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

General Michael K. Lawler

 
 
General Michael K. Lawler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, August 11, 2020
1. General Michael K. Lawler Marker
Inscription.  Born in Ireland in 1814, Michael K. Lawler came here to Gallatin County in 1819. After serving as a captain in the Mexican War, he lived on his farm near here until the outbreak of the Civil War. In May 1861 he recruited the 18th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment, of which he became Colonel. Lawler was wounded during the siege of Fort Donelson. In November 1862 he was commissioned Brigadier General, and he fought gallantly in the Campaign of Vicksburg in 1863. He became a major general in 1865, returning home the next year. He died in 1882.
 
Erected 1970 by Gallatin County Historical Society and the Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, Mexican-AmericanWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Illinois State Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 42.815′ N, 88° 11.244′ W. Marker is in Shawneetown, Illinois, in Gallatin County. Marker is on West Shawnee Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Marker is
General Michael K. Lawler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, August 11, 2020
2. General Michael K. Lawler Marker
Marker is where the red arrow points
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. James Harrison Wilson (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 . . .  Michael Kelly Lawler on Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 12, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
 
 
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 55 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 12, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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