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Rossville in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Iowa State Monument

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
1. Iowa Marker
Inscription. [Front Side]
May this shaft register alike
the sacrifice of our fallen brothers
and our purpose
to perpetuate their memory
by citizenship worthy
of the heritage they left us,
a re-united and glorious union.


[Left Side, Top]
In the final contest for Missionary
Ridge, four Iowa Regiments were engaged
on the Confederate right flank, six
others with battery on the Confederate
left and rear. The movement from
Rossville brought the latter past this
position, ending later in the assault
upon the ridge, and two days afterwards
in the battle of Ringgold, GA.


[Left Side, Bottom]
The state of Iowa is proud of your
achievements and renders you her
homage and gratitude and with exultant
heart claims you as her sons.


[Right Side, Bottom]
Iowa erects this monument in memory
of all her soldiers who took part
in the Battles of Lookout Mountain
Missionary Ridge and Ringgold.

[Text around the base of the monument, from front, going clockwise around base of monument]
4th Infantry
Lieut. Col.
George Burton

1st Battery Lieut.
James M. Williams

31st Infantry
Lieut.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
2. Iowa Marker
Close-up of the text on the front side of the historical monument.
Col. Jeremiah W. Jenkins

30th Infantry
Lieut. Col.
Aurelius Roberts

26th Infantry
Col. Milo Smith

25th Infantry
Col. George A. Stone

17th Infantry
Col. Clark R. Wever

10th Infantry
Lieut. Col.
P.P.Henderson

8th Infantry
Col. David Carskaddon

6th Infantry
Lieut. Col. A.J.Miller

5th Infantry
Col. Jabez Banbury

 
Erected 1906 by State of Iowa. (Marker Number MT-193AB.)
 
Location. 34° 59.023′ N, 85° 16.772′ W. Marker is in Rossville, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is at the intersection of Chickamauga Avenue (U.S. 27) and West Crest Road, on the right when traveling north on Chickamauga Avenue. Click for map. This historical monument is a significant presence situated on the northeast corner of the street intersection, in a small park known as the Iowa Reservation, with several additional markers. Marker is in this post office area: Rossville GA 30741, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rossville Gap (a few steps from this marker); 27th Missouri Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Woods' Brigade
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
3. Iowa Marker
View of the left side of the historical monument.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Osterhaus' Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Cruft's Division (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); 24th Ohio Infantry (approx. mile away in Tennessee); a different marker also named Cruft's Division (approx. mile away in Tennessee); a different marker also named Cruft's Division (approx. mile away in Tennessee). Click for a list of all markers in Rossville.
 
More about this marker. The Iowa Monument was built in 1906. Its architect was Van Amringe Co. of Boston, MA. The monument stands 72' high and is 20' square at the base. The pedestal incorporates an outline map of Iowa with three granite statues at corners & a shaft in form of a square column that supports statue of a Union color-bearer. The Iowa Monument was moved 30' in 1962 for road re-location. It is recorded in the National Park list of structures as structure number MT-193AB.
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service List of Classified Structures. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
4. Iowa Marker
Close-up view of the text on the upper left side of the historical monument.
regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on August 26, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
5. Iowa Marker
Close-up view of the text on the lower left side of the historical monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
6. Iowa Marker
Close-up of the text on the backside of the historical monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
7. Iowa Marker
View of the right side of the historical monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
8. Iowa Marker
View of the state seal of Iowa on the right side of the historical monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
9. Iowa Marker
Close-up view of the text on the bottom right side of the historical monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
10. Iowa Marker
Close-up view of the sculpted figure on the front-left of the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
11. Iowa Marker
Close-up view of the sculpted figure on the left-rear of the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
12. Iowa Marker
Close-up view of the sculpted figure on the right-rear of the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
13. Iowa Marker
Close-up view of the sculpted figure on the front-right of the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
14. Iowa Marker
View of the sculpted figure on the top of the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
15. Iowa Marker
Full view of the Iowa Monument.
 
 
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