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Murphysboro in Jackson County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Company H 27th Illinois Infantry

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, November 26, 2020
1. Company H 27th Illinois Infantry Marker
Inscription.  In July 1861, J.D. Wheatley of Duquoin wrote Illinois Governor Richard Yates that a Confederate company was drilling in Murphysboro. A Union officer sent to investigate discovered a group of men in uniforms made of red and white bed ticking drilling on the court house square with broomstick muskets and an American flag. This company, raised by attorney McHenry Brooks, mustered into the Union army on August 28, 1861, at Camp Butler as Company H 27th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. The 27th fought in the battles of Belmont, Island #10, Stones River, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, and the Atlanta Campaign.
 
Erected 2014 by The "Murphy Group", Friends of Murphysboro, General John A. Logan Museum & the Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Illinois State Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 45.853′ N, 89° 20.076′ W. Marker is in Murphysboro, Illinois, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection
Company H 27th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 26, 2020
2. Company H 27th Illinois Infantry Marker
Marker is on the Jackson County courthouse lawn.
of South 10th Street and Walnut Street, on the right when traveling south on South 10th Street. Marker is located at the northeast corner of Jackson County courthouse lawn. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1001 Walnut Street, Murphysboro IL 62966, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jackson County, Illinois (a few steps from this marker); Conrad Will of Brownsville (within shouting distance of this marker); First Coal Mine in Illinois (within shouting distance of this marker); Logan Day 1914 (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. John Logan (within shouting distance of this marker); Israel Blanchard (within shouting distance of this marker); Elizabeth Jenkins Logan (approx. ¼ mile away); Major General John A. Logan (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murphysboro.
 
More about this marker. Marker was dedicated on May 24, 2014, along with five other markers from the ISHS.
 
Also see . . .  Murphysboro makes history with markers. Published by The Southern: on May 24, 2014, six historical markers were dedicated in Murphysboro. All were erected by the Illinois State Historical Society (this one, Israel Blanchard, Logan Day 1914, Dr. John Logan, Colonel Lindorf Osborn and Major General John A. Logan). (The Colonel Lindorf Osborn marker was not there as of November 2020.) Brigadier General Johnny Miller, assistant adjutant general of the Army and Illinois National Guard, presented this marker. (Submitted on November 27, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 27, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 27, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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Feb. 26, 2021