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Naples in Scott County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Grantís March to Naples

 
 
Grantís March to Naples Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1861.
 
Location. 39° 45.362′ N, 90° 36.43′ W. Marker is in Naples, Illinois, in Scott 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
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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 212 Bob Michael Street, 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. Potawatomi Indians (within shouting distance of this marker); General Grant and the 21st IL Regiment (approx. 3.4 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away); Lime Kiln (approx. 5 miles away); Potawatomi Indians Trail of Death (approx. 6.2 miles away); Skinner House (approx. 7.1 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.1 miles away); Griggsville Fire Bell (approx. 7.2 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.
 
Grantís March to Naples Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Emily Pursley, July 20, 2019
2. Grantís March to Naples Marker
Grantís March to Naples Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Emily Pursley, July 20, 2019
3. Grantís March to Naples Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2019, by Emily Pursley of Pittsfield, Illinois. This page has been viewed 456 times since then and 81 times this year. Last updated on January 24, 2020, by Emily Pursley of Pittsfield, Illinois. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 26, 2019, by Emily Pursley of Pittsfield, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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