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Springfield in Sangamon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Stephen A. Douglas

“Protect the Flag” Speech

 
 
Stephen A. Douglas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 4, 2008
1. Stephen A. Douglas Marker
Inscription. In this Old Capitol on April 25, 1861, Senator Douglas delivered his “Protect the Flag” speech, one of the most heroic and effective speeches in the English language. His plea helped save our Country and was the culmination of his great career.
 
Erected 1961 by Springfield Historical Monuments Commission.
 
Location. 39° 48.03′ N, 89° 38.906′ 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. The Bath & Barber Shop ( here, next to this marker); C. M. & S. Smith Store ( here, next to this marker); Potawatomi Trail of Death ( here, next to this marker); Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District ( a few steps from this marker); President - Elect Abraham Lincoln ( a few steps from this marker); In Their Springfield Prime ( a few steps from this marker); Departure Point of The Donner Party ( a few steps from this marker); 1859-1911 ( a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
Also see . . .
Stephen A. Douglas Marker - On "Wall of Plaques" image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 4, 2008
2. Stephen A. Douglas Marker - On "Wall of Plaques"
The Douglas marker is to the Right of the large 'Lincoln' historic marker. - - This area is across the street from the Old Illinois State Capitol - Springfield, Illinois on Lincoln Square. The "Wall of Plaques" is a term used to describe the 'open to the public 24-7' wall on the sidewalk.

1. Douglas Statue. A work of Art that relates the power of Douglas perhaps as he gave the speech. (Submitted on October 13, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

2. Tour of Old State Capitol. A 360 Degree tour of The Old State Capitol and Lincoln Square. (Submitted on October 13, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

3. Inside the Old State Capitol. Take a Video tour of all parts of the Old Illinois State Capitol building. (Submitted on October 13, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

4. Full Transcript of Speech. Published by the New York Times May 5, 1861. "Protect the Flag from every assault," [para-phrased] is only in the last line of his speech. However, it has become known over time as the theme of his speech. (Submitted on October 16, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
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The Old State Capitol - - Springfield, Illinois image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 4, 2008
3. The Old State Capitol - - Springfield, Illinois
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,170 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 13, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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