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MONUMENT—ULYSSES S. GRANT AND OTHER GENERALS AT WICKSBURG.

§ 1. Makes provision for erection of statues or § 4. Of what constructed—where placed—total memorials in National Military Park at COSt. Vicksburg. § 5. Appropriates $25,000.

§ 2. Commission created.
§ 6. How drawn.

§ 3. Commission to make contracts for statues or busts of officers named.

(House BILL No. 856. APPRoved JUNE 28, 1915.)

AN ACT to provide for the erection of statues, or other monumental commemoration, to General Ulysses S. Grant and other generals from Illinois who commanded the army, a corps, or divisions during the campaign and siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi, and to make appropriation therefor. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That for the purpose of commemorating and honoring the leadership and services of General Ulysses S. Grant and other generals from Illinois, who commanded the army, a corps, or a division during the campaign and siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi, by the erection of appropriate equestrian or full length life statues, portrait busts, medallion bust tablets, or other suitable memorials, within the National Military Park at Wicksburg, Mississippi; and to pay the actual expenses of the commissioners hereinafter created, the following provisions and appropriation, in this Act contained, are hereby enacted and made. § 2. That for the purposes of this Act the Governor shall appoint five commissioners, to be known as the “Vicksburg Military Statue Commission,” each of whom participated in said campaign and siege, and to whom no compensation shall be paid for their services as such commissioners, but who shall receive their actual expenses incurred in the discharge of their duties. § 3. The said commission is hereby authorized and empowered to make contracts for the designing, construction, delivery and erection, within said National Military Park, at Wicksburg, Mississippi, of appropriate equestrian or full length life statues, portrait busts, or medallion bust tablets for the following named general officers, who were of the State of Illinois, and who commanded the army, a corps, a division, during and in said campaign and siege of Vicksburg, viz: Major General U. S. Grant, who commanded the army, of Galena, JoDaviess county; Major General J. A. McClernand, who commanded the 13th Army Corps, of Springfield, Sangamon county; Major General John A. Logan, who commanded a division, of Carbondale, Jackson county; Brigadier General John McArthur, who commanded a division, of Chicage, Cook county; Brigadier General John E. Smith, who commanded a division, of Galena, JoDaviess county; Brigadier General Eugene A. Carr, who commanded a division, of Galesburg, Knox county; Brigadier General Elias Dennis, who commanded a division, of Carlyle, Clinton county. § 4. Said statues, or other memorials, shall be constructed of enduring stone and bronze, and shall be placed in appropriate places along the avenues in the said National Military Park, at Vicksburg, Mississippi, commemorating the Union side of that historic struggle, in locations to be approved by the Secretary of War. All of said statues, or memorials, together with foundation and pedestals, inscriptions, and all other work of construction, delivery and erection in place, together with the necessary expenses of said commissioners and cost of administration, shall not exceed in total cost the sum of fifty thousand ($50,000.00) dollars.

$ 5. For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Act, there is hereby appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand ($25,000.00) dollars, to be applied thereto, so far as the same will reach, to be paid out of any money in the State treasury not otherwise appropriated.

§ 6. The Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby authorized and directed to draw warrants on the State Treasurer, for the payment of the cost of said statues, or memorials, and all designs, work, materials, and services connected with the construction, delivery and erection thereof, when the same shall have been constructed, delivered and erected, in the places to be designated therefor by said commission, in accordance with the terms and provisions of such contract, or contracts, as shall be made by said commission in such behalf under the provisions of this Act, upon the presentation of proper vouchers therefor certified by said commission and approved by the Governor; and also for the payment of the actual necessary expenses of said commissioners in the discharge of their duties.

APPROVED June 28th, 1915.

MONUMENT—KENESAW MOUNTAIN BATTLE FIELD.

Preamble. § 2. Appointment of suitable person to carry out - provisions of Act—report. § 1. Appropriates $400 of unexpended balance to # additional inscriptions on monu- $ 3. How drawn. IIlent.

(House BILL No. 365. Approved JUNE 28, 1915.)

