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A History of Illinois in the Civil War

Illinois may not be able to claim fame as the location of famous Civil War battles, but this state was active in its contributions to the Civil War efforts. Illinois was responsible for providing more troops to the Union army than any other state. The city of Cairo, Illinois, is the city that occupies the southernmost location in the state, and this made the city of Cairo important as a staging area for organizing troops and materials that moved via nearby waterways.

Special thanks to Alex, a young student of history, for his hard work and interest in the preservation of his state's history.

Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War

We are the daughters - direct line descendants - from Veterans of the Union Army and Navy who fought in the defense and for the preservation of our Nation during the American Civil War.

Our vision is to preserve, protect, archive, exhibit, interpret, and share the rich history and experiences of the African-American churches and communities through educational and collaborative recreational experiences for people from all walks of life and all ethnic backgrounds, and to promote the rich history, heritage and the legacy of the black experience through education.

The Reginald Lewis Museum

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture shares courageous journeys toward freedom and self-determination by African American Marylanders. Museum leaders develop exhibitions and educational programs that paint pictures of African American struggles and accomplishments. The stories contained in this magnificent structure serve as beacons of pride, hope and inspiration to all people. The Museum Student Scholars Program exposes graduate and undergraduate students to professional programs, exhibitions and services. The museum also offers inter ships throughout the academic year.

Southern Maryland Civil War Roundtable

The Southern Maryland Civil War Round Table promotes and stimulates an interest in the Civil War.  This is achieved via monthly meetings that feature speakers and discussions on this seminal period of American history.  Activities may also include field trips, preservation efforts and other related directions.  Membership is open to all who have an interest in the American Civil War.


The Linwood Jackson Radio Hour

 C. Linwood Jackson, host of The Linwood Jackson Radio Show, is committed to giving good information and content.

A former US Army veteran and United Auto Worker, he is passionate about civil rights and community service.Linwood’s focus has been to effectively utilize his voice for the people to better serve the community at large. Over the years he’s had the opportunity to meet and interview many Sports, Civil rights, Political and Religious leaders. Linwood is passionate about community service and has worked with many civic groups and non-profits