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Streator in LaSalle County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Streator Civil War Memorial

 
 
Streator Civil War Memorial (<i>south</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 24, 2021
1. Streator Civil War Memorial (south)
Inscription.  
[south]
Dedicated to
All area men
who fought
in the
American
Civil War

[east]
In honor of
Orion P. Howe
youngest
recipient of
Congressional
Medal of Honor

[west]
In honor of
Lyston D. Howe
youngest to
serve in
the Civil War

[north]
Erected by
The Streatorland
Historical Society
May 2009

 
Erected 2009 by Streatorland Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list.
 
Location. 41° 7.342′ N, 88° 49.912′ W. Marker is in Streator, Illinois, in LaSalle County. Memorial is on North Vermillion Street just north of East Hickory Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located beside the walkway, near the southeast corner of Streator City Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or
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near this postal address: 301 North Vermillion Street, Streator IL 61364, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dedicated to the Soldiers, Sailors, and Patriots of the American Revolutionary War (here, next to this marker); American Heroes Mural (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II (within shouting distance of this marker); Edward Plumb (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Ralph Plumb (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); George "Honey Boy" Evans (about 700 feet away); Streator Baseball (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Flight of the Vin Fiz (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Streator.
 
Also see . . .
1. Orion Perseus Howe. Howe was born in 1848 in Portage County, Ohio but after his mother died in 1852, the family moved to Waukegan, Illinois. Howe left his home — accompanied by his younger brother, Lyston Druett Howe — when he was 12 to serve in the 55th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. (Submitted on November 2, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Orion P. Howe, Congressional Medal of Honor. A drummer boy, 14 years of age, and severely wounded and exposed to a heavy fire from the enemy, he persistently remained upon the field of battle until he had
Streator Civil War Memorial (<i>east</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 24, 2021
2. Streator Civil War Memorial (east)
reported to Gen. W.T. Sherman the necessity of supplying cartridges for the use of troops under command of Col. Malmborg. Rank and organization: Musician, Company C, 55th Illinois Infantry. Place and date: At Vicksburg, Miss., May 19, 1863. (Submitted on November 2, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. Lyston Druett Howe Sr. (Find a Grave). Born: May 27, 1850. Died January 11, 1937. PVT Co. B, 55th Illinois Regiment Infantry and Co. I, 15th Regiment Illinois Infantry. Civil war. Certified the youngest soldier to enlist in the State of Illinois. (Submitted on November 2, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Streator Civil War Memorial (<i>west</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 24, 2021
3. Streator Civil War Memorial (west)
Streator Civil War Memorial (<i>north</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 24, 2021
4. Streator Civil War Memorial (north)
Streator Civil War Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 24, 2021
5. Streator Civil War Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 2, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 202 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 2, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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