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In Chicago, the cornerstone of the monument at the grave of Stephen Douglas is dedicated.

Laying of the cornerstone, Douglas Monument, Chicago, Illinois, September 6,  1866, artist's impression.
09/06/1866

The cornerstone of the monument to former Democratic senator and presidential candidate Stephen Arnold Douglas, who died of typhoid in June 1861,  was laid and dedicated at an impressive ceremony in Chicago, Illinois.  General John Adams Dix was the main speaker and President Andrew Johnson and his party, on his "Swing Around the Circle" speaking tour, was also in attendance. The monument, completed in 1881, was built over the statesman's grave and measured 96 feet in all, including a ten foot statue of Douglas.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"United States," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 758.

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