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General John A. Logan Museum

1613 Edith Street, Murphysboro, IL 62966, USA

The museum, located on the site of Maj. Gen. John A. Logan's birth, focuses on the lives and times of Logan and the volunteer soldiers of the Civil War before, during, and after the war. Maj. Gen. Logan, considered by some historians to be the best of the political generals to serve in the war, wrote the book The Volunteer Soldier and was three times commander in chief of the Grand Army of the Republic. He established Memorial Day as a national holiday and, as a major political force at the end of the nineteenth century, fought for pensions for Union veterans. The site also includes the 1887 home of Samuel B. Dalton, former slave and Civil War veteran.


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From I-57 take the Carbondale exit at Marion, Illinois; follow Illinois Highway 13 through Carbondale to Murphysboro; take Illinois 149 (Walnut Street) through Murphysboro and at 17th Street turn left; drive 2 blocks and turn left on Edith Street.

Visitor Services

Public rest rooms, information, handicapped access, gift shop (10 percent discount for Civil War Trust members), tours by appointment.

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Admission Fee

Suggested donation, adults $2.00, Children (12 and under) $1.00.


(September-May) Tuesday-Sunday: 1:00 to 4:00 P.M.; (June-August) Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. & Sunday 1:00 - 4:00 P.M.; Closed: holidays, Christmas Eve, and New Year's Eve. Open also by appointment



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