Murphysboro in Jackson County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The S.S. General Lyon Disaster
Erected 2021 by Mary Logan No. 11 Woman's Relief Corps, the Gen. John A. Logan Museum, Revitalize 62966 and the Illinois State Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Disasters • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Illinois State Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1865.
Location. 37° 45.694′ N, 89° 20.461′ W. Marker is in Murphysboro, Illinois Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1608 Oak St, 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. Dalton House (a few steps from this marker); 1914 Logan Day Relic (within shouting distance of this marker); 1914 Logan Day Cornerstone (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General John A. Logan (within shouting distance of this marker); The Logan Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Pat's Prairie (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Elizabeth Jenkins Logan (approx. ¼ mile away); Israel Blanchard (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murphysboro.
More about this marker. Marker was dedicated on October 2, 2021.
Also see . . . American steamship General Lyon (1864) on Wikipedia. The tragic event of this disaster was, at the time, overshadowed by the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and General Robert E. Lee's surrender. (Submitted on August 4, 2022, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
Additional keywords. The S.S. General Lyon Disaster
Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 3, 2022, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 91 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 3, 2022, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. 2, 3. submitted on August 4, 2022, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.