Lewis Baldwin Parsons Historical

Lewis Baldwin Parsons Historical (HM1V6Q)

Location: Flora, IL 62839 Clay County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 40.728', W 88° 28.229'

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Near this site was the home of Brevet Major General Lewis B. Parsons, who lived in Flora from 1875 until his death in 1907. Born in New York in 1818, Parsons graduated from Harvard Law School and began practice in Alton, Illinois. In 1854 he moved to St. Louis, where he became president of the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad. During the first year of the Civil War, Parsons was commissioned captain of the volunteers in the Union army. In 1861 he was given charge of river and rail transportation in the Department of the Mississippi and in 1864 was placed in charge of river and rail transportation for the entire army.
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HM NumberHM1V6Q
Series This marker is part of the Illinois: Illinois State Historical Society series
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Year Placed1986
Placed ByClay County Civil War Round Table and the Illinois State Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 372091 N 4282159
Decimal Degrees38.67880000, -88.47048333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 40.728', W 88° 28.229'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 40' 43.68" N, 88° 28' 13.74" W
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Area Code(s)618
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 609 N Stanford Rd, Flora IL 62839, US
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