Mattoon in Coles County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
General U. S Grant took Command
near this spot on June 15, 1861
took command of his first
troops in the Civil War
21st Ill. Inf.
Erected 1924 by G. A. R. Post, Other Patriotic Citizens of Mattoon.
Location. 39° 28.966′ N, 88° 22.557′ W. Marker is in Mattoon, Illinois, in Coles County. Marker is on Broadway Avenue west of South 17th Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is attached to the Front (South) Entry to the 'Old' Illinois Central Railroad Depot. Marker is in this post office area: Mattoon IL 61938, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lincoln's Last Visit / The Debaters in Mattoon (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of The Village of Richmond (approx. 3 miles away); Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (approx. 5.1 miles away); Gene Goodwin Park (approx. 6.6 miles away); Cole Edward Spencer (approx. 6.6 miles away); Moore House The Reuben Moore Home (approx. 10.7 miles away); Rally After the Debate / Lincoln in Coles County (approx. 10.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mattoon.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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