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Home of John & Mary Logan
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 37° 59.724 W 088° 55.227
16S E 331371 N 4207044
Quick Description: John A. Logan's political career, and their movements.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 4/11/2008 10:00:38 AM
Waymark Code: WM3J96
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Special.Ed
Views: 15

Long Description:

Marker Erected by: The Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois State Historical Society.

Marker Text:

HOME OF JOHN & MARY LOGAN
1856-1861
John A. Logan 1826-1886, U.S. Representative 1859-1862, 1867-1871. Civil War General, 1861-1865, U.S. Senator, 1871-1877, 1879-1886; Vice presidential Candidate with James Blaine 1884. He established Memorial Day as a National holiday on 1868.

John A. Logan and Mary Cunningham were married in Shawneetown on November 27, 1855, and then moved to Benton where John practiced law. They lived in a small frame house on this site. Mary moved to Carbondale in 1861 where she remained during the Civil War.

County: Franklin County.

Historical Society: The Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois State Historical Society

Dedication Date: 1989.

Location: 204 S. Main St., Benton.

Website: [Web Link]

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