John A. Logan Speech ~ Marion, IL
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N 37° 43.846 W 088° 55.638
16S E 330163 N 4177692
Quick Description: Congressman, Civil War General, speech site marker by the WOW.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 12/18/2008 9:56:49 AM
Waymark Code: WM5CJR
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Long Description:

Marker Placed by: Woodman of the World.
Date Marker Placed: April 21, 1995.
County of Marker: Williamson County.
Location of Marker: Main St. & Market St., Tower Circle, Marion.

Marker Text:


On August 19, 1861, U.S. Congressman
John A. Logan delivered his speech on this
public square which resulted in this region
remaining loyal to the North during the
Civil War, 1861 - 1865.
The 31st Ill. Vol. Infantry Regt. was
formed with Logan as its Colonel.
He later rose to the rank of Major General.

As an aside to this marker, after the Civil War, John Logan gave a speech on the 30th of May in Woodlawn Cemetery, Carbondale, Illinois honoring the fallen and called for the repeat of this gathering forever. He eventually passed a bill in Congress to this effect and created Memorial Day, which we still observe.

Was the inscription legible?: Yes

Location of Marker/Monument: Other

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