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Dixon in Lee County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Abraham Lincoln

 
 
Abraham Lincoln Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2014
1. Abraham Lincoln Marker
Inscription.  Was stationed here during the Black Hawk War in 1832, as captain of volunteers. On April 21, 1832, he enlisted at Richland Creek, Sangamon County, and was elected captain. He was mustered into state service at Beardstown on April 22 and into United States service at the mouth of Rock River May 3. At the mouth of Fox River on May 27, he was mustered out and on the same day re-enlisted as a private in Captain Elijah Iles' Company. At the expiration of this enlistment, he re-enlisted on June 16, at Fort Wilbourn in Captain Jacob M. Early's Company, and was finally mustered out of service on July 10, 1832, at White Water River, Wisconsin.
 
Erected 1930 by State of Illinois.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Illinois State Historical Society series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1892.
 
Location. 41° 50.795′ N, 89° 29.11′ W. Marker is in Dixon, Illinois, in Lee
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County. Marker is at the intersection of North Hennepin Avenue and Lincoln Statue Drive, on the left when traveling south on North Hennepin Avenue. The marker is located on the north shore of the Rock River. It is just downstream, to the west, of the US 52 and IL 26 bridge over the river. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dixon IL 61021, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Worst Road Bridge Disaster in American History (within shouting distance of this marker); 115 West First Street (approx. ¼ mile away); 105-107 West First Street (approx. ¼ mile away); 101-103 West First Street (approx. ¼ mile away); 202 West First Street (approx. ¼ mile away); 212 West First Street (approx. ¼ mile away); 214 West First Street (approx. ¼ mile away); 102 South Galena Avenue (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dixon.
 
Abraham Lincoln Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2014
2. Abraham Lincoln Marker
Abraham Lincoln Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2014
3. Abraham Lincoln Marker
Abraham Lincoln Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2014
4. Abraham Lincoln Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 565 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 24, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.

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