SARATOGA SPRINGS--James Gandy, librarian for the New York State Military Museum in Saratoga Springs N.Y., holds the 150-year old diary kept by Confederate Army lieutenant James Malbone. Malbone wrote parts of the diary in a homemade code to keep private information about military movements, his sex life, and his musings about the possibility that Varina Davis the wife of Confederate President Jefferson Davis was of African-American ancestry. Malbone's code was recently broken by Queens College associate professor Kent Boklan a former National Security Agency-trained code breaker.
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USA Today Network -- Wed, 01 Dec 2021 Hochul deploying National Guard to aid short-staffed NY nursing homes. What to know Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday deployed 60 National Guard medical teams to aid nursing homes in New York facing staffing shortages amid surging COVID-19 infections. The medical teams will... (more)
Army.mil -- Wed, 01 Dec 2021 NY National Guard volunteers support Trees for Troops BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. Fifteen New York National Guard volunteers joined veterans at Ellms Tree Farm on Nov. 29 to load 110 Christmas trees as part of the Trees for Troops program. New York... (more)
Spectrum News -- Wed, 01 Dec 2021 State deploying 13 National Guard teams to help Monroe County hospitals ROCHESTER, N.Y. During a news conference on Wednesday in Rochester, New York Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin announced the state would be sending 13 National Guard teams to Monroe County to help... (more)