New civil war monument unveiled at Clat Adams Park

An important piece of history is now marked in stone at Quincy’s Clat Adams Park. 

A Ulysses S. Grant monument was put up Tuesday night along the riverfront. On June 11, 1861, Grant came to Quincy with the 21st Illinois Infantry. 
Although many people are unaware, historians say the riverfront holds a historical significance to the civil war.

"This is where Grant really entered the war, by crossing this river into Missouri," said Beth Young with the Historical Society of Quincy. "I think it’s an interesting story and I think Quincy ought to be proud of the connection."

The monument was a collaboration between the Historical Society of Quincy, the Civil War Roundtable, the City of Quincy and the Quincy Park District. 

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