Museum Journal

General John A. Logan Museum’s blog shares insights and stories that provide a closer look at General John A. Logan’s life and legacy from the collections, new research, and discoveries from the archives.

1858

In 1858 Logan was elected to represent Illinois Ninth Congressional District in Congress. He received almost 80 percent of

1860

To Logan’s dismay Abraham Lincoln, whom he detested as he did all abolitionists, won the Presidency. When Southern states

1886

Logan, died in 1886 and did not get a chance to attain his final goal. Among those who mourned

1884

Logan was the Republican Vice-presidential candidate in 1884 and was looking forward to being that party’s Presidential candidate in

1866

In 1866, John A. Logan returned to Congress, but as a Republican. This was a very different Logan. It

1862

Although he did not return to Washington, Logan retained his Congressional seat until his promotion to general on March

1861

In an August 1861 speech in Marion, Illinois Logan announced that he had joined the Union army and invited

1852

In 1852, Logan won a seat in Illinois’ 18th General Assembly. Here his most noteworthy/notorious accomplishment was the passage

1851

In 1851, after graduating from the University of Louisville, Kentucky, he moved on to regional politics and was elected

1849

Logan’s interest in politics was sparked by his father, a local politician and three time member of the Illinois

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