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Company H 27th Illinois Infantry
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member snfromky
N 37° 45.854 W 089° 20.076
16S E 294359 N 4182223
Quick Description: Marker commemorating the raising of a local Infantry unit during the Civil War.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 7/5/2014 12:35:11 PM
Waymark Code: WMM1ZR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Corp Of Discovery
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Long Description:
In July 1861, J.D. Wheatley of DuQuoin wrote Illinois Governor Richard Yates that a Confederate company was drilling in Murphysboro. A Union officer sent to investigate discovered a group of men in uniforms made of red and white bed ticking drilling on the court house square with broomstick muskets and an American flag. This company, raised by attorney McHenry Brooks, mustered into the Union army on August 28, 1861, at Camp Butler as Company H, 27th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. The 27th fought in the battles of Belmont, Island #10, Stones River, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, and the Atlanta Campaign.
County: Jackson

Historical Society: The "Murphy Group", Friends of Murphysboro, General John A. Logan Museum and the Illinois State Historical Society

Dedication Date: May 24, 2014

Location: Northeast corner of the Jackson County Court House, Murphysboro, IL

Website: Not listed

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