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Illinois Heritage, May–June 2022

Illinois Heritage, May–June 2022
Elaine Evans

Illinois Heritage, May–June 2022

Volume 25, Number 3

This issue of Illinois Heritage offers a snapshot of the “Best of Illinois History” ceremony, where we gave out more than 35 awards, including three Lifetime Achievements awards, the Olive Foster Teacher of the Year award, and the new Russell L. Lewis Jr. Young Museum Professional award. We also take a look at Ulysses S. Grant, the soldier from Galena who led the Union Army to victory in the Civil War and became the nation’s 18th President. In this two-part retrospective, we see Grant through the eyes of the soldiers who served under him along the way.

Illinois Heritage is published six times per year and is available as a benefit of membership in the Illinois State Historical Society. Individual editions can also be purchased by contacting our office directly. Visit our Membership section for membership options and information.

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Table of Contents


  • To our readers
  • President’s message
  • Letters
  • ISHS News
  • Reviews: The Thousand-Year Statehouse
  • The honor roll


  • The Lincoln collector: The Go-between
  • Past perfect: ISHS “Best of Illinois History” awards announced
  • Forgotten Voices of Illinois History: Cyrus Colter
  • Illinois Women Artists series #51, Adele Fay Williams
  • Quincy’s jewel (Sample Article)
  • In their letters, in their words: Illinois soldiers on Ulysses S. Grant
  • Historical headlines: The Prince and the Pauper
  • Illinois double anniversary: Illinois ‘most famous’ Underground Railroad station (Sample Article)
  • Illinois’ “glory brigade”: Quincy organized the state’s only Black Civil War regiment
  • Bethel Baptist Church and its early abolitionist mission

On the cover:
General Ulysses S. Grant at his headquarters in Cold Harbor, Virginia, 1864.
--Library of Congress.
  Gelatin silver photograph.
  Colorized by Art World.

Issue Price$10.00

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