December 26, 1886 John Alexander Logan dies at home in at Calumet Place in Washington D.C. In case there was any doubt as to his importance in American History newspapers around the country eulogized him with front page coverage of his funeral:

The Times: "Logan fought his way to distinction. He won the reputation of the ablest  corps commander among the civilians Generals and he had few rivals among the professional soldiers. Much of his success was due to the unquestioning faith of his men not only in his courage, but in his capacity."

The Tribune: "General Logan was the architect of his own honorable and distinguished career. In war a gallant soldier, in peace a forceful statesman, and at all times an ardent patriot, the keystone to his character appears in the statement that he was one who had the courage of his convictions and whose convictions were of a hard, practical sense."

The Advertiser: "General Logan was a genuine son of the west… a strictly honest man."

The Journal: "He has stood before the country for a quarter of a century as a man of ardent patriotism, of honorable and courageous purpose and of unquestioned integrity. IN the North, where the influence of the veterans of the late war is felt, General Logan has fro years been most thoroughly esteemed. Within that circle  it is safe to say that no man has been more popular, particularly with the rank and file. His directness has pleased what are called the ‘plain people,’ while egis record as a soldier has won for him the admiration of the masses. But for the timely efforts of John A Logan and a few others the results of the war might have — yes, would have — been vastly different from what it was. As a solider he had no superior in the volunteer service.  Wherever he was sent there he did his duty, and did it so effectively that success followed. When not busy in the field [of battle] he went North and fired the people with his mighty faith in the Union cause… and his dauntless enthusiasm. Into Congress he carried the same patriotic power and purpose."