Today we met in class and worked on our project. I was helping Katelyn put in the information into the timeline spreadsheet to make it go faster and we managed to get all the general dates of the Civil War (Gettysburg, the start, the end etc) in pretty quickly and without much trouble. Then I set out trying to figure out how to put images into the timeline so when you clicked the event a picture would appear in the box. We knew it had been done in the past because the James Farmer group from last year had pictures in their timeline. After fiddling around with it I discovered that in order for the picture to show in the box that pops up on the timeline you had to paste the html in the “description” portion not the imgURL section. By putting <img src=”the image’s url”> in the description column of the spread sheet it got the picture to appear, so yay 🙂
I found in the Letters of Alfred J. Bloor mention of a mansion just down the street from the unfinished monument of Mary Washington. I was pretty certain this was Kenmore, the house of George Washington’s sister. I was thinking of heading down there one of these nice days or e-mailing them if they have any information. Before doing either of these things I decided to check out their website and in the history of Kenmore area of the site there is a blurb about Kenmore being used as a hospital in 1864 including an excerpt from some Union medical steward who talks about being sent to Kenmore to work. Unfortunately, they did not provide a name for the medical steward. Maybe they will be able to answer that through e-mail or when I go down there later this week since I will be gone most of the weekend for Quarter-finals for rugby. Hope everyone is not running into any problems with their projects!