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Joliet in Will County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Level 5: Frederich Bartleson

 
 
Level 5: Frederich Bartleson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 30, 2020
1. Level 5: Frederich Bartleson Marker
Marker is unreadable, possibly because of its outdoor location and low quality ink on the sign.
Inscription.  Frederich Bartleson was elected district attorney shortly after moving to Joliet in 1855. Mr. Bartleson later became the first Will County resident to volunteer for military service in the Civil War. Colonel Bartleson lost an arm in battle, was held prisoner for eight months and after reenlisting, was killed while leading a skirmish line at Kensaw Mountain, Georgia.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. Marker is unreadable. 41° 31.592′ N, 88° 4.943′ W. Marker is in Joliet, Illinois, in Will County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Ottawa Street (U.S. 6) and Van Buren Street. Marker is located on the fifth/top floor of a parking garage, where the entrance is at the intersection of Van Buren and Ottawa Streets. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 N Ottawa Street, Joliet IL 60432, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Level 2: Jacques Marquette (here, next to this marker); Level 1: Louis Joliet (here, next to this marker); Level 4: J.D. Paige (here, next to this marker); Level 3: Charles Reed
Level 5: Frederich Bartleson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 30, 2020
2. Level 5: Frederich Bartleson Marker
Marker is mounted next to staircase access on the top/fifth floor of a parking garage. Rialto Square Theatre is in the background.
(a few steps from this marker); The Marx Brothers (within shouting distance of this marker); Joliet Public Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Fehrenbacher Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Rialto Square Theatre (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Joliet.
 
More about this marker. Marker is one of five that are placed on each floor by the stairs entrance.
 
Also see . . .  Frederick A. Bartleson (Findagrave.com). Bartleson is buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Joliet. There is a marker at his final resting place. (Submitted on October 23, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
Parking garage image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 30, 2020
3. Parking garage
Marker is on the fifth/top floor.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 23, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 23, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.   3. submitted on October 22, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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