MD -- Fort McHenry Natl Monument -- Visitor Center:
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FTMCVC_161014_10.JPG: Letter to Major George Armistead
September 14, 1814
This letter to Fort McHenry's commander, Major George Armistead, is from his wife Louisa's sister, Peggy Moore. She describes the anguish and worry she and her husband, Col. Samuel Moore, had felt as they heard "those vile bombs directed at you," which had only ceased a few hours earlier. Col. Moore himself had been injured at the Battle of North Point on September 12. The upside down passage of the letter is a postscript in which he suggests "to stop the channel at Hawkins Point to prevent these vessels coming up again."
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2016 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Seven relatively short trips this year:
two Civil War Trust conference (Gettysburg, PA and West Point, NY, with a side-trip to New York City),
my 11th consecutive San Diego Comic-Con trip (including sites in Utah, Nevada, and California),
a quick trip to Michigan for Uncle Wayne's funeral,
two additional trips to New York City, and
a Civil Rights site trip to Alabama during the November elections. Being in places where people died to preserve the rights of minority voters made the Trumputin election even more depressing.
Number of photos taken this year: just over 610,000.
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