Woodland is Quincy's oldest active cemetery. Planned in 1846 by John Ward on land he would provide the city. Woodland Cemetery is the final resting place of Wood, Quincy's founder, who also was the twelfth governor of Illinois. The cemetery is unique in that it preserves the topography found here when settlers first arrived and when Lincoln visited Quincy. Located on its grounds were a Civil War hospital and the U.S. National Military Cemetery of Quincy, established in 1858 in the northwest portion of the grounds. Woodland contains the graves of many of Quincy's pioneers, cholera victims, abolitionists, soldiers and leaders—-including many of state and national historical significance.
Thousands of President Lincoln's troops trained or were quartered in Quincy. The first army camp, one of three named Camp Wood, was located just east of Woodland Cemetery on the Adams County Fair grounds. The Sixteenth Illinois Regiment, with many well-known local citizens, including their future commander General James Morgan, was organized and mustered into service here in May 1861. The camp was irregular in its formation with headquarters being in the center and the ten companies scattered on either side along the outer limit. Dr. William Githens, first assistant surgeon, drew this diagram of the camp on the back of a letter. Eight additional units mustered in at this camp during the Civil War. many soldiers who left form Quincy camps returned on riverboats to be cared for in Quincy;s five military hospitals, on located in Woodland Cemetery.
|Series||This marker is part of the Illinois: Looking for Lincoln series|
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|Date Added||Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 10:18am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 635963 N 4419998|
|Decimal Degrees||39.91918333, -91.40908333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 55.151', W 91° 24.545'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 55' 9.06" N, 91° 24' 32.70" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 621-699 Woodland Cemetery, Quincy IL 62301, US|
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