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Springfield in Sangamon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Some Exterior Features

 
 
Some Exterior Features Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 17, 2011
1. Some Exterior Features Marker
Inscription. The tomb's exterior is of granite, the point of the obelisk standing 117 feet high. A bronze statue portrays Lincoln holding the Emancipation Proclamation. The eagle on the plaque below holds in its beak the broken chain of human slavery. Shields below the statuary, each representing a state, ring the tomb with a solid chain symbolizing the undivided nation. statuary groups at the corners represent the major armed services commanded by Lincoln during the Civil War---infantry, cavalry, navy, and artillery. The military groups were cast in part with metal from sixty-five cannon donated by the U.S. government.
 
Location. 39° 49.373′ N, 89° 39.334′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Illinois, in Sangamon County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Monument Avenue and W. Oak Street. Click for map. Marker is in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Springfield IL 62702, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Grave of Abraham Lincoln (here, next to this marker); Building the Lincoln Tomb (here, next to this marker); Abraham Lincoln's. Tomb (here, next to this marker); Temporary Tombs (here, next to this marker);
Lincoln Tomb Monument image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 17, 2011
2. Lincoln Tomb Monument
Reconstruction and Renovation (here, next to this marker); The Lincoln Descendants (here, next to this marker); Receiving Vault (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lincolnís Tomb (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Springfield.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 257 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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