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Front SectionLucy M. Reeds Red Cross Nurse Overseas Soldiers OverseasColumn OneGeorge L. Adams · Samuel Adams · Floyd Annin · Harry Annin · Archie Ashmore · Frank Ashmore · Logan W. Blevins, Sergt. &mid…
In 1837 Thomas Lincoln erected a cabin on a tract of land situated one-half mile to the east. Here he resided until his death in 1851. Abraham Lincoln visited here frequently, and after 1841 held title to forty acres of land on which his parents l…
General U. S Grantnear this spot on June 15, 1861 took command of his first troops in the Civil War 21st Ill. Inf.
Here on January 31, 1861, President-Elect Abraham Lincoln visited his stepmother, Mrs. Sarah Bush Lincoln and her daughter Mrs. Reuben Moore (Matilda Johnston). This was his last visit to Coles County before leaving Illinois for his inauguration. …
Gristmill Stone Recovered from theLittle Embarras River South of Oaklandabout 1936. Donated to the City of Oaklandby the Curtis Family in memory of Walter A. andGeorgia (Swinford) Curtis. Mill was in use about 1850.
1861 - - - - 1865In Grateful remembrance of theCivil War Veterans
This was the home of Dr. Hiram Rutherford, who was involved in 1847 in a case in which Abraham Lincoln represented a slaveholder. Rutherford and Gideon Ashmore harbored a family of slaves who had sought their help. The slaves belonged to Robert M…
Top Section Dr. Hiram Rutherford was a key person involved in Abraham Lincoln's famous slave case, the only instance in his career where Lincoln represented the rights of a slave owner. Robert Matson brought slaves from Kentucky to work his farm …
Side OneTop Section Nineteenth-century Illinois political campaigns and rallies were raucous affairs, part entertainment and part serious politics. The candidates were often accompanied or preceded by marchers, fireworks, flag bearers, musicians, …