Historic Monmouth house was home to Civil War widow

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The former Eliza Thompson house in 1910 (top) and today.
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Mitchel, Eliza and Cory Thompson, circa 1862.
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Mitchel Thompson’s headstone in Spring Grove Cemetery.
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The three granddaughters of Mitchel Thompson hold the cedar chest he made for their mother while he was stationed at Fort Donelson.

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Editor and historian for Monmouth College. Avid researcher of western Illinois history for 40 years. FB and Twitter. jrankin@monmouthcollege.edu

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