General James R. Slack
1818 - 1881
"His military career is worthy of grateful remember of his countrymen. He was wise in council, energetic in achievement, unflagging in zeal, ever vigilant true and unmurmuring. No officer looked more carefully after the interest and welfare at his command: hence their devotion to him to the last."
(From, an 1887 history of General Slack)
Returning to his law practice in Huntington, he was appointed to the eighth circuit court - bench and was elected for two more terms in 1872 and 1878. Slack ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 1880. His home was located on this site. He died on July 28,1881. He was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery in Huntington.
Location. 40° 53.148′ N, 85° 29.719′ W. Marker is in Huntington, Indiana, in Huntington County. Marker is on Guilford St. near E. John St., on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. This marker is located in a flower bed at the SW corner of General Slack Park. By the intersection of Guilford and E. John Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Huntington IN 46750, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Huntington High School (here, next to this marker); Rock House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Burk's Lock (about 700 feet away); Canal Landing on Washington Street / Jefferson Park Mall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Huntington County War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ex Parte Milligan (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Memory of the Huntington County Boys who lost their lives in the Great War. (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Huntington County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntington.
More about this marker. Contains a photo of General Slack.
Also see . . . Col. James R. Slack - The Battle of Champion Hill. (Submitted on July 29, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. • Notable Persons • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2011, by Willard McKinzie of Huntington, Indiana. This page has been viewed 677 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 27, 2011, by Willard McKinzie of Huntington, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.