Illinois in the Inevitable: The Role of Illinois in the Civil War
August 24 @ 2:00 pm
Illinois was a microcosm of the United States during its Antebellum Era. Northern Illinois and Chicago had ties to the Northeast and industry, while the Southern portion remained firmly agricultural with the Underground Railroad in Southwestern Illinois and salt mines and slave catchers in Southeastern Illinois. It’s no wonder that Illinois and its leaders played such a big role in the years leading up to the Civil War.