General John A. Logan Museum

General John A. Logan Museum The lives of John and Mary Logan,and their contemporaries create a better understanding of political, technological and cultural changes in 19th and early 20th century America, and remain relevant, through the impact of individual decisions in history.
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Perseverance thy name is Carbondale Scout Troop 7066. Another beautiful day is spent painting fencing along Oak St. Than...
11/08/2020

Perseverance thy name is Carbondale Scout Troop 7066. Another beautiful day is spent painting fencing along Oak St. Thanks so much to Monica Wessel and Karen Gallegly who pressured wash the fencing in the dark last night.

NEWS FROM THE GEN. LOGAN MUSEUM – GEN. LOGAN APPEARS IN NEW MURALRevitalize 62966, a group of energetic individuals work...
11/03/2020

NEWS FROM THE GEN. LOGAN MUSEUM – GEN. LOGAN APPEARS IN NEW MURAL

Revitalize 62966, a group of energetic individuals working to revitalize Murphysboro, is working to paint murals on the walls of Murphysboro’s downtown buildings. Their first mural includes a depiction of Logan from Puck Magazine.

The Museum sends out a big thank you to Revitalize 62966 for including Logan in their first mural.

P. Michael Jones – Director

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NEWS FROM THE GEN. LOGAN MUSEUM – HAPPY HALLOWEENThank you Chris Deshazo for carving the great pumpkins for the Museum t...
10/31/2020

NEWS FROM THE GEN. LOGAN MUSEUM – HAPPY HALLOWEEN
Thank you Chris Deshazo for carving the great pumpkins for the Museum this year. I hope everyone who gets a chance to see them. Thanks too to the Gen. John A. Logan Attendance Center’s PTO for asking us to be a part of their annual Halloween Event.
#historyisfun

The Jesse Gordon Chapter of the DAR came to the Logan Museum to clean and paint the picket fence facing Edith and 16th S...
10/30/2020

The Jesse Gordon Chapter of the DAR came to the Logan Museum to clean and paint the picket fence facing Edith and 16th Street. This was their Day of Service which honors the anniversary of the DAR's founding in October of 1890. Thank you to all the individuals who came together to make such a wonderful improvement to the Museum grounds!

NEWS FROM THE GEN. LOGAN MUSEUM – RESTORING LIMBERT COTTAGEHelp, Help, Help!!!  The Museum is looking for old photograph...
10/30/2020

NEWS FROM THE GEN. LOGAN MUSEUM – RESTORING LIMBERT COTTAGE

Help, Help, Help!!! The Museum is looking for old photographs of Limbert Cottage as plans are being made to restore it. Limbert Cottage is a wonderful 140 year old brick home located at 406 S. 15th Street (the SE corner of S.15th and Oak Streets). It was built by William Limbert who, with his family, emigrated from England to Murphysboro in 1870 to work as a coal miner.

We hope to find descendants of this man, or folks who grew up in the neighborhood who might have taken outside photos with the building in it. We would also love to find photos of William, his wife Anna or their children.

So, if you think you might have some please check your attics, basements and closets to find then. We will be grateful for any photos you might have to share with us.

P. Michael Jones – Director

#preservinghistory

10/29/2020

Thank you to Sherwin Williams located on West Main in Carbondale for their donation of 5 gallons of paint for our fencing. Way to go!!

NEWS FROM THE GEN. JOHN A. LOGAN MUSEUM – 1884 CAMPAIGN ENTREPRENEURSIn 1884 people still kept pictures of their heroes ...
10/29/2020

NEWS FROM THE GEN. JOHN A. LOGAN MUSEUM –
1884 CAMPAIGN ENTREPRENEURS

In 1884 people still kept pictures of their heroes hanging in their homes or tucked away in their scrapbooks. I don’t think that is true today. Producing those pictures was a booming business, especially during presidential elections. Companies were bi-partisan and produced identical images for the candidates from both parties to assure maximum profit.

At least one (and maybe all) of the chromolithographs (that’s a mouth full) pictured was manufactured by E. P. & L. Restein, a Philadelphia chromolithographic firm established by brothers Edmund Prosper and Louis (Ludwig) Restein, which operated ca. 1864-1912. They are from the Museum’s collections.

