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Grandview in Louisa County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Grandview Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial

Honoring Louisa County Veterans

 

— Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II —

 
Grandview Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial<br>(<i>east side</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 25, 2021
1. Grandview Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial
(east side)
Inscription.  
[east side]
Let us not lose
what they gained


[west side]
Louisa County


[south side]
Andrews’ Raid

 
Erected 2018.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Freedom Rock Memorials series list.
 
Location. 41° 16.626′ N, 91° 11.76′ W. Marker is in Grandview, Iowa, in Louisa County. Memorial can be reached from Iowa Highway 92 (County Road 252) 0.2 miles east of U.S. 61, on the left when traveling east. The Grandview Freedom Rock is the centerpiece of Louisa County Veterans Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13961 County Road 252, Grandview IA 52752, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Henry Harrison Reddick (approx. 3.9 miles away); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. 12.8 miles away); Great River Road / Mark Twain Overlook
Grandview Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial<br>(<i>west side</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 25, 2021
2. Grandview Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial
(west side)
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(approx. 13.3 miles away).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Freedom Rock dedicated in Louisa County. (from Muscatine Journal, 5/25/2018) The event attracted an estimated 75 people, including descendants of Reddick, who, following the Civil War, eventually settled near Letts, where he died in 1903 and was buried in the Letts Cemetery. (Submitted on September 10, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. The Freedom Rock. Thanking our Veterans, one painting at a time. (Submitted on September 10, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. Andrews’ Raid. On April 12, 1862, a band of Union soldiers and 2 civilians, led by James J. Andrews, moved into Georgia. Their mission: To destroy the Western & Atlantic Railroad, a crucial link between Atlanta, Georgia and Chattanooga, Tennessee. If successful, the bold mission would prevent reinforcements from reaching beleaguered Confederate forces in Tennessee. This action came to be known by two names: Andrews’ Raid and the Great Locomotive Chase. (Submitted on September 10, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Grandview Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial<br>(<i>north side</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 25, 2021
3. Grandview Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial
(north side)
Grandview Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial<br>(<i>south side</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 25, 2021
4. Grandview Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial
(south side)
Portrait of Civil War hero and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient William Henry Harrison Reddick, who is buried in nearby Lettsville Cemetery.
Grandview Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial Artist image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 25, 2021
5. Grandview Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial Artist
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 10, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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