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Near Eddyville in Wapello County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Curtis King

Civil War - Iowa - Wapello Co.

 
 
Curtis King Marker image. Click for full size.
By John Desaulniers, Jr., May 26, 2009
1. Curtis King Marker
Inscription. U.S. muster rolls record him at age 80 as oldest man serving in Union army.
 
Erected 1994 by Cedar Rapids and Ottumwa Civil War Round Tables.
 
Location. 41° 5.854′ N, 92° 31.199′ W. Marker is near Eddyville, Iowa, in Wapello County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 63, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Sign on US 63 identifies an historic marker off the highway. Gravel drive is off US 63. Marker is in this post office area: Eddyville IA 52553, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dragoon Trail Historical Site Marker No. 4 (approx. 5.9 miles away); Chief Hard Fish / Eddyville Historic Site Marker (approx. 7.4 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 7.8 miles away); Ottumwa Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial (approx. 8 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  "Curtis King" Civil War Greybeard 1783-1863. A brief biography of Curtis King, showing his colonial connection, and travels that brought him from Virginia to Iowa, where he eventually served in the Union Army during the Civil War. (Submitted on May 4, 2010, by John Desaulniers, Jr. of Mingo, Iowa.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Curtis King Marker image. Click for full size.
By John Desaulniers, Jr., May 26, 2009
2. Curtis King Marker
Marker identifying Curtis King as the oldest Union soldier mustered in is located in this grave site for Pvt. King.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by John Desaulniers, Jr. of Mingo, Iowa. This page has been viewed 1,635 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by John Desaulniers, Jr. of Mingo, Iowa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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