Lincoln’s Election as Captain

Schmoldt Park is the location of Abraham Lincolns’s election as captain during the Blackhawk War.

A monument in the park states, “Here Abraham Lincoln was officially elected Captain of his Company in the Blackhawk War On April 21, 1812. Same being part of the Fourth Regiment Mounted Volunteers of General Whiteside’s Brigade.

The park also contains:

– Two Playgrounds
– Shelter
– Picnic Area
– Tennis/Basketball Court
– Two Lighted Baseball/Softball Diamonds and Practice Field
– Dog Park

 

Address:

201-203 Wall St, Beardstown, IL 62618

Phone:

(217) 323-2555

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