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Monday, January 9, 2017

Mappy Monday: Cairo, Illinois and Vicinity, 1861

Viele, Egbert Ludovicus. H.H. Lloyd & Co's campaign military charts showing the principal strategic places of interest. H.H. Lloyd & Co., 1861. Public domain. Available from Wikimedia Commons.

My 3rd-great-grandfather Davidson Binkley died of measles 154 years ago today, on 9 January 1863, in Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois, while he was serving in Company G, 128th Illinois Infantry. This map shows the area where he was stationed, and where he died.

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