Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Chicago During the Civil War-- Part 2

1864--  Lincoln Park designated as a recreational area.  In doing so, a 120-acre cemetery and most of its raves were removed.  Then the area was expanded to 1000 acres.  The graves of nearly 10,000 Confederate prisoners who had died at Camp Douglas were relocated in 1870.

1865--  Union Stockyards established on a one-square-mile area by Halsted Street and Exchange Avenue.  At one time one of the largest stockyards in the world.  It closed in 1972.

1865--  On April 15th, the body of Abraham Lincoln lay in state in the rotunda of the Chicago City hall before it was removed to Springfield.

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