Children also participated in Lincoln-era politics. During the 1844 campaign, processions of Democratic boys and girls saluted cheering crowds here at the Hickory Pole in front of the Register office on their way to visit Illinois's Democratic Governor, Thomas Ford. "It was beautiful to behold the youth of both sexes thus engaged so early in the cause of their country," gushed the Register's editors. Ford proudly observed, "Who knows but one of you may live to be President of these United States." When Lincoln ran for president in 1860, children were part of the crowds inside the Republican "Wigwam." During the Civil War, a group of Republican school children, aided by two soldiers, confronted a pistol-toting woman and tore down a Confederate flag that she had posted in front of her Springfield house.
|Series||This marker is part of the Illinois: Looking for Lincoln series|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 12:38pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 273125 N 4408995|
|Decimal Degrees||39.80068333, -89.65000000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 48.041', W 89° 39'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 48' 2.46" N, 89° 39' 0.00" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 431 E Adams St, Springfield IL 62701, US|
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