When I was at the New York Public Library last night I came across this fascinating photograph of various members of the United States Sanitary Commission. New Yorkers such as these played an outsized role in supporting the Union Cause and yet their contributions often go unnoticed. That is why I am having so much fun working on this book about Theodore Roosevelt Senior and his colleagues. Many of these individuals did so much from 1861-65 and then contributed to national life for decades to come.