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The Illinois Guard in History

June 13, 2018 - Springfield, IL

Today Jo and I took the opportunity to explore a historical site that is a little off the beaten path--the Illinois Military History Museum in Springfield, IL. Located just north of the Illinois National Guard's Camp Lincoln, it is a well-designed series of exhibits located inside a historic landmark.

In the next sections, I will present the exhibits--indoors and outside--in sections relating to the conflicts reflected by the various exhibits. Enjoy the images!


War of 1812


Indian Wars


Mexican War


Civil War



Spanish-American War


World War I