Blaine & Logan - Republican Cleveland & Tilden - Democrat

P. Michael Jones – Director

#historyiskindacool

NEWS FROM THE GEN. JOHN A. LOGAN MUSEUM – 1884 THIRD PARTY CANDIDATES – DID YOU KNOW?The presidential election of 1884 f...
10/27/2020

NEWS FROM THE GEN. JOHN A. LOGAN MUSEUM – 1884 THIRD PARTY CANDIDATES – DID YOU KNOW?

The presidential election of 1884 featured four third-parties

The Anti-Monopoly Party formed to express opposition to the business practices of the emerging nationwide companies. It nominated former Civil War General and Massachusetts Senator Benjamin F. Butler for president.

The Greenback Party’s platform focused on the renewed use of non-gold-backed United States Notes (Greenbacks) in an effort to restore prosperity through an expanded money supply. This party also nominated Benjamin F. Butler for president and endorsed by the Anti-Monopoly Party.

The American Prohibition Party hoped to consolidate the anti-masonry, prohibition, anti-polygamy, and direct election of the president reform movements in one party. It nominated former Kansas Governor John St. John for president. Formed in 1868, and still active today.

The Equal Rights Party nominated Suffragette Belva Ann Lockwood, a Washington, D.C. attorney, for president. Lockwood accepted the nomination commenting, "I cannot vote but I can be voted for." She was, however, not the first woman to run for president. Victoria Woodhull ran a limited campaign in 1872. Lockwood received around 4,194 votes.

P. Michael Jones – Director

#historyprovidespersptective

Pictured: Benjamin Butler, John St. Johns, and Belva Ann Lockwood

NEWS FROM THE GEN. LOGAN MUSEUM – RAIN, RAIN GO AWAYThe weather of late has cut into the progress that was being made on...
10/27/2020

NEWS FROM THE GEN. LOGAN MUSEUM – RAIN, RAIN GO AWAY

The weather of late has cut into the progress that was being made on the museum grounds. The painting of the Ward-Cobb House has slowed, the sidewalk/viewing area in front of the Logan Home foundation is ready but the boulevard is to wet to finish, the setting of sandstone posts by the path, and the split rail fence is a standstill.

Looking forward to a little more sunshine before winter drives us inside.

P. Michael Jones - Director

Members of Carbondale scout troop 7066B braved another cool, cloudy day to paint fencing along Oak Street. We are so app...
10/26/2020

Members of Carbondale scout troop 7066B braved another cool, cloudy day to paint fencing along Oak Street. We are so appreciative of their labor and the paint they provided.

We are fortunate to have the adult leaders of Carbondale’s scout troop 7066G, Monica Wessel and Karen Gallegly, along wi...
10/25/2020

We are fortunate to have the adult leaders of Carbondale’s scout troop 7066G, Monica Wessel and Karen Gallegly, along with David Wessel power wash our fencing along Oak Street in preparation for painting. They have not been deterred by the cold weather. We look forward to having the scouts paint today in the slightly warmer temps.

General John A. Logan Museum
10/25/2020

General John A. Logan Museum

NEWS FROM THE LOGAN MUSEUM – FROM OUR COLLECTIONS

As of May 2020 students have been gathering at the base of Murphysboro’s Gen. John A. Logan Monument for 90 years. The Museum’s collections contain a photo and the names of nine Murphysboro Township High School students standing in front of the statue 86 years ago.

One was Homer Lee Ward who grew up in the Museum’s Ward-Cobb House at 322 S. 17th Street. Another was Tommy Keough who, the photo noted, was “the 1st boy from M’boro killed” in World War II. Keough, an Army Air Corp fighter pilot, died September 27, 1942, and is buried in England.

While Logan’s story has faded in the 21st century his statue remains a common, almost century-old, link in the lives Murphysboro students.

Check out the names of the “kids” in the photo. Do you recognize anyone? Do you have a statue story or photo to share with the Museum?

P. Michael Jones – Director

#historyconnectspeople

NEWS FROM THE LOGAN MUSEUM – FROM OUR COLLECTIONSAs of May 2020 students have been gathering at the base of Murphysboro’...
10/24/2020

NEWS FROM THE LOGAN MUSEUM – FROM OUR COLLECTIONS

As of May 2020 students have been gathering at the base of Murphysboro’s Gen. John A. Logan Monument for 90 years. The Museum’s collections contain a photo and the names of nine Murphysboro Township High School students standing in front of the statue 86 years ago.

