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

In Memoriam

 
 
In Memoriam Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Emily Pursley, January 3, 2019
1. In Memoriam Marker
Inscription.  
In loving and grateful tribute
to Pike County's Union Soldiers
of the Civil War, the 3,132 heroic
men who offered their lives as
sacrifice to their country, 1861-1865,
and, joining hands in common cause,
repeated the oath of America's
soldier statesman,
"By the Great Eternal,
the Union must and shall
be preserved."

 
Erected 1937 by Dick Gilmer Woman's Relief Corps, No. 294, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic, Pittsfield, Illinois.
 
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.
 
Location. 39° 36.427′ N, 90° 48.318′ W. Marker is in Pittsfield, Illinois, in Pike County. Memorial is on West Washington Street (U.S. 54) west of North Monroe Street, on the right when traveling west. It is mounted on the right side of the south entrance to the Pike County courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 W Washington Street, Pittsfield IL 62363, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
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markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); In Memory of John Thomson Hodgen, M.D. and Henry Hodgen Mudd, M.D. (a few steps from this marker); Commemorating (within shouting distance of this marker); John G. Nicolay (within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Lincoln (within shouting distance of this marker); John M. Hay (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln's Pike County (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named John G. Nicolay (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsfield.
 
Pike County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Emily Pursley, October 28, 2018
2. Pike County Courthouse
The marker is mounted on the right side of the archway to the entrance. This is a view of the south side of the courthouse, the side seen from the town's main street (Washington Street).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 16, 2019, by Emily Pursley of Pittsfield, Illinois. This page has been viewed 183 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 16, 2019, by Emily Pursley of Pittsfield, Illinois. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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