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

General Grant and the 21st IL Regiment

 
 
General Grant and the 21st IL Regiment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Emily Pursley, June 15, 2019
1. General Grant and the 21st IL Regiment Marker
Replaced by the village and good citizens of Perry, Il. 2005
Inscription.  Gen. U.S. Grant, commander of the 21st Regiment Illinois Volunteers was camped here with his regiment July 8, 1861
 
Erected 2005 by The village and good citizens of Perry, Il.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #18 Ulysses S. Grant series list.
 
Location. 39° 45.943′ N, 90° 40.194′ W. Marker is near Perry, Illinois, in Pike County. Marker is at the intersection of County Highway 5 and 354th Avenue, on the right when traveling south on County Highway 5. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Griggsville IL 62340, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grant’s March to Naples (approx. 3.4 miles away); Perry Church of Christ Memorial Park (approx. 4.1 miles away); Potawatomi Trail of Death (approx. 4.2 miles away); Cross of Gold Speech (approx. 4.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.3 miles away); Cobb Family Cabin
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(approx. 4.4 miles away); Skinner House (approx. 4.9 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perry.
 
More about this marker. Marker is located on the far side of a ditch with tall grass all around. It is usually mowed around so you should be able to see it. This marker has a history of being stolen or otherwise vandalized, so if you notice it isn't right, please report it to the Village of Perry.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 17, 2019, by Emily Pursley of Pittsfield, Illinois. This page has been viewed 121 times since then and 8 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 17, 2019, by Emily Pursley of Pittsfield, Illinois. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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Mar. 5, 2021