Florence in Pike County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Ninety-Ninth Illinois Infantry
Erected 1933 by Dick Gilmer Womans Relief Corps. NO. 294, Pittsfield, Illinois, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the The Grand Army of the Republic series list. 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 Mormontown Site (approx. 6.6 miles away); Troutner Dam (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 516 times since then and 34 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.