Posted by: Shorelander
N 41° 18.693 W 089° 05.279
16T E 325222 N 4575446
Quick Description: An Illinois State Historical Marker on the side of the road near an old fort.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 11/13/2007 11:05:42 PM
Waymark Code: WM2K2T
This marker is off the road, just south of the intersection of IL-351 and Orlando Smith Road south of La Salle, Illinois, en route to Oglesby.
The marker reads:
"On the eminence to the southwest stood Fort Wilbourn, where the Third Army of Illinois Volunteers was mustered in for service in the Black Hawk War. Here on June 16, 1832 Abraham Lincoln enlisted as a private in Jacob M. Early's company, his third enlistment of the war.
"Erected by the Illinois State Historical Society - 1934"
County: La Salle
Dedication Date: 1934
Website: [Web Link]
Location: Not listed
Historical Society: Not listed
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