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Birthplace of the Grand Army of the Republic

 
 
Birthplace of the Grand Army of the Republic Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, June 8, 2012
1. Birthplace of the Grand Army of the Republic Marker
Inscription. In a second floor room on this spot the Grand Army of the Republic was organized April 6, 1866, by Dr. Benjamin E. Stephenson.

This tablet is placed by The Department of Illinois Woman's Relief Corps, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic April 6, 1915.
 
Location. 39° 50.529′ N, 88° 57.198′ W. Marker is in Decatur, Illinois, in Macon County. Marker is on South Park Street. Click for map. Marker is mounted on the wall behind the Lincoln's Legacy (Looking for Lincoln) marker. Marker is in this post office area: Decatur IL 62523, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lincoln's Legacy (here, next to this marker); Music Please, Maestro (within shouting distance of this marker); The Transfer House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Railsplitter Candidate (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Choosing a President (about 600 feet away); Dedicated to All Veterans (about 700 feet away); Abraham Lincoln's First Political Speech (about 700 feet away); Let Us All Be United (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Decatur.
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsWar, US Civil

 
Birthplace of the Grand Army of the Republic Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, June 8, 2012
2. Birthplace of the Grand Army of the Republic Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 380 times since then and 15 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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