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

Lincoln in the Black Hawk War

 
 
Lincoln in the Black Hawk War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2014
1. Lincoln in the Black Hawk War Marker
Inscription.  On May 12, 1832 Captain Abraham Lincoln's company of Illinois volunteers camped one mile west. Lincoln re-enlisted in two other companies and was frequently in Dixon. Discharged from service near Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, on July 10, Lincoln passed through Dixon enroute to New Salem.
 
Erected 1953 by State of Illinois.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Wars, 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° 50.277′ N, 89° 28.138′ W. Marker is in Dixon, Illinois, in Lee County. Marker is on Franklin Grove Road, on the right when traveling west. The marker is located, on Franklin Grove Road, directly to the east of the south entrance to Oakwood Cemetery, and directly to the west of Immanuel Lutheran Church. 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. Reagan Home (approx. 0.6 miles away); Reagan Way (approx. 0.6 miles
Lincoln in the Black Hawk War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2014
2. Lincoln in the Black Hawk War Marker
away); Lincoln Supports Fremont for President (approx. 0.7 miles away); Dixon Historic Center (approx. 0.7 miles away); Berlin Wall Replica (approx. ¾ mile away); The Wings of Peace and Freedom (approx. ¾ mile away); Dixon Public Library (approx. 0.8 miles away); First Christian Church (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dixon.
 
Lincoln in the Black Hawk War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2014
3. Lincoln in the Black Hawk War Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 25, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 465 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 25, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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