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Historical Marker:

Home of John A. and Mary Logan, 1856-1861


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Location:
The marker is located in Benton at 204 South Main Street, just south of the turn-around square.
Latitude:
37.9954
Longitude:
-88.9204
Dedication Date:
01/01/1967
Dedication By:
Illinois Department of Transportation and The Illinois State Historical Society

Marker Description:
John A. Logan 1826-1886, U.S. Representative 1859-1862, 1867-1871; Civil War General, 1861-1865; U.S. Senator, 1871-1877, 1879-1886; Vice presidential Candidate with James Blaine 1884. He established Memorial Day as a National holiday on 1868. John A. Logan and Mary Cunningham were married in Shawneetown on November 27, 1855, and then moved to Benton where John practiced law. They lived in a small frame house on this site. Mary moved to Carbondale in 1861 where she remained during the Civil War.
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