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Flora in Clay County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lewis Baldwin Parsons

 
 
Lewis Baldwin Parsons Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 13, 2016
1. Lewis Baldwin Parsons Marker
Inscription. Near this site was the home of Brevet Major General Lewis B. Parsons, who lived in Flora from 1875 until his death in 1907. Born in New York in 1818, Parsons graduated from Harvard Law School and began practice in Alton, Illinois. In 1854 he moved to St. Louis, where he became president of the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad. During the first year of the Civil War, Parsons was commissioned captain of the volunteers in the Union army. In 1861 he was given charge of river and rail transportation in the Department of the Mississippi and in 1864 was placed in charge of river and rail transportation for the entire army.
 
Erected 1986 by Clay County Civil War Round Table and the Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 40.728′ N, 88° 28.229′ W. Marker is in Flora, Illinois, in Clay County. Marker is on County Road 1200E 0.1 miles south of U.S. 50, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Flora IL 62839, United States of America.
 
Also see . . .  General Lewis Baldwin Parsons. From the Flora Depot website. (Submitted on October 19, 2016.)
Lewis Baldwin Parsons Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 13, 2016
2. Lewis Baldwin Parsons Marker
View to north with County Road 1200E on right
 
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on October 19, 2016.
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