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Des Moines in Polk County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Iowa Revolutionary War Monument

 
 
Iowa Revolutionary War Monument image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 14, 2011
1. Iowa Revolutionary War Monument
Inscription.
Front
Dedicated to soldiers
and patriots of the
American Revolution
who are buried in Iowa

December 28, 1846
Iowa
Our liberties we
prize our rights
we will maintain

Reverse
George Perkins, N. and S. Carolina, Lee County
William Potter, Virginia, Jackson County
Sampson Price, Virginia, Louisa County
Thomas Rhodes, Virginia, Van Buren County
Achilles Rogers, Virginia, Keokuk County
Richard Scarrem, Vermont, Makaska County
Charles Shepherd, Pennsylvania, Henry County
William Sinkey, Pennsylvania, Jackson County
Lawrence Van Hook, New Jersey, Jackson County
Frederick Ware, Pennsylvania, Des Moines County
Jacob Wiley, New York, Jefferson County
Nathan Winton, Connecticut, Davis County
Jonathon Woody, North Carolina, Wapello County
 
Erected by The Iowa Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 41° 35.354′ N, 93° 36.208′ W. Marker is in Des Moines, Iowa, in Polk County. Marker is on E. Walnut Street. Click for map. Marker is on the State Capitol grounds between E. Walnut St. &

Iowa Revolutionary War Monument image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 14, 2011
2. Iowa Revolutionary War Monument
E. Court Ave. Marker is in this post office area: Des Moines IA 50319, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Boyd Allison (within shouting distance of this marker); War Of The Rebellion Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Combat Wounded Veterans (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); S-36 Submarine Memorial (about 300 feet away); A Reflection of Hope (about 300 feet away); Korean War (about 400 feet away); Iowa Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away); Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free Land (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Des Moines.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Iowa Revolutionary War Monument and circle of States image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 14, 2011
3. Iowa Revolutionary War Monument and circle of States
Delaware image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 14, 2011
4. Delaware
Liberty and Independence
U.S. Constitution ratified December 7, 1787
"Victory or Death"
Password for crossing the Delaware
Pennsylvania image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 14, 2011
5. Pennsylvania
Virtue, Liberty and Independence
U.S. Constitution ratified December 12, 1787
"Join or Die"
Benjamin Franklin
New Jersey image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 14, 2011
6. New Jersey
Liberty and Prosperity
U.S. Constitution ratified December 18, 1787
"We mutually pledge --- our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor"
Declaration of Independence
Georgia image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 14, 2011
7. Georgia
Wisdom, Justice and Moderation
U.S. Constitution ratified January 2, 1788
"One if by land.
Two if by sea."
Paul Revere
Connecticut image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 14, 2011
8. Connecticut
He who transplanted still sustains
U.S. Constitution ratified January 9, 1788
"A season for all things --- The season for war --- is now"
Pastor Muhlenburg
Massachusetts image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 14, 2011
9. Massachusetts
By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty
U.S. Constitution ratified February 6, 1788
"They have begun it. We will end it"
Dr. Warren
Maryland image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 14, 2011
10. Maryland
Manly deeds womanly words
U.S. Constitution ratified April 28, 1788
"Proclaim liberty thru the land"
Words on the Liberty Bell
South Carolina image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 14, 2011
11. South Carolina
While I breath I hope
U.S. Constitution ratified May 23, 1788
"I have not begun to fight"
John Paul Jones
New Hampshire image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 14, 2011
12. New Hampshire
Live free or die
U.S. Constitution ratified June 21, 1788
"These are the times that try men's souls"
Thomas Paine
Virginia image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 14, 2011
13. Virginia
Thus always to tyrants
U.S. Constitution ratified June 25, 1788
"Give me libirity or give me death"
Patrick Henry
New York image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 14, 2011
14. New York
Ever upward
U.S. Constitution ratified July 26, 1788
"I only regret that I have but one life to give to my country"
Nathan Hale
North Carolina image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 14, 2011
15. North Carolina
To be rather than to seem
U.S. Constitution ratified November 21, 1788
"If free people do not examine their liberities and how they were obtained, they risk losing these rights"
George Mason
Rhode Island image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 14, 2011
16. Rhode Island
Hope
U.S. Constitution ratified May 29, 1790
"We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among them are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness"
 
 
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