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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Springfield in Sangamon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Some Exterior Features

 
 
Some Exterior Features Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 17, 2011
1. Some Exterior Features Marker
Inscription.  The tomb's exterior is of granite, the point of the obelisk standing 117 feet high. A bronze statue portrays Lincoln holding the Emancipation Proclamation. The eagle on the plaque below holds in its beak the broken chain of human slavery. Shields below the statuary, each representing a state, ring the tomb with a solid chain symbolizing the undivided nation. statuary groups at the corners represent the major armed services commanded by Lincoln during the Civil War---infantry, cavalry, navy, and artillery. The military groups were cast in part with metal from sixty-five cannon donated by the U.S. government.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
 
Location. 39° 49.378′ N, 89° 39.339′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Illinois, in Sangamon County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Monument Avenue and W. Oak Street. Marker is in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springfield IL 62702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Reconstruction and Renovation (here, next to this marker); The Lincoln Descendants (here, next to
Lincoln Tomb Monument image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 17, 2011
2. Lincoln Tomb Monument
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this marker); Building the Lincoln Tomb (a few steps from this marker); Abraham Lincoln's Tomb (a few steps from this marker); Temporary Tombs (a few steps from this marker); The Grave of Abraham Lincoln (a few steps from this marker); The Temporary Vault (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lincoln Tomb Custodian's Residence (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 31, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 350 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 31, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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