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Pittsfield in Pike County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

In Memoriam

 
 
In Memoriam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Emily Pursley, January 3, 2019
1. In Memoriam Marker
Inscription.  
In loving and grateful tribute
to Pike County's Union Soldiers
of the Civil War, the 3,132 heroic
men who offered their lives as
sacrifice to their country, 1861-1865,
and, joining hands in common cause,
repeated the oath of America's
soldier statesman,
"By the Great Eternal,
the Union must and shall
be preserved."

 
Erected 1937 by Dick Gilmer Woman's Relief Corps, No. 294, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic, Pittsfield, Illinois.
 
Location. 39° 36.427′ N, 90° 48.318′ W. Marker is in Pittsfield, Illinois, in Pike County. Marker is on West Washington Street (U.S. 54) west of North Monroe Street, on the right when traveling west. It is mounted on the right side of the south entrance to the Pike County courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 W Washington Street, Pittsfield IL 62363, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Commemorating (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of John Thomson Hodgen, M.D. and Henry Hodgen Mudd, M.D.
Pike County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Emily Pursley, October 28, 2018
2. Pike County Courthouse
The marker is mounted on the right side of the archway to the entrance. This is a view of the south side of the courthouse, the side seen from the town's main street (Washington Street).
(within shouting distance of this marker); Pike County's Lincoln (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln's Pike County (within shouting distance of this marker); John G. Nicolay (within shouting distance of this marker); Mansion House Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Site Of The Free Press Newspaper (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsfield.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 16, 2019, by Emily Pursley of Pittsfield, Illinois. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 16, 2019, by Emily Pursley of Pittsfield, Illinois. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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