Unknown soldier and unnamed captain.
My son is in the Virginia foothills tonight on his USMC reserve drill.
Prayers up for all our valorous men and women who keep the watch.
Matthew Fontaine Maury (1806-1873), "the Pathfinder of the Seas," also known as the father of modern oceanography, was a Virginian by birth (the grandson of Thomas Jefferson's teacher James Maury). His family moved to Franklin, TN, a city founded by a relative. Later Matthew Maury served in the US Navy (1825-1861) but resigned when his native state seceded. He was opposed to slavery but served in the Confederate Navy and after the war taught at VMI.
He had a son who was killed in the Vicksburg campaign, whose body was never found, although Gen. Grant tried to have it found.