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Huntington in Huntington County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Ex Parte Milligan

 
 
Ex Parte Milligan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Willard McKinzie, July 1, 2011
1. Ex Parte Milligan Marker
Inscription. In a landmark decision on April 3, 1866, the United States Supreme Court overturned the conspiracy against the national government conviction of Huntington attorney Lambdin P. Milligan (1812-1899). This decision rising out of the Civil War, set a precedent which protects civilians from being tried in military courts, even in time of war, if the civil courts are open and functioning. (4 Wallace 2. 1866)
 
Erected by American Revolution Bicentennial 1776-1976.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Spirit of 76, America's Bicentennial Celebration marker series.
 
Location. 40° 52.861′ N, 85° 29.633′ W. Marker is in Huntington, Indiana, in Huntington County. Marker is on Jefferson St. 0 miles north of State St., on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. This marker is located on the West lawn of the Huntington County Courthouse, North of the steps. 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 County War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); In Memory of the Huntington County Boys who lost their lives in the Great War. (a few steps from this marker); The Huntington County Courthouse
Ex Parte Milligan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Willard McKinzie, July 1, 2011
2. Ex Parte Milligan Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Samuel Huntington (within shouting distance of this marker); James Danforth Quayle (within shouting distance of this marker); Huntington's Ford and First Bridge / Huntington's Buildings Over the River (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Canal Landing on Washington Street / Jefferson Park Mall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Drover Town (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntington.
 
Also see . . .  Ex Parte Milligan - Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 25, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Civil Rights
 
Ex Parte Milligan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 26, 2012
3. Ex Parte Milligan Marker
Huntington County Courthouse in background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2011, by Willard McKinzie of Huntington, Indiana. This page has been viewed 894 times since then and 41 times this year. Last updated on January 16, 2014, by Willard McKinzie of Huntington, Indiana. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 20, 2011, by Willard McKinzie of Huntington, Indiana.   3. submitted on January 26, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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