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Milan in Rock Island County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lincoln and the Black Hawk War

 
 
Lincoln and the Black Hawk War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 9, 2010
1. Lincoln and the Black Hawk War Marker
Inscription.  On May 8, 1832, while encamped approximately one mile west of this point, Abraham Lincoln was mustered into the military service of the United States. Captain Lincoln's company was mustered into state service at Beardstown April 28, the day before beginning the march to this place by way of Yellow Banks or Oquawka.
 
Erected 1955 by The Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Black Hawk War, the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Illinois State Historical Society series lists.
 
Location. 41° 26.568′ N, 90° 34.114′ W. Marker is in Milan, Illinois, in Rock Island County. Marker is at the intersection of 10th Avenue West and 1st Street (U.S. 67), on the right when traveling west on 10th Avenue West. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 10th Avenue West, Milan IL 61264, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Armstrong
Wide view of the Lincoln and the Black Hawk War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 9, 2010
2. Wide view of the Lincoln and the Black Hawk War Marker
(approx. 5.2 miles away); Blackhawk Purchase Treaty Commemorative (approx. 5.3 miles away in Iowa); 15-Inch Rodman Gun (approx. 5.4 miles away); USA M102, 105mm, Howitzer (approx. 5.4 miles away); USA T131, 280mm, Heavy Motorized Gun (approx. 5.4 miles away); Marion G. Crandell (approx. 7.2 miles away in Iowa); Hero Street, U.S.A. (approx. 8.9 miles away); Historic Davenport / Interstate 80 Bridge (approx. 11.3 miles away in Iowa).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 12, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,218 times since then and 47 times this year. Last updated on July 12, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 12, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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