Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Illinois' Camp Logan-- Part 1: Named for Civil War General John Logan

From Wikipedia.

This is where the 33rd Infantry Division (a National Guard division) activated for World War I in July 1917, 100 years ago.

Named after famed Illinois Civil War General John Alexander Logan, was an Illinois National Guard base and rifle range used from 1892 to the early 1970s.  Several buildings survive and it is listed on the NRHP

Land for it bought in 1892 and by 1900 had a headquarters , four regimental barracks and other structures.

It is located at Illinois Beach State Park in Zion, in the state's northeast corner by Lake Michigan.


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