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Day: August 28, 2017

Chester Arthur – Fairfield Vermont

Little remains of Chester Arthur, twenty-first POTUS who rose to the position in 1881 upon the death of President James Garfield.  Arthur served out Garfield’s term and retired from political […]

Franklin Pierce – New Hampshire

Franklin Pierce was America’s fourteenth president and served from 1853 to 1857.   The Pierce home in Hillsborough, New Hampshire is one of two homes preserved for President Pierce.  He […]

James Polk – Columbia, Tennessee

James Polk, eleventh President of the United States (1845 – 1849) was the second POTUS to come from Tennessee and served as Commander in Chief during the Mexican War.   […]

Andrew Johnson – Greenville, Tennessee

Andrew Johnson was America’s seventh POTUS, becoming president after Lincoln’s death in April 1865.  Johnson, a Union Democrat from Tennessee joined Lincoln in 1864 as part of the “Unity” ticket, […]

The Reconstruction Presidents

I picked up Brooks D. Simpson’s book at Grant Cottage in the Adirondacks.  Brooks D. Simpson is an expert on Civil War history and authors a blog, Crossroads that discusses history, […]

American Lion – Jon Meacham

Jon Meacham’s biography of America’s seventh president picks up in full after his loss to John Quincy Adams in 1824 and plots his comeback to take the presidency in 1828. […]