Battlefield

Saturday, August 26th and Sunday, August 27th will be the sixth Annual General W. H. L. Wallace Memorial Weekend, entitled “La Salle County CIVIL WAR: WHL Wallace” will include several new features this year. The encampment located at the FFA Land Lab in Seneca, IL. For Event, Participant and Vendor information, please go to the […]

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Ottawa Illinois - Wallace camp tent and drum

On Saturday, October 1st, from 11am-3pm, the Reddick Mansion will have two of the area’s largest personal collections of Civil War artifacts and weaponry on display. Bob Deipen of Seneca has been collecting Civil War artifacts for many years. His weapons collection includes saddle guns, pocket pistols and naval guns from the Civil War.  On […]

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Ottawa Illinois - Wallace camp tent and drum

Saturday, August 27th and Sunday, August 28th will be the fifth Annual General W. H. L. Wallace Memorial Weekend, entitled “La Salle County CIVIL WAR: A PATRIOTIC APPEAL!” will include several new events this year and a new encampment location at the FFA Land Lab in Seneca, IL. For Event, Participant and Vendor information, please […]

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Ottawa Illinois - Wallace camp tent and drum

Saturday, August 29th and Sunday, August 30th will be the fourth Annual General W. H. L. Wallace Memorial Weekend, entitled “La Salle County at Peace: The Public & Soldiers Speak,” will include several new events this year and a new encampment location at Pitstick Pavilion, in Ottawa, IL. See more at the event page here. […]

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John Amm

We are proud to announce the film, The Greatest Honor has a special engaement at the Roxy Cinemas at 827 La Salle St, Ottawa, IL 61350  on May 9th and May 10th. The Saturday the 9th showings are at 6:30 pm and 9:00 pm. The Sunday the 10th showings are at 2:00 pm and 4:00 […]

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Lee surrenders to Grant

  On April 9, 1865, Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant met Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee to set the terms of surrender of Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia at the Appomattox Court House located in Appomattox, VA 24522. The Civil War did not officially end that day or in that place, but it did start […]

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The Dickey Family Cemetery is located on a small plot of landlocked space in unincorporated north Ottawa, IL. It was set aside from a large landholding of T. Lyle Dickey to the west of his home, Valleyview for his family’s final resting place. It was set aside in the early 1840’s and the first known […]

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Ottawa Illinois - Wallace camp tent and drum

Friday, September 19th through Sunday, September 21st will be the third Annual General W. H. L. Wallace Memorial Weekend, entitled “Civil War ‘64,” will include several new events this year and a new encampment location at Fox River Park, in Ottawa, IL.   This year’s new events will include two battle re-enactments, wandering musicians, coopering and […]

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Ottawa, Illinois – September 19, 20, & 21, 2014 The Ottawa Avenue Cemetery Association in Ottawa, Illinois is presenting a weekend of events honoring the life and death of General WHL Wallace (July 8, 1821 – April 10, 1862), in which the net proceeds go to the restoration and maintenance of the Dickey Cemetery; the […]

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