Fort Johnson (7)
History of Fort Johnson
Future president Captain Abraham Lincoln was mustered out of the service at the fort 27 May 1832. He was then mustered back in as a mounted volunteer by Lieutenant (volunteer Colonel) Robert Anderson, (Cullum 406), who would later command Fort Sumter at the beginning of the U.S. Civil War. Lincoln was required to furnished his own arms and horse. His service was short, 20 days, ending on 16 Jun 1832 when he was mustered out of the volunteers by Lieutenant Anderson. He again reenlisted at Fort Wilbourn as a private in Captain Jacob M. Early independent spy company for another short term.
No remains, no markers. Site located west of the IL 23 / IL 71 intersection.