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Marker Details

Historical Marker:

Fort Johnston


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Location:
The marker is located in Ottawa at the Junction of IL 71 and IL 23.
Coordinates:
No coordinates identified
Dedication Date:
01/01/1934
Dedication By:
State of Illinois

Marker Description:
On the eminence to the east stood Fort Johnston, headquarters of Gen. Henry Atkinson during part of the Black hawk War. Here, May 27, 1832, Abraham Lincoln enlisted as a private in Elijah Iles' company - his second enlistment of the war.

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