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.

1886

John A. Logan died at his home, Calumet Place, in Washington D.C.

1884

Logan is nominated as the Republican Vice-Presidential Candidate; running with James Blaine from Maine, they loose to Grover Cleveland.

1871

Logan becomes a United States Senator and moves to Chicago.

1868

Logan, as Commander in Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, issues Gen. Order No. 11 establishing Memorial

1866

After the war Logan returns to an at-large seat in Congress as a Republican.

1861 – 1865

The Civil War begins. Logan leaves his seat in the House of Representatives to become a Union Colonel. From

1858

The Ninth District elects Logan to the Federal House of Representatives. He is elected to a second term in

1855

Mary Cunningham says, “I do” as she and John A. Logan become life-long partners.

1852

The Fifth District elects Logan as their representative in the Illinois Legislature.

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