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General John A. Logan - Murphysboro, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 37° 45.796 W 089° 20.946
16S E 293079 N 4182148
Quick Description: Civil War General who later founded Memorial Day and confirmed it with a bill as a US Congressman.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 6/17/2014 8:57:37 AM
Waymark Code: WMKYWH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
Views: 1

Long Description:

County of statue: Jackson County
Location of statue: Spruce St., Murphysboro Middle School lawn, Murphysboro
Artist: Leon Hermant, 1866-1936, sculptor
Supervising Architect: William J. L. Lindstrom
Architects: Schmidt, Garden & Erikson

Monument text:
(Inscriptions around medallion): JOHN A. LOGAN/1826-1886 MARY S. C. LOGAN/1838-1923
(Below medallion): Erected by the People of Illinois
(on monument back): [long wreath stem erect with names alternation on either side]

BELMONT ~ DALLAS
BULL RUN ~ RAYMOND
CHATTANOOGA ~ FORT DONELSON
FORT HUDSON ~ FORT HENRY
COLUMBUS ~ VICKSBURG
(On back base):
To the Glorious Memory of
MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. LOGAN
and to his wife
MARY S. CUNNINGHAM LOGAN
State of Illinois
Len Small Governor
Erected by the
Department of Purchases
and Construction
Leslie Small Director
Wm. J. Lindstrom Supervising Architect
Schmidt Garden and Erikson
Architects
Leon Hermant * * * Sculptor

Proper Description: "A high relief sculpture of General John A. Logan on horseback. He sits atop the horse with his body turned sideways, facing the viewer. His proper left hand holds the reins, while his proper right hand holds his hat, at his side. Beneath the equestrian figure is a medallion of the general's wife." ~ Smithsonian American Art Museum

And here Wikipedia's view of the man.

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Middle school front lawn, common sense should prevail


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Type of memorial: Monument

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