John A. Logan who helped organized the unit was pro-Southern before the outbreak of the war. Deciding the "Union must prevail", he joined the Northern cause and during the war become a general. He was a Senator from Illinois from 1871-77 and from 1879-1886. He was a candidate for the vice-presidency of the US during the 1884 election campaign.
Photos & a biography of John Alexander Logan can be found at John A. Logan Community College's WWW site
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