There were no Civil War battles in Illinois, but Cairo, at the junction of the Ohio River with the Mississippi River, became an important Union supply. On the morning of July 21, 1861, civilians from Washington went to Centreville, Virginia, to observe a Union army made up of very environmental recruits. They signed up for a bold 90-day war march into combat. Men, women and even children came to witness the expected victory of the Union, carrying picnic baskets and opera glasses with them.
Bull Run soon came to be known as the pitched battle. Among the civil ranks were some of the most powerful senators in Congress, many of whom had promoted precisely that campaign. They quickly learned that war can be unpredictable. Clearly, this human sacrifice was Illinois' most important contribution to the American war effort.
Palmer, a resident of Carlinville, was governor of Illinois after the war and the presidential candidate of the National Democratic Party in the 1896 elections. From the first call for troops by President Lincoln, a resident of Illinois, and throughout the war, the state gathered 150 infantry regiments, numbered from the 7th in Illinois to the 156th in Illinois. Kenney (48 inhabitants), a town located in DeWitt County, in central Illinois, was the first community in the country to achieve 100% participation in the V-Home campaign. The American Revolution was a truly global conflict, in which battles were fought in North America, the Caribbean, and Europe.
Among them were John Marshall Hamilton, future governor of Illinois; Albinus Nance, future governor of Nebraska; John St. Since all of these documents refer to Illinois during World War II, they relate to each other on several levels. Between December 7, 1941 and September 2, 1945, 17,521 men and women of the Illinois Army lost their lives in combat or later died from injuries or injuries sustained in combat. The Department of Agriculture at the University of Illinois, through agents of the State Extension Service, educated farmers about soil conservation and enrichment, improving livestock, and planting hybrid seeds.
The fifty document images provided in this study package are intended to provide a direct view of life in Illinois during the years 1941-1945. The use of cavalry varied by region, but, in general, cavalry forces were small and were used to explore, attack and flee or to support units in battle. Illinois led the nation in the production of work gloves with plants in Champaign, Chicago, Effingham, Kewanee and Peoria. Illinois troops fought predominantly in the Western Theater, although some regiments played important roles in the East, particularly in the Army of the Potomac. The fifty documents in this package were selected from three groups of records held in the Illinois State Archives.
While the citizens of Illinois were closely following the progress of the war abroad through newspapers, magazines, and radio, they were doing their part at home by getting by with less assets, picking up scrap metal and buying bonds. Named after the stream that crosses the area where the battle took place, it was a fierce fight between Union and Southern forces for control of Missouri during the first year of the Civil War.