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  • The War of 1861
    Ongoing exhibit, Tue-Sat, noon-4
    Metamora Courthouse State Historic Site, 113 E Partridge, Metamora

  • Civil War Exhibit
    Ongoing exhibit, Tues 9-12, Sun April 6 & 13, 1-4
    Mascoutah History Museum, 306 W Main, Mascoutah

  • Death Day Ceremony
    April 12, 9:45 – 10:45
    Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site, Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield
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Veteran volunteers

In mid-1863 the Federal government began work to stave off a crisis that could hobble the war effort. Beginning in May 1864 the three-year enlistments of many military units—dozens of them from Illinois—would expire, releasing hundreds of thousands of men from the army at the very height of the campaign season.

This program is made possible in part by a grant from the Illinois Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities
and the Illinois General Assembly.