|George W. Hopkins was 23 in 1860 and living with his sister Elizabeth "Bessie" Myers in St Augustine, Fla. Unlike Bessie's step-son John, George joined the Union navy. The photo dates to between May 1863 and Oct 1865. The double bars on his cuff also indicate that George had passed assistant surgeon, which might narrow down the date to after the last reference to him in the Official Records. There he is still referred to as acting assistant surgeon (Jan 1865). George was stationed aboard the USS Tacony. His father pastored a church in Saco, Maine. While there is no genealogical connection to my family line, the following story proved interesting enough to deserve a write-up.|
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Every now and then I get a hit from someone looking for the Korean Stamp Album. I sent it to my ex, and she says it was stolen. So don't buy it if it comes up for sale somewhere.