AN ACT making a re-appropriation of an unerpended part of an appropriation made by the Forty-eighth General Assembly for the erection of a monument on the battlefield of Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia. WHEREAs the sum of twenty thousand dollars was appropriated by the Forty-eighth General Assembly of the State of Illinois for the purpose of erecting a monument upon the battlefield of Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia, to the memory of Illinois soldiers constituting a part of the Third Brigade, Second Division, Fourteenth Army Corps, in which bridage were three Illinois regiments, viz: Eighty-fifth, Eighty-sixth and One Hundred and Twenty-fifth Infantry, which were engaged in the charge upon the enemy’s works June 27, 1864, and WHEREAs in the Second Brigade, Second Division, Fourteenth Army Corps, there were two Illinois regiments, viz: the Thirty-fourth and Seventy-eighth Infantry engaged in the same battle within four hundred feet of the said Third Brigade and the losses in said two brigades were almost identically the same, and WHEREAs the Third Brigade, Second Division, Fourth Corps, composed entirely of Illinois regiments, viz: Twenty-seventh, Forty-second and Fifty-first Infantry, were engaged in the same battle within four hundred feet of said Third Brigade, Second Division, Fourteenth Army

Corps, and suffered severe losses in killed and wounded in said charge upon the enemy's works June 27, 1864, and WHEREAs there were numerous other Illinois regiments engaged in the battle of Kenesaw Mountain June 27, 1864, at various points on a line of battle extended ten miles in length, and WHEREAs there has been expended of the appropriation of twenty thousand dollars, the sum of seventeen thousand seven hundred dollars for a monument and the further sum of eleven hundred forty-two and 40-100 dollars for incidental expenses, leaving an unexpended balance of eleven hundred fifty-seven and 60-100 dollars of the appropriation of twenty thousand dollars, and WHEREAs the total expenditure amounting to eighteen thousand eight hundred forty-two and 40-100 dollars can only be considered as having been expended for the purpose of commemorating the deeds of three Illinois regiments constituting a part of the Third Brigade, Second Division, Fourteenth Army Corps and being only a limited part of the Illinois troops which were engaged in the battle of Kenesaw Mountain June 27, 1864; now therefore SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That there is hereby re-appropriated the sum of four hundred dollars for the purpose of having inscribed on said monument the designation numbers of all Illinois regiments and separate Illinois military organizations which were actually engaged in the battle of Kenesaw Mountain June 27, 1864. § 2. That for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Act the Governor shall appoint some suitable person to procure the execution of the engraving upon said monument, provided for in this Act, and to make full report to the Governor of his acts and doings hereunder, and shall not be entitled to any compensation for his services. § 3. The Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby authorized and directed to draw warrants on the Treasurer on the presentation of properly certified vouchers when approved by the Governor to the full amount of this appropriation. APPROVED June 28th, 1915.

MONUMENT—RICHARD J. OGLESBY, IN LINCOLN PARK, CHICAGO. Preamble. § 2. May make all necessary contracts—report. § 1. Commission created. § 3. Appropriates $25,000—how drawn. - (SENATE BILL No. 388. APPRoved JUNE 28, 1915.)

AN ACT for the appointment of commissioners for the construction and erection of a monument to the memory of former Governor Richard J. Oglesby in Lincoln Park, Chicago, or other public park that the commissioners may choose, and to appropriate twenty-five thousand ($25,000.00) dollars therefor. WHEREAs, The remains of Richard J. Oglesby, former Governor, General and United States Senator lie buried in the cemetery at Elkhart, Illinois; and WHEREAs, The great service rendered by the said Richard J. Oglesby to the State and nation as General in the United States Army, as United States Senator and Governor of the State of Illinois, deserved such recognition as will express the appreciation of his countrymen and fellow citizens; therefore, SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That the Governor is hereby authorized and empowered to appoint five commissioners who shall act without compensation and whose duty it shall be to purchase, erect and dedicate a suitable monument with an appropriate inscription thereon, to the memory of Richard J. Oglesby. § 2. Said commissioners are hereby empowered to make all necessary contracts and spend such sums of money in connection with the purchase, erection and dedication of said monument as shall be necessary or shall be appropriated by the Legislature for that purpose, not to exceed, from the State treasury twenty-five thousand (25,000) dollars. Upon the completion of the work the said commissioners shall make a full report to the Governor of all their acts and doings under this Act. § 3. The sum of twenty-five thousand (25,000) dollars or so much thereof as shall be necessary, is hereby appropriated for the purpose of procuring and erecting a suitable monument in accordance with this Act to the memory of former Governor Richard J. Oglesby, and the Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby authorized, empowered and directed to draw his warrants on the State Treasurer for the payment of the expenditures necessary therefor upon the presentation to him of proper vouchers therefor, certified to by the chairman of the commissioners charged with the purchase and erection of said monument and by and with the approval of the Governor, and the State Treasurer is hereby directed to pay the same out of any funds in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. APPROVED June 28th, 1915.

