Near New Berlin in Sangamon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Colonel Ulysses S. Grant
Wrote orders for the
21st Illinois Volunteer Infantry
while camped near this site
July 4, 1861
Springfield Chapter DAR
Springfield Chapter SAR
July 4, 1961
Civil War Centennial
Erected 1961 by Springfield Chapter DAR and Springfield Chapter SAR.
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 series list.
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 (approx. 4.3 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. 6½ miles away); The State Capitol (approx. 6.7 miles away); Spanish American War Memorial (approx. 6.8 miles away); Dana Thomas House (approx. 6.9 miles away).
Also see . . . New Berlin Area Historical Society web site for this marker. (Submitted on July 2, 2010, by New Berlin Area Historical Society of New Berlin, Illinois.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 2, 2010, by New Berlin Area Historical Society of New Berlin, Illinois. This page has been viewed 1,050 times since then and 11 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.