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Florence in Pike County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Ninety-Ninth Illinois Infantry

 
 
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By Emily Pursley, December 29, 2018
1. The Ninety-Ninth Illinois Infantry Marker
Inscription.  The Ninety-Ninth Illinois Infantry, Pike County's famous Civil War regiment and first regiment out of state under call of 1862, was mustered at Florence Illinois and embarked at this spot for St. Louis, August 23rd, 1862. Was 62 days under fire. Lost in battle and from wounds and disease 187 men.
 
Erected 1933 by Dick Gilmer Womans Relief Corps. NO. 294, Pittsfield, Illinois, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is August 23, 1862.
 
Location. 39° 37.084′ N, 90° 36.382′ W. Marker is in Florence, Illinois, in Pike County. Memorial is on 492nd Street, 0.1 miles north of 250th Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsfield IL 62363, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Earl C Smith (approx. 3.6 miles away); East Pike General Store (approx. 3.7 miles away); Lime Kiln (approx. 5.4 miles away); Mormontown Site (approx. 6.6 miles away); Troutner Dam
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By Emily Pursley, December 29, 2018
2. The Ninety-Ninth Illinois Infantry Marker
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(approx. 7.4 miles away); Welcome to Lake Pittsfield (approx. 7.8 miles away); Greene Vardiman Black (approx. 8 miles away); Lincoln and the Kansas Nebraska Question (approx. 8 miles away).
 
More about this marker. There is not a very good place to pull over. It is across the street from a private residence. The street is rarely busy, so you should be okay to briefly stop in the road. Drive carefully if the river is up; you may not be able to reach it when the area is flooded.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2019, by Emily Pursley of Pittsfield, Illinois. This page has been viewed 475 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 15, 2019, by Emily Pursley of Pittsfield, Illinois. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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