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Colonel Lindorf Ozburn
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member snfromky
N 37° 45.825 W 089° 20.112
16S E 294305 N 4182170
Quick Description: This marker is dedicated to a Jackson County military man.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 7/5/2014 2:52:00 PM
Waymark Code: WMM20E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Corp Of Discovery
Views: 1

Long Description:
Lindorf Ozburn, born in Jackson County, Illinois in 1823, married Diza Glenn, John A. Logan's cousin. Ozburn, who served with Logan in the Mexican War, joined the Illinois 31st Infantry at the beginning of the Civil War. On Logan's promotion to General, he became its Colonel. When Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, Ozburn's log-held beliefs forced him to resign his commission. He was killed in Carbondale, Illinois, in 1864 by William Weaver, whom Ozburn had disciplined in the service. Weaver was arrested and housed in the jail, which once occupied this corner. A mob stormed the jail and killed Weaver.
County: Jackson

Historical Society: First Bank and Trust Company of Murphysboro, The Gen. John A. Logan Museum, and the Illinois Stater Historical Society.

Dedication Date: May 2014

Location: Southwest corner of the Jackson County courthouse, Murphysboro, IL.

Website: Not listed

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