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Shawneetown in Gallatin County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

James Harrison Wilson

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, August 11, 2020
1. James Harrison Wilson Marker
Inscription.  James H. Wilson, American Army officer, engineer, and author, was born in 1837 on his family's farm about a mile south of here. He attended Shawneetown schools, McKendree College, and the United States Military Academy. In the spring of 1864, during the Civil War, he commanded Sheridan's Third Cavalry Division. In the spring of 1865, as Brevet Major General, Chief of Cavalry, Military Division of the Mississippi, Wilson led a month-long mounted campaign through Alabama, capping his exploits by surmounting the fortifications at Selma. Detachments under his command captured Jefferson Davis. Wilson also served in the Spanish-American War and the Boxer Rebellion. He died in 1925.
 
Erected 1973 by Gallatin County Historical Society and the Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, Spanish-AmericanWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Illinois State Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 42.819′ N, 88° 11.259′ 
James Harrison Wilson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, August 11, 2020
2. James Harrison Wilson Marker
Marker is where the red arrow points
W. Marker is in Shawneetown, Illinois, in Gallatin County. Marker is on West Shawnee Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Marker is between East and West Lincoln Boulevard. It can also be seen from Illinois Route 13 (Shawnee Avenue is a truck route). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 W Shawnee Ave, Shawneetown IL 62984, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. General Michael K. Lawler (a few steps from this marker); Black History of Shawneetown, IL (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Spirit of Shawneetown (approx. 3.1 miles away); General Logan's Marriage (approx. 3.1 miles away); Marshall House (approx. 3.1 miles away); Lewis & Clark Expedition (approx. 3.1 miles away); Lewis and Clark in Illinois (approx. 3.1 miles away); Kaskaskia-Shawneetown and Goshen Trails (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shawneetown.
 
Also see . . .  James H. Wilson on Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 12, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
 
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Library of Congress
3. James Harrison Wilson
Portrait of Wilson during the Civil War.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 12, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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