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The 36th Illinois Infantry at the Battle of Stones River

The 36th Illinois Infantry entered U.S. service in September 1861, and saw significant action at the battles of Pea Ridge, Arkansas, and Perryville, Kentucky in 1862.  In late December 1862, the regiment was part...

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The Ulysses S. Grant Home in Galena, Illinois

In August 1865, Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant returned home to Galena, Illinois following the conclusion of the Civil War. Earlier that summer, several prominent citizens of Galena had pooled their money and purchased a...