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Charleston in Coles County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Coles County - - Civil War Memorial

 
 
Coles County - - Civil War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 31, 2008
1. Coles County - - Civil War Memorial
Inscription. (Upper Portion):
Tribute of
Coles County
in Honor of her
Sons who fought
for The Union
1775 - - 1781
1812 - - 1815
1846 - - 1848
1861 - - 1865
1898 - - 1898

(Lower Portion):A house divided against its self cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free.
 
Location. 39° 29.709′ N, 88° 10.529′ W. Marker is in Charleston, Illinois, in Coles County. Marker is at the intersection of 6th Street and Monroe Avenue, on the left when traveling south on 6th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston IL 61920, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Coles County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Rally After the Debate / Lincoln in Coles County (within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (within shouting distance of this marker); Moore House (approx. 7.1 miles away); The Reuben Moore Home (approx. 7.1 miles away); Lincoln's Care for His Family (approx. 8.1
Middle Section - - Engraved in Stone image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 31, 2008
2. Middle Section - - Engraved in Stone
miles away); The Last Lincoln Farm (approx. 8.2 miles away); Lincoln's Last Visit / The Debaters in Mattoon (approx. 10.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
 
Also see . . .  Coles County in the Civil War. A listing of the units in which the counties veterans served, men from Coles County served in the Illinois 7th, 8th, 21st, 25th, 38th, 41st, 54th, 59th, 62nd, 63rd, 68th, 97th, 123rd, and 143rd Infantry Regiments, and the 1st, 5th, and 10th Illinois Cavalry. (Submitted on September 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, US Civil
 
Lower Brass Plate - - Lincoln Immage & Quote image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 31, 2008
3. Lower Brass Plate - - Lincoln Immage & Quote
Coles County - - View of Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 31, 2008
4. Coles County - - View of Courthouse
Coles County - - Civil War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, May 15, 2010
5. Coles County - - Civil War Memorial Marker
Update of photos in 2010. (Click on any of these photos to see the details.)
Center Section of Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, May 15, 2010
6. Center Section of Memorial
Top Statue image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, May 15, 2010
7. Top Statue
Left Statue Profile image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, May 15, 2010
8. Left Statue Profile
Front of Left Statue image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, May 15, 2010
9. Front of Left Statue
Front of Right Statue image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, May 15, 2010
10. Front of Right Statue
Profile of Right Statue image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, May 15, 2010
11. Profile of Right Statue
Lower Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, May 15, 2010
12. Lower Plaque
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,587 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 6, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on May 20, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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