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Historical Marker:

Ulysses S. Grant in Mattoon


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Location:
The marker is located in Mattoon, near the Amtrak Station, at the intersection of 17th Street and Broadway.
Latitude:
39.4825
Longitude:
-88.3754
Dedication Date:
01/01/1968
Dedication By:
City of Mattoon and The Illinois State Historical Society

Marker Description:
On May 15, 1861, Ulysses S. Grant mustered in the seventh district regiment in Mattoon. As recruiting officer, Grant had neither uniform nor commission. A month later, as a colonel, Grant took command of the group, renamed the 21st Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Of the 1,250 original enlistees, 603 marched with Grant into battle.
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