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Curriculum Materials and Lesson PlansDocuments available for download These files are in portable document format: pdf. You need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it. If you do not have this free reader, you may download it by visiting the Adobe website. Illinois History Teacher. This publication, produced by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, includes co-authored essays […]
September 1863 Hezekiah Ford Douglas: Black abolitionist and soldier During the spring of 1863 U.S. Army private Hezekiah Ford Douglas made a great transition, winning promotion as officer in a newly-organizing black regiment. It was but the latest achievement in a young life devoted to antislavery activity. Early life and career H. Ford Douglas, […]
Calendar of Events Showing events after 12/1. Look for earlier events Wednesday, January 1, 2014 8:15am Home Front: Daily Life in the Civil War North (Exhibit) (Chicago) 9:00am Boys in Blue: When Will This Cruel War Be Over?” (Exhibit) (Springfield) 9:00am Presidente Lincoln (Exhibit) (Springfield) 9:00am 95th Illinois Infantry Civil War Flag on Display at the […]
Illinois at the ‘burgs
In early July 1863 Illinoisans joined others in the loyal North in celebrating major military victories at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and Vicksburg, Mississippi. A small number of Illinois units saw important service at Gettysburg, while troops from the Sucker State made up as much as one-third of the army with which Ulysses S. Grant captured the crucial Confederate bastion on the Mississippi River.