Highland Special Sections
The brick store on the northwest corner of Broadway and Pine was started in the early 1860s and was known as the John Menz Sr. General Store. He and his family lived above the store, and in 1876, sold to Ammann & Wildi Joseph Ammann and John Wildi Jr.
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Tuesday is the 200th anniversary of the Indian battle just west of Hill’s Fort, which was on Hurricane Creek, in what we now call Bond County.
Maurice Marcoot and his book, Five Years in the Sunny South, writes about his experience in the Civil War with the 15th Missouri Infantry Regiment, in which 40 men from the Highland area enlisted, as the Illinois quota was filled.
The 117th Illinois Infantry Regiment and the 15th Missouri Infantry Regiment were both seeing some fierce battles in 1864. This week, I will cover the 117th Illinois and next week, the 15th Missouri.