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George B. Armstrong

Rosehill Cemetery

 
 
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Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 9, 2015
1. George B. Armstrong Marker
Inscription.  Founder of the United States Railway Mail Service. Put his first railway postal car in use on the Chicago and Northwestern Railway between Chicago, Ill and Clinton, Iowa, August 28th, 1864, under authority from Postmaster Gen. Montgomery Blair. Dated July 1st, 1864

George Buchanan Armstrong
Founder of the Railway Mail Service in the United States
Born in Armach Ireland
Oct 27, 1822
Died in Chicago
May 5, 1871
His life was fraught with great good to his country

 
Erected 1871.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesCommunicationsRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical date for this entry is May 5, 1871.
 
Location. 41° 59.205′ N, 87° 40.563′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is on North Ravenswood Avenue near West Rosehill Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5800 North Ravenswood Avenue, Chicago IL 60660, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union Civil War Soldiers (a few steps from this marker); Battery A Chicago Light Artillery
George B. Armstrong Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 9, 2015
2. George B. Armstrong Marker
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(a few steps from this marker); Thomas Edwin Greenfield Ransom (a few steps from this marker); Co. B. 1st Reg. Ill. L't Artillery. (within shouting distance of this marker); Soldiers & Sailors Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Rosehill Cemetery Entrance (within shouting distance of this marker); Frances E. Willard (within shouting distance of this marker); Chicago Board of Trade Battery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
 
George B. Armstrong Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 9, 2015
3. George B. Armstrong Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 15, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 425 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 15, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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Aug. 8, 2022