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Chapter 1: Early life in Southern Illinois Southerners the majority among the settlers absence of free schoolsntaine was one of the French Huguenots who settled in western Illinois and Missouri at a very early date. My grandfather ow having liberated his slaves in Tennessee, removed to southern Illinois, and became urgent for my father to come to him to lof his business, liberated his slaves, and returned to southern Illinois. The country was new and population sparse; but mantage of every other source of education for us. Southern Illinois at that time was not so advanced in civilization as tst Church. Of this there were very many adherents in southern Illinois, my mother and father being among the number. In fact one time this church had many communicants in Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. President Garfield was a minister of ade. They were, however, public-spirited people, and southern Illinois came in for her share of teachers sent out by the gov
happy time. To this day I marvel that a young man of Logan's rare ability, ambition, and mature years-he being then twenty-nine--should hazard his career by marrying a girl of seventeen. My father had many friends in different parts of southern Illinois; the Logan family and a majority of young Logan's friends lived at a great distance from Shawneetown, considering the facilities for travelling. We therefore decided we would not have a big wedding, which in those days must be followed by night. At high noon, on the 27th of November, 1855, in the presence of a party of intimate friends and a number of Logan's associates at the bar, we were married by Hon. W. K. Parish, judge of the circuit court of the third judicial district of Illinois. After a bridal breakfast, accompanied by Judge Parish, Hon. W. J. Alien, Mr. Logan's law partner, Hon. N. C. Crawford, and my father, we departed for Benton, Franklin County, Illinois. The journey was made in buggies, two persons in each. Th
1860. As in all comparatively new States, Illinois had her share of litigations which attracted er fatally. Duelling was never recognized in Illinois, as it was farther south, but the equally bar. Lincoln's early career was farther north in Illinois. The central and northern part of the State arty was very greatly in the majority in southern Illinois, and controlled all the party-machinery the presidential campaign. Lying as southern Illinois does-between Kentucky and Missouri-and h accompany the senator during the campaign in Illinois. Mr. Douglas had married the charming Adele Clved in the approaching senatorial election. Illinois had in its list of public men some of the mosited States senator. Mr. Douglas's return to Illinois was impatiently awaited. Finally it was annomont Hotel, that had been the headquarters of Illinois' greatest men and the rendezvous of politiciaclothes. August 21 was an eventful day in Illinois as the opening of the memorable joint discuss[1 more...]
Colonel Ross and J. C. Robinson, members of Congress from Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Turner, of Louisville, Kentucky; Mr. each other suggested continuation of their discussions. Illinois was then represented in the United States Senate by Willi should be inaugurated at all hazards.“ As a senator from Illinois, he was most active on the committee of arrangements for e Civil War; Stephen A. Douglas; Hon. William Kellogg, of Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. Roger A. Pryor; Doctor Garnett; Senator Judter's death in the early sixties; Mr. and Mrs. Foulke, of Illinois; Senator Edward Baker, killed at Ball's Bluff in 1862; Coe soldiers at the front. Returning to our home in southern Illinois, we found that the proximity of that section to the s almost alone to face the excited, reckless people of southern Illinois. Finally the day arrived upon which Mr. Logan wasthe details of raising his regiment, and so sure that southern Illinois would be true to the Union, that he seemed almost hap
ic volunteer officers and soldiers to execute their plans. The small regular army was in the East and on the frontier. Hence Cairo was designated as the place of rendezvous for the brigade which it was proposed should be recruited from southern Illinois. The Confederate troops occupied Columbus, Kentucky, and Belmont, Missouri, a point on the opposite side of the Mississippi River. Price's army was being recruited terrorizing and controlling all of southwest Missouri. The city of Cairo,possible from the roll of the dead. After the battle of Belmont the wounded were brought to the Striped Hospital, and the casualties of their first battle were evident in the wounded, who were destined to submit to amputations of arms and legs, Illinois soldiers beginning their painful experiences in real war before they left Cairo. It was a sad sight to see strong men pleading with tears in their eyes for a foot or an arm that must be taken off. Many flinched not under fire on the field, but
