Springfield in Sangamon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
President - Elect Abraham Lincoln
President-Elect Abraham Lincoln
used the Governor's Office as Headquarters
until he left for Washington.
Early in the Civil War,
Ulysses S. Grant
also served here as Special Military Aide
to Governor Yates.
During the War, Illinois coutributed
about one-tenth of the Union's Forces;
more than 5,000 came from Sangamon County.
Erected 1971 by Springfield Historical Sites Commission.
Location. 39° 48.035′ N, 89° 38.915′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Illinois, in Sangamon County. Marker is on East Adams Street west of Sixth Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springfield IL 62701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1859-1911 (here, next to this marker); Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (here, next to this marker); Soldiers of the American Revolution (here, next to this marker); Soldiers of the War of 1812 (a few steps from this marker); Potawatomi Trail of Death (a few steps Departure Point of The Donner Party (a few steps from this marker); Stephen A. Douglas (a few steps from this marker); The Bath & Barber Shop (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
Also see . . . Old Illinois State Capitol. A video tour of the Old State Capitol building holding many items of the Historic Structure. (Submitted on October 11, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
Categories. • Government • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,304 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 11, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.