One was Homer Lee Ward who grew up in the Museum’s Ward-Cobb House at 322 S. 17th Street. Another was Tommy Keough who, the photo noted, was “the 1st boy from M’boro killed” in World War II. Keough, an Army Air Corp fighter pilot, died September 27, 1942, and is buried in England.

While Logan’s story has faded in the 21st century his statue remains a common, almost century-old, link in the lives Murphysboro students.

Check out the names of the “kids” in the photo. Do you recognize anyone? Do you have a statue story or photo to share with the Museum?

P. Michael Jones – Director

#historyconnectspeople

NEWS FROM THE GEN. LOGAN MUSEUM – GETTING OUT THE VOTE IN 1884Getting the voters to the polls was just as important in 1...
10/21/2020

NEWS FROM THE GEN. LOGAN MUSEUM – GETTING OUT THE VOTE IN 1884

Getting the voters to the polls was just as important in 1884 as it is today. To do this both parties worked to keep their candidates’ names in the public eye. One method they used to accomplish this was the minting and circulation of tokens with the candidates’ images.

Pictured are examples of the front and back of two Blaine and Logan tokens from the Museum’s collections. I believe that the holes indicate that these tokens were eventually used as watch fobs.

P. Michael Jones – Director

#historyiscool

NEWS FROM THE GEN. LOGAN MUSEUM – NEW SIDEWALK IS ALMOST COMPLETEDThanks to a grant to the City of Murphysboro new sidew...
10/20/2020

NEWS FROM THE GEN. LOGAN MUSEUM –
NEW SIDEWALK IS ALMOST COMPLETED

Thanks to a grant to the City of Murphysboro new sidewalks have been going in all over town. The Museum provided additional funds to give the sidewalk replacement south of the Museum an exposed aggregate surface. This helps set the area apart as historic. It also provided funds to replace the sidewalk removed in the excavation of the Logan foundation and a few broken areas to the south of it in this way.

Weather permitting this sidewalk project will be finished this week. All that need to be done is the section around the excavation.

Thank you to the Smysor Trust and an anonymous donor for making this possible.

P. Michael Jones – Director

#savinghistoryrequiresinvestment

NEWS FROM THE GEN. LOGAN MUSEUM – LOGAN FOR PRESIDENT IN ‘88In its June 5, 1886 edition the Washington Bee, a Washington...
10/20/2020

NEWS FROM THE GEN. LOGAN MUSEUM –
LOGAN FOR PRESIDENT IN ‘88

In its June 5, 1886 edition the Washington Bee, a Washington, D.C.-African American owned weekly newspaper, endorsing John A. Logan as the 1888 Republican presidential nominee. Its endorsement shows that back then, just like the present, nominees had to win over various constituencies.

Would Logan get your vote?

**Conkling and his friends is a reference to Political Boss Roscoe Conkling of New York who represented the “Swamp” at that time, but you probably already knew that.

P. Michael Jones – Director

#historyprovidesperspective

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10/17/2020
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John Brown

Born in Torrington, Connecticut, John Brown belonged to a devout family with extreme anti-slavery views. He married twice and fathered twenty children. The expanding family moved with Brown throughout his travels, residing in Ohio, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and New York.

NEWS FROM THE GEN. JOHN A, LOGAN MUSEUM – JOHN A. LOGAN COLLEGE FACEBOOK PROGRAMMINGAt 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 14 J...
10/12/2020

NEWS FROM THE GEN. JOHN A, LOGAN MUSEUM – JOHN A. LOGAN COLLEGE FACEBOOK PROGRAMMING

At 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 14 JALC will present film maker Dave Danielson in a Facebook Live (https://www.facebook.com/jalcollege) program from the John A. Logan Museum in Murphysboro.

Danielson will talk about “MEMORIAL DAY,” the movie he’s creating about John A. Logan, and why people who have never heard about John A. Logan before are so excited to see this film.

This presentation will include Q & A time and a tour of the museum.

This presentation is a part of the John A. Logan College's annual “Civil War Days” programing. Check out the attached flyer for information on the day’s other events.

NEWS FROM THE GEN. JOHN A, LOGAN MUSEUM – JOHN A. LOGAN COLLEGE FACEBOOK PROGRAMMINGAt 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 14 J...
10/08/2020

NEWS FROM THE GEN. JOHN A, LOGAN MUSEUM – JOHN A. LOGAN COLLEGE FACEBOOK PROGRAMMING

At 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 14 JALC will present film maker Dave Danielson in a Facebook Live (https://www.facebook.com/jalcollege) program from the John A. Logan Museum in Murphysboro.

