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Sangamon County Historical Society

Commemoration of the 200th Anniversary of The War of 1812

  • June 23, 2012
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Oak Ridge Cemetery; Ninian Edwards gravesite
A plaque will be placed at Ninian Edward's' grave by the Ninian Edwards Chapter of the N.S.D.A.R. to honor his service to our state. The Sangamon River Chapter of the U.S.Daughters of 1812 and the men of the Illinois Society of 1812 will place their military markers noting Edwards' service in the War of 1812.

A 21 gun salute will be given by the 114th Regiment of the Illinois Volunteers, the 17th Illinois Territorial Rangers, and the Inter-Burieal detail of Sangamon County.

Following the ceremony at the gravesite, all attendees are invited to attend a reception to follow at Edwards' Place, 700 N. 4th St. Edwards' Place was the home of Benjamin Edwards, one of Ninian Edwards' three sons.
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