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Fort Sheridan


Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, Illinois


Coles County



Additional Resources

From Riot Control to Military Training Camp: A Study of the History of Fort Sheridan, Illinois



The Great Chicago Fire, and the beginning of Fort Sheridan:


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Figure 1: Map showing the effected areas of downtown Chicago. Photo taken from The Great Chicago Fire and Web of Memory website.


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Figure 3: Entrance to Fort Sheridan, Illinois


Next - The Origin of the Great Chicago Fire

The Beginnings of Fort Sheridan

Fort Sheridan as a Training Camp

Website created by Michael Vogt, Historical Administration class of 2005-2006