Near New Berlin in Sangamon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Colonel Ulysses S. Grant
Colonel Ulysses S. Grant wrote orders for the 21st Illinois Volunteer Infantry while camped near this site July 4, 1861
Erected 1961 by Springfield Chapter DAR and Springfield Chapter SAR for the Civil War Centennial.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and the Former U.S. Presidents: #18 Ulysses S. Grant series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1838.
Location. 39° 46.917′ N, 89° 46.766′ W. Marker is near New Berlin, Illinois, in Sangamon County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Jacksonville Road (County Route 8) and New Salem Church Road, on the left when traveling west on Old Jacksonville Road. This marker is located just west of the New Salem United Methodist Church at Riddle Hill. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6858 Old Jacksonville Road, New Berlin IL 62670, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Potawatomi Trail of Death (here, next to this marker); Lindbergh Field Site of Camp Yates (approx. 5.8 miles away); Camp Yates (approx. 5.8 miles away); Lincoln the Leader (approx. 6.4 miles away); Illinois State Military Museum (approx. 6.4 miles away); Our Fallen Illinois Service Members (approx. 6˝ miles away); Hutchinson Cemetery & Springfield High School (approx. 6˝ miles away).
Also see . . . 21st Illinois Infantry Regiment History. Illinois Genealogy website entry (Submitted on December 13, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 21, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 2, 2010, by New Berlin Area Historical Society of New Berlin, Illinois. This page has been viewed 1,300 times since then and 44 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on July 2, 2010, by New Berlin Area Historical Society of New Berlin, Illinois. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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