d city political campaign of 1863 contrabands in Illinois I befriend one and circumvent the Golden Circle n H. White, four captains of the 31st Regiment, of Illinois, and a great number of the men, all of whom I knew personally. There were many Illinois troops in General Grant's command, and consequently the State lost heav reached the hotel I found that Governor Yates, of Illinois, and Governor Morton, of Indiana, had both arrivedource of infinite gratification that the great State of Illinois has built a Temple of Fame in the National Cemey reached home for a brief leave of absence. Southern Illinois having furnished a large quota of the troops w of disaffection from political influence. In southern Illinois the situation was especially critical. As they own case I blessed the day when they came to southern Illinois, because before that I had been, with the assiTrained nurses and undertakers were unknown in southern Illinois. These important offices were performed by th
u personally, which he did not conceal. You also went to Illinois more than once to make speeches, and were so absent afterwar should last. In 1863, when I went home to canvass in Illinois, and to help in Ohio, General Grant was fully advised, anndidates would receive the moral support of the army. Illinois, as the home of Mr. Lincoln, was watched with great anxiem to the support of McClellan. Mr. Lincoln realized that Illinois was so important to the Republican party that he was anxiing, which was from one of the ablest journalists ever in Illinois, and a devoted friend and mentor of Senator Stephen A. Do Mr. Lincoln himself, to the effect that your presence in Illinois was important to the National cause. You probably know t the jeopardy that would follow a division of the vote of Illinois in the Electoral College, and therefore were determined tt, convincing General Logan long before the election that Illinois could safely be counted for Lincoln and Johnson. Pathos
ore these numerous guests. It was the old, old story of choicest fruits, vegetables, poultry, and other good things being shipped to the higher-priced markets, and the cities and residences in the rural districts having a great scramble to get anything worth being put upon the table. As I look back upon it now, I think we performed miracles in the line of satisfying hungry men and women who joined in the petitions to General Logan to accept the various nominations for official positions. Illinois had been represented since the census of 1860 by a Congressman-at-large, as they had not redistricted the State. Hon. S. W. Molten, a most estimable man, was a candidate for re-election as a member of Congress in 1866, but, the soldiers being in the majority in the Republican party, they demanded that General Logan should succeed Mr. Molton in Congress because they anticipated serious trouble over the various questions that should follow the close of the war and the assassination of Mr. Li
st post in that city. The 6th of April, 1866, Major Stephenson, by virtue of his authority as departmental commander of Illinois, having been so elected at the first meeting in Springfield, went to Decatur and, assisted by Captain Phelps, organizedhough scarcely at the zenith of his manhood. August 29, 1882, Estill Post 71, Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Illinois, removed Major Stephenson's remains to Petersburgh, Illinois, and reinterred them among the soldiers of Rose Hill Cemete Maine, C. N. Riottet of Texas, Willard Warner of Alabama, J. M. Hedrik of Iowa, John Evans of Colorado, S. M. Cullom of Illinois, R. T. Van Horn of Missouri, J. K. Dubois of Illinois, T. L. Tullock of Virginia, J. W. Holden of North Carolina, T. F. Illinois, T. L. Tullock of Virginia, J. W. Holden of North Carolina, T. F. Lee of North Carolina, W. C. Goodloe of Kentucky, Valentine Dill of Arkansas, J. H. Harris of North Carolina, A. McDonald of Arkansas, B. F. Rice of Arkansas, H. A. Pierce of Virginia, and others. They came to Washington, and it was arranged that Mr
Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography, Chapter 10: (search)
d at night. The committee on the part of the Senate was composed of Hon. Richard Yates, of Illinois; A. H. Cragin, of New Hampshire; and T. C. McCreary, of Kentucky. They attended to the detailscame in together. Horace Greeley, Julia Ward Howe, Governors Jewell of Connecticut, Oglesby of Illinois, Curtin of Pennsylvania, Fenton of New York, and innumerable others, including many army and navy heroes were there, among them that illustrious Illinois soldier Major-General James H. Wilson, whose daring as a cavalry-officer placed him in the front rank of officers of that arm of the service.mmander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, and a representative-at-large from the State of Illinois, he had an innumerable constituency who made insatiable demands upon him. It required all elves disagreeable by expressing their distaste for their duties. General Horace Capron, of Illinois, was chosen commissioner of the Agricultural Bureau, then a bureau of the Interior Department.
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