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Near Petersburg in Menard County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Dr. Benjamin Franklin Stephenson

1823 - 1871

 
 
Dr. Benjamin Franklin Stephenson Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, October 4, 2008
1. Dr. Benjamin Franklin Stephenson Marker
Inscription. Founder of the Grand Army of the Republic, Menard County resident, Rush Medical College graduate 1850, Surgeon 14th Illinois Volunteers 1861-1864.

He originated the G.A.R. name, ritual and constitution of Post No. 1, Decatur April 6, 1866, called First National G.A.R. Convention and was its First Adjutant General.
 
Erected 1955 by Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 40° 0.783′ N, 89° 49.719′ W. Marker is near Petersburg, Illinois, in Menard County. Marker is on Sangamon Avenue (Illinois Route 123) west of Curtis Black Top, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg IL 62675, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lincoln in Petersburg (approx. 1.1 miles away); Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (approx. 1.1 miles away); Peter McCue (approx. 1.1 miles away); Lincoln the Surveyor (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Survey of Petersburg (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Frackelton State Bank (approx. 1.1 miles away); R & D Frackelton General Store (approx. 1.1 miles away); The New Salem Lincoln League (approx. 2.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Petersburg.
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsWar, US Civil
 
Marker at "Rose Hills" Cemetery Entrance Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, October 4, 2008
2. Marker at "Rose Hills" Cemetery Entrance
Other View Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, October 4, 2008
3. Other View
Dr. Benjamin Franklin Stephenson grave site Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, October 3, 2014
4. Dr. Benjamin Franklin Stephenson grave site
Dr. Benjamin Franklin Stephenson grave site Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, October 3, 2014
5. Dr. Benjamin Franklin Stephenson grave site
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,532 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 10, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   4, 5. submitted on November 3, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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