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By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2014
Black Hawk War Campsite Marker
Illinois (Rock Island County), Hillsdale — Black Hawk War Campsite
In 1832 when Black Hawk and his Sauk and Fox followers returned to Illinois, 1500 mounted volunteers advanced along the banks of the Rock River to capture them. 505 men under Colonel Zachary Taylor followed in supply boats and late at night on May . . . — Map (db m78266) HM
Illinois (Rock Island County), Milan — Lincoln and the Black Hawk War
On May 8, 1832, while encamped approximately one mile west of this point, Abraham Lincoln was mustered into the military service of the United States. Captain Lincoln's company was mustered into state service at Beardstown April 28, the day before . . . — Map (db m32972) HM
Illinois (Rock Island County), Rock Island — 15-Inch Rodman Gun
The 15-inch Rodman Gun was unveiled Memorial Day 1921 at Rock Island Arsenal. — Map (db m93138) WM
Illinois (Rock Island County), Rock Island — Fort Armstrong
Fort Armstrong was built in 1816-1817. Its riverside was protected by limestone bluffs and its other sides were formed in part by the rear walls of barracks and storehouses. Blockhouses, like the replica, stood at three corners. The pyramid of . . . — Map (db m33225) HM
Illinois (Rock Island County), Rock Island — USA M102, 105mm, Howitzer Rock Island Arsenal
One of the successful projects at Rock Island Arsenal's Research and Development Division in 1961 and 1962 was the design and development of the XM37 cradle and recoil mechanism and the XM31 carriage for the XM102 howitzer. — Map (db m93133) WM
Illinois (Rock Island County), Rock Island — USA T131, 280mm, Heavy Motorized Gun Rock Island Arsenal
This is the experimental model of the M65 atomic cannon. Adapted in 1956 the cannon could fire both nuclear and conventional shells over a range of 18 miles. — Map (db m93137) WM
Illinois (Rock Island County), Silvis — Hero Street, U.S.A.
Hero Street, U.S.A. received its name in 1968 to honor the fifty-seven servicemen from thirty-three families on this block-and-a-half who served in defense of America between 1941 and 1968. Six men died in World War II and two in the Korean . . . — Map (db m33236) HM

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