Dr. Benjamin Franklin Stephenson

Dr. Benjamin Franklin Stephenson (HM7YB)

Location: Petersburg, IL 62675 Menard County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 0.783', W 89° 49.719'

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1823 - 1871

Founder of the Grand Army of the Republic, Menard County resident, Rush Medical College graduate 1850, Surgeon 14th Illinois Volunteers 1861-1864.

He originated the G.A.R. name, ritual and constitution of Post No. 1, Decatur April 6, 1866, called First National G.A.R. Convention and was its First Adjutant General.
HM NumberHM7YB
Series This marker is part of the Illinois: Illinois State Historical Society series
Year Placed1955
Placed ByIllinois State Historical Society
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Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 7:27pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 258576 N 4433039
Decimal Degrees40.01305000, -89.82865000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 0.783', W 89° 49.719'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 0' 46.98" N, 89° 49' 43.14" W
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Area Code(s)217
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 17788 Village Green, Petersburg IL 62675, US
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