Genealogy and history relating to the state of Illinois.

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The Prairie Years & The War Years

By: Carl Sandburg

Price: $15.00

Publisher: USA, 1954

Seller ID: mcil1802

Condition: good


This Abraham Lincoln book includes information on the New Salem Days, restless growing America, the house dividing, Jefferson Davis, election day, and more! Also has maps and pictures. 631 pages, indexed. View more info

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Grand Army of the Republic Department of Illinois Death Rolls

By: Dennis Northcott

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Privately Published: 2003

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: mccw1926

Condition: new


This 537-page book lists the names of at least 33,344 Union veterans who were members of the Illinois chapter of The Grand Army of the Republic, a national organization. This was an association for Union soldiers started in 1866. In 1890, at the height of its popularity, the organization had 409,489 members nationally. The Illinois chapter was the largest with 32,984 members. To become a member, a man had to served in the Union Army between April 12, 1861, and April 9, 1865, and be honorably discharged. Beginning in 1880, the organization began publishing a roll of those who had died in the an... View more info