Thursday, July 19, 2018
Books On The Square, 427 E. Washington St., Springfield, Illinois
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
This is the seventh of 12 programs abut “Illinois and the Civil War.”
The Illinois State Historical Society (ISHS) has erected more than 100 historical markers for Civil War recruitment and mustering camps in Mattoon, Rockford and Carbondale, for POW camps in Springfield, Rock Island, Chicago and Mound City, and to memorialize Civil War generals McClernand, Logan, Grant, Wallace and others. Markers also have been erected honoring events such as the Charleston Riot and the Confederate plot to free southern soldiers at Camp Douglas. William Furry, executive director of ISHS and editor of Illinois Heritage magazine, will present images of these sites, history of how and when many came to brand also talk about proposals for new Civil War markers yet to come.
Cost of Admission: $Free