Learning Lincoln On-line

Topic- Virtual Field Trip Through Coles County for Lincoln and Grant Sites

RETURN TO THE COLES LINCOLN HOME PAGE

*ALSO, CLICK HERE TO READ THE DR. CHARLES COLEMAN BOOK ONLINE -- "LINCOLN IN COLES COUNTY"

CLICK THE HOTSPOTS IN THE COLES COUNTY HISTORICAL PICTURES


Inside each of these Coles Landmark Pictures are Hotspots for Study of Coles County. Scan the pictures with your mouse to locate the hyperlink and click into it.

A PHOTO OF THE 1858 COLES COUNTY COURTHOUSE AND JAIL.  THIS STRUCTURE WAS PRESENT DURING THE SAME LINCOLN-DOUGLAS DEBATES

 

 

A VERY OLD PHOTO OF THE COLES COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS ON THE WEST SIDE OF CHARLESTON.  THIS WAS THE SITE OF THE 1858 CHARLESTON LINCOLN-DOUGLAS DEBATE

 

 

A POLITICAL CARTOON OF THE COPPERHEAD PARTY.  CHARLESTON WAS THE SCENE OF A RIOT DURING THE CIVIL WAR INVOLVING COPPERHEAD RADICALS, WITH THE COLES COUNTY SHERIFF AND UNION SOLDIERS ON LEAVE.  THE PRESIDENT GOT INVOLVED WITH THIS BIT OF COLES HISTORY

 

The Dr. Rutherford House in Oakland, Illinois.  Dr. Rutherford was an abolitionist, and helped protect slaves on a farm near his home.  The trial was the Matson Slave Trial.  Lincoln was the slave owner lawyer, and would lose this famous case.


Coles County Trivia Question Page

Learning On-Line Home Page