John A. Logan Speech - Marion, Illinois
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 37° 43.845 W 088° 55.636
16S E 330166 N 4177690
Quick Description: Marker in Marion town square commemorating a speech by John A. Logan which shaped the direction of southern Illinois during the Civil War.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 6/6/2009 2:37:41 PM
Waymark Code: WM6HF1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Corp Of Discovery
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Long Description:

The marker is located in the town square and former location of the Williamson County Courthouse. The text of the marker:

John A. Logan Speech

On August 191, 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

Placed by Woodmen of the World  April 21, 1995

County: Williamson

Historical Society: Woodmen of the World

Dedication Date: 1995/04/21

Location: Town square Marion

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