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- President Roosevelt addresses the “farmers, business men, wage-workers” of Decatur, Illinois. He thanks the men of the Grand Army of the Republic and of the railroad. He discusses a talk with General Sherman about wanting to have railroad men in the army and his travels through Illinois. Roosevelt then discusses the qualities of soldiers in the Civil War and how those qualities are needed in citizens.
- Character, Citizenship, Railroads, Working class, Illinois--Decatur, Grand Army of the Republic, Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919, Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891
- Theodore Roosevelt Center
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Remarks of President Roosevelt at the depot, Decatur, Illinois, June 5, 1903
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