Danielson will talk about “MEMORIAL DAY,” the movie he’s creating about John A. Logan, and why people who have never heard about John A. Logan before are so excited to see this film.

This presentation will include Q & A time and a tour of the museum.

This presentation is a part of the John A. Logan College's annual “Civil War Days” programing. Check out the attached flyer for information on the day’s other events.

P. Michael Jones Director

#Historyisfascinating

NEWS FROM THE GEN. JOHN A. LOGAN MUSEUM – WORLD PREMIERE CAUGHT IN THE SWEEP OF HISTORY – EGYPT IN THE CIVIL WAR - THE L...
10/08/2020

NEWS FROM THE GEN. JOHN A. LOGAN MUSEUM – WORLD PREMIERE CAUGHT IN THE SWEEP OF HISTORY – EGYPT IN THE CIVIL WAR - THE LAST YEAR

The World Premiere of Caught in the Sweep of History - Egypt in the Civil War - The Last Year is scheduled for Thursday, October 8, 2020 at the at the Museum 1613 Edith Street in Murphysboro. The event starts at 6:30 pm. Time is running out so be sure and get your reservations.

Seating is limited so call 618-967-0443 or 618-303-0569 or email [email protected] to reserve a space.

P. Michael Jones – Director

#historyprovidesprospective

NEWS FROM THE GEN. LOGAN MUSEUM - CAUGHT IN THE SWEEP OF HISTORY PREMEIERThere are just four days left to make your rese...
10/05/2020

NEWS FROM THE GEN. LOGAN MUSEUM - CAUGHT IN THE SWEEP OF HISTORY PREMEIER

There are just four days left to make your reservations for the World Premiere of Caught in the Sweep of History - Egypt in the Civil War - The Last Year.

Seating is limited so call 618-967-0443 or 618-303-0569 or email [email protected] to reserve a space.

#historyprovidesprospective

NEWS FROM THE GEN. LOGAN MUSEUM – WORLD PREMIEREJust a reminder about the October 8, 2020 World Premiere of Caught in th...
10/03/2020

NEWS FROM THE GEN. LOGAN MUSEUM – WORLD PREMIERE

Just a reminder about the October 8, 2020 World Premiere of Caught in the Sweep of History – Egypt in the Civil War – The Last Year.

Seating is limited so call 618-967-0443 or 618-303-0569 or email [email protected] to reserve a space.

#historyprovidesprospective

NEWS FROM THE GEN. LOGAN MUSEUM – WORLD PREMIEREDon’t forget to make your reservations for the October 8, 2020 World Pre...
10/03/2020

NEWS FROM THE GEN. LOGAN MUSEUM – WORLD PREMIERE

Don’t forget to make your reservations for the October 8, 2020 World Premiere of Caught in the Sweep of History – Egypt in the Civil War – The Last Year. Seating is limited so call 618-967-0443 or 618-303-0569 or email [email protected] to reserve a space.

#historyprovidesprospective

NEWS FROM THE GEN. LOGAN MUSEUM – RELOCATED SPLIT RAIL FENCEMuseum staff and volunteers have been working to make change...
10/03/2020

NEWS FROM THE GEN. LOGAN MUSEUM – RELOCATED SPLIT RAIL FENCE

Museum staff and volunteers have been working to make changes to the Museum’s frontage along S. 17th Street. The projects that have been completed are ghosting the Logan home’s foundation (this includes painting its path on the sidewalk), outlining the Logan summer kitchen foundation to make it more visible, and creating Elizabeth’s kitchen garden.

Tomorrow (10/3/20) we will be working to realign the split rail fence to its original northeast/southwest angle. Laura, Britany and I got the bottom rails in place today.

P. Michael Jones – Director

#historyishardwork

P.S. Don’t forget to make your reservations for the October 8, 2020 World Premiere of "Caught in the Sweep of History – Egypt in the Civil War – The Last Year." Seating is limited so call 618-967-0443 or 618-303-0569 or email [email protected] to reserve a space.

