Lincoln's Decatur Ally

Richard J. Oglesby was a long time friend and political ally of Abraham Lincoln’s.  He was a three term Governor of Illinois and a U.S. Senator.  He was with Lincoln on the day of his assassination and accompanied his body back to Springfield, Illinois.

Looking for Lincoln wayside exhibits tell the stories of Lincoln’s life and times in Illinois.  Each wayside exhibit tells a unique Lincoln story and a local story.  Many of the waysides share little known stories about Lincoln and the individuals he interacted with.  There are over 260 Looking for Lincoln waysides in the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area.    

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Address: 421 W. William St. Decatur, Illinois 62522