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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Nationalguard.mil -- Thu, 16 Aug 2018 200 New York National Guard members respond to flood threat BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -Two hundred New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen were on state active duty on Wednesday after as much as 6.83 inches of rain fell on some parts of the Finger Lakes... (more)
Journal News -- Tue, 14 Aug 2018 Mystery woman who helped rescue boy who jumped from overpass identified The story of the hero Hastings-on-Hudson police officer who jumped off a Saw Mill Parkway overpass to help a boy who'd been injured made news around the country. There was one mystery. The... (more)
KYIV Post -- Mon, 13 Aug 2018 Rotation of US military instructors under JMTG-U takes place in Lviv Soldiers from the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment out of the Tennessee National Guard participate have replaced the New York National Guard's 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team at the Joint... (more)