NATIONAL GUARD AND NAVAL RESERVE-ARMORY 2ND REGIMENT, CHICAGO, COMPLETION.

§ 1. Appropriates $75,000. § 2. How drawn. (SENATE BILL No. 551. Approved JUNE 29, 1915.)

AN ACT making an appropriation of an additional sum for the completion of an armory for the use of the Second Regiment Infantry, Illinois National Guard, at Chicago now under construction. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That there be and hereby is appropriated the sum of one hundred twenty-five thousand ($125,000) dollars *[75,000], or so much thereof as shall be necessary for the completion of an armory now under construction for the use of the Second Regiment Infantry of the Illinois National Guard at Chicago, originally authorized by an Act entitled, “An Act in relation to procuring of sites and for the erection of armory buildings for the use of the Illinois National Guard and Illinois Naval Reserve, and making an appropriation therefor,” approved June 9, 1911, in force July 1, 1911. § 2. The Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby authorized and directed to draw his warrants from time to time upon the State Treasurer for the sum herein specified, or so much thereof as shall be necessary upon the presentation of proper vouchers certified to by the Adjutant General and approved by the Governor, and the State Treasurer is hereby authorized and directed to pay the same out of any moneys in the State treasury not otherwise appropriated. APPROVED (except as to amount vetoed in my veto message of this

date), June 29th, 1915. * I hereby certify that the foregoing Act, as printed above, except the figures in brackets, is a correct

copy of Senate Bill No. 551 as enrolled and submitted to the Governor for his a proval. The Governor

vetoed all of the sum contained in said Act in excess of $75,000.00, by which action the appropriation for

the purpose stated in the Act is reduced from $125,000.00, as printed above, to $75,000.00. - wis G. STEVENSON, Secretary of State.

GOVERNOR'S VETO MESSAGE. STATE OF ILLINOIS, ExECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, SPRINGFIELD, June 29, 1915. To the Honorable, the Senate of the General Assembly of Illinois:

I return herewith, Senate Bill No. 551, “An Act making an appropriation of an additional sum for the completion of an armory for the use of the Second Regiment Infantry, Illinois National Guard, at Chicago now under construction.” I approve in the sum of $75,000.00 the item of $125,000.00 therein contained and veto and withhold my approval of all of the sum in said item in excess of said $75,000.00. Respectfully submitted, E. F. DUNNE, Goternor.

NATIONAL GUARD AND NAVAL RESERVE-ARMORY BUILDINGS, COMPLETION. § 1. Appropriates $84,600.00. § 2. How drawn. (House BILL No. 641. Approved JUNE 29, 1915.)

AN ACT making appropriation of additional sums for the completion of armories now under construction. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois. represented in the General Assembly: That there be and is hereby appropriated the sum of ninety-nine thousand, six hundred dollars ($99,600.00) for the completion of armories now under construction and authorized by an Act entitled, “An Act in relation to the procuring of sites and for the erection of armory buildings for the use of Illinois National Guard and Illinois Naval Reserve, and making an appropriation therefor,” approved June 9, 1911, in force July 1, 1911, and a further Act entitled “An Act in relation to procuring of sites and for the erection of armory buildings for the use of the Illinois National Guard, and making an appropriation therefor; and for the purchase of sites and armory buildings at Kewanee and Morrison, Illinois, approved June 28, 1913, in force July 1, 1913. The appropriation hereby made shall be used for the completion of armories now under construction as follows:

*8th Infantry, Chicago [$15,000.00 vetoed] . . . . . - - - - - - - . . . $75,000.00 3rd Infantry, Aurora . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - - - - - - - - - - - - - ... 2,000.00 3rd Infantry, Ottawa . . . . . . - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 14,600.00 Woodstock Armory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,000.00

Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [$84,600.00] $99,600.00

§ 2. The Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby authorized and directed to draw his warrants on the Treasurer for the sum herein specified, upon the presentation of proper vouchers, certified to by the

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