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William Byram Pace, Brig. General MP (1832 - 1907)

Autobiography: "...I, William Byram Pace, was born Feb. 9, 1832 near Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co., Tennessee. My father, James Pace was the son of James Pace who was Captain of light horse cavalry an...

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Dr. George Howe (c.1804 - 1835)

In 1832 George and Angeline Howe moved with their children to Missouri and then to Illinois. In 1835 George Howe joined the armed forces sent against the Indians in the Black Hawk War and disappeared n...

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William A. Becknell, Sr. MP (1787 - 1865)

William Becknell (1787 or 1788–30 April 1865) was a soldier, politician, and freight operator who is credited with opening the Santa Fe Trail in 1821 and improving the route. But, he was often u...

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Felix St. Vrain (1799 - 1832)

Felix St. Vrain (March 23, 1799–May 24, 1832) was a United States Indian agent who was killed during the Black Hawk War. St. Vrain died along with three companions while on a mission to deliver ...

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George W. Jones, U.S. Senator (1804 - 1896)

George Wallace Jones, (brother-in-law of John Scott of Missouri), a Delegate from the Territory of Michigan and the Territory of Wisconsin and a Senator from Iowa; born in Vincennes, Ind., April 12, 18...

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Col. William S. Hamilton (1797 - 1850)

William Steven Hamilton, born in New York city, 4 August, 1797; died in Sacramento, California, 7 August, 1850, entered the United States military academy in 1814, but left before his graduation. He ...

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General Henry Atkinson (1782 - 1842)

Henry Atkinson (1782 – June 14, 1842) was a United States army officer. He was a native of Person County, North Carolina. He entered the army in 1808 as a captain in the infantry, serving at var...

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Major David Bailey (deceased)

David Bailey was an American militia officer in the Illinois Militia who fought during the War of 1812 and the Black Hawk War, most notably serving at the Battle of Stillman's Run where he and Lt. Col....

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Captain John Giles Adams (1792 - 1832)

John Giles Adams (December 2, 1792 – May 14, 1832) was a cavalry officer in the Illinois Militia during the Black Hawk War of 1832. He was born in Nashville, Tennessee and came to Illinois in 18...

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Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the USA MP (1809 - 1865)

For more information and photos of his burial place, click on : Abraham Lincoln Overview Abraham Lincoln, U.S. President Born: 12 February 1809 Birthplace: Near Hodgenville, Kentucky Died: ...

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Major Isaiah Stillman (1832 - 1861)

Cavalry Major Isaiah Stillman (1793–15 April 1861) led Illinois militia in the first armed confrontation of the Black Hawk War against Black Hawk’s Sauk Indian Band. The first armed confr...

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Chief Black Hawk // Makataimeshekiakiak (1767 - 1838)

Black Hawk (1767 – October 3, 1838) was a leader and warrior of the Sauk American Indian tribe in what is now the United States. Although he had inherited an important historic medicine bundle, ...

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