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The First Official Memorial Day


John A. Logan

Civil War Commander in Chief John A. Logan declared the first official Memorial Day in 1868

CREDIT: Portrait of Maj. Gen. John A. Logan, Officer of the Federal Army, ca. 1860-1865. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Reproduction Number LC-DIG-cwpb-07018.

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