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John A. Logan

 
 
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By Allen C. Browne, November 14, 2016
1. John A. Logan Marker
Inscription. Born in Illinois February IX MDCCCMDXXVI [February 9, 1826]. Died in Washington Dec XXVI MDCCCLXXXVI [Dec. 26, 1886] while senator of the United States from Illinois .

Erected by the State of Illinois, in honor of General John A Logan
 
Location. 41° 52.236′ N, 87° 37.407′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker can be reached from South Michigan Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chicago IL 60605, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 910 South Michigan (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Crane Company Building (about 300 feet away); Aaron Montgomery Ward Gardens (about 500 feet away); Fairbanks Morse & Company Building (about 700 feet away); Ludington Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Central Station Fragments (approx. 0.2 miles away); Blackstone Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Blues Trail: Mississippi to Chicago (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
 
Also see . . .  John Alexander Logan - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on January 27, 2017, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. PoliticsWar, US Civil
 
John A. Logan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 14, 2016
2. John A. Logan Marker
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By Allen C. Browne, November 14, 2016
3. John A. Logan
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By Allen C. Browne, November 14, 2016
4. John A. Logan
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By Allen C. Browne, November 14, 2016
5. John A. Logan Marker
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6. John A. Logan
Agustus Saint Gaudens<br>MDCCXCVII image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 14, 2016
7. Agustus Saint Gaudens
MDCCXCVII

Shortly after Logan's death the Illinois legislature appropriated 50,000 dollars for a memorial. The Chicago Park District contributed the installation site and $14,000 for the foundation. Saint-Gaudens was chosen by a committee formed in Chicago to memorialize Logan. He collaborated with architect Stanford White to create the environmental context for his sculpture. Daniel H. Burnham assisted Stanford White with the design of the base and setting. Saint-Gaudens created the figure and Alexander Phimister Proctor created the horse. Annette Johnson and Mary Lawrence Tonetti also worked on the commission. -- SIRIS
John A. Logan Monument image. Click for full size.
By The Smithsonian Institution, 1912
8. John A. Logan Monument
Between the Railroad and the Blackstone Hotel.
1912 print by B. J. O. Nordfeldt.
General John Alexander Logan 1826-1886 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 14, 2016
9. General John Alexander Logan 1826-1886
“If other eyes dull and other hands slack, and other hearts grow cold in solemn trust ours shall keep it well as long as light and warmth of life remains.”
John Alexander Logan's Pledge
The first Memorial Day, 1868
Reaffirmed and rededicated
Lawrence Pucci Wedgwood Society of Chicago
May 26, 1997
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 22, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 166 times since then and 165 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 22, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   5. submitted on January 27, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   6, 7. submitted on December 22, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   8, 9. submitted on January 27, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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