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Grantís March to Naples

 
 
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By Emily Pursley, July 20, 2019
1. Grantís March to Naples Marker
Inscription.  Ulysses S. Grant, as colonel of the 21st Infantry Regiment, Illinois Volunteers, left Camp Yates (at Springfield) on July 3, 1861, with his unseasoned troops and marched them to Naples which they reached on July 6. Frederick Grant, the colonelís son, although just eleven years of age, accompanied the regiment and rode his fatherís horse, “Rondy.” From Naples, on July 7, Col. Grant wrote his wife, Julia, a long letter describing the march. Then, the 21st was ferried across the Illinois River to continue its advance to the front but soon received orders to recross and take a train to Quincy.
 
Erected by Naples Terminal Co., Illinois Train Corp., and Mr. & Mrs. Richard Lizemby.
 
Location. 39° 45.362′ N, 90° 36.43′ W. Marker is in Naples, Illinois, in Morgan County. Marker is at the intersection of Bob Michael Street and Carroll Street, on the left when traveling east on Bob Michael Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Meredosia IL 62665, 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. General Grant and the 21st IL Regiment
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By Emily Pursley, July 20, 2019
2. Grantís March to Naples Marker
(approx. 3.4 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away); Lime Kiln (approx. 5 miles away); Skinner House (approx. 7.1 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.1 miles away); Perry Church of Christ Memorial Park (approx. 7Ĺ miles away); Potawatomi Trail of Death (approx. 7.6 miles away); Cross of Gold Speech (approx. 7.7 miles away).
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker marks the spot where Grant and his men camped for the night of July 8, right after they had ferried across the Illinois River from Naples.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Emily Pursley, July 20, 2019
3. Grantís March to Naples Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 26, 2019, by Emily Pursley of Pittsfield, Illinois. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 26, 2019, by Emily Pursley of Pittsfield, Illinois. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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