Illinois Monument Closure - Wednesday, September 24, 2014
The Illinois Monument and immediate area will be closed to all visitors and tour traffic beginning at 8:00 a.m. and remain closed until contractors and lift equipment operators complete necessary measurements required for bat exclusion project work.
Lt. Francis G. Obenchain
Cost: Donated by his daughters
Sculptor: F.C. Hibbard
Location: Intersection of South Confederate Avenue and North Frontage Road
Did You Know?
Thomas O. Selfridge, captain of the USS Cairo, commanded three boats which sank during the war. Each began with the letter "C"-Cumberland, Cairo, and Conestoga. The coincidence was noted after the Conestoga sank, and Selfridge was assigned to the USS Osage, which survived to the end of the war.