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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Mound City, Illinois
Location of Mound City, Illinois
► Pulaski County (8) ► Alexander County (22) ► Johnson County (4) ► Massac County (13) ► Union County (11) ► Ballard County, Kentucky (12) ► McCracken County, Kentucky (144)
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Civil War Dead
An estimated 700,000 Union and Confederate soldiers died in the Civil War between April 1861 and April 1865. As the death toll rose, the U.S. government struggled with the urgent but unplanned need to bury fallen Union . . . — — Map (db m161407) HM|
|This tree dedicated by the Veterans Administration in 1976 to America's Medal of Honor recipients who helped make this bicentennial observance possible "by gallantry above and beyond the call of duty" — — Map (db m161414) WM|
|In memory of the Confederate Soldiers
who are buried at Mound City National Cemetery
May they never be forgotten
United Daughters of the Confederacy
Seven Confederate Knights
Sons of . . . — — Map (db m161413) HM|
Civil War Mound City
Mound City's location at a river crossroads was strategic to the Union war effort. It was near the junction of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, and the confluence of the Ohio, Tennessee, and Cumberland rivers.
The . . . — — Map (db m161409) HM|
With willing hearts and skillful hands, the difficult we do at once, the impossible takes a bit longer.
Seabees Can Do
We Build We Fight
— — Map (db m161404) WM|
|During the Civil War the naval depot of the western river fleet was located at Mound City. Here the keels of three of the famous Eads ironclad gunboats were laid, and a large force of workmen were employed to keep the fleet in fighting trim. The . . . — — Map (db m144869) HM|
|This pedestal commemorates the Mound City Centennial celebration of 1954. Sealed inside are historical documents and a story of the bell that rests upon it. The bell, a war trophy, was used as lead-off bell for the Mississippi Squadron stationed . . . — — Map (db m144876) HM|
|The southern portion of the brick building at the Ohio levee, 150 yards east of here, was part of a large warehouse which was converted into a Military Hospital in 1861 and staffed during the Civil War by the Sisters of the Holy Cross. Following the . . . — — Map (db m144868) HM|