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Battleground Memorial Park - Stillman's Run

Stillman Valley, IL - Ogle County
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  • 218 West Main Street
  • Stillman Valley, IL, 61084
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Abraham Lincoln, as a 23-year-old captain in the volunteer militia was mustered at Fort Dixon during the Black Hawk Indian War in 1832 and helped bury 10 fellow soldiers killed in the Battle of Stillman’s Run that took place in what is now called Stillman Valley, in Ogle County. This was the first battle of the Blackhawk War and remains the only war ever to be fought on Illinois soil. Go to this link for more information Wikipedia Battle of Stillman Run 

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