“Relics from Past Wars Scattered Around DeKalb County” – 1 of 3 pages

Source:  Cornsilk; the quarterly magazine of DeKalb County Historical and Genealogy Society, Winter 2017, Vol. 36, No. 4, pp 1 – 3

Rockford Public Library has many years of issues of Cornsilk magazine in its Local History and Genealogy room collection.

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War – 2016 event


Source:  Veterans Memorial Hall promotional “poster”

Camp Fuller – Marker Inscription 9/2/1927

Camp Fuller - 2

Source:  Rockford Morning Star Sept. 2, 1927

“Local Civil War veteran gets new gravestone” – 2010

Civil War veteran - 1

Civil War Veteran - 2

Source:  The Rock River Times, May 12-18, 2010

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War


Sons of Union

“Every year since 1957, patriotic and fraternal organizations have gathered in Springfield, Ill. on the weekend nearest April 15 to commemorate the anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s death in 1865.”

“This year marks the 149th anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination and occurs during other sesquicentennial events commemorating the Civil War. Members of Logan Camp No. 26, SUVCW, which meets monthly in the Post Room at Rockford’s Memorial Hall, have provided the Honor Guard for these ceremonies since 2010.”

“Local Historian Terry Dyer has been instrumental in organizing and promoting this statewide effort.”

Source: Rock River Times, April 9 – 15, 2014, Vol. 21 No.25