Event date: 3/10/2018 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Export event Elaine Evans / Sunday, February 4, 2018 / Categories: Events The Illinois Central Railroad and the Civil War presented by Don Chamberlain Macon County History Museum Join us on March 10 as we welcome guest speaker Don Chamberlain who will present his program "The Illinois Central Railroad the the Civil War." The building of the Illinois Central Railroad changed the population and culture of Illinois citizens as it was built. After establishing rail connections from Cairo, Illinois south to Mobile, Alabama and New Orleans, Louisiana, the IC expected even more profits. Then the Civil War began and the southern routes were compromised. The IC continued to be very important for the Union cause during the Civil War in several unexpected ways. This program explains why. Location: Macon County History Museum 5580 North Fork Road Decatur, IL (Map) Print 604 Rate this article: 5.0 Tags: Civil War Illinois Central Railroad Railroads Please login or register to post comments.