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General John A. Logan Museum

The General John A. Logan Museum celebrates the lives of General John A. Logan and the almost two million men who fought to save the nation from division and to secure “freedom to a race in chains.”

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The Museum provides educational and cultural programs while exploring and educating visitors on Logan’s life and legacy.

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Who was John A. Logan?

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John A. Logan was one of General Grant’s favorite officers and remained his lifelong friend.  Mark Twain found him to be a “mighty stirring” public speaker.  Logan was also one of Illinois’ most powerful senators. He supported Slavery in the South but after the Civil War became a staunch advocate for African American Civil Rights. In addition, John A. Logan founded Memorial Day as a national holiday. He is even named in the Illinois State Song along with Lincoln and Grant. Despite all of this, not many people today know the important part Logan played in American history.

Gallery Talk

Six Years in the Illinois Territory

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm / General John A. Logan Museum
Gallery Talk
Time: Wednesday, October 16, 20197:00 pm - 6:30 pm / John A. Logan Museum
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Special Event
Time: Sunday, September 15, 201912:00 am - 12:00 am / 1613 Edith St, Murphysboro, IL 62966

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16Nov2019

Six Years in the Illinois Territory

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm / General John A. Logan Museum
16Oct2019

Civil War Medicine: Myths & Innovations

7:00 pm - 6:30 pm / John A. Logan Museum

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