NEWS FROM THE GEN. LOGAN MUSEUM – WORLD PREMIERE CAUGHT IN THE SWEEP OF HISTORY – EGYPT IN THE CIVIL WAR – THE FINAL YEA...
09/29/2020

NEWS FROM THE GEN. LOGAN MUSEUM – WORLD PREMIERE CAUGHT IN THE SWEEP OF HISTORY – EGYPT IN THE CIVIL WAR – THE FINAL YEAR

You are invited to an outdoor showing of “Caught in the Sweep of History: Egypt in the Civil War - the Final Year” on the grounds of the General John A Logan Museum, 1613 Edith St., Murphysboro

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets.

Seating is limited, call 618-967-0443 or 618-303-0569 to reserve your spot

“Seating” opens at 6:30 and Film begins at 7

Admission is free, but donations are gladly accepted.

Guests are asked to follow Covid-19 regulations and wear masks and maintain social distance.

This 45-minute documentary provides an outstanding picture of how the Civil War affected the residents of Southern Illinois.

P. Michael Jones – Director

#historyprovidesknowledge

Photos: Logan at the June 27, 1864, Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Pvt Joseph Bastien of Murphysboro who lost his leg in that battle. This was an early battle in the Civil War’s last year.

NEWS FROM THE GEN. LOGAN MUSEUM – MURPHYSBORO’S FIRST LOGAN MONUMENTSunday Afternoon ((9/27/20) I worked to create a gra...
09/29/2020

NEWS FROM THE GEN. LOGAN MUSEUM –
MURPHYSBORO’S FIRST LOGAN MONUMENT

Sunday Afternoon ((9/27/20) I worked to create a grass free area around the 1914 Logan Monument with the goal of cutting down on weed eating.

This “Logan Monument” was created from a 3’x2.5’x2.5’ block of “Boskydell” sandstone weighing 2,700 pounds. It was shipped to Murphysboro on the Illinois Central Railroad.

Intended as the cornerstone of a future Logan Museum, it was dedicated with much ceremony by Illinois’s governor Edward Dunne during Murphysboro’s first “Logan Day” on August 3, 1914. Twenty-five thousand people attended this event.

It sat on the west side of S. 17th Street just across from the Museum’s grounds until it was moved to its present location in 1989.

Murphysboro’s United Methodist Church, constructed circa 1910-1912, was built from Boskeydell sandstone.

P. Michael Jones - Director

#historyprovidesperspective

NEWS FROM THE GEN. LOGAN MUSEUM – GROUNDS UP DATEAs mentioned earlier, the work of ghosting the Logan home’s foundation ...
09/27/2020

NEWS FROM THE GEN. LOGAN MUSEUM – GROUNDS UP DATE

As mentioned earlier, the work of ghosting the Logan home’s foundation to aid visitors in comparing its location to modern Murphysboro is finished. As of yesterday, July 26, 2020, the goal of doing the same for their summer kitchen was also completed thanks to the help of volunteers Betsy Brown, Andy Brown, and Davis Szoke.

This work was just the opposite done for the home’s foundation. It consisted of spreading gravel around the foundation (located by archaeologists in 1993) to make it more visible.

The summer kitchen’s foundation is not as substantial as the home’s and is much nearer ground level. It is also not as complete.

I will offer more about summer kitchens and the archaeologist’s thoughts on what they found later.

P. Michael Jones – Director

#historyliesbelowourfeet

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1613 Edith St
Murphysboro, IL
62966

Opening Hours

Tuesday 13:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 13:00 - 16:00
Thursday 13:00 - 16:00
Friday 13:00 - 16:00
Saturday 13:00 - 16:00
Sunday 13:00 - 16:00

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(618) 684-3455

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General John A. Logan Museum

The General John A. Logan Museum celebrates one of the most noteworthy nineteenth century Americans to escape notice in the 20th and 21st centuries. Among his legacies are modern veterans' benefits and Memorial Day. His advocacy of equality for African Americans and women was well ahead of his time.

Our museum also celebrates the role of "Egypt" (Southern Illinois) in the Civil War, provides educational and cultural programs, and is a gateway for regional tourism.

