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To those who diedwe show honor and pray for eternal rest.To those still missingwe express our remembrance and hope.To those who returnedwe dedicate our eternal gratitude.The grateful people of Piatt Countythank these veterans for their courage, sa…
About 800 Potawatomi Indians camped at Pyatt's Point during a forced march from Twin-Lakes, Ind. To the reservation on the Osage River, Kansas. One woman, three children were buried during this stop.
We honor the pioneers and the three Native Americans who died here while on the Trail of Death march in 1838 and are buried in this cemetery
Bryant Cottage was built in 1856 by Francis E. Bryant (1818 - 1889), a friend and political ally of Senator Stephen A. Douglas. According to Bryant family tradition, on the evening of July 29, 1858, Douglas and Abraham Lincoln conferred in the par…
Edgar Camp came to Bement in 1855 along with two brothers. As one of the early settlers, he assisted in building the first houses. The Camp boys were joined by another brother in 1858. When Civil War broke out, Edgar, James and William volunte…
A pocket watch is meant to be used with a chain. Three styles were popular: T-bar, which slips through a vest buttonhole; spring ring, which attaches to a belt loop; and fob. Lincoln's pocket watch shown here has a shorter style chain, featuring a…
Here on July 29, 1858Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglasfirst agreed to meet inJoint Debate in Illinois
Lincoln wrote Douglas on July 24, 1858, challenging him "to divide time and address the same audiences" during the campaign. The Senator suggested seven locations, adding, "I will confer with you at the earliest convenient opportunity in regard to…
The Tenbrook Hotel, the building shown on the right-hand side of the photo (which was taken at the end of the Civil War), was the site where Lincoln and other members of the bar lodged when traversing the Eighth Judicial Circuit. Lincoln traveled …
Lincoln's journeys to Monticello were sometimes difficult because of the weather and his lack of popularity on some issues. Lincoln, Judge David Davis, and other members of the Bar were trying to reach Monticello in the spring of 1852, having r…