Saturday, July 4, 2009

Mystery Person

Happy July the 4th to everyone! Hope you all have some great plans today, and do not spend the entire day on this silly contest. OK, GO!

23 comments:

  1. Good Morning! I haven't got a clue, but he's handsome. Been up all night...couldn't sleep...just so grateful to be an American! :o) I researched all about the Declaration of Independence, and blogged my reverence for the privilege of being born in this great country. Will introduce a new tradition today of fully reading Declaration of Independence together as a family sometime in the morning; perhaps just after our town's fifteen minute parade and just before we bust the watermelon and hand-crank some ice-cream. Hope you have a great game this morning. I've gotta squeeze in a nap after I hang out the flag. Happy Fourth of July!

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  2. Where is everybody?

    Okay, one guess: your great-grandfather.

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  3. ...that served as a Colonel in the Confederate Army.

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  4. Tina,
    No not a relative.
    PJM

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  5. Looks like a young George Armstrong Custer.

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  6. William,
    No, it is not custer.
    PJM

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  7. John Wilkes Booth

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  8. Ray,
    Were you going to wish our readers a Happy 4th?

    Sorry, it is not Booth.
    PJM

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  9. ...and I'm out. Good luck, y'all!

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  10. No, it is not Robert Lincoln.
    PJM

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  11. Grudgingly, Happy Fourth of July
    to all.

    I'm sure I know this face...

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  12. Hi,

    Happy 4th of July!

    Is it John Hay, a secretary of Lincoln?

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  13. Rob,
    WE HAVE A WINNER . . . Yes it is John Hay, Lincoln's secretary.

    Good job, and thank you for the 4th greetings.
    PJM

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  14. Darn, I just got here, but Happy 4th to everyone. Watch out for the Health Care Bill.

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  15. Thats what I get for sleeping in after a night at the All American Picnic concert at the Ft Worth Botanic Gardens! Of course I would have had no shot in a bucket of getting it....
    Happy 4th of July all!! Thank you to all of our brave men and women, past and present, who answered the call to make this country safe and free. Freedom is not free--Hug a Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine or Coastie today.
    Semper Fi!

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  16. Drat! I should have logged in at dawn instead of sleeping in and then going to the local parade. I recognized him instantly, and the larger photo it was cropped from.

    May I recommend a book -- "Lincoln's Men: The President and his Private Secretaries" by Daniel Mark Epstein. The cover has the full photo of Lincoln, Hay and Nicolay. The book is quite interesting.

    Mr. Hay went on to become Secretary of State (1898 to 1905, his death).

    Happy Fourth of July to all!

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  17. Is it francis scott key?

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  18. Anon,
    No it is John Hay, Lincoln's secretary . . . someone got it this morning.
    PJM

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