Evening News, 1862

  1. So glad you are moving around amazingly well these days, Fred! Loved your Valentine Celebration, complete with sparkling rings and a rose. Also the old Rockport photos.

    However creative it is, I find it unfortunate to put Brian Williams next to Honest Abe. Perhaps some of Abe’s integrity will rub off onto him?

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  2. Allan Pinkerton served as head of the Union Intelligence Service in 1861–1862. He later also the well know Pinkerton Detective Agency. Major General John Alexander McClernand, who resigned his office in Congress, led his troops for the duration of the Civil War.


  3. Ian Milhiser had the perfect tweet about this:

    BREAKING: Brian Williams becomes first person in human history to suffer professional consequences for lying about the Iraq War.


  4. “I now know why men who have been to war yearn to reunite. Not to tell stories or look at old pictures. Not to laugh or weep. Comrades gather because they long to be with the men who once acted at their best; men who suffered and sacrificed, who were stripped of their humanity. I did not pick these men. They were delivered by fate and the military. But I know them in a way I know no other men. I have never given anyone such trust. They were willing to guard something more precious as my life. They would have carried my reputation, the memory of me. It was part of the bargain we all made, the reason we were so willing to die for one another. As long as I have memory, I will think of them all, every day.

    I am sure that when I leave this world, my last thought will be of my family and my comrades…Such good men.” – Author unknown.

    🙂 Dave


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