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A great video on the establishment of the Memorial Day Holiday and our own Major General John A. Logan! https://www.facebook.com/fordstheatrenps/videos/544011932938276/
This showed up in my feed today, thought you might enjoy it.
Hey Indy? Find anything like this in your digs? We dug it out of our backyard, 2 blocks west of you...
We will be bringing to the museum a Standard Atlas of Jackson County to Michael Jones on Thursday, October 24.
I was poking around in the Registers of Deaths of Volunteers looking for Coker on Ancestry.com and I believe it may be a source of information about some of the Egypt soldiers. See if this info is news to you. THACKER, Benjamin M Private Harrisburg Oct 15, 1861 --- is what I find in the Illinois records, but in the Register I find him listed as ""supposed Killed in Battle" Died 6 Sep 1862 in Regiment Hospital. EMMERSON, John Private --- Nov 19, 1861 --- is what I see in the Illinois records, but the Register has that died 6 Sep 1862 in Regimental Hosptal in Mississippi In the Illinois recrods, I find this "Robison" in Company I. ROBINSON, Seneca Recruit Du Quoin --- --- but in the Register I found Simon Robinson, Company I, 6 Ill Cav, as dying Sept 11, 1862 in the Reg. Hospital of "Volna Scopus" (gunshot) while on a scout". On the same page as Coker is this soldier from 6th Illinois Cavalry, company G: CUNNINGHAM, Nathaniel B 1st Lt. Metropolis May 13, 1862 Shot by guerrillas Sep 5, 1862. He is listed as "Volna Scopus" on Sept. 5 at the General Hospital somewhere in Mississippi. But the real story behind Cunningham is interesting. On 4 Sep 62, Grierson and a detachment was in Hernando and Coldwater Mississippi to break up some guerrilla activity. 10 CSA were captured. Grierson sent the prisoners and 15 men under the command of Lieutenant Nathaniel B. Cunningham to return to camp with the prisoners. They were ambushed. Cunningham was killed, as was one CSA prisoner. The Union men scattered and when they returned to Camp, 100 men were sent out looking for the rebels. The found Cunningham's body riddled with bullets, missing cash and other valuables, and mutilated. The locals had buried the the dead Confederate. Captain Boicourt arrested a 23 year old man by the name of White, and similar to the movies, he was told to 'run'. Boicourt shot him dead and reported he was trying to escape. Both sides seem to agree White was neither soldier or CSA. Boichort resigned a month later. Pembertown (CSA) in Jackson, Mississippi had sent a letter threatening retaliation against 4 Union prisoners if the men responsible were not rounded up. We know these details because WT Sherman wrote them in a letter to Major John Rawlins on 19 November 1862. The four mentioned by Pemberton are to be moved to the top of the exchange list, but the actual names or what happened do not seem to be available in the materials I have available on the Internet.
Events happening at Sallie Logan Library, Murphysboro March 11-16 FREE virtual reality sessions. Call for times. March 23 - Trivia Night Fundraiser 6 PM May 13 - Family Vacation Night - Play is my superpower. FREE - 530 pm to 7 pm Sallie Logan Public Library or sallieloganlibrary.com for more details. 618-687-3271
Edwin Fozzard was elected 1st Sergeant if Company G at the formation of the 81st Regt. Illinois Inf'ty Volls. in August of 1862. Although not formally commissioned captain until November of 1863, he was full acting in the capacity of the company's captaincy throughout the Vicksburg Campaign April-July 1863. It is but mere speculation on my part that 1st Sgt. Fozzard had this image taken in Memphis, Tn. during the winter of 1862-63 at which time he received his first commission to 2nd Lieutenant, which I also speculate is what he is holding in his hand. Captain Fozzard was a man well liked by the men and other officers of the 81st Illinois and quite the Euchre player as well... Captain Fozzard died in 1868 and is buried in Williamson County Illinois.
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Stumbled across this picture in a book about Grant. The picture is entitled "Sherman and his Generals". They are identified as: Oliver O. Howard. John A. Logan. William B. Hazen. William T. Sherman. Jeff. C. Davis. Henry W. Slocum. J. A. Mower.
Betsy Steffen Brown was selected by the Jesse Gordon Chapter to receive the DAR Community Service Award for the design and establishment of Pat’s Prairie at the General John A Logan Museum campus in Murphysboro. This award honors persons who are making significant contributions in their community through their time, actions, talents and dedication. Pat's Prairie is a planting of native Illinois wildflowers which will provide an unique educational opportunity for school children and adults. Visitors to Pat’s Prairie will be able to experience the diversity of native plants and flowers seen by our ancestors when they settled Illinois and made it a state in 1818. Betsy Steffen Brown (seated) with Community Service Award chair Meleah Paschall.