Highland Park in Lake County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Centennial Legacy Statue
— 1887 – 1987 —
Astride his mount "Rienzi" at the height of the Battle of Five Forks in April, 1865, where he inspired his troop by riding back and forth in front of them (and the enemy) carrying his unit's guidon and rallying them to victory.
Erected 1990 by the McCormick Trust, Association of the U.S. Army, community and Friends of Fort Sheridan, Illinois.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1865.
Location. 42° 13.007′ N, 87° 48.962′ W. Marker is in Highland Park, Illinois, in Lake County. Marker is on Leonard Wood West, on the left when traveling south. Marker is near the flag pole. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Highland Park IL 60035, 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. A different marker also named Fort Sheridan (a few steps from this marker); The Water Tower (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of the First Public Building (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Francis Stupey Log Cabin (approx. The Dwyer Settlement in Lake County, Illinois (approx. 5.1 miles away); Adlai Ewing Stevenson II (approx. 5.7 miles away); The Rondout Train Robbery (approx. 6.1 miles away); "Brick Row" (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Highland Park.
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