Survivor Recalls the USS Indianapolis Sinking


Edgar Harrell recalls his remarkable experiences on the USS Indianapolis.  The USS Indianapolis (CL/CA-35) was a Portland-class cruiser of the United States Navy. She was named for the city of Indianapolis, IN She was the flagship of Admiral Raymond Spruance while he commanded the Fifth Fleet  in battles across the … Continue reading

Washington’s Farewell Addess 1796


Washington’s Farewell Address 1796 1796 Friends and Citizens: The period for a new election of a citizen to administer the executive government of the United States being not far distant, and the time actually arrived when your thoughts must be employed in designating the person who is to be clothed … Continue reading

Cross-Examination of Charles Guiteau


A sense of having been wronged, together with a warped idea of political duty, brought Charles Julius Guiteau to the Baltimore and Potomac Station in Washington on July 2, 1881.  On that same Saturday morning, President James Abram Garfield strode into the station to catch the 9:30 A.M. limited express, … Continue reading

Robert F. Kennedy
LBJAccepts Resignation of RFK as Attorney General.


Letter Accepting Resignation of Robert F. Kennedy as Attorney General. September 3, 1964 Dear Bob: It is with regret that I have received your resignation. You have played a very vital role in the conduct of public affairs. Both President Kennedy and I sought your counsel on a wide range … Continue reading