It is the mission of the General John A. Logan Museum to use the life and accomplishments of General John A. Logan and his family to educate the general public about the lives of Southern Illinois residents as they accommodated the sociological, political, economic, and technological changes of the nineteenth century.
General John A. Logan (1826 - 1886) played an important role in our country's history. At a young age he rose to prominence in state politics. The Civil War brought him national fame as a dashing, popular, and, perhaps, the best volunteer general. With his energetic, brave temperament and darkly dramatic good looks, he embodied the hero to many of his contemporaries.