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STJOHN_970808_01.JPG: Winfield Scott Hancock Statue
Hancock was a general who served in lots of campaigns during the Civil War: the Peninsular Campaign, Yorktown, Williamsburg, Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville. He took over a corps and led it into Gettysburg (where he was severely wounded), Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg. After the war, he was an unsuccessful candidate for President in 1880, losing to Garfield.
Wikipedia Description: St. John's Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square (Washington, D.C.)
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St. John's Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, is an historic Episcopal church located at 16th and H Streets, NW, in Washington, D.C. It is near Lafayette Square and the White House.
Beginning with James Madison, every president has at least been an occasional attendee, giving this church its nickname, "Church of the Presidents." The 54th pew is the President's Pew, and is reserved for the chief executive's use when in attendance.
Organized as a parish in 1815, it was named for Saint John, the Evangelist. The first service was held at St. John's Church in October 1816. It was designed by Benjamin Latrobe, designer of the U.S. Capitol Building, and is constructed of stucco-covered brick, taking the form of a Greek cross. In 1820, the portico and tower were added.
In 1902, the formal state funeral of British ambassador Lord Pauncefote took place in St. John's Church.
Artwork in the church includes two sculptures by Jay Hall Carpenter, a chapel cross in polished brass, and Ascent Into Heaven, a 3/4 lifesize bronze angel and child overlooking the church's columbarium.
In 1966, St. John's Church was placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior.
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1997 photos: Since 1984, I've lived in Silver Spring, Maryland.
From 1981 to 2002, photos were taken using a Pentax ME Super camera.
From 1989 to 2002, I was doing all pictures as prints (instead of slides which I had grown up on).
In 1997, at the age of 40, my photo obsession began and I started taking thousands of photos per year.
In September, 2002, I switched to digital cameras and the number of photos exploded.
Image quality is going to be variable because these are scans of slides and/or prints.
The images shown here were scanned in two phases. In the early years of the website, I rescanned a selection of pre-digital images, all at fairly low quality settings. During the COVID pandemic, I launched the Great Rescanning Effort, rescanning ALL of my pre-digital images from various media (prints, slides, negatives, etc) at higher resolution and quality settings. Mutilple versions of images -- some from the initial scannning phase, some from prints, some from slides/negatives -- were posted so there are frequently duplicate images on the same page. At some point, I hope to have time to do a final review and get rid of the duplicates but that'll have to wait until all of the pre-digital images are finally posted.
Trips this year: North Carolina (Dad), Florida (Mom), using a time share in Arkansas to visit Civil War sites in Missouri, Georgia, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. The Civil War became my excuse to see places I'd never been to in my life and it was a great motivator for 20 years or so.
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