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

First Memorial Service to Civil War Veterans

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, May 16, 2021
1. First Memorial Service to Civil War Veterans Marker
Inscription.  In this cemetery was held the first Memorial Service to the Civil War Veterans Apr. 1866 which inspired Gen. John A. Logan a citizen of Carbondale to issue General Order No. 11 as Grand Commander of G.A.R. establishing National Memorial Day May 30 1868.
 
Erected 1949 by Carbondale Rotary Club.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is May 30, 1868.
 
Location. 37° 43.649′ N, 89° 12.643′ W. Marker is in Carbondale, Illinois, in Jackson County. Marker can be reached from East Main Street (Illinois Route 13) east of South Logan Avenue. Marker is located near the front entrance of Woodlawn Cemetery. East Main Street is westbound only. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 405 E Main St, Carbondale IL 62901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of the First Memorial Service in Illinois (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Woodlawn Cemetery Memorial Day Celebration (about 400 feet away); Iraq Wars (approx. ¼ mile away);
First Memorial Service to Civil War Veterans Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, May 16, 2021
2. First Memorial Service to Civil War Veterans Marker
Marker is located at Woodlawn Cemetery.
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Vietnam War (approx. ¼ mile away); Korean War (approx. ¼ mile away); World War II (approx. ¼ mile away); World War I (approx. ¼ mile away); Station #5 (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carbondale.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 27, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 27, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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