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Marker Details

Historical Marker:

Dr. Benjamin Franklin Stephenson, 1823-1871


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Location:
The marker is located one mile east of Petersburg on IL Route 23, at the entrance to Rosehill Cemetery, on the south side of the highway.
Latitude:
40.0132
Longitude:
-89.8286
Dedication Date:
01/01/1955
Dedication By:
The Illinois State Historical Society

Marker Description:
Founder of the Grand Army of the Republic, Menard County resident, Rush Medical College graduate 1850, surgeon 14th Illinois Volunteers 1861-1864, he originated the G.A.R. name, ritual, constitution of Post No. 1, Decatur, April 6, 1866, called first national G.A.R. convention and was its first adjutant general.
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