On August 18, 1865, citizens of Galena celebrated the return of Civil War hero Gen. Ulysses S. Grant by presenting him with this handsome home. The house is typical of the Italianate style and is furnished with many original items from the Grant family.
Springfield, Illinois | The 117-foot-tall tomb is constructed of granite and is the final resting place of President Abraham Lincoln, his wife, Mary,and three of their four children: Edward, William, and Thomas.
Springfield, Illinois | During the dramatic years leading to the Civil War, the building had an important role in the political struggle between Stephen A. Douglas (1813-1861) and Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
Bloomington, Illinois | In 1844, Davis won election as a Whig to the Illinois legislature, and four years later was elected judge of Illinois' Eighth Judicial Circuit, where he served on the bench during Lincoln's remaining years as an attorney on the circuit.