Soldiers Monument ~ Centerville, IA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 40° 44.096 W 092° 51.869
15T E 511442 N 4509341
Quick Description: "This is a nice little park in Oakland Cemetery with monuments to veterans of all wars. The Civil War monument was dedicated in 1914. The soldier is of marble and about 6 feet in height." ~ Iowa Civil War Monuments
Location: Iowa, United States
Date Posted: 11/7/2014 12:12:38 PM
Waymark Code: WMMV9E
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:

County of statue: Appanoosa County
Location of statue: 1005 E. State St., Oaklawn Cemetery, Centerville
Artist: Unknown
Founder: Unknown

Monument Text:

IN GOD WE TRUST
W. R. C.
In memory of all who followed
Our flag in defence [sic] of our
Country
1914

Prpper Description: "Uniformed Civil War soldier stands at parade rest holding his rifle with both hands at the barrel and the butt on the ground. The figure wears a long coat, cap and moustache. He stands on a rough-hewn, tiered base" ~ Smothsonian American Art Museum

Remarks: "Commissioned by the Women's Relief Corps of the Grand Army of the Republic, John Bashore Post no. 32 as a gift to the Grand Army of the Republic in honor of Civil War and Spanish American War soldiers. The funds were raised by the Women's Relief Corps through public subscription. Additional funding came from the Centreville Journal who donated half a month's receipts. Survey form gives the location as Centreville Cemetery and Oakland Cemetery and attached sources list the location as Oakland Cemetery. The soldier figure was added in 1926." ~ Smithsonian American Art Museum

"This is a nice little park in Oakland Cemetery with monuments to veterans of all wars. The Civil War monument was dedicated in 1914. The soldier is of marble and about 6 feet in height. The matching cannons are 1.5 inch Maxim Nordenfeldts - used on ship as anti-torpedo boat guns from about 1890-1915. Thanks to Tom Batha for information and identification of these cannons. The cemetery is on the east side of Centerville - just north of Highway 2. The park is on the west side of the cemetery." ~ Iowa Civil War Monuments

Date Installed or Dedicated: 1/1/1914

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Women's Relief Corps

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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