Ironton in Iron County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
General Grant Commission Commemorative
By the Surviving Veterans of the
21st Regt. Ill. Vol. Inft.
To commemorate the spot where their Col.
Ulysses S. Grant
Received his commission as general,
And parting from his regt. entered
On his career of victory.
“Let Us Have Peace”
Erected 1886 by Veterans of 21st Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #18 Ulysses S. Grant series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
Location. 37° 35.737′ N, 90° 37.713′ W. Marker is in Ironton, Missouri, in Iron County. Marker can be reached from S. Main Street, 0.1 miles north of W. Park Drive, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located on the grounds of the St. Marie Du Lac Church just west of the pond. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ironton MO 63650, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Iron County Missouri Courthouse Complex (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); War In The Arcadia ValleyBattle of Pilot Knob (approx. 0.2 miles away); Iron County - The "Birthplace of 4-H" in Missouri (approx. 0.2 miles away); VFW Post 5527 Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Pilot Knob (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Pilot Knob (approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Pilot Knob (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ironton.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 27, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 